With the Green Movement in full swing lately, I decided to do a little research on grants for green building and renovation. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Building Funding Opportunities page should be the first stop on any search for green funding:
“Numerous sources of funding for green building are available at the national, state and local levels for homeowners, industry, government organizations and nonprofits. We are providing the links on this page to help you find a variety of funding sources including grants, tax-credits, loans, or others.”
The site also covers other topics related to green building, including Components of Green Building, Building Types, Frequently Asked Questions & Additional Resources (which has lots of useful links and is worth a visit on its own).
The second site I would recommend visiting is DSIRE: Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency. While not as pretty or easy to use as the EPA site, it is full of reputable funding opportunities for the environmentalists among us:
“DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.”