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The Assistance for Local Emergency Response Training (ALERT) Grant focuses on response activities for the transportation of crude oil, ethanol, and other flammable liquids by rail. This grant will provide local emergency responders with additional training on hazardous materials transportation incidents. Grant funding will be sourced from HMEP prior year recoveries. As a result, PHMSA will apply existing resources toward its mission of protecting people and the environment by advancing the safe transportation of energy and other hazardous materials that are essential to our daily lives.

OTHERUS DOThttps://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293475Yes05/29/17
  
100% reimbursable funding is now available through South Shore Clean Cities for installation for direct fire heaters on diesel school buses. This grant money is available through the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission to place auxiliary bus heaters on school buses.
ContinuousVEHICLESSouth Shore Clean CitiesFederalhttp://southshorecleancities.org/projects/School_Bus_Grant.php?utm_source=July+2016+Newsletter&utm_campaign=South+Shore+Clean+Cities+Newsletter&utm_medium=emailYes
  

The DOT hereby requests applications to result in awards to eligible entities to develop model deployment sites for large scale installation and operation of advanced transportation technologies to improve safety, efficiency, system performance, and infrastructure return on investment. These model deployments are expected to provide benefits in the form of: reduced traffic-related fatalities and injuries; reduced traffic congestion and improved travel time reliability; reduced transportation-related emissions; optimized multimodal system performance; improved access to transportation alternatives, including for underserved populations; public access to real time integrated traffic, transit, and multimodal transportation information to make informed travel decisions; cost savings to transportation agencies, businesses, and the traveling public; or other benefits to transportation users and the general public.

TRANSPORTATIONUS DOTFederalYes06/12/17
  

The DOT hereby requests applications to result in awards to eligible entities to develop model deployment sites for large scale installation and operation of advanced transportation technologies to improve safety, efficiency, system performance, and infrastructure return on investment. These model deployments are expected to provide benefits in the form of: reduced traffic-related fatalities and injuries; reduced traffic congestion and improved travel time reliability; reduced transportation-related emissions; optimized multimodal system performance; improved access to transportation alternatives, including for underserved populations; public access to real time integrated traffic, transit, and multimodal transportation information to make informed travel decisions; cost savings to transportation agencies, businesses, and the traveling public; or other benefits to transportation users and the general public.

TRANSPORTATIONUS DOTFederalhttps://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293139Yes06/12/17
  

The AFRI Resilient Agroecosystems in a Changing Climate Challenge Area supports activities that enable the nation's agriculture and forest lands to adapt to current and future climate conditions (including increased droughts and other extreme events), maintain or increase production, efficiently use soil and water resources, and improve soil, water and air conditions. Land managers are experiencing more variable weather patterns, especially with regard to water issues such as more intense patterns of droughts and floods, and the lengthening of the growing season over the last three decades.

AGRICULTUREUSDAFederalhttps://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293233Yes07/13/17
  

In FY 2017 NIFA invites applications for the SBEBP Challenge Area Program, and specific program areas are designed to achieve the long term outcome of reducing our nation’s dependence on foreign oil and help meet the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 goal of 36 billion gallons/year of biofuels by 2022. In FY2017, the SBEBP is soliciting applications in the following priority areas: (1) Lignin or nano-cellulosic co-products from biomass feedstocks; and (2) Biomass feedstock genetic development and evaluation.

AGRICULTUREUSDAFederalhttps://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293251Yes06/28/17 
  
The Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) provides financial assistance to owners and operators of agricultural and non-industrial private forest land who wish to establish, produce, and deliver biomass feedstocks. Approved Biomass Conversion Facilities are eligible to receive BCAP-funded biomass.
VariesBIOENERGYUS FSAFederalhttp://www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/energy-programs/BCAP/indexYes12/05/16;03/15/17
  

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Montana State Office (MTSO) purchased two new air monitoring stations in 2012 which were installed in the Lewistown area and the Malta area and have continuously operated to date. The air monitoring stations continuously collect data on ambient concentrations of four air pollutants as well as several meteorological parameters. In addition to providing initial capital funds for the stations, BLM MTSO has provided funding for operation and maintenance costs associated with the stations from 2012-2016 through a cooperative agreement. The air monitoring data obtained from these stations fills a large spatial gap in air quality information and the data are used to support BLM air analyses and planning implementation.

