Small Business Financial Resources

funding wizard for climate action

Coming back online in December 2015, you will be able to search our Funding Wizard for grants, rebates and incentives for sustainable projects, all in one place! The Funding Wizard will encompass projects in categories such as energy, air quality and climate change, transportation, urban development, waste management, water, and more. Until then, use the links below to find financial opportunities of interest to you for your small business.

The California Air Resources Board (ARB)

List of incentives and grants -from clean energy to clean vehicles plus other financial resources.

The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Offers funding opportunities authorized by legislation to assist public and private entities in the safe and effective management of the waste stream.


You can search this online database for financial opportunities from various Federal Agencies.

Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency® (DSIRE)

DSIRE is the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewable energy 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 and is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Lists current and past solicitations and specific funding information for business, industry, and universities.

Utility-Sponsored Energy Conservation Incentives

Your Local Water Utility

Local water utilities often have water conservation and rebates programs designed for businesses. Check your city webpage for a link to your water district. Example programs include:

USDA Rural Energy Loans and Grants

Access to Capital

Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development – Business Incentives

Green Communities

Small business developers may be interested in funding opportunities available through the Enterprise Green Communities funding program.