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Federal Resources for Green Businesses
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Are you looking for program that provide tax credits or financing for green projects and/or businesses?

Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency

Find information on federal tax credits available to small businesses for making energy efficiency upgrades.

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Financing Energy Efficiency Projects

The following resources provide more information about financing energy efficient projects.

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Environmental Quality Incentives Program

EQIP provides financial & technical assistance to agricultural producers, to address natural resource concerns & deliver environmental benefits such as improved water and air quality.

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Green Building Funding Opportunities

Numerous sources of funding for green building are available at the national, state and local levels for homeowners, industry, government organizations and nonprofits.

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Rural Energy For America Program Grants/Renewable Energy Systems/Energy Efficiency Improvement Program

This program provides financial assistance to agricultural producers & rural small businesses in the US to purchase renewable energy systems; use renewable technologies that reduce energy consumption; and participate in energy audits.

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Bioenergy Program for Advanced Biofuels Payments

This program provides payments to producers to support and expand production of advanced biofuels refined from sources other than corn kernel starch.

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Are you an agricultural firm looking for technical assistance?

Agricultural Management Assistance

This program helps agricultural producers use conservation to manage risk and address natural resource issues through natural resources conservation.

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Environmental Quality Incentives Program

EQIP provides financial & technical assistance to agricultural producers, to address natural resource concerns & deliver environmental benefits such as improved water and air quality.

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Agricultural Water Enhancement Program

This program is a voluntary initiative that provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers to implement agricultural water enhancement activities on agricultural land to improve water quality.

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Conservation Innovation Grants

CIG is a voluntary program to stimulate the development & adoption of innovative conservation approaches & technologies while leveraging Federal investment in environmental and agricultural production.

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EQIP Support for Organic Growers (organic program initiative)

USDA's Natural Resource Conservation Service presents the Support for Organic Growers Initiative, archived.

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Are you looking to build with a focus on energy efficiency and need technical assistance?

Expert Help

Trust an expert service provider to save you money in the long run by ensuring your building operates as intended.

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Commercial Building Design

Follow EPA’s step-by-step guidance to ensure your firm is poised to deliver projects that are designed, constructed, and operated to be energy efficient.

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Green Buildings and Energy Efficiency

Learn how you can be a part of the green building and energy efficient environment.

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Green Building Design

Let ENERGY STAR Building Design Guidance help you manage the design and construction process right from the start!

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Green Power and Renewable Energy

Learn more about Green Power and Renewable Energy resources for your small business.

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Green Building Funding Opportunities

Numerous sources of funding for green building are available at the national, state and local levels for homeowners, industry, government organizations and nonprofits.

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Environmentally preferable purchasing

This database is used to facilitate the purchase of products and services with reduced environmental impacts.

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Green Building

Green, or sustainable, building is the practice of creating and using healthier and more resource-efficient models of construction, renovation, operation, maintenance and demolition.

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Are you looking for statistics and research on employing in green industry sectors?

Green Career Information

This program produces career information on green jobs. The information available for occupations includes: wages, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, working conditions, and necessary education, training, and credentials.

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Solar Energy Technologies Program

This library will allow you to find solar publications provided by the Solar Energy Technologies Program.

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Are you interested in learning more about government research on renewable energy?

Wind Energy Technologies

This site provides basics about renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies: learn how they work, what they're used for, and how they can improve our lives, homes, businesses, and industries.

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Ocean Energy Technology

ENERGY.GOV's Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy presents the Ocean Energy Technology Office.

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Biomass Technologies

ENERGY.GOV's Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy presents the Biomass Technology Office.

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Geothermal Technologies

This office supports research and development in innovative technologies that reduce the risk & costs of bringing geothermal power online, in partnership with industry, academia, and DOE's national laboratories.

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Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technolgy

This office addresses the full range of barriers facing the development of innovative hydrogen & fuel cell technologies with the ultimate goals of decreasing US dependence on oil, reducing carbon emissions, and enabling clean, reliable power generation.

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Are you looking for statistics and research on employing in green industry sectors?

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) employment statistics on green jobs

This web page provides information on the BLS green jobs initiative, the status of survey development, the BLS green jobs definition, a link to career information for selected green jobs, and other information.

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Green Job Hazards

OSHA is committed to helping workers and employers ensure that green jobs are safe jobs.

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Green Career Program

This program produces information on green jobs. The information available for occupations includes: wages, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, working conditions, and necessary education, training, and credentials.

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Is your business looking for practical guidance on going green?

Green Business Guide

There’s a new focus on environmental responsibility, and as a small business owner, you can make a difference. Learn more here!

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Green Certification and Ecolabeling

To differentiate your product or service as environmentally sound, you can obtain certification from a third-party and include their logo or "ecolabel" on your product's label and other marketing materials.

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Green Contracting Opportunities

These resources will help you identify, create and pursue potential business opportunities with the federal government.

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Green Marketing

Learn how to start your green marketing campaign by ensuring your green claims are credible.

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Green Marketing Regulations

Learn more about the FTC's regulations on green marketing.

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Green Commuting

One of the easiest ways to go green and save cash is to adjust your daily commute and encourage your employees to do the same.

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Green Business Case Studies

Companies known for proactive environmental policies often receive positive recognition from customers, employees, regulators, the media and others. Read more about Green Business Case Studies here.

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Energy Saving Calculators from Energystar

Use the ENERGY STAR calculators to estimate the annual dollar and energy savings you can expect by using ENERGY STAR qualified products.

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EPA for Small Business and Non-Profits

Learn about how your small business or non-profit can help the environment.

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Business compliance and Enforcement

This program promotes environmental compliance among small businesses by providing incentives to discover and correct environmental problems.

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