POLLUTIONUS BLMFederalhttps://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293351Yes06/19/17
  
The U.S. Department of Energy provides loans for funding, on a technology neutral basis, for the costs of construction, improvement, and acquisition of facilities and equipment to provide broadband service to eligible rural communities.
ContinuousBROADBANDUS DOEFederalhttp://www.rurdev.usda.gov/utp_farmbill.htmlYes
  
Persons or businesses can claim a credit allowed for qualified carbon dioxide that is captured and disposed of or captured, used, and disposed of by the taxpayer in secure geological storage. Only carbon dioxide captured and disposed of or used as a tertiary injectant within the United States or a U.S. possession is taken into account when figuring the credit.
ContinuousMULTIDISCIPLINARYUS IRSFederalhttp://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-access/f8933_accessible.pdfYes
  

EPA is announcing $11 million in competitive grant funding for the Diesel Emissions Reductions Act (DERA) Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program. The Program is soliciting proposals nationwide for projects that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions in terms of tons of pollution produced and exposure, particularly from fleets operating in areas designated by the Administrator as poor air quality areas.​

VEHICLESUS EPAFederalhttps://www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/clean-diesel-national-grantsYes06/20/17
  
Clean renewable energy bonds (CREBs) may be used by certain entities -- primarily in the public sector -- to finance renewable energy projects. The list of qualifying technologies is generally the same as that used for the federal renewable energy production tax credit (PTC). CREBs may be issued by electric cooperatives, government entities (states, cities, counties, territories, Indian tribal governments or any political subdivision thereof), and by certain lenders. The bondholder receives federal tax credits in lieu of a portion of the traditional bond interest, resulting in a lower effective interest rate for the borrower. The issuer remains responsible for repaying the principal on the bond.
ContinuousMULTIDISCIPLINARYUS IRSFederalhttp://energy.gov/savings/clean-renewable-energy-bonds-crebsYes
  
The National Science Foundation seeks projects that advance knowledge of processes that force & regulate atmosphere’s synoptic & planetary circulation, weather & climate; and sustain resources required for synoptic & global atmospheric dynamics & climate research merit.
ContinuousENVIRONMENTNSFFederalhttp://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=11699Yes
  

Through this Announcement, CPO’s activities are seeking applications for  even individual competitions in FY 2018. Prior to submitting applications, investigators are highly encouraged to learn more about CPO and its programs, as well as specific Program priorities for FY 2018. The 7 competitions covered by this Announcement are as follows: OOM - High-quality data sets for enhancing predictions and informing stakeholders; AC4 - The Role of Reactive Nitrogen in Biogenic VOC Oxidation and Aerosol Formation; MAPP - Advancing Earth System Data Assimilation; MAPP - Addressing Key Issues in CMIP6-era Earth System Models; MAPP - Climate Test Bed - Advancing NOAA's Operational Subseasonal to Seasonal
Prediction Capability; SARP - Water - Extreme Events Preparedness, Planning, and Adaptation Within the Water Sector; SARP - Coping with Drought Program- advancing NIDIS regional drought early warning systems through a better understanding of how to better provide early warning​

ENVIRONMENTUS DOC-NOAAFederalhttps://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293866Yes09/11/17
  
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) - supports the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies while leveraging federal investment in environmental enhancement and protection, in conjunction with agricultural production.
ContinuousCONSERVATIONNRCSFederalhttp://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/programs/financial/cig/Yes
  
This Funding Opportunity Announcement is soliciting applications that propose projects conducting feasibility studies of large-scale, low-temperature deep-well geothermal systems coupled with advanced direct-use applications and cascaded surface technologies whose applications will extend the reach of geothermal into geologically distinct parts of the country beyond the western U.S.
N/AGEOTHERMALUS DOEFederalhttp://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=290110Yes05/15/17
  
The U.S. Department of Agriculture – Farm Service Program provides loans for the purchase of renewable energy systems, and energy improvements, including: solar PV, solar thermal, wind, anaerobic digester, geothermal, energy efficiency such as lights, fans, equipment, coolers, thermal curtains.
ContinuousAGRICULTUREUS FSAFederalhttp://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/webapp?area=home&subject=fmlp&topic=dflopYes
  
