On-Farm Energy Efficiency Grant Program

April 02, 2021


Under the County Agricultural Investment Program (CAIP), the Governor's Office of Agricultural Policy (OAP) offers grants for farms that incorporate energy efficiency into their operations. A wide range of energy efficiency technologies are eligible for grants, given they meet the energy savings criteria.* Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. See the OAP homepage for application materials, reporting forms, and program guidelines. New applications and guidelines are available for each calendar year. Customers may also contact the Office of Agricultural Policy about loans in addition to the grant.

Eligible projects include:

  • Upgrades to farm equipment
  • Energy efficient lighting
  • Building Insulation
  • Programmable thermostats and controllers
  • Fans
  • Windows, doors, skylights, roofing
  • Cool Roof systems
  • Tankless, solar, or other efficient water heaters
  • Motors
  • Other equipment specified in the guidelines

Program guidelines can be found here.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Kentucky
Incentive Type: Grant Program
Web Site: https://agpolicy.ky.gov/funds/Pages/program-portal.aspx
Administrator: County Agricultural Development Councils, Governor's Office of Agricultural Policy
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Water Heaters
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Heat recovery
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Building Insulation
  • Windows
  • Siding
  • Roofs
  • Motors
  • Motor VFDs
  • Processing and Manufacturing Equipment
  • Agricultural Equipment
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Other EE
  • LED Lighting
  • Tankless Water Heater
Incentive Amount: Up 50% of cost, not to exceed $10,000 for a single program year
Maximum Incentive: Projects totaling more than $50,000 must provide documentation of funding sources
Equipment Requirements: Improvements to personal residences, non-farm commercial property, and any other non-farm structures are not eligible.
Windows, doors, skylights, roofing, and lighting must be Energy Star rated
Tankless, solar, or water heaters must have thermal efficiency of at least 90%
Tractors or other vehicles/equipment with internal combustion motors are not eligible for funding.
Waste oil or biomass fired boilers, hydronic furnaces, heaters and stoves must be EPA-approved.


This program has 1 incentives
Technologies: Solar Water Heat, Water Heaters, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Furnaces, Boilers, Heat recovery, Programmable Thermostats, Building Insulation, Windows, Siding, Roofs, Motors, Motor VFDs, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Agricultural Equipment, Custom/Others pending approval, Other EE, LED Lighting, Tankless Water Heater
Sectors: Agricultural
Parameters: The incentive is 50.00 %


Name: Bill McCloskey
Organization: Governor's Office of Agricultural Policy
Address: 404 Ann Street
Frankfort KY 40601
Phone: (502) 782-1766
Email: govkyagpolicy@ky.gov

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.