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Current Funding Opportunities, PONs, RFPs, and RFQs

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

Technical questions should be directed to the project managers listed. 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.

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Continuous Funding Opportunities

Advanced Clean Energy (ACE) Exploratory Research Funding (PON 3249)

Due Date:  Continuous

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).

Revision Date: 10/6/2016

Contact: Richard Drake
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3258

Clean Energy Communities Program (PON 3298)

Due Date:  Continuous

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.

Contact: Clean Energy Coordinators

Clean Energy Financing Arrangements (RFP 1)

Due Date:  Continuous

NY Green Bank invites private sector capital providers and other clean energy industry participants to propose transactions involving NY Green Bank that facilitate the financing of clean energy projects in New York State, consistent with its mandate, mission and priorities in addressing financing market gaps and barriers.

Revision Date: 3/31/2017

Contact: NY Green Bank

Construction & Back-Leveraged Financing for Ground-Mounted Solar (RFP 7)

Due Date:  Continuous

NY Green Bank’s RFP 7 is targeted at developers of photovoltaic (“PV”) solar projects selling to commercial, industrial and other institutional organizations (“C&I”) in New York State which plan to utilize third-party tax equity and seek back-leveraged financing for projects that: (1) generate revenue by selling net metering credits to C&I power users under applicable laws, regulations or administrative proceedings; (2) use Tier-1 Technology; (3) are in the advanced stage of development; and (4) are ground-mounted, canopy-mounted and non-residential rooftop PV solar projects.

Contact: NY Green Bank

Demonstrating Distributed Energy Storage for ‘Stacking’ Customer and Grid Values (PON 3541)

Due Date:  Continuous

NYSERDA is seeking field demonstration projects of commercial distributed energy storage systems that leverage the flexibility of energy storage to ‘stack’ two or more value streams by performing multiple functions for retail electric customers, distributed generation, utilities and the New York State Independent System Operator (NYISO).

Revision Date: 5/31/2017

Contact: Anthony Abate
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3522

Contact: Ben Falber
(212) 971-5342, Ext. 3050

Contact: Jason Doling
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3558

Drive Clean Rebate (3405)

Due Date:  Continuous

The Drive Clean Rebate offers New York State residents a point-of-sale rebate of up to $2,000 towards the purchase or lease of a new electric car. Eligible vehicles include all-electric cars, plug-in hybrid electric cars, and fuel cell electric cars. Rebates are provided directly by car dealers and are taken off the purchase or lease price of the car. Car buyers do not have to apply, they simply make sure that their car dealer includes the rebate amount in their purchase. Information about the program, including a list of eligible vehicles and participating car dealers, can be found at NYS car dealers can sign up to participate at

Contact: Patrick Bolton
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3322

Efficiency & Renewables Financing Arrangements: Building & Property Owners (RFP 8)

Due Date:  Continuous

NY Green Bank’s RFP 8 is targeted at commercial and multi-family building owners, relevant lenders and investors, and clean energy contractors/service providers focused on such properties, who seek to finance the purchase of energy efficiency and/or renewable energy assets.

Contact: NY Green Bank

External Technical Review Assistance (RFQL 3323)

Due Date:  Continuous

NYSERDA seeks highly qualified external technical reviewers and advisors to review proposals submitted to NYSERDA’s various funding opportunities and to provide due diligence analysis and expertise for ongoing projects to help NYSERDA advance innovative energy solutions within four strategic focus areas: advanced buildings, transportation, renewable energy, and smart grids.

Contact: Richard Drake
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3258

FlexTech Consultant Statewide Services (RFP 3628)

Due Date:  Continuous

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) requests proposals from firms interested in becoming FlexTech Consultants. FlexTech Consultants provide objective customized technical services to inform clean energy management and investment decisions. FlexTech Consultants may also be selected to provide support directly to NYSERDA on a variety of initiatives, pilots and alternative approaches to identifying opportunities for implementation of clean energy and energy efficiency technologies. FlexTech Consultants must demonstrate experience and a thorough understanding of clean energy services delivery to commercial and industrial customers in New York State. The credibility of FlexTech Consultants and the quality of technical services they deliver are essential to NYSERDA’s success.

