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Energy Funding Matrix

Funding the clean energy transition has become a clear focus of the current administration. Recent pieces of legislation, such as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), have created dozens of grant, loan and financing programs for renewable energies. These opportunities were sourced across agencies and collected in a central location to ensure you find the relevant grant, loan or financing program that fits your organization’s renewable energy goals. MLS and Mintz have developed an ESG funding matrix that serves as an aggregate resource to help you leverage federal dollars in your clean and renewable energy efforts. This matrix is updated on a bi-weekly basis.

Opportunity Federal Office Technologies Description
2024 Photovoltaics Research and Development (PVRD) FOA DOE (SETO) Solar

This FOA will fund innovative solar photovoltaics (PV) R&D that reduces the cost of PV modules, reduces carbon and energy intensity of PV manufacturing processes, and optimizes PV technology for new, specialized markets.

Advanced Biofuel Payment Program USDA Biofuels, Conservation, and Wastewater

Run by the US Department of Agriculture, this program supports an expanding production of advanced biofuels by paying advanced biofuelproducers for finished advanced biofuel products.Any entity that produces and sells advanced biofuel is eligible to apply. Applications are accepted in October of each year. To enroll, a producer must file an application and information by October 31st.

Advanced Energy Security Program to Secure Energy Networks BIL, DOE Grid Modernization and Transmission

The Advanced Energy Security Program is designed to increase the functional preservation of electric grid operations or natural gas and oil operations in the face of threats and hazards.


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) intends to release the Advancing U.S. Thin-Film Solar Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) of up to $36 million for research, development, and demonstration projects on two major thin-film photovoltaic (PV) technologies: metal halide perovskite PV and cadmium telluride (CdTe) PV. This FOA will promote American leadership in thin-film PV technology, and the domestic manufacture of thin-film PV modules. This FOA will also support SETO in meeting Congressional direction provided in fiscal year 2023 to spend no less than $25 million each to support the advancement of both perovskite PV and CdTe PV technologies ($50 million in total). The FOA is expected to be released in September 2023 and is expected to be restricted to for-profit lead applicants.

Advancing U.S. Thin-Film Solar Photovoltaics DOE (SETO) Solar

The FOA will fund projects on industrial perovskite PV research and development to enable future commercialization. Projects should reach or accelerate the attainment of specific thresholds of efficiency, long-term reliability, manufacturability, and economic viability aligned with targets identified in a prior SETO Request for Information.

All Hazards Energy Resilience DOE Grid Modernization and Transmission

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to advance tools and technologies specifically designed to reduce risks to energy delivery infrastructure from all hazards including cybersecurity, physical security, and climate effects. This effort will lead to next generation tools and technologies not available today that will become widely adopted throughout the energy sector to reduce an incident disruption to energy delivery.

American-Made Data-Driven Distributed (3D) Solar Visibility Prize DOE (EERE) Solar

The American-Made Data-Driven Distributed (3D) Solar Visibility Prize is a $175,000 prize designed to incentivize innovators to develop models and algorithms that can provide accurate and real-time information about distributed solar generation in electric power distribution networks. Competitors in the 3D Solar Visibility Prize will develop a DSSE tool and be provided with measurements to test them. The 3D Solar Visibility Prize will award up to $175,000 to up to five competitors.

Assistance for the Adoption of the Latest and Zero Building DOE (GFO) Building Energy Efficiency

Up to $1 billion for States and units of local government with the authority to adopt building energy codes to adopt and implement the latest building energy codes, zero energy building codes, or equivalent codes or standards.

Atmospheric System Research (ASR) DOE (OoS) Biofuels, Conservation, and Wastewater

The goal of ASR is to quantify the interactions among aerosols, clouds, precipitation, and radiation to improve understanding of key cloud, aerosol, precipitation, and radiation processes that affect the Earth’s radiative balance and hydrological cycle, especially processes that limit the predictive ability of regional and global models. For the most part, ASR investments are based on measurements of radiation, aerosols, clouds, precipitation, thermodynamics, turbulence, and state variables from the ARM user facility. ARM’s continuous observational datasets are supplemented with process models, laboratory studies, and shorter-duration ground-based and airborne field campaigns to target specific atmospheric processes in different atmospheric and climatic regimes and across a range of spatial and temporal scales.

BIL: Request for Information on Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant Comp… DOE (EERE) Building Energy Efficiency

The Department of Energy’s Office of State and Community Energy Programs (“SECP”) is seeking public input regarding the solicitation process and structure of the FOA to add funds to the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Competitive Program (“EECGB”).