Stimulus-Funded Programs and Opportunities
Local governments: The EECBG and the State Energy Program represent your best bests for climate and energy funding. A short list of others present additional opportunities.
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants
The EECBG received $3.2 billion in funding for states, eligible local governments, and Indian tribes. Apply now with these step-by-step instructions.
Weatherization Assistance Program
WAP received $5 billion for the installation of energy efficiency measures in low-income households. Expansion of this program can help local governments reduced their community-wide greenhouse gas emissions, so it will be important to get the word out to community members. Find out how to help them apply.
EPA Diesel Emission Reduction Act Grants
The EPA has received $300 million to implement the Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA). RFP now available.
Green Jobs Training
The Department of Labor anticipates $500 million targeted at research, labor exchange, and job training projects that prepare workers for careers in energy efficiency and renewable energy.
State Energy Program
The State Energy Program will receive $3.1 billion of funding, and states may provide money to local governments for local renewable and efficiency projects.
Alternative Fueled Vehicles Pilot Grant Program (DOE Clean Cities Program)
The Clean Cities Program received $300 million to help grant recipients acquire motor vehicles with a higher fuel economy, including hybrid vehicles, electric vehicles, commercially available plug-in hybrid vehicles and the necessary infrastructure. Apply now for a grant.
Four hundred million is included for Transportation electrification. This will be distributed as grants that either encourage the use of plug-in electric drive vehicles or for projects that implement electric transportation technologies that would significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the use of petroleum.
Clean Water and River Restoration Funding
American Rivers outlines available funding for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund and other programs.