Contact: Sophie Cardona
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3590

Fuel NY Portable Emergency Generator Program (PON 2924)

Due Date:  Continuous

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).

Contact: Fuel NY Portable Emergency Generator Program
(855) 323-3030

Ground Source Heat Pump Rebate (PON 3620)

Due Date:  Continuous

Ground Source Heat Pump Rebate – NYSERDA has made $15 million available to support the installation of ground source heat pump systems at residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial buildings. Funding is available only to eligible designers and installers of ground source heat pump systems that have been approved by NYSERDA.

Revision Date: 6/28/2017

Contact: Ground Source Heat Pump Rebate

Contact: Scott Smith
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3344

Multifamily Building Solutions Network (PON 3280)

Due Date:  Continuous

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.

Contact: Multifamily Programs
(212) 971-5342, Ext. 3019

New Construction and Codes Partner Services (RFP 3036)

Due Date:  Continuous

NYSERDA seeks firms interested in assisting NYSERDA with delivering design and technical assistance, high quality energy modeling and analysis, and quality assurance services to significantly increase the performance of buildings and their energy systems to reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions. Partners will deliver these services to building owners, developers and leaseholders involved in new construction or substantial renovation projects in the commercial, multifamily and/or low-rise residential sectors.

Revision Date: 11/9/2016

Contact: Marilyn Dare
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3348

The New York Truck-Voucher Incentive Program (NYT-VIP)

Due Date:  Continuous

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 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.

Contact: Patrick Bolton
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3322

Program Opportunity Notices (PON)

Affordable Solar Predevelopment and Technical Assistance (PON 3414)

Due Date:  8/31/2018

Affordable Solar Predevelopment and Technical Assistance will provide up to a total of $3,600,000 to address barriers to solar installations serving low-to-moderate income (LMI) households living in rental housing, multifamily buildings, or other households not served by traditional onsite residential solar.

Revision Date: 3/10/2017

Contact: Affordable Solar

CHP Program (PON 2568)

Due Date:  12/31/2018

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.

Revision Date: 2/16/2017

Contact: Paul Vainauskas
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3554

Clean Energy Incubators (PON 3413)

Due Date:  12/1/2016 (Round 1);  10/25/2017 (Round 2)

This New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Program Opportunity Notice (PON) 3413, Clean Energy Incubators, seeks proposals to catalyze the continued development and growth of a vibrant, self-sustaining clean energy innovation ecosystem in New York State through the support of clean energy business incubators.

Contact: Nicholas Querques
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3086

Commercial Tenant Program (PON 3308)

Due Date:  7/31/2019

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.

Contact: Sophie Cardona
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3590

FlexTech Program (PON 1746)

Due Date:  12/31/2019

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. Additionally, cost-shared on-site combined heat and power (CHP) feasibility studies for eligible customers. As well as providing 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.

Revision Date: 7/21/2017

Contact: FlexTech Team

Industrial and Process Efficiency Program (PON 2456)

Due Date:  12/29/2017

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.

Revision Date: 2/1/2016

Contact: Wendy MacPherson
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3553

Contact: Stacey Sabo
(716) 842-1522, Ext. 3037

Low-rise Residential New Construction (PON 2309)

Due Date:  12/29/2017

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.

Contact: Patrick Fitzgerald
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3385

Manufacturing Corps (M-Corps) Pilot Program (PON 3582)

Due Date:  9/14/2017

Manufacturing Corps (M-Corps) Initiative seeks proposals to establish partnerships in New York State focused on overcoming the challenges of product manufacturing for clean technology startup companies

Contact: Tech to Market Team
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3285

Multifamily New Construction Program (PON 3319)

Due Date:  12/29/2017

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.

NextGen HVAC Technology Challenges (3519)

Due Date:  8/3/2017

The NextGen HVAC Program supports the development of energy efficient building technologies and new business models for New York’s building industry. This funding opportunity focuses on cutting edge HVAC systems including new renewable heating and cooling systems and the integration of advanced controls.

