Funding & Incentives

There are a number of available programs to help organizations in New York State finance energy efficiency and other green improvements.  Please see below for a summary of contacts and links to current programs that are available to qualifying organizations.

NYS Utility Commercial Energy Efficiency and Rebate ProgramsVisit your utility's website at the links below to learn more about available programs to assist with energy audits,lighting upgrades, demand response, and any other non-residential programs that may apply to your organization.
NYSERDA offers an array of programs (50+) related to energy efficiency, renewable energy, energy storage, transportation/vehicles, financing and more.
*NEW* Clean Heating and Cooling
NYSERDA's HeatSmart campaigns are locally organized community outreach efforts aimed at getting businesses and homes to electrify their heating and cooling. Heat pumps are clean heating and cooling solutions that heat without fossil fuels and include air source heat pumps which exchange heat from the air, and ground source heat pumps which utilize the constant temperatures of the Earth to achieve higher efficiencies than traditional HVAC systems. This efficient heat pump technology makes it possible for businesses to keep employees comfortable year-round, save energy, increase property value, and reduce their carbon footprint. Rebates of up to $5 million per building are available for commercial, industrial, and multi-family buildings through the State’s Clean Energy Action Plan. Contact your local HeatSmart campaign organizer to find out more. 

Renewable Energy

Solarize campaigns are locally organized community outreach efforts aimed at getting a group of homes and businesses in one area to go solar. When groups of businesses learn about solar and the installation together, the result is an easier process and better pricing. NYSERDA offers technical assistance, marketing materials, and other support for Solarize campaigns.

Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency
DSIRE is the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewable energy and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University and is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.


Energize NY FinanceThe Energy Improvement Corporation (EIC) is a NYS nonprofit local development corporation that offers the Energize NY Finance Program to provide attractive financing for property improvements that lower energy consumption. Energize NY Finance provides an alternative to traditional loans by offering Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing. Contact for more info: Robert Fischman at or (914) 302-7300.

NY Green Bank
NY Green Bank is a State-sponsored, specialized financial entity working with the private sector to increase investments into New York’s clean energy markets, creating a more efficient, reliable and sustainable energy system.


Empire Clean Cities
Empire Clean Cities (ECC) is a 501(c)(3) environmental nonprofit organization with a mission to ensure clean air for future generations. ECC is also the local designated U.S. Department of Energy supported Clean Cities coalition. ECC works locally in New York City and the Lower Hudson Valley in the transportation sector and is committed to providing citizens and stakeholders with reliable information about clean alternative fuels and green transportation practices. Contact for more info: Joy Gardner: or  212-839-7728.Drive Electric Hudson Valley
Sustainable Hudson Valley is pleased to be collaborating with EV Connect to defray costs for electric vehicle charging infrastructure for up to $8,000 per dual-port station.  Municipal facilities, school districts, commercial districts, commuter hubs, tourist sites and other locations with high traffic and public exposure are encouraged to contact us.  Eligible expenses include charging hardware, network software, installation, and data reporting.   Funding is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.  For more information contact SHV’s Drive Electric Hudson Valley’s Program Manager Seth Leitman,