Current Funding Opportunities, PONs, RFPs, and RFQs

If you are a homeowner or renter looking for financial incentives, see the Your Home page. The Funding Opportunities below are targeted towards businesses and researchers.

Technical questions should be directed to the appropriate project managers. The main NYSERDA phone number is toll-free 1-866-NYSERDA or local 518-862-1090 extensions and e-mail addresses for the project managers are listed below.

CONTINUOUS FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
TITLE DESCRIPTION CONTACT NAME DUE DATE
PON 2924 Fuel NY Portable Emergency Generator Program

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is seeking applications from eligible retail motor fuel outlets (Stations) for the Fuel NY Portable Emergency Generator Program (Program). Program eligibility is limited to Stations in the downstate region affected by Section 192-h of the New York State (NYS) Agriculture and Markets Law, Alternate Generated Power Source at Retail Gasoline Outlets. Through the Program, NYSERDA may provide participating Stations with portable emergency generators and associated services during a declared energy or fuel supply emergency (Declared Emergency).

Continuous
PON 3280 Multifamily Building Solutions Network

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is seeking applications from seasoned experts in building science and energy efficiency that perform energy use analyses, building performance assessments, whole building software modeling, work scope development, design document review, installation verification, and oversight of project progress. NYSERDA will qualify and approve applicants to the Network to serve multifamily building owners, managers, and developers. Approved Providers have demonstrated their ability to provide multifamily building performance services by meeting and have met the requirements of this Application. Some components of the NYSERDA Multifamily Performance Program (MPP) require participants to work with a Provider. MPP provides incentives to building owners to help pay for multifamily retrofit projects to improve the energy efficiency of a property.

Multifamily Programs
212-971-5342
Ext. 3019
Continuous
RFP 1 Clean Energy Financing Arrangements

Revised 7/2014

NY Green Bank invites private sector capital providers and other clean energy industry participants to propose partnership arrangements with NY Green Bank that would facilitate the financing of clean energy projects (including energy generation and energy savings projects) in the State of New York.

NY Green Bank

Continuous
RFP 3036 Energy Modeling Partners Application to Provide New Construction Technical Support

Revised 6/17/2016

NYSERDA seeks firms interested in assisting NYSERDA with delivering technical support services to increase the performance of buildings and their energy systems to reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions. Energy Modeling Partners will deliver technical services on new construction projects to building owners, developers and leaseholders.

Marilyn Dare
518-862-1090
Ext. 3348
Continuous
The New York Truck-Voucher Incentive Program (NYT-VIP)

The New York Truck-Voucher Incentive Program (NYT-VIP) is a streamlined program combining funding from three different sources and is designed to continue to expand the use of Diesel Emissions Control Device (DECD) equipment, compressed natural gas (CNG), battery electric hybrid, and fully battery electric medium- and heavy-duty trucks which reduce harmful emissions and the State’s dependence on foreign petroleum. The program is web based at https://truck-vip.ny.gov/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. and provides incentives to dealerships that sell program eligible trucks and diesel emission control equipment. Patrick Bolton
518-862-1090
Ext. 3322
Continuous
PROGRAM OPPORTUNITY NOTICES
TITLE DESCRIPTION CONTACT NAME DUE DATE
Advanced Clean Energy (ACE) Exploratory Research Funding (PON 3249)

The ACE Program supports applied research in areas that are not supported by other NYSERDA research programs and funding opportunities. This ongoing opportunity also accepts Concept Papers that request a NYSERDA funding commitment for inclusion in a competitive federal opportunity, such as those from the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA-e).

Richard Drake
518-862-1090
Ext. 3258
11/30/2018
PON 1601 Rev1 - New Construction Program

Revised 3/1/16

$19,351,548 is available through PON1601Rev1 to offset a portion of the incremental capital costs to purchase and install energy-efficient equipment in these buildings to reduce energy consumption. Financial support is based on the anticipated building energy efficiency improvements. A Green Building Bonus is offered to encourage applicants to integrate green building practices through either Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) or New York Collaborative for High Performance Schools (NY-CHPS) certification.

E. Stephen Finkle
518-862-1090
Ext. 3505
12/29/2017
PON 1746 - FlexTech Program

Revised 4/2016

FlexTech provides:

  • Cost-shared studies of energy efficiency technical analyses, process improvement analyses, energy master plans, and demand response opportunities of existing facilities for eligible customers
  • Cost-shared on-site combined heat and power (CHP) feasibility studies for eligible customers
  • Service providers an opportunity to become FlexTech Consultants for NYSERDA. FlexTech Consultants receive one-year agreements with NYSERDA to conduct technical analysis requested by eligible customers and NYSERDA.
Sheila Mahoney
518-862-1090
Ext. 3630
12/29/2017
PON 2112 - NY-Sun Solar Electric Incentive Program

Revised 4/2016

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) provides cash incentives for the installation by Eligible Installers/Contractors of new grid-connected Electric Photovoltaic (PV) systems that are 25kW or less for residential, and 200 kW or less for non-residential sites. Funding for the NY-Sun Incentive Program (“Program”) has been allocated by the New York State Renewable Portfolio Standard and Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Incentives will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis, and PV incentive applications will be accepted through December 31, 2023, or until funds are fully committed, whichever comes first. Total Incentives available is subject to change.

