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Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Projects Funding & Resources

NYSERDA offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise, and support to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. A public benefit corporation, NYSERDA has been advancing energy solutions and working to protect the environment since 1975.

NYSERDA maintains a database of state programs which can help you save money and implement energy projects by providing financial incentives in the form of grants, rebates, and financing; connecting you to certified vendors and installers; and by providing technical expertise. Click on the following links for a complete list of NYSERDA programs and services relevant to your needs:

If you have any questions about how these programs could help you meet your energy project goals, please reach out to our staff.  

Federal agencies offer energy programs and services. Click the following links to view USDA's programs and DOE's programs

Additionally, Phil Cherry, Executive Director of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schuyler County, is a Community Energy Adviser available to help Southern Tier residents save money and energy by connecting them to resources on energy efficiency, renewable heat, and solar. Please reach out to Phil at or 607-535-7161. For additional information on the Smart Energy Choices Program, feel free to check out their website


Brett Chedzoy
Senior Resource Educator in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Regional Director for the CCE Master Forest Owner volunteer program, Forest Manager for Cornell’s Arnot Teaching and Research Forest

Last updated April 9, 2018