U.S. Virgin Islands - Discretionary Grant Program

December 01, 2011


NOTE: As of December 1, 2011, this program is no longer accepting applications. It is closed for the remainder of 2011. This program is not scheduled for renewal in 2012. This information is for reference only.

The Discretionary Grant Program, administered by the Virgin Islands Energy Office is designed to assist community groups and civic organizations with not-for-profit status, to successfully implement energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Grants of up to $50,000 are available to help increase the energy efficiency of existing buildings. New construction projects are ineligible for this grant. Grant awardees are required to provide at least 5 percent of the grant amount requested in the form of either in-kind or cash cost-share. Projects to receive funding will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Job Creation and/or Retention
  • Energy Savings
  • Innovation
  • Community Benefit/Collaboration
  • Willingness to share with public through outreach/education
  • Maintenance Plan
  • Financial Sources/Accountability

The Discretionary Grant Program also provides funding for energy education outreach, solar outdoor lighting, and energy education mini-grants. The grant has been increased with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and additional reporting requirements will apply. See the program application for more information. Additional information is available on the Virgin Islands Energy Office web site (look under "grants").

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Virgin Islands
Incentive Type: Grant Program
Web Site: http://www.vienergy.org/index.html
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Lighting
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Windows
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Wind (Small)
Maximum Incentive: $50,000
Installation Requirements: Grants are only available for retrofit projects, not new construction


Name: Melissa Carter
Organization: Program Specialist - Virgin Islands Energy Of
Address: #2 Estate Carlton | Suite 3
Frederiksted VI 00840
Phone: (+34) 071-3843
Email: melissa.carter@eo.vi.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.