The National Science Foundation - Division of Earth Sciences, Education and Human Resources Program (E&HR) supports, Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) and Teachers (RET), Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER), and EAR Postdoctoral Fellowship.
ContinuousMULTIDISCIPLINARYNSFFederalhttp://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=45612Yes
  
The National Science Foundation - Division of Earth Sciences supports proposals for research to advance understanding of the Earth's changing environments, and the natural distribution of its mineral, water, biota, and energy resources and provide methods for predicting and mitigating the effects of geologic hazards such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods and landslides.
ContinuousMULTIDISCIPLINARYNSFFederalhttp://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15516/nsf15516.pdfYes
  
The U.S. Department of commerce solicits applications from applicants in rural and urban areas to provide investments that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under Economic Development Assistance‘s (EDA) Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance programs. Grants and cooperative agreements made under these programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets and support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities. EDA provides strategic investments on a competitive- merit-basis to support economic development, foster job creation, and attract private investment in economically distressed areas of the United States.
ContinuousECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/JOB CREATION/WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENTUS DOCFederalhttp://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=279842Yes
  
The U.S. Department of Agriculture - Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a voluntary program that provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers through contracts up to a maximum term of ten years in length. These contracts provide financial assistance to help plan and implement conservation practices that address natural resource concerns and for opportunities to improve soil, water, plant, animal, air and related resources on agricultural land and non-industrial private forestland.
ContinuousENVIRONMENTUSDAFederalhttp://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/programs/financial/eqip/Yes
  
The U.S. Department of Agriculture – Farm Service Program provides loans for the purchase of renewable energy systems, and energy improvements, including: solar PV, solar thermal, wind, anaerobic digester, geothermal, energy efficiency such as lights, fans, equipment, coolers, thermal curtains.
ContinuousAGRICULTUREUS FSAFederalhttp://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/webapp?area=home&subject=fmlp&topic=dflonYes
  
The U.S. Department of Commerce will assist eligible recipients in creating regional economic development plans designed to build capacity and guide the economic prosperity and resiliency of an area or region.
ContinuousECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/JOB CREATION/WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENTUS DOCFederalhttp://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280447Yes
  
The Office of Science (SC) of the Department of Energy hereby announces its continuing interest in receiving grant applications for support of work in the following program areas: Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Basic Energy Sciences, Biological and Environmental Research, Fusion Energy Sciences, High Energy Physics, and Nuclear Physics.
N/AMULTIDISCIPLINARYUS DOEFederalhttps://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect/PublicPages/PublicSearch/Public_Opportunities.aspxYes09/30/17
  

Funding is available for capacity-building programs that provide proof-of-concept and commercialization assistance to innovators and entrepreneurs and for operational support for organizations that provide essential early-stage funding to startups. Under the RIS Program, EDA is soliciting applications for two separate competitions: the 2017 i6 Challenge; and the 2017 Seed Fund Support (SFS) Grant competition.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/JOB CREATION/WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENTUS DOCFederalhttps://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293716Yes06/23/2017
  

EDA is committed to fostering connected, innovation-centric economic sectors which support the conversion of research into products and services, businesses, and ultimately jobs through entrepreneurship. See Section 27. Funding is available for capacity-building programs that provide proof-of-concept and commercialization assistance to innovators and entrepreneurs and for operational support for organizations that provide essential early-stage funding to startups. Under the RIS Program, EDA is soliciting applications for two separate competitions: the 2017 i6 Challenge; and the 2017 Seed Fund Support (SFS) Grant competition

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/JOB CREATION/WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENTUS DOCFederalhttps://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293716Yes06/23/17
  

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is soliciting proposals from eligible applicants to develop or refine tribal wetland programs as described in Section I, FUNDING OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION, of this announcement. Tribes and intertribal consortia are eligible to apply under this announcement, as further described herein. Non-profit organizations are not eligible to compete under this RFP.