Frank Mace
518-862-1090
Ext. 3433
12/29/2023
PON 2309 - Low-rise Residential New Construction


New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Low-rise Residential New Construction Programs (Programs) incorporate the New York ENERGY STAR® Certified Home Program as well as NYSERDA's offer of eligibility for certain gut rehabilitation projects to participate and receive the alternative New York Energy $mart designation. Patrick Fitzgerald
518-862-1090
Ext. 3385
12/29/2017
PON 2439 Small Wind Turbine Incentive Program

NYSERDA announces the availability of approximately $6 million in incentives to encourage the installation of end-use wind energy systems for residential, commercial, institutional or government use.

Mark Mayhew
518-862-1090
Ext. 3319
12/31/2018
PON 2456 Industrial and Process Efficiency Program

Revised Feb 2016
The Industrial and Process Efficiency Program Opportunity Notice (PON) 2456 offers performance-based incentives to manufacturers and data centers that implement cost-effective electric and natural gas efficiency and process improvements. This PON offers Process and Energy Efficiency incentives, as well as Operations and Maintenance Incentives. Stacey Sabo
716-842-1522
Ext. 3037

Wendy MacPherson
518-862-1090
Ext. 3553
12/29/2017
PON 2568 CHP Program

The Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Program provides incentives for the installation of grid-connected CHP systems at customer sites that pay the System Benefits Charge (SBC) on their electric bill.

Edward Kear
518-862-1090
Ext. 3269
12/31/2018
PON 3010 Renewable Heat NY Biomass Boiler Program

Revised 8/7/2015

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) requests applications from qualified Boiler Installers/Contractors to participate in a financial incentive program to install approved pellet boilers and advanced cordwood boilers with thermal storage for eligible residential and commercial customers.

Ryan Moore
518-862-1090
Ext. 3267
12/31/2018
PON 3011 Community Solar NY Round 2

NYSERDA invites local governments, school districts, and other community partners to participate in Community Solar NY, a new effort to make solar easier and more affordable through community-driven initiatives. In 2016, NYSERDA will be supporting community solar projects known as “Solarize” campaigns. These are short term (approximately 6-9 months, including planning and outreach) local efforts to bring together groups of potential solar customers through widespread outreach and education, and help these customers choose a solar installation company that is offering competitive, transparent pricing. NYSERDA will provide marketing materials and technical assistance for qualifying projects, as well as funding for campaign expenses.

Community Solar

11/16/2016
PON 3082 NY-Sun Commercial / Industrial Incentive Program

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) offers performance-based incentives for the installation of new grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) systems greater than 200 kW that offset the use of grid-supplied electricity. PV systems must be sized primarily to serve project load. Funding for the NY-Sun Incentive Program (“Program”) has been allocated by the New York State Renewable Portfolio Standard and Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Incentives will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis, and PV incentive applications will be accepted through December 29, 2023, or until funds are fully committed, whichever comes first. Incentives available are subject to change.

Commercial.IndustrialPV
@nyserda.ny.gov


12/29/2023
PON 3106 CGC Phase II Implementation Grants Round 3

Funding through Cleaner Greener Communities Category 2 will no longer be available after March 31, 2016. Therefore, the CFA will be closed for this component of the program. However, Category 1 will remain open.

A new solicitation is currently being developed to replace Cleaner Greener Communities Category 2. NYSERDA will post a link on the Communities and Local Government page http://www.nyserda.ny.gov/Communities-and-Governments once the solicitation is available.

Through Round 3 of CGC II, NYSERDA is offering competitive grants for the implementation of market-transforming sustainability initiatives and projects that accelerate the adoption of sustainable planning and development practices, are innovative, create multiple community benefits, reduce carbon emissions, leverage public and private resources, and propel NYS toward an environmentally and economically vibrant and resilient future. Funding will support policy and plan development, technical assistance, and implementation of projects and initiatives that have the ability to be inspirational and replicated to expand market adoption and overall impact.

CGC Team

Category 3
7/31/2015

Category 2
9/30/2019

Category 1
09/30/2019
PON 3256 Fuel NY - Permanent Generator Initiative

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is seeking applications for the Permanent Generator Initiative (Initiative). Eligible applicants can apply for a project grant to offset the implementation costs associated with the electrical modifications and installation of permanently affixed generators at the most highly strategic retail gasoline stations (gas stations) in the downstate region.

Mark Decker
518-862-1090
Ext. 3494
09/15/2016
PON 3261 Commercial Implementation Assistance Program

The Commercial Implementation Assistance Program (“Program”) seeks to offer cost-sharing to overcome a financial hurdle to install energy efficiency measures that have hard cost components that result in energy savings and that are not eligible for incentives that are available in the customer’s utility territory.