Revision Date: 7/7/2017

Contact: Robert Carver
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3242

Contact: Michael Genovese
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3103

NY-Sun Commercial / Industrial Incentive Program (PON 3082)

Due Date:  12/29/2023

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 Commercial/Industrial (>200 kW) Program has been allocated as part of the Clean Energy Fund with additional funding made available through the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) for New York State (NYS) electricity customers and the Order Authorizing the Clean Energy Fund Framework, dated January 21, 2016. Incentives will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through December 29, 2023, or until funds are fully committed, whichever comes first. Incentives available are subject to change.

Revision Date: 3/1/2017


NY-Sun Financial Incentives (PON 2112)

Due Date:  12/29/2023

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) provides cash incentives and/or financing for the installation by Contractors/Builders of new grid-connected Electric Photovoltaic (PV) systems that are 25kW or less for residential sites in all regions, 200 kW or less for small commercial sites in ConEd and Upstate regions, and 500 kW or less for small commercial sites in PSEG Long Island region.

Revision Date: 4/13/2017

Contact: Leslie Polsinello
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3473

Real Time Energy Management (RTEM) (PON 3309)

Due Date:  6/30/2021

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.

Revision Date: 12/28/2016

Contact: Joshua Clyburn

Renewable Heat NY Biomass Boiler Program (PON 3010)

Due Date:  12/31/2018

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.

Revision Date: 8/7/2015

Contact: Ryan Moore
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3267

REV Campus Challenge Technical Assistance for Roadmaps (PON 3438)

Due Date:  7/31/2017

The REV Campus Challenge Technical Assistance for Roadmaps (the “Program”) supports REV Campus Challenge members by enabling them to hire a third party energy consultant to aid in the evaluation of existing energy-related conditions on campus and establish a plan for managing changing campus energy needs (“Roadmap”).

Contact: Lindsay Holle
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3051

Rev1 - New Construction Program (PON 1601)

Due Date:  12/29/2017

$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.

Revision Date: 1/9/2017

Contact: E. Stephen Finkle
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3505

Small Wind Turbine Incentive Program (PON 2439)

Due Date:  12/31/2018

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.

Revision Date: 3/27/2017

Contact: Mark Mayhew
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3319

Streamlined Permitting Grants (PON 3106)

Due Date:  7/28/2017 (Round Category 1);  3/31/2016 (Round Category 2);  7/31/2015 (Round Category 3)

Funding is available for communities to adopt streamlined permitting processes or other ordinances for solar electric systems and electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE).

Revision Date: 7/14/2017
Revision Notes: Funding for the Streamlined Permitting solicitation will no longer be available after July 28th, 2017.

Contact: CGC Team

Request for Information (RFI)

CHP Program – CHP System Pre-Qualification (RFI 2568)

Due Date:  11/30/2018

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).

Contact: Paul Vainauskas
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3554

Request for Proposals (RFP)

Indian Point Task Force Consultation Services (RFP 3640)

Due Date:  7/24/2017

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) seeks assistance from qualified individuals or firms to assist the Indian Point Task Force, through NYSERDA, to provide a report and other consultation services in furtherance of the Task Force’s mission.

Revision Date: 7/14/2017

Contact: Alyse Peterson
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3274

REVitalize (3584)

Due Date:  9/11/2017

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) commits the State to creating a cleaner, more resilient, and affordable energy system for all New Yorkers. With a focus on engaging all New Yorkers in REV, NYSERDA has launched REVitalize. REVitalize helps community-based organizations plan for, develop, and implement clean energy projects for the areas they serve. These community-scale clean energy projects can include community solar, district geothermal or biomass, microgrid, and aggregated energy efficiency and weatherization, among other types of projects.

Contact: Lori Clark
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3202

Request for Quotes (RFQ)

Real Time Energy Management Qualified Vendor (RFQ 3164)

Due Date:  1/4/2021

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).

Contact: Joshua Clyburn