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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
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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: 10/23/2017


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


Air-Source Heat Pump Program (PON 3653)

Due Date:  Continuous

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has made up to $10.95 million available to support the installation of air-source heat pump (ASHP) systems in residential sites to include single-family and multifamily buildings. Funding is available only to ASHP installers that have been approved by NYSERDA and have installed program-qualified ASHP systems.



CHP Program (PON 2568)

Due Date:  Continuous

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 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.

Revision Date: 8/2/2017


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

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


Drive Clean Rebate (PON 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 https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/Drive-Clean-Rebate.rn NYS car dealers can sign up to participate at https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/All-Programs/Programs/Drive-Clean-Rebate/Dealers.


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


Flexible Energy Technical Analysis (RFQL 3685)

Due Date:  Continuous

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is issuing this solicitation to establish a pool of consulting firms qualified to provide the NYSERDA Energy and Environmental Analysis Department (EEA) with diverse technical, energy, economic, and environmental analytical capacity that can also provide support services on short notice. EA receives requests to provide research, analytic and modeling support on a range of topics, often with constrained time horizons. Access to the pool of consultants with wide-ranging high quality technical expertise established through this solicitation will augment and enhance staff expertise when called upon to undertake individual, discrete projects with firm timelines. In addition, these retained resources will also be available for all Programs throughout NYSERDA, providing technical expertise when such services are needed.

Revision Date: 10/30/2017


Contact: Anna Gifford
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3085

Contact: Frank Ciampa
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3087


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.

Revision Date: 8/25/2017


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


FlexTech Program (PON 1746)

Due Date:  Continuous

The NYSERDA Flexible Technical Assistance (FlexTech) Program provides credible, objective information, and site-specific targeted technical assistance and analysis to help customers make informed clean energy investment decisions that result in the implementation of clean energy technologies. Eligible entities and service providers are encouraged to apply for cost-shared support of site-specific technical assistance. The two main components of the Program include: Cost-shared energy efficiency technical analyses and strategic energy management assistance to existing facilities. Cost-shared on-site combined heat and power (CHP) feasibility studies for eligible customers.

Revision Date: 7/21/2017


Contact: FlexTech Team


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


Multifamily New Construction Program (PON 3716)

Due Date:  Continuous

The Multifamily New Construction Program offers technical support and incentives to developers of multifamily high rise new construction and gut rehabilitation projects. The multi-tiered incentive structure is intended to promote increased levels of performance, up to and inclusive of net zero energy performance.


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

Contact: Zachary Zill
(212) 971-5342, Ext. 3092


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


On-site Energy Manager Pilot (PON 3701)

Due Date:  Continuous

PON 3701 seeks applications from facilities interested in participating in the On-site Energy Manager Pilot to demonstrate how a dedicated On-site Energy Manager can improve a company’s profitability by delivering energy, process, and operational improvements.


Contact: OnSiteEnergyManager@nyserda.ny.gov


Real Time Energy Management (RTEM) (PON 3689)

Due Date:  Continuous

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 3691 Real Time Energy Management Qualified Vendor, launched in November 2017. Applicants must be qualified as a NYSERDA RTEM Qualified Vendor to apply to this Program.


Contact: Michael Reed


Real Time Energy Management (RTEM) Qualified Vendor (RFQ 3691)

Due Date:  Continuous

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: Michael Reed


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 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.


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


Workforce Training: Building Operations & Maintenance (PON 3715)

Due Date:  Continuous

NYSERDA’s Building Operations and Maintenance Workforce Development and Training Program seeks to reduce energy use, associated carbon emissions, and building operations costs by enhancing the skills of operations and maintenance staff and managers across the State. The Program provides employers and building owners with support to implement workforce development and training projects that create the talent development strategy, corporate culture, on-site training framework, and training tools needed to support building operations and maintenance workers beyond classroom training.

Revision Date: 11/3/2017


Contact: Debora Moran
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3488

Contact: Adele Ferranti
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3206

Contact: Nancy Marucci
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3335

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


Clean Energy Incubators (PON 3413)

Due Date:  12/1/2016 (Round 1);  11/29/2017 (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.

Revision Date: 10/24/2017


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


Clean Heating and Cooling Communities (PON 3723)

Due Date:  1/17/2018

Support for communities to increase awareness of CH&C technologies, reduce installed costs, and jump-start the market for these technologies by implementing multi-year, community-based campaigns.


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

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

Contact: Nancy Marruci
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3335


Commercial Tenant Program (PON 3308)

Due Date:  7/31/2019

The goal of NYSERDA’s Commercial Tenant Program is to integrate energy efficiency in commercial tenant office spaces. This program is open to all commercial office tenants at any stage of leasing and to those who wish to improve the office space they currently occupy. The program encourages tenants, landlords, and their consultants to work collaboratively to enhance the overall energy and environmental performance of commercial office buildings in New York State. The program provides funding to reduce the costs for tenants and landlords to obtain an actionable list of energy efficiency measures and a corresponding financial analysis, and offers to cost-share up to 100% of the expenses associated with conducting the energy analysis necessary to optimize tenant office spaces.

Revision Date: 7/26/2017


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


Energy Storage - Product Development (PON 3585)

Due Date:  7/20/2017 (Round 1);  11/2/2017 (Round 2);  2/8/2018 (Round 3);  4/12/2018 (Round 4)

This solicitation is focused on advancing, developing and field testing those storage technologies that will address cost, performance and integration challenges in NY State. Only innovative storage technologies which are yet to be commercialized will be considered in this PON. NYSERDA also has an additional funding opportunity through PON 3541, Demonstrating Distributed Energy Storage for Stacking” Customer and Grid Values, which focuses on NY specific demonstrations of commercially available energy storage products. Concept papers and proposals will be evaluated in select categories and scored on criteria listed in this solicitation. Full proposals will be reviewed by a scoring committee consisting of both internal NYSERDA staff and outside experts. All proposals will be evaluated per the quality and level of detail provided and must include substantive documentation addressing all evaluation criteria items.

Revision Date: 10/31/2017


Contact: Gregory Pedrick
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3378


Industrial and Process Efficiency Program (PON 2456)

Due Date:  12/31/2019

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: 11/3/2017


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

Contact: Megan Fisher
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3627


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


NextGen HVAC Technology Challenges (3519)

Due Date:  8/3/2017 (Round 1);  4/26/2018 (Round 2);  1/10/2019 (Round 3);  8/29/2019 (Round 4)

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: 10/20/2017


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

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


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


Contact: Commercial.IndustrialPV@nyserda.ny.gov


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


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:  12/29/2018

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”).

Revision Date: 11/17/2017


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

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)


REV Campus Challenge – Energy to Lead Competition 2017 (RFP 3675)

Due Date:  1/29/2018

NYSERDA will award up to $3 million, ranging from $250,000 to $1,000,000 per award, to the institutions with the leading solutions for implementing replicable clean energy projects that significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


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


Technical Assistance and Tools for Clean Heating and Cooling Communities (RFP 3751)

Due Date:  1/10/2018

Technical Assistance and Tools for communities who will increase awareness of CH&C technologies, reduce installed costs, and jump-start the market for clean heating and cooling technologies by implementing multi-year, community-based campaigns.


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

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

Contact: Nancy Marucci
(518) 862-1090, Ext. 3335