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Public Sector

The following sites may be useful to those in the public sector (cities, counties, school districts, etc.)

American Chemical Society
All the ACS grant, award,scholarship and internship opportunities have been gathered in one place to help you find the right program to fit your needs. The California Energy Commission : Efficiency Division Home Page
The Efficiency Division makes available funds for the design,the purchase, and installation of the eligible merging technology. Includes the "Toolbook"- a complete financing guide which helps explore financing options, case studies, information on Federal Assistance programs, and resource contact information California Incentives for Renewable Energy
From the DSIRE database, a comprehensive list of California state, local and utility incentives, rebates, loans, grants and other sources of funding to promote renewable energy. Funding to the States
This section of the DOE&quo;s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy website focuses on funding to the States. "The State Energy Program (SEP) provides grants to states and directs funding to state energy offices from technology programs in DOE&quo;s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy." Information about the SEP&quo;s funding sources--DOE "formula" grants, SEP Special Projects and Petroleum Violation Escrow (PVE) Funds--is provided. Golden Field Office Business Opportunities
"The Golden Field Office (Golden) is an organization within the Department of Energy&quo;s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). Golden works directly with industry, academia, states and local governments in partnerships to further the development and commercialization of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies." This site provides links to funding and contracting opportunities. Grants.gov
Grants.gov "allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies." It lists more than 900 grants from 26 Federal agencies. The grant data base is searchable by agency, funding instrument type, funding activity category, CFDA (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance) number, Funding Opportunity Number or by key words. Downloadable applications packages are available. Guide to Financing EnergySmart Schools
"The new Guide to Financing EnergySmart Schools provides guidance on the process of financing energy-efficient school renovations, retrofits, or new construction and outlines the advantages and disadvantages of a variety of financing mechanisms." From the Building Technologies Program of the U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Loan Guarantee Program
"The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct05) authorizes the U.S. Department of Energy to issue loan guarantees to eligible projects that &quo;avoid, reduce, or sequester air pollutants or anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases&quo; and &quo;employ new or significantly improved technologies.&quo;" This section of the DOE&quo;s website provides information about currently open loan solicitations, if any, and how to apply for them. Office of Science: Grants and Contracts Web Site
This is a single access point for over 1,000 grant programs offered by 26 Federal grant making agencies. Public-Sector Funding
This section of the DOE&quo;s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Inventions and Innovation Program, is a guide to understanding public-sector funding. It explains various forms of assistance, for example grants, loans and equity investments, and provides a simple tutorial on the preparation necessary to apply for such assistance. While written with the innovator/inventor in mind, the information is useful to any inexperienced grant/loan seeker. Regional Councils in the United States
Connect to the web sites of associations of governments, councils of government, and metropolitan planning organizations in the United States. USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grants
The RBEG program provides grants for rural projects that finance and facilitate development of small and emerging rural businesses, help fund distance learning networks and employment related adult education programs and business development.
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