ENVIRONMENTUS EPAFederalhttps://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293270Yes06/5/17
  
The National Science Foundation Geobiology and Low-Temperature Geochemistry Program supports studies that address address: 1) inorganic and/or organic geochemical processes; 2) the role of life in the transformation and evolution of Earth’s geochemical cycles; 3) surficial chemical and biogeochemical systems and cycles, including their modification through environmental change and human activities; 4) low-temperature aqueous geochemical processes; 5) mineralogy and chemistry of earth materials; 6) geomicrobiology and biomineralization processes; and 7) medical mineralogy and geochemistry.
ContinuousMULTIDISCIPLINARYNSFFederalhttp://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf15559Yes
  
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) provides a continuing opportunity for the rapid support of early-stage applied research to explore innovative new concepts with the potential for transformational and disruptive changes in energy technology. IDEAS awards are intended to be flexible and may take the form of analyses or exploratory research that provides the agency with information useful for the subsequent development of focused technology programs. IDEAS awards may also support proof-of-concept research to develop a unique technology concept, either in an area not currently supported by the agency or as a potential enhancement to an ongoing focused technology program. Applications must propose concepts that are not covered by open ARPA-E focused FOAs and that also do not represent incremental improvements over existing technology.
N/ATECHNOLOGYUS DOEFederalhttps://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov/#FoaId45210635-66d2-4e12-a9ee-fb39dca1d01bYes09/30/17
  
The Long Term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB) Program supports the generation of extended time series of data to address important questions in evolutionary biology, ecology, and ecosystem science. Research areas include, but are not limited to, the effects of natural selection or other evolutionary processes on populations, communities, or ecosystems; the effects of interspecific interactions that vary over time and space; population or community dynamics for organisms that have extended life spans and long turnover times; feedbacks between ecological and evolutionary processes; pools of materials such as nutrients in soils that turn over at intermediate to longer time scales; and external forcing functions such as climatic cycles that operate over long return intervals. The Program intends to support decadal projects.
N/AENVIRONMENTNSFFederalhttp://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=289740http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=289740Yes08/02/17
  
The U.S. Department of Agriculture – Farm Service Program provides loans for the purchase of renewable energy systems, and energy improvements, including: solar PV, solar thermal, wind, anaerobic digester, geothermal, energy efficiency such as lights, fans, equipment, coolers, thermal curtains.
ContinuousAGRICULTUREUS FSAFederalhttp://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/webapp?area=home&subject=fmlp&topic=miclonYes
  
The National Science Foundation National Facilities Program supports the operation of national user facilities: National Facilities are research facilities with specialized instrumentation available to the scientific research community in general and the materials research community in particular. These facilities provide unique research capabilities that can be located at only a few highly specialized laboratories in the Nation. They provide open user service for scientists and engineers from a broad range of disciplines including biology, chemistry, geosciences, materials research and physics.
ContinuousMULTIDISCIPLINARYNSFFederalhttp://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275109Yes
  

NIST invites applications from current MEP Centers to add capabilities to the MEP Program, including the development of projects to solve new or emerging manufacturing problems, that are not already provided for under an applicant’s and its collaborating Center’s base MEP award. Themes for FY 17 include new manufacturing technologies of relevance to small and mid-size manufacturers, particularly those related to Industry/Manufacturing 4.0 (these technologies are described more fully in Section I.1. below); supply chain management technologies and practices; and workforce intermediary and business services.

TECHNOLOGYUS DOCFederalhttps://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293254Yes06/15/17
  
This FOA will support an applied research focus on biological variables which contribute most greatly to the modeled minimum fuel selling price of algal biofuels. These biological variables include: biomass productivity; biomass composition (e.g., lipid, protein, and carbohydrate content); predation and pathogen resistance; halotolerance; heat and cold tolerance; and high-intensity light (i.e., direct sunlight) tolerance. Supporting advanced biology research approaches to enable high productivity in applied “field setting” cultivation conditions that are representative of future scaled-up cultivation conditions will accelerate progress towards EERE’s technical milestones for algal biofuels and will fill a gap between bench-scale research and pre-pilot efforts. Improved and more environmentally robust strains are necessary for breakthrough reductions in algal biofuel costs. This FOA seeks to fund multidisciplinary biological innovation that will deliver strains, tools, data, and techniques to enhance algal biofuel potential and enable accelerated future innovation in algal biofuels and bioproducts.
N/ABIOENERGYUS DOEFederalhttps://eere-exchange.energy.gov/default.aspx#FoaId6fded090-61e1-4cca-a2d6-0e327613394fhttps://eere-exchange.energy.gov/default.aspxYes
  
