Jump to main content or area navigation.

Climate Change Contacts

Pacific Southwest, Region 9

Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations

Clean Energy & Climate Change
— Grants

wind power
EPA's Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program funds research and graduate fellowships in environmental science and engineering, including the development of a wind power assessment toolExiting EPA (disclaimer) developed at Humboldt State University in California.

There are many sources of funding available to assist with greenhouse gas reduction projects. More information about funding programs sponsored by EPA and other federal agencies, as well as state and non-profit programs, can be found on this page.

Funding Available
The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District  Exiting EPA (disclaimer), though their Technology Advancement Program, is soliciting project proposals for $4 million in grant funds from the U.S. EPA Region 9 Pacific Southwest and San Joaquin Valley Air District. These projects would fund new and innovative air emission reduction technologies that have the potential for broad applicability in the San Joaquin Valley, and will assist the District in meeting its air quality goals. Visit the Air District’s Technology Advancement Program (TAP) website Exiting EPA (disclaimer) for specific information on the Requests for Proposals (RFP’s) and how to apply. The deadline to apply is Thursday, October 18, 2012.

On this page:

To search this page for specific grant topics, press:

  • Ctrl + F for PCs
  • (Command)⌘ + F for Macs

to open a search bar at the bottom of this page.

Climate Change and the Recovery Act

Additional Resources
recovery.gov

Guide to Renewable Energy and EE Opportunities for Local and Tribal Governments (PDF) (18 pp, 226K)

Over $2.6 billion in formula grants are now available to U.S. states, territories, local governments and Indian tribes under the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program.

Rapid Deployment Energy Efficiency (RDEE) Planning Guide (PDF) (64 pp, 523K)

Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, $42 billion are being invested in climate change mitigation and research. The majority of this money is available through the Department of Energy, though EPA also has money for improving water systems. Several other agencies, such as the Department of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development have also received money which will improve infrastructure while also reducing emissions.

Top of page

Other Federal Climate Change Funding

All links in this section exit EPA. Exiting EPA (disclaimer)

Top of page

State Funding

All links in this section exit EPA. Exiting EPA (disclaimer)

Top of page

By Topic

Energy Efficiency

All links in this section exit EPA. Exiting EPA (disclaimer)

U.S. Department of Energy

California Energy Commission

  • Energy Efficiency
    California Energy Commission lists solicitations for energy efficiency programs.

Innovations/Research

Renewable Energy

All links in this section exit EPA. Exiting EPA (disclaimer)

Top of page

Transportation

EPA

  • National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program
    The National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program allows EPA to issue competitive grants for the implementation of EPA or CARB verified and certified emission reduction technologies.
  • National Clean Diesel Emerging Technologies Program
    The National Clean Diesel Emerging Technologies Program allows EPA to issue competitive grants to reduce diesel emissions through the use, development and commercialization of emerging technologies.
  • SmartWay Clean Diesel Finance Program
    The SmartWay Clean Diesel Program allows EPA to issue competitive grants to establish national low-cost revolving loans or other financing programs that will provide funding to fleets to reduce diesel emissions.
  • State Clean Diesel Grant Program
    EPA's State Grant Program allocates funds to participating states to implement grant and loan programs for clean diesel projects. To support states in the development of clean diesel programs, EPA has developed a toolkit for state and local governments.

California

All links in this section exit EPA. Exiting EPA (disclaimer)

California Energy Commission
California EPA Air Resources Board (CARB)
  • Air Quality Improvement Program
    AB 118 provides approximately $200 millionannually through 2015 for three new programs to fund air quality improvement projects and develop and deploy technology and alternative and renewable fuels.
  • Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program
    Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program provides incentive grants for cleaner-than-required engines, equipment and other sources of pollution providing early or extra emission reductions.
  • Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program
    The $1 billion Proposition 1B: Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program (Program) is a partnership between the State Air Resources Board (ARB) and local agencies (like air districts and seaports) to quickly reduce air pollution emissions and health risk from freight movement along California's trade corridors.
  • School Bus Retrofit and Replacement Account
    Proposition 1B, which was approved by the voters on November 7th, 2006, enacts the Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Port Security Bond Act of 2006.This bond act authorizes $200 million for replacing and retrofitting school buses.
  • Incentive Program for Alternative Fuels
    Pursuant to Assembly Bill (AB) 1811, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is to develop a joint plan with the California Energy Commission to spend $25 million for the purposes of incentivizing the use and production of alternative fuels.

