Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunity for Green Economic Development


When local governments seek to implement green projects within their community, the Economic Development Administration of the US Federal Government may not be the first place they think of. While the primary purpose of EDA grants are to promote job creation and economic prosperity, “environmentally-sustainable development” is one of EDA’s investment priorities. They include: Collaborative Read more…

Energy Guide for Local Governments

The EPA has released a great guide for local governments interested in Energy Efficiency. This document covers not only an overview of good projects for reducing energy use and greenhouse gas production, but it also includes strategies for successfully implementing a program and paying for it. Note that this guide is part of a series Read more…

Using a PPA to finance city solar projects

Power Purchase Agreement Checklist (from NREL)

A solar photovoltaic (PV) power purchase agreement (PPA) is a financing mechanism available to state and local governments looking to use solar PV technology to generate clean, renewable energy. This 12-page fact sheet addresses the financial and legal aspects of setting up a PPA but not the technical details.