Enterprise Energy Fund Grants

December 14, 2012


Note: This program is fully subscribed and currently is not accepting applications. Check with the program administrator regarding the possibility of future program funding.

The New Hampshire Community Loan Fund and the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) initiated the Enterprise Energy Fund in 2010. This revolving loan program, supported by State Energy Program (SEP) funds and the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), is designed to help businesses and non-profits in the state make energy improvements to their buildings. Many improvements are eligible for funding, including energy audits, whole-building improvements, equipment and appliance upgrades, lighting upgrades, heating and cooling upgrades, solar-thermal systems, and renewable energy installations, among others. The CDFA and Community Loan Fund will work with organizations to try to make the cost of financing less than the energy savings. 

Funding, when available, is awarded to qualified applicants on a first-come, first-served basis. Project applications are evaluated on several criteria, including the financial stability of the business or non-profit, the age of the building for which the project is proposed, and the current energy efficiency of the building (based on an energy audit). In addition, the Enterprise Energy Fund seeks to include a wide range of business types (i.e., small and large) and promote geographic diversity

While primarily a revolving loan program, the Enterprise Energy Fund provides a limited amount of funding for grants. Grants are typically used to lower costs for non-profits that provide "essential services," and to support eligible commercial entities that invest in renewable energy systems to lower the payback period.


Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: New Hampshire
Incentive Type: Grant Program
Web Site: http://www.nhcdfa.org/energy-efficiency/for-businesses
Administrator: New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority
Start Date: 03/2010
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Solar Space Heat
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Biomass
  • Combined Heat & Power
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Equipment Insulation
  • Water Heaters
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Chillers
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Heat recovery
  • Steam-system upgrades
  • Compressed air
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
  • Caulking/Weather-stripping
  • Duct/Air sealing
  • Building Insulation
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Siding
  • Roofs
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Other EE
  • Yes; specific technologies not identified
  • Wind (Small)
  • Food Service Equipment
  • Other Distributed Generation Technologies
  • Personal Computing Equipment
  • Data Center Equipment
  • Reflective Roofs
  • Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
Incentive Amount: Not specified
Maximum Incentive: Not specified


Name: Joe Harrison
Organization: New Hampshire Community Development Finance A
Address: 14 Dixon Ave, Suite 102
Concord NH 03301
Phone: (603) 717-9123
Email: jharrison@nhcdfa.org

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.