The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Bioenergy Technologies Office and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) – National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Integrated Biorefinery Optimization”. This FOA will support research and development of technologies that will improve the quality of feedstock characterization, reliability of operations, decrease the Capital Expenses (CapEx) and Operating Expenses (OpEx) and thereby increase the performance efficiencies of biorefineries resulting in continuous operation and production of biofuels, bioproducts and biopower at prices competitive with fossil-derived equivalents. Validation and scale-up of these technologies is essential to enable the industry to build future commercial scale manufacturing facilities. Plans for processes that convert woody biomass, agricultural residues, dedicated energy crops, algae, municipal solid waste (MSW), sludge from wastewater treatment plants, and wet wastes, into biofuels, biochemicals, and bioproducts will be considered under this funding opportunity.
N/ABIOENERGYUS DOEFederalhttps://eere-exchange.energy.gov/default.aspx#FoaId4c64df37-8b6b-4b33-813e-46ea9e4cd6e7Yes
  
The National Science Foundation seeks proposals for Paleoclimate research. Projects should focus on the natural evolution of Earth's climate with the goal of providing a baseline for present variability & future trends through improved understanding of the physical, chemical, & biological processes that influence climate over the long-term.
ContinuousENVIRONMENTNSFFederalhttp://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12727Yes
  
The U.S. Department of Commerce – Economic Development Administration assists eligible recipients in creating regional economic development plans designed to stimulate and guide the economic development efforts of a community or region.
ContinuousECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/JOB CREATION/WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENTUS DOCFederalhttp://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=189193Yes
  

The National Science Foundation (NSF), through its Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems (ECCS) in the Directorate for Engineering (ENG), Division of Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF) in the Directorate for Computer and InformationScience and Engineering (CISE), and Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB) in the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO), has established a partnership with the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), through its Global Research Collaboration (GRC) program, andthe Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) to announcea solicitationon the"Semiconductor Synthetic Biology for Information Processing and Storage Technologies (SemiSynBio)". Future ultra-low-energy computing, storageand signal-processing systems can be built on principles derived from organic systems that are at the intersection of chemistry, biology, and engineering.

ENERGY EFFICIENCYNSFFederalhttps://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293588Yes10/18/17
  
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program offers competitively awarded grants to qualified small businesses to support high quality research related to important scientific problems and opportunities in agriculture that could lead to significant public benefits.
ContinuousECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/JOB CREATION/WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENTSBAFederalhttps://nifa.usda.gov/program/small-business-innovation-research-program-sbirYes
  
Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) is another program that expands funding opportunities in the federal innovation research and development (R&D) arena.
ContinuousECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/JOB CREATION/WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENTSBAFederalhttps://www.sbir.gov/aboutYes
  

US DOT Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization will enter into Cooperative Agreements with these organizations to provide outreach to the small business community in their designated region and provide financial and technical assistance, business training programs, business · assessment, management training, counseling, marketing and outreach, and the dissemination of information, to encourage and assist small businesses to become better prepared to compete for, obtain, and manage DOT funded transportation-related contracts and subcontracts at the federal, state and local levels.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/JOB CREATION/WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENTUS DOTFederalhttps://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293278Yes05/20/17
  
The U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Catalyst is an open innovation program that allows the public to rapidly create and develop products and solutions that address near-term challenges in the U.S. solar marketplace through prize challenges.
ContinuousSOLARUS DOEFederalhttps://eere-exchange.energy.gov/#FoaIdcec2b555-b6ad-47ff-beae-f903d3a686e7Yes
  
The U.S. Department of Transportation – Federal Highway Administration provides federal credit assistance in the form of direct loans, loan guarantees, and standby lines of credit to finance surface transportation projects of national and regional significance. Many surface transportation projects - highway, transit, railroad, intermodal freight, and port access - are eligible for assistance.
ContinuousTRANSPORTATIONUS DOTFederalhttp://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ipd/tifia/?_sm_au_=iVV246tZ7qRj0sW6Yes
  
Small-Scale Water Efficiency Projects support small-scale water management projects (up to $75,000 in Federal funding for each project) that have been identified through previous planning efforts. Reclamation has developed a streamlined selection and review process to reflect the small-scale nature of these projects.
N/AWATERUSBRFederalhttp://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=290175Yes05/15/17
  
