Incentive Levels

What does the program fund?

Eligible project costs are the professional services fees charged by the consultant who provides technical assistance to support an energy efficiency project in a tenant space.

Contact commercialprograms@nyserda.ny.gov if you would like to discuss your portfolio with a program specialist.

NYSERDA provides 100% funding for all eligible Projects where the Consultant’s technical assistance fees are equal to or less than $5,000. For projects where the technical assistance fee is greater than $5000 (i.e. $5001 and above), see funding levels below. Progress payments are allowed at NYSERDA’s sole discretion.

1. Opportunity Assessment

Consultant fees for technical assistance NYSERDA funding level (% of eligible fees) NYSERDA funding cap per project Incentive timing
≤ $5,000 100% $5,000 Funding released at final report stage.
> $5,000 50%-100% $150,000 50% funding released at final report stage. 100% funding released if Customer installs ECMs (see program guidance document for more information ) *

2. Planning Assistance

Consultant fees for technical assistance NYSERDA funding level (% of eligible fees) NYSERDA funding cap per project Incentive timing
≤ $5,000 100% $5,000 Funding released at final report stage.
> $5,000 50% $150,000 Funding released at final report stage.

3. Portfolios

  • Eligible for Opportunity Assessments and Planning Assistance (see funding levels above)
  • Eligible for Other Projects funding (see funding levels below)
  • Program Specialist support – free
  • Portfolio-level cap: $500,000

4. Other Projects

Consultant fees for technical assistance NYSERDA funding level (% of eligible fees) NYSERDA funding cap per project Incentive timing
≤ $5,000 100% $5,000 Funding released at final report stage.
> $5,000 50% No cap Funding released at final report stage.

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If you have questions or want to learn more, email us at commercialprograms@nyserda.ny.gov or call 212-971-5342 ext. 3638.