Last Updated March 10, 2023
Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
*Note: The program is currently not accepting applications.
Through a public-private partnership with PowerSouth, Alabama's Local Government Energy Loan Program offers zero-interest loans to local governments, K-12 schools, and public colleges and universities for renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvements that will eventually have a payback through utility savings. Under the program, municipal and county governments, and colleges and universities may borrow up to $350,000 for eligible projects, and K-12 schools may receive up to $350,000 per campus or $500,000 per school system for eligible projects. The minimum loan amount is $50,000. Eligible renewable energy resources generally include biomass, hydropower, geothermal energy, wind energy, and solar energy.
The application is available on the program website. An energy audit must be completed to identify necessary improvements. Following installation, the loan recipient must be benchmarked using the Energy Star Portfolio Manager program.