Agriculture Energy Efficiency Program

October 24, 2005


In April of 2003, the Science, Technology and Energy (STE) Division of the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs established the Agriculture Energy Efficiency Program to assist the agriculture industry in reducing energy costs and increasing production by providing education and financial assistance for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. State and local government entities, non-profits and college and universities are eligible for funding for projects that must support actual demonstration of technologies that are commercially available, not for research and development. In addition, projects must have a strong outreach component; applicants must explain how they intend to reach the target audience and potential benefit to Alabama producers should be addressed. The most recent request for proposals for grant funding closed June 15, 2005. It is anticipated that this RFP will be released again in 2007.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Alabama
Incentive Type: Grant Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Agricultural Equipment
Incentive Amount: Varies by program allocation
Maximum Incentive: $50,000


Name: Kathy Hornsby
Organization: Alabama Department of Economic and Community
Address: P.O. Box 5690
Montgomery AL 36103-5690
Phone: (334) 242-5292

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.