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Funding and Incentives

Funding Opportunities

December 2014 Opportunities

Notice of Loan Fund Availability (NOLFA) – 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.

October 2014 Opportunities

Notice of Loan Fund Availability (NOLFA) – LoanSTAR Program

Posted Oct.31, 2014 – 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.

 

June 2014 Opportunities

Clean Energy Incubator Emerging Technology Program RFP

Posted June 13, 2014 – The Comptroller of Public Accounts (Comptroller) State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) invites all interested public universities in Texas to respond to the Request for Proposal for the creation and/or expansion of Clean Energy Incubators.

April 2014 Opportunities

Notice of Loan Fund Availability (NOLFA) – LoanSTAR Program

Posted April 25, 2014 – 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.

Professional Energy Engineering Services for the Schools and Local Government Energy Program of SECO

Posted April 21, 2014 - The State Energy Conservation Office ("SECO") of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts ("Comptroller"), issues this Request for Proposals No. 207b (the "RFP") to solicit proposals from qualified, independent engineers to assist Comptroller in providing energy  engineering assistance to Texas school districts and other local governmental entities.   

Past Funding Opportunities


Other Funding Resources

TCEQ- Texas Clean School Bus Grant Program

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is offering grant funding through the Texas Clean School Bus Grant Program. This grant program is designed to improve the health of school children and bus drivers by reducing emissions of diesel exhaust from school buses. More than 7,100 buses across the state have been retrofitted since the beginning of the program. Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis through November 21, 2014. Download the Request for Grant Applications.

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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