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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 New Construction and Codes Partner Services

Revised 11/9/2016

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.

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)

Revised 10/6/16

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 Financial Incentives

Revised 9/8/2016

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) provides cash incentives/and or financing for the installation by 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/and or financing Program (“Program”) has been allocated by the New York State Renewable Portfolio Standard and Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and the Order Authorizing Funding and Implementation of the Solar Photovoltaic MW Block Programs, dated April 24th, 2014.

PVForms@nyserda.ny.gov

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 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
12/15/2016
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)

Revised 10/7/2016

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.
PON 3334 On-site Energy Manager


Revised 11/29/2016

This New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Program Opportunity Notice (PON) 3334 seeks applications from Industrial facilities interested in participating in the On-site Energy Manager Pilot (the “Pilot”) to demonstrate how a dedicated On-site Energy Manager can improve a company’s profitability by delivering energy, process, and operational improvements. As part of the Pilot, NYSERDA will provide cost share of up to 75% of contracted On-site Energy Manager fees for up to 15 Industrial sites.

Stacey Sabo
716-842-1522
Ext. 3037
01/31/2017
PON 3397 Electric Power Transmission and Distribution (EPTD) High Performing Grid Program

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announces the availability of up to $10 million in funds to support research and engineering studies, product development and demonstration projects that improve the resiliency, reliability, efficiency, quality, and overall performance of the electric power delivery system in New York State.

John Love
518-862-1090
Ext. 3317

Michael Razanousky
518-862-1090
Ext. 3245

Round 1:
January 11, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Round 2:
June 28, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time


06/28/2017
PON 3411 Industrial Strategic Energy Management: Pilot Solicitation

This New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Program Opportunity Notice (PON) 3411 seeks applications from Industrial facilities that are interested in participating in a fully-funded, year-long Strategic Energy Management (“SEM”) pilot (the “Pilot”). By participating in the Pilot, the industrial facility will gain access to training, coaching, and peer-to-peer knowledge sharing to continuously enhance energy efficiency at their facilities.

Katie Dooley
518-862-1090
Ext. 3475
01/31/2017
PON 3413 Clean Energy Incubators

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.

Nicholas Querques
518-862-1090
Ext. 3086
Round 1
12/1/2016

Round 2
10/25/2017
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
RFI 3396 MetOcean Campaign for the Proposed New York Wind Energy Area

The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to gather feedback from offshore wind energy developers, consultants, financiers, scientists, regulators and other stakeholders on the draft MetOcean Plan developed by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

Greg Lampman
518-862-1090
Ext. 3372
12/15/2016
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
TITLE DESCRIPTION CONTACT NAME DUE DATE
RFP 3352 Industrial Strategic Energy Management: Implementation Contractor (Energy Coach)

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) requests proposals from contractors interested in providing program support services for the upcoming Industrial Strategic Energy Management (SEM) Pilot, including cohort training and market dissemination activities. NYSERDA is requesting proposals from contractors to serve as an Energy Coach for the three years of the Pilot to develop SEM training materials, guide participants through the SEM process and monthly cohort sessions, and provide technical support to assist participants in achieving key SEM milestones. NYSERDA anticipates awarding one contract through this RFP, although multiple awards may be made. Katie Dooley
518-862-1090
Ext. 3475
12/19/2016
RFP 3407 Reducing Distributed Energy Storage Soft Costs

This New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Request for Proposals (RFP) 3407 seeks technical assistance contractors with the insight and capabilities to work with NYSERDA on assimilating distributed energy storage into mainstream consciousness as a viable peak load reduction measure and grid asset.

Jason Doling
518-862-1090
Ext. 3558
12/12/2016
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
RFQL 3323 External Technical Review Assistance

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.

Richard Drake
518-862-1090
Ext. 3258
07/16/2018