Me2 provides free assessments to identify energy saving opportunities. The program helps you start saving energy and money right away with the immediate installation of energy-saving products for the small business owner. Receive up to $7,500 in products, such as LED lighting, faucet aerators, and installation services.
ContinuousENERGY EFFICIENCYCity of MilwaukeeLocalhttp://city.milwaukee.gov/Me2#.WHZ_BxsrKUkYes
  
Me2 Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing helps commercial property owners affordably finance building upgrades like heating and cooling systems, lighting, controls, and solar.
ContinuousENERGY EFFICIENCYCity of MilwaukeeLocalhttp://city.milwaukee.gov/Me2/Businesses#.WHZ_zRsrKUkYes
  
Summit Credit Union in partnership with City of Milwaukee’s solar program is offering up to $2 million in low-interest solar loans for Milwaukee homeowners.
ContinuousSOLARCity of MilwaukeeLocalhttp://milwaukee.gov/SolarLoansYes
  
The Natural Resources Foundation’s C.D. Besadny Conservation Grant Program provides small, matching grants to conservation organizations in support of projects that promote the responsible stewardship of Wisconsin’s natural resources at the local level.
ContinuousCONSERVATIONNatural Resources Foundation of WisconsinPrivateC.D. Besadny Conservation GrantsYes
  

After working closely with Nashville, Portland and San Diego over the last few years, Transportation for America is seeking to award $50,000 (each) to creative placemaking projects in three new cities that engage residents, attract the attention of local public works and transportation agencies, and spark new conversations that bring more people to the table to plan and implement new transportation investments. We are especially committed to funding collaborative projects that expand transportation opportunities and local control for low-income people, recent immigrants, and people of color living in communities that have experienced disproportionate disinvestment and disconnection.​

TRANSPORTATIONOther – See DescriptionPrivatehttp://www.t4america.org/creative-placemaking-grants/Yes06/2/17
  
FCI transforms communities by providing loans & advisory services to nonprofit organizations serving its most in-need communities.
ContinuousOTHERForward Community InvestmentsPrivatehttp://www.forwardci.org/invest-in-your-community/how-to-investYes
  
Impact Seven has assembled a number of different business development loans, incentives and mew market tax credit programs to support growing and retaining businesses in Wisconsin.
ContinuousECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/JOB CREATION/WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENTImpact SevenPrivateImpact SevenYes
  

Shell GameChanger is soliciting early-stage innovative technology solutions and proposals in the following categories for potential funding and partnership opportunities. Proposals are due June 30th, applicants will be notified of interest by July 31st.  New Energies: Solar Fuels, Grids of the Future, Digitalization Machine Learning.  Oil and Gas: Safety and Sustainability, Real-time monitoring, control, and data analytics, Improved hydrocarbon recovery, Environment & Conservation – Water, Novel Well Technologies, Geosciences – Carbonates.

TECHNOLOGYOther – See DescriptionPrivatehttp://www.shell.com/energy-and-innovation/innovating-together/shell-gamechanger.html#vanity-aHR0cDovL3d3dy5zaGVsbC5jb20vZ2FtZWNoYW5nZXIYes07/31/17
  

Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2017 WERCBench Labs Program. Supported by a roster of over 90 world-class mentors, M-WERC is looking for up to 10 energy-related start-up teams to participate in the program.

TECHNOLOGYOther – See DescriptionPrivatehttp://wercbenchlabs.com/Yes06/30/17
  
No county, city, village, town, or other political subdivision may levy or collect any excise, license, privilege, or occupational tax on motor vehicle fuel or alternative fuels, or on the purchase, sale, handling, or consumption of motor vehicle fuel or alternative fuels.
ContinuousVEHICLESWI DORStatehttp://www.afdc.energy.gov/laws/5334Yes
  
A person using alternative fuel to operate a taxi used to transport passengers may be reimbursed for the paid amount of the Wisconsin state fuel tax.
ContinuousVEHICLESWI DORStatehttp://www.afdc.energy.gov/laws/6155Yes
  
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction provides financial aid to school districts using biodiesel to operate school buses.
ContinuousBIOENERGYWI DPIStatehttps://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/121/IV/575Yes
  
The BCPL State Trust Fund Loan Program finances community & school projects; and are typically used for: 1) School repairs & improvements; 2) Local infrastructure projects; and 3) Local economic development through TIF districts & downtown revitalization projects.
ContinuousMULTIDISCIPLINARYWI BPCLStatehttp://bcpl.wisconsin.gov/index.asp?locid=145Yes
  