Peter Hoffman
1-866-NYSERDA
Ext. 3585
12/29/2016
PON 3298 Clean Energy Communities Program

Local governments are critical partners in achieving a new energy vision for New York State. As such, municipal leaders play a critical role in affecting energy choices in their communities, both in terms of government operations, and also across homes, businesses, and community institutions. The Clean Energy Communities Program provides grants, direct technical support to communities, and recognition to local governments that demonstrate leadership in the area of clean energy.

Clean Energy Coordinators

09/30/2019
PON 3308 Commercial Tenant Program

NYSERDA’s Commercial Tenant Program (Program) seeks to achieve significant energy efficiency improvements in commercial tenant office spaces particularly during lease negotiations and space design.

Sophie Cardona
518-862-1090
Ext. 3590
07/31/2019
PON 3309 Real Time Energy Management (RTEM)

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Real Time Energy Management (“RTEM”) Program (the “Program”) seeks to achieve deep energy savings through the collection and analysis of energy usage data from buildings at a system level. To accelerate the adoption of RTEM practices, NYSERDA is offering cost-shared support for integrating RTEM systems and services into existing facilities. This Program works in conjunction with NYSERDA RFQ 3164 Real Time Energy Management Qualified Vendor, launched in April 2016. Applicants must be qualified as a NYSERDA RTEM Qualified Vendor to apply to this Program.

Joshua Clyburn

06/30/2021
PON 3319 Multifamily New Construction Program

MF NCP is designed to support developers serving multifamily high rise new construction and gut rehabilitation projects by providing technical support and guidance. MF NCP requires the Applicant to hire a Multifamily New Construction Partner (Partner) to act as the primary resource for their participation in MF NCP. The incentive structure is multi-tiered, focusing support and incentives toward promotion of higher levels of comprehensive building and energy performance, up to and inclusive of net zero performance.



12/29/2017
or until funds are exhausted.
REQUEST FOR INFORMATION
TITLE DESCRIPTION CONTACT NAME DUE DATE
RFI 2568 CHP Program – CHP System Pre-Qualification

The Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Program provides incentives for the installation of CHP systems through PON 2568, which supports an accelerated procurement process where customers select from a set of pre-approved, pre-engineered CHP modules supplied by approved CHP Vendors (the Catalog Approach) or the more traditional design/build procurement process specifically for larger customers that are not adequately met by the Catalog Approach (the Custom Approach). Edward Kear
518-862-1090
Ext. 3269
11/30/2018
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
TITLE DESCRIPTION CONTACT NAME DUE DATE
RFP 3044 NY Prize Community Grid Competition - Stage 2

NY Prize Stage 2: Detailed Engineering Design and Financial and Business Plan. NYSERDA is accepting proposals for funding to conduct detailed engineering and commercial assessments that evaluate the feasibility of installing/operating a community microgrid at a site within New York State.

Michael Razanousky
518-862-1090
Ext. 3245
10/12/2016
RFP 3174 Property Management Services - Saratoga Technology & Energy Park® (STEP®)

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (“NYSERDA”) requests proposals from firms interested in providing full service, comprehensive professional building management services to maintain and preserve the grounds and building located at 10 Hermes Road, and the common areas of the 280-acre site known as the Saratoga Technology + Energy Park (“STEP”) in Malta, New York.

Kevin L. Hunt
518-862-1090
Ext. 3259
08/30/2016
RFP 3300 Outside Counsel Services

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (“NYSERDA”) invites proposals from law firms interested in providing outside legal services related to a wide array of legal issues, including: commercial real estate matters associated with the Saratoga Technology + Energy Park (STEP); Green Jobs Green New York On-Bill recovery program; energy regulatory matters; human resources matters; program and transactional related financing issues; environmental issues (including New York's State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)); legal and regulatory compliance; intellectual property; federal and state taxation; litigation, whether NYSERDA is a party or third party; government procurement and contracting; insurance, and all matters related to NYSERDA’s ownership of the Western New York Nuclear Service Center at West Valley.

Laura Rowe
518-862-1090
Ext. 3610

Peter Keane
518-862-1090
Ext. 3366
07/27/2017
RFP 3328 DG Integrated Data System Operation and Support

NYSERDA is seeking a qualified vendor to continue the Distributed Generation (DG) – Combined Heat and Power (CHP) performance data collection, analysis, and presentation effort currently being performed by CDH Energy Corp. as represented by NYSERDA’s DG Integrated Data System website chp.nyserda.ny.gov.

Paul Vainauskas
518-862-1090
Ext. 3554
09/20/2016
RFP 3355 Financial Advisor Services

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (“NYSERDA”) seeks proposals from firms interested in providing financial advisor services in connection with its implementation of financing structures across relevant NYSERDA initiatives, including but not limited to NY Green Bank and the Green Jobs – Green New York program.

Jeff Pitkin
518-862-1090
Ext. 3223
09/11/2016
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
TITLE DESCRIPTION CONTACT NAME DUE DATE
RFQ 3164 Real Time Energy Management Qualified Vendor

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is accepting applications from vendors, installers and service providers of Real Time Energy Management (RTEM) to become a RTEM Qualified Vendor. NYSERDA is seeking both RTEM System Providers (installers) and RTEM Energy Management Consultant Providers (monitoring services).

Joshua Clyburn

01/04/2021