Village Energy Efficiency Program

December 17, 2015


The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) provides funding for energy efficiency improvements in small communities through the Village Energy Efficiency Program (VEEP). Communities with a population no greater than 8,000 residents are eligible to apply for grants to reduce energy use and costs in public buildings and infrastructure. Grant recipients may choose to identify energy needs and administer the grant themselves, or request the assistance of a State-provided energy professional to assess and implement conservation measures. Municipalities, cities, school districts, unincorporated villages, Native regional and village corporations, 501(c)3 tribal consortiums, regional housing authorities, and traditional councils are eligible to apply. 

The amount of funding a community may receive is dependent upon the size of the community. For the most recent solicitation in 2013, funding amounts based on population were:

  • 100 or fewer people may receive up to $100,000
  • 101 to 200 people may receive up to $150,000
  • 201 to 500 people may receive up to $200,000
  • 501 to 1,000 people may receive up to $300,000
  • 1,000 or more people may receive up to $400,000.

AEA will announce solicitations for VEEP funding, with application instructions and guidelines. The FY 2014 application period closed in the fall of 2013, with seven communities awarded a total of approximately $1.4 million. 

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Alaska
Incentive Type: Grant Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Alaska Energy Authority
Start Date: 2005
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Water Heaters
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Heat pumps
  • Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
  • Caulking/Weather-stripping
  • Building Insulation
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Motors
  • Other EE


Name: AS 44.83.080
Date Enacted: 1976
Name: 3 AAC 108.400 - 3 AAC 108.499
Effective Date: 06/30/2013

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.