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Department of Administration co-administer program funding for two environmental financing programs for local governments: 1) the Clean Water Fund Program, and 2) the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program.
VariesWATERWI DNR, WI DOAStatehttp://dnr.wi.gov/aid/eif.htmlYes
  
Focus on Energy is Wisconsin utilities’ statewide energy efficiency and renewable resource program. The information, resources and financial incentives are available to help implement energy saving projects that otherwise would not be completed, or to complete projects sooner than scheduled.
ContinuousENERGY EFFICIENCYWI PSCStatehttps://focusonenergy.com/Yes
  
The Focus on Energy Design Assistance Program provides design professionals, builders, developers and building owners with energy-saving options for the design of new buildings. In addition, the program offers incentives to design teams and to building owners, which can be used to reduce the upfront cost of high efficiency measures that exceed Wisconsin building code requirements.
ContinuousENERGY EFFICIENCYWI PSCStatehttps://focusonenergy.com/business/efficient-facilities/design-assistanceYes
  
The Focus on Energy New Homes Program pairs prospective homeowners with builders and energy experts to construct new homes that are between 10 and 100 percent more efficient than homes built to Wisconsin’s Uniform Dwelling Code. They’re built to be as comfortable, durable, combustion safe and energy efficient as possible.
ContinuousENERGY EFFICIENCYWI PSCStatehttps://focusonenergy.com/residential/efficient-homes/new-homesYes
  
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources offers loans and grant funds can be used for eligible costs incurred for cleanup of contamination from hazardous substances or hazardous substances commingled with petroleum.
ContinuousPOLLUTIONWI DNRStatehttp://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Brownfields/rlfHaz.htmlYes
  
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) offer cost-share funding grants to governmental units working with owners and operators of livestock operations to meet pollution control requirements imposed by the DNR.
ContinuousAGRICULTUREWI DNR, WI DATCPStatehttp://dnr.wi.gov/Aid/NOD.htmlYes
  

PACE is an innovative program that enables property owners to obtain low-cost, long-term loans for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water conservation improvements. Projects financed using PACE can generate positive cash flow upon completion with no up-front, out-of-pocket cost to property owners—eliminating the financial barriers that typically prevent investment in revitalizing aging properties. The result is improved business profitability, an increase in property value, and enhanced sustainability.

ContinuousENERGY EFFICIENCYWisconsin PACE CommissionStatehttp://www.pacewi.org/what-is-pace.htmlYes
  
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources offers loans and grant funds can be used for eligible costs incurred for cleanup of contamination from petroleum or petroleum products commingled with hazardous substance.
ContinuousPOLLUTIONWI DNRStatehttp://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Brownfields/rlfPetro.htmlYes
  
The sales price from sales of fuel oil, propane, coal, steam, corn, and wood (including wood pellets which are 100% wood) used for fuel sold for residential use are exempt from sales or use tax.
ContinuousMULTIDISCIPLINARYWI DORStatehttp://www.dor.state.wi.us/forms/sales/s-211.pdfYes
  
No tax is imposed on the first 1,000 gallons of renewable fuel produced or converted from another purpose each year by an individual and used by that individual in his or her personal motor vehicle, if the individual does not sell any such renewable fuel during that year.
ContinuousVEHICLESWI DORStatehttp://www.revenue.wi.gov/faqs/ise/biodiesel.html#biof10Yes
  
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation provides 50% state grants to governing bodies, private businesses, and consortiums for road, rail, harbor and airport projects that help attract employers to Wisconsin, or encourage business and industry to remain and expand in the state.
ContinuousECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/JOB CREATION/WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENTWI DOTStatehttp://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/localgov/aid/tea.htmYes
  
Corporations are eligible for a tax credit equal to 10% of qualified research expenses incurred in Wisconsin during the taxable year for qualified research including automotive batteries used in hybrid electric vehicles equal to 5% of amount paid or incurred during the taxable year to construct & equip new facilities or expand existing facilities used in WI for qualified research.
ContinuousVEHICLESWI DORStatehttp://www.revenue.wi.gov/forms/2013/ScheduleR-2_inst.pdfYes
  

This program is funded from rebate monies allotted by the Propane Education & Research Council to the state of Wisconsin.
WHO AND WHAT IS ELIGIBLE? Incentives are available for EPA certified on-road vehicles purchased or converted to propane.

