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Funding and Incentives

SECO Funding Opportunities

September 2015

Request For Applications - Alternative Fuel Initiatives School Bus Rebate Program

Posted September 25, 2015 - SECO invites all eligible Texas independent school districts to apply for rebates to transition bus fleets to alternative fuels. Application deadline: Friday, November 6, 2015.

August 2015

Request for Proposal - Building Energy Code Training and Outreach Services

Posted August 7, 2015 - SECO invites qualified firms and individuals to submit proposals to design, develop and implement classroom training sessions and interactive online training courses on the updated building energy codes.

May 2015

Notice of Loan Fund Availability (NOLFA) – LoanSTAR Program

Posted May 8, 2015 – The Texas LoanSTAR (Saving Taxes and Resources) revolving loan program provides low interest rate loans to assist Texas public institutions by financing their energy-related cost-reduction retrofit projects.

December 2014

Notice of Loan Fund Availability – Small School District Pilot HVAC Loan Program

Posted Dec. 19, 2014 – The State Energy Conservation Office will provide low interest loans to assist selected small public K-12 independent school districts with the replacement of existing HVAC systems. Application deadline: Feb. 23, 2015.

Past Funding Opportunities

Other Funding Resources

Federal & State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency

The Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE) gives information on state and federal efficiency incentives by state, technology type, and incentive type with links to program websites, legislation, tax credits and deductions, rebates, grants, low-interest loans, property and sales tax exemptions, and bond programs.

Renewable Energy Texas Tax Code Incentives

Although the state does not have a program at this time that provides funding of renewable energy equipment on an individual basis, there are tax exemptions available in certain instances. For example businesses that either use or manufacture or install solar or wind energy can receive franchise tax deductions and/or exemptions. There also exists a property tax exemption involving solar, wind, biomass, and anaerobic digestion for business installation or construction of such systems.

Financing Energy Upgrades for K - 12 School Districts

This guide focuses on clean energy financing options for school administrators, facility managers, and other K-12 school decision makers who are considering investments in high performance school projects. This guide explicitly focuses on comprehensive energy upgrades, those that involve multiple measures and are targeted toward achieving significant energy savings.

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