The IRA and BIL both provide funds and incentives to improve energy efficiency in various areas, including homes, commercial buildings, transportation, and industry. The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin has decided Focus on Energy will implement the Home Efficiency Rebate Program and Home Electrification and Appliance Rebate Program which have been authorized through the IRA but are not yet available. States are waiting for federal guidance to be able to submit plans to establish these programs. In addition to Focus on Energy rebates and incentives, other federal funding opportunities are already available.
PACE is an innovative program enabling property owners to obtain low-cost, long-term loans for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water conservation improvements. PACE Financing is sourced from an open lending market and secured through a voluntary PACE Special Charge, repaid directly to the lender. Eligible properties include commercial (office, retail, warehouse, hospitality), agriculture, and industrial located within a participating community. This includes for-profit businesses and nongovernment, tax-exempt properties such as privately-operated community centers and hospitals. Multifamily buildings of five units or more are also eligible.
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The Technology Investment Fund (TIF) provides low- or no-interest loans up to $600,000 with terms up to five years for commercial and industrial customers implementing energy efficiency measures. Typical loans start at $100,000, but smaller loans may be considered on a case-by-case basis. TIF works in close partnership with Focus on Energy. Reach out to your Focus Energy Advisor to start the process.
The Office of Energy Innovation (OEI) is supported by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin with a mission to promote innovative and effective energy policies and programs that benefit Wisconsin’s citizens and businesses. OEI maintains a robust list of funding opportunities from OEI and other organizations that may be helpful.
Energy on Wisconsin is a collaboration between UW-Madison Extension and the OEI. Its mission is engaging communities, tribes, businesses, and organizations to advance Wisconsin’s transformation to a clean energy economy for the health, prosperity, and resilience of all its people and future generations. In support of this mission, Energy on Wisconsin maintains a list of funding opportunities and other resources.
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) works with over 600 statewide partners to enhance our communities, support business development, advance industry innovation, tap global markets, and develop a talented workforce to help Wisconsin realize its full economic potential. WEDC maintains a list of funding opportunities, and other resources for businesses and communities.
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) provides project funding and maintains a list of additional funding and technical resources for municipalities and individuals.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has funding and resource programs focused on rural development for individuals, businesses, nonprofits, and farms. The USDA Farm Service Agency also offers loans to help farmers get the financing they need to start, expand, or maintain a family farm.
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency® (DSIRE) is a searchable national database of incentives and policies supporting renewable energy and energy efficiency.
The Wisconsin Department of Revenue maintains a searchable list of tax credits and incentives available to businesses.
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