Division of Energy
Energy Funding Opportunities
The U.S. and Missouri funding opportunities and incentives listed and linked below are for financial incentives that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency – those designed primarily for residents, businesses, and other end-users rather than funding opportunities for research & development, outreach, or inter-governmental programs.
For more information on research, development, and demonstration funding opportunities available from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, visit their Web site at http://www.eere.energy.gov/financing/types_assistance.html.
New federal and state programs and incentives will be added as they become available. If there are other energy-related grants, loans, tax incentives or other financial opportunities that we should include here, please email us.
The Division of Energy may announce new or updated funding information using our broadcast email list. To receive broadcast email updates -- SIGN UP HERE
Recovery Initiatives (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act)
- Energize Missouri Appliance Rebates - State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program
- Energize Missouri Agriculture - State Energy Program - Cost-Share Grants for Energy Saving Projects
- Energize Missouri Communities - Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program
- Energize Missouri Homes - State Energy Program and Weatherization for Low-Income Families
- Energize Missouri Industries - State Energy Program
- Energize Missouri Renewable Energy - State Energy Program for Study Subgrants and Biogas Grant
Federal Recovery Information
- Recovery.gov (federal website for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act)
Federal Tax Incentives
These pages include newest federal updates for federal tax credits on energy efficient heating and cooling equipment, windows, doors, water heaters, biomass stoves, solar energy systems, small wind energy systems, fuel cells and vehicles.
- Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency (ENERGY STAR main page)
- Tax Incentives Frequently Asked Questions (ENERGY STAR FAQ)
- Federal Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE database)
- Consumer Energy Tax Incentives (U.S. Department of Energy)
- The Tax Incentives Assistance Project (TIAP)
- IRS.gov - Energy Incentives for Individuals in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
- All Missouri Energy Incentives -- DSIRE database (Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency)
Personal Income Tax Deduction
Missouri Certified Home Energy Audits --Beginning Jan. 1, 2009, any taxpayer who paid an individual certified by the Department of Natural Resources to complete a home energy audit may deduct 100 percent of the costs incurred for the audit and the implementation of any energy efficiency recommendations made by the auditor. The maximum yearly subtraction may not exceed $1,000, for a single taxpayer or a married couple filing a combined return. For all years in which you incur expenses, the maximum total subtraction you may claim is $2,000.To qualify for the deduction, you must have incurred expenses in the year you are filing a claim, and the expenses incurred must not have been excluded from your federal adjusted gross income or reimbursed through any other state or federal program.
Sales Tax Exemptions
- Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday (Missouri Department of Revenue)
Every year from April 19-25, sales of qualifying ENERGY STAR labeled new appliances are exempt from state sales tax. Local jurisdictions can choose annually whether to participate in the Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday. This Department of Revenue page includes information for consumers, businesses and cities.
Commercial, Industrial, Government and Other Non-Residential Incentives
- Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)
- Missouri Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Tax Credit
- Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds
Division of Energy Programs
- Energy Loan Program
The Division of Energy, through the Energy Revolving Fund, provides loans to public schools, universities, colleges, cities, counties, public hospitals and water treatment plants to help reduce energy costs. This loan financing may be used for various energy-saving investments.
- Weatherization Assistance Program
The department's Division of Energy administers federal and other funds to 16 regional Community Action Agencies, one city government and one not-for-profit organization. Applicants for low-income weatherization program services should apply to their local weatherization agency.
- Missouri CAIR Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Set-Aside Program
Missouri's Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE/RE) Set-Aside Program was established to provide financial incentives for energy efficiency or renewable generation projects that will improve air quality, stimulate local economic activity, diversify energy production in Missouri and provide greater power system reliability.
Utility Energy Efficiency Resources
See the following investor-owned utility websites for available programs:
We encourage Missouri customers to contact their local utilities for the most recent information on rebates and other utility incentives for commercial and residential energy efficiency. If you know of other utility-based incentives we should list here, please email us.
See the following links to pages on the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE) for a listing of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs offered by Missouri utilities (including municipal electric utilities and rural electric cooperatives).
Utility Loan Programs
Utility Rebate Programs
- AmerenUE - Commercial Natural Gas Equipment Rebates
- AmerenUE - Non-residential Energy Efficiency Program
- AmerenUE - Photovoltaic Rebate Program
- AmerenUE - Residential Natural Gas Equipment Rebates
- Citizens Electric Corporation - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
- City Utilities of Springfield - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
- City Utilities of Springfield - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
- Co-Mo Electric Cooperative - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
- Columbia Water & Light - Commercial Lighting Rebate Program
- Columbia Water & Light - Home Performance with Energy Star Rebates
- Columbia Water & Light - New Home Energy Star Rebate
- Columbia Water & Light - Solar & Efficiency Rebates
- Cuivre River Electric - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs
- Empire District Electric - Commercial and Industrial Efficiency Rebates
- Empire District Electric - Low Income New Homes Program
- Empire District Electric - Residential High Efficiency Air Conditioner Rebate
- Independence Power and Light - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
- Independence Power and Light - New Homes Rebate Program
- Independence Power and Light - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
- Intercounty Electric Cooperative - Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
- Kansas City Power & Light - Commercial/Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
- Kansas City Power & Light - Cool Homes Residential Rebate Program
- Kansas City Power & Light - Energy Optimizer Programmable Thermostat Program
- Kansas City Power & Light - ENERGY STAR New Homes Rebate Program
- Kansas City Power & Light - Home Performance with ENERGY STAR
- Kansas City Power & Light - Solar Photovoltaic Rebates
- Kirkwood Electric - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
- Laclede Gas Company - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
- Laclede Gas Company - Residential High Efficiency Heating Rebate Program
- Missouri Gas Energy (MGE) - Efficiency Rebates
- Ozark Border Electric Cooperative - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
- Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebates
- Rural Electric Cooperatives (less than 30,000 customers) – Associated Electric Cooperative
- Southwest Electric Cooperative - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
- White River Valley Electric Cooperative - Energy Efficiency Rebate Program