Renewable and Energy Efficiency Grant

Overview

The Renewable and Energy Efficiency Financing Grant Program is a four-year partnership between Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) and an anonymous donor. Between 2019-2022, OFN is providing up to a total of $5.25 million in grants to OFN members focused on renewable and energy efficiency financing.

Guidelines and Application Process

See the 2022 Renewable and Energy Efficiency Financing Grant Program Guidelines for more information about applicant eligibility, the selection criteria, and the application process.

Applicants must submit applications electronically. We will not accept hard copy documents.

Guidelines     Application

Timeline

  • Program Launch | June 16
  • Application period open | June 16 – July 29
  • Application deadline | July 29 (11:59 pm ET)
  • Selection Committee review | July 29 – August 26
  • Applicants notified | September 1 – September 9
  • Grants disbursed | September 12 – September 23

Questions

If you have questions about the application process for the 2022 Renewable and Energy Efficiency Financing Grant Program, please email Alba Castillo.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the 2022 Renewable and Energy Efficiency Financing Grant Program, organizations must satisfy each of the following conditions.

  1. Charitable Purpose Applicant is a U.S. tax-exempt organization with a current 501(c)(3) determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service. If your organization does not have this tax status, it may be eligible if it is a U.S. Treasury CDFI Fund certified CDFI.*
  2. OFN Member Applicant must be a member of Opportunity Finance Network.
  3. Current Plan Applicant is operating under a business plan or strategic plan that was written or updated within the last five years.

*NOTE: CDFI Fund certification does not automatically guarantee eligibility. If the organization is not a 501(c)(3), OFN may request additional information during the application review process to determine whether the activities that would be supported by the Energy Efficiency Financing Grant Program comply with relevant rules and regulations for charitable giving. For more information on the CDFI Fund, please visit www.cdfifund.gov.

Awardees

Learn more about Renewable and Energy Efficiency Financing Grant Program past awardees:

Featured Program Impact

Peter Searching Owl Giove, client of New Hampshire Community Loan Fund

Peter Searching Owl Giove

Peter Searching Owl Giove, a Purple Heart Vietnam veteran, found himself without anywhere to live after a fire destroyed his home. He soon learned about New Hampshire Community Loan Fund’s Veterans FIRST program and received the key to a new energy efficient, affordable home.

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