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Environmental Grants & Loans

Use the links below to help find financial resources to pay for energy efficient upgrades to your facilities, to finance your business’s innovative environmental products and technologies and to support your environmentally friendly business. 

Grants.gov

Search grants.gov by category to see grant applications related to energy, environmental topics, natural resources, transportation, science and technology, agriculture and disaster prevention and relief. The Partnership for Sustainable Communities grants site can also help you identify relevant grants on grants.gov.

Department of Energy Grants and Loans

The Department of Energy provides many funding opportunities, including:

Environmental Protection Agency Grants

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has several grant programs, many of which are listed on this site. In addition, links to several specific programs are provided below:

National Science Foundation (NSF) Grants

Small Business Innovation Grants

A few federal programs provide grants to small firms engaged in scientific research and development (R&D). The federal government's SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) and STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) programs award a specific percentage of federal R&D funds to qualified small businesses. SBIR/STTR programs encourage small firms to undertake scientific research that helps meet federal R&D objectives, and have high potential for commercialization if successful.

The following federal agencies award SBIR/STTR grants:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Programs

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