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ)

Top of page

By Sector

Consumers

All links in this section exit EPA. Exiting EPA (disclaimer)

Farmers

Top of page

Communities

All links in this section exit EPA. Exiting EPA (disclaimer)

Industry and Schools

U.S. Department of Energy

California Energy Commission

Top of page

States

EPA

  • Pollution Prevention (P2) Program
    The grant program provides matching funds to State and Tribal programs to support P2 activities across all environmental media and to develop State-based programs.
  • State Innovation Grant Program
    Between 2002 and 2009, EPA provided financial assistance to state environmental agencies through the EPA State Innovation Grant Program to help them test innovative approaches to improving results in permitting programs.
  • Water
    EPA lists funding opportunities for clean water development.

U.S. Department of Energy

  • State Energy Program
    The State Energy Program (SEP) provides grants to states and directs funding to state energy offices from technology programs in DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
    • Formula Grants to the States
      DOE provides grants to the states to support their energy priorities through the State Energy Program (SEP). Congress has set certain requirements for states to obtain SEP grants, including writing an energy emergency plan and procuring energy efficient equipment for state agencies.
    • SEP Special Projects
      Unlike DOE Formula Grants, which have general requirements, SEP Special Projects come with specific timetables for deliverables.

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants

  • Weatherization Assistance Program
    DOE announced on March 12 that it will invest $5 billion in state and local weatherization and energy efficiency efforts as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO)

Department of Health and Human Services

Top of page

Tribes

U.S. Department of Energy EERE

  • Tribal Energy Program
    DOE's Tribal Energy Program provides funding for federally recognized tribes, tribal consortia, Alaska Native villages or regional or village corporations, and tribal energy resource development organizations.

EPA

  • Grants and Funding
    The Grants & Funding portion of the tribal portal provides information about tribal grants resources and is intended to help tribes and individuals to find all topics in one location.
  • Pollution Prevention Grant Program
    The grant program provides matching funds to state and tribal programs to support P2 activities across all environmental media and to develop state-based programs.
  • Water
    EPA's Office of Wastewater Management has a variety of mechanisms for funding water quality projects.
  • Wastewater and Water Quality Funding Programs for Tribes
    EPA's Office of Wastewater Management provides financial, technical and programmatic assistance to help tribal communities achieve adequate wastewater services.
  • Drinking Water Funding for Tribes
    Through this authority, EPA established the Drinking Water Infrastructure Grants Tribal Set-Aside (DWIG TSA) Program. Community water systems, and non-profit, non-community water systems, that serve a tribal population are eligible to have projects funded, in whole or in part, with DWIG TSA funds.

Department of Interior

  • Energy and Mineral Development Program
    The Energy and Mineral Development Program (EMDP) provides funding to tribes with the mission goal of assessing, evaluating, and promoting energy and mineral resources on Indian trust lands for the economic benefit of Indian mineral owners.

U.S. Department of Agriculture

  • 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 help fund employment related adult education programs.

Department of Commerce

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Department of Health and Human Services

  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
    The mission of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is to assist low income households, particularly those with the lowest incomes that pay a high proportion of household income for home energy, primarily in meeting their immediate home energy needs.
  • Weatherization Assistance Program
    The Weatherization Assistance Program enables low-income families to permanently reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient.

Green Fleets Funding/Incentive Sources

All links in this section exit EPA. Exiting EPA (disclaimer)

Federal

State

Local

Other

Top of page

Region 9 NewsroomRegion 9 Programs Grants & FundingUS-Mexico Border Media CenterCareers About Region 9A-Z Index

Jump to main content.