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Funding and Incentives

Funding Opportunities

October 2013 Opportunities

Notice of Loan Fund Availability (NOLFA) – LoanSTAR Program

Posted October 25, 2013 – The Comptroller of Public Accounts (Comptroller) State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) will provide low interest loans to assist selected public entities in financing their energy-related cost-reduction efforts utilizing the LoanSTAR revolving loan program.

April 2013 Opportunities

Notice of Loan Fund Availability (NOLFA) – LoanSTAR Program

Posted April 26, 2013 – The Comptroller of Public Accounts (Comptroller) State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) will provide low interest loans to assist selected public entities in financing their energy-related cost-reduction efforts utilizing the LoanSTAR revolving loan program.

Notice of Loan Fund Availability (NOLFA) – “5-FIVE-25” Program

Posted April 26, 2013 – The Comptroller of Public Accounts (Comptroller) State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) will provide low interest loans to selected non-profit community based organizations and Houses of Worship for the purposes of implementing energy-related cost-reduction retrofits at owner owned and occupied facilities utilizing the LoanSTAR revolving loan program

Alternative Fuels Initiatives Grant Program (SEP Program 2.2)

Posted April, 2013
The Comptroller of Public Accounts, State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) will provide grant funding for eligible public entities to transition vehicle fleets to alternative fuels.

February 2013 Opportunities

Innovative Energy Demonstration Grant Program (SEP Program 2.2)

Posted February 15, 2013
The Comptroller of Public Accounts, State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) will provide grant funding to eligible Texas local governments, school districts, state agencies and public institutions of higher education to demonstrate renewable energy technologies by installing small scale systems.

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 EnergyTexas 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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