PROPANEWisconsin Propane Education & Research CouncilStatehttp://files.constantcontact.com/d77f82eb001/ddd9c5b7-5010-4b1b-823e-3e3e85446e8a.pdfYes12/31/17
  
The Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) administers the federally funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Public Benefits Energy Assistance Program. LIHEAP and its related services help approximately 230,000 Wisconsin households annually.
ContinuousENERGY COST ASSISTANCEWI DOAStateWisconsin Home Energy Assistance ProgramYes
  
The Wisconsin Weatherization Assistance Program (WisWAP) uses energy conservation techniques to reduce the cost of home energy. Correcting health and safety hazards and potentially life-threatening conditions is the first consideration in WAP activities.
ContinuousENERGY COST ASSISTANCEWI DOAStatehttp://www.homeenergyplus.wi.gov/Yes
  
Alliant Energy offers a Farm Wiring Grant program to increase farm safety, productivity & efficiency. Alliant Energy will inspect the facility for stray voltage & recommend improvements.
ContinuousAGRICULTUREAlliant EnergyUtilityhttp://www.alliantenergy.com/SaveEnergyAndMoney/Rebates/FarmWI/index.htmYes
  
Community Grants are directed to projects, programs & initiatives that help protect the environment by supporting organizations that educate, inform & advance environmental issues that benefit residents & communities in four Midwestern states served by Alliant’s subsidiaries.
VariesENVIRONMENTAlliant EnergyUtilityhttp://www.alliantenergy.com/CommunityInvolvement/CharitableFoundation/index.htm?_sm_au_=iVVSMTM96Kpt45S5Yes01/15;05/15;09/15
  
The Farm Rewiring Program helps farmers throughout northeast Wisconsin bring their farms' electrical systems up to code and ready for tomorrow. If you would like to take part in the Farm Rewiring Program, start by calling your WPS agricultural consultant.
ContinuousAGRICULTUREWisconsin Public ServiceUtilityhttp://www.wisconsinpublicservice.com/business/farm_rewiring.aspxYes
  
The Focus on Energy Renewable Rewards program provides prescriptive incentives available to both residential and business customers for PV (solar electric) and Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHP or geothermal).
ContinuousMULTIDISCIPLINARYWI PSCUtilityhttps://focusonenergy.com/residential/renewable-energyYes
  
Madison Gas & Electric (MGE) works with businesses to reduce costs and improve efficiency and profitability. Businesses can turn to MGE for equipment financing, facility improvements or new construction.
ContinuousENERGY EFFICIENCYMadison Gas & ElectricUtilityhttp://www.mge.com/customer-service/business/project-financing.htmYes
  
Riverland Energy Cooperative offers many rebates & incentives for residential customers to save on energy efficient appliance & equipment purchases & installation: for lighting fixtures, Energy Star appliances, electric water heaters, air conditioners, heat pumps, electric boilers, & central electric thermal storage units.
ContinuousENERGY EFFICIENCYRiverland Energy CooperativeUtilityhttp://www.riverlandenergy.com/content/rebatesYes
  
Any We Energies livestock or dairy farm customer can apply for assistance with a re-wiring project.
ContinuousAGRICULTUREWe EnergiesUtilityhttp://www.we-energies.com/agricultureservices/electric_rewiring/dairyfarm.htmYes
  
With Xcel Energy’s Farm Rewiring Program, a farm operation can take advantage of up to $33,000 in grants and loans to help provide the necessary financing to update wiring.
ContinuousAGRICULTUREXcel EnergyUtilityhttp://www.xcelenergy.com/Save_Money_&_Energy/Rebates/Farm_Rewiring_-_WIYes
  
The Xcel Energy Peak Day Partners (PDP) program partners with qualifying businesses to better manage electricity demand when peak electricity load is a concern. In exchange, businesses can receive bill credits or separate payments for participating.
ContinuousENERGY EFFICIENCYXcel EnergyUtilityhttps://www.xcelenergy.com/staticfiles/xe/Marketing/Files/NM-TX-Bus-Peak-Day-Info-Sheet.pdfYes