Below is a list of energy-related resources and deadlines. Please check this page regularly for updates.

Upcoming Deadlines:

USDA REAP Grant, October 31, 2017 – get an energy audit this summer!

Resource Information:

USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Grants
USDA has funding nation-wide to support energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements like LED lighting, HVAC upgrades, new equipment, solar and more for small businesses and farms:
  • 25% reimbursement
  • Up to $250,000 for energy efficiency and $500,000 for renewable energy
  • Deadline March 31, 2017 – all project sizes
  • Deadline October 31, 2017 – small projects (total project costs under $80,000)
  • Requires pre-approval
  • Projects with total costs over $50,000 require an energy audit. Get started.
  • Guaranteed loans also available

West Virginia & southwestern Virginia:

Appalachian Power Company (AEP) Commercial & Industrial Programs

West Virginia & western Maryland:
FirstEnergy Lighting for Business Incentive Program 
  • Requires pre-approval
  • NCIF is trained to use the required program application tool

Maryland Energy Administration Grants

Please direct all inquiries to Hannah Vargason, NCIF’s Energy Project Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 304-870-2238.