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Not sure where to start on financing your energy project? Energy efficiency and onsite energy production can reduce operating cost and improve the sustainability and resilience of buildings. Upfront costs; however, can be a barrier to successfully completing projects. Financing simply means the act or process of raising or providing funds for a project or activity. There are a variety of mechanisms or process to help finance energy projects. 

Use the U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings Finance Navigator to explore financing options by sector or topic. 

The U.S. Department of Energy supports a number of grant, loan and financing programs. Learn more about these programs and how they can help you -- whether you are a startup energy business looking to launch a pilot project, a company with proven technology that needs help reaching commercial scale, or a state, local or tribal government looking for funding resources for energy projects.

In Kentucky, several options exist depending on your category: