Funding & Incentives for Climate Action

Businesses

Buildings are the largest contributor of GHG emissions in the St. Louis bi-state region, making up 64% of all emissions in 2015. Make a plan to take advantage of utility incentives in Missouri and Illinois. Federal tax incentives are also available for energy efficiency, clean energy, and EV charging infrastructure and to electrify your fleet.

Individuals

Take advantage of a tax credit to get a discounted home energy audit (or get one for free, for income-qualified residents in Missouri and Illinois). Make a plan to use available incentives to make your home more efficient and save money with renewable energy. Check out incentives from utilities in Missouri and Illinois, available tax credits and rebates, and income-qualified home weatherization assistance in Missouri and Illinois.

Local Governments

For the first time, governments, schools, and nonprofits can take advantage of clean energy tax credits. Tax-exempt entities such as local governments and nonprofits interested in taking advantage of tax credits through "direct pay" can attend IRS office hours for help with the pre-filing registration proces on the new IRA/CHIPS Pre-filing Registration Tool. Pre-filing registration is a required step for applicable entities and eligible taxpayers to take advantage of elective payment or transfer of credits available in the Inflation Reduction Act and CHIPS Act. Registration is required for these office hours, and can be completed by clicking on the links below.

Energy grants and loans are also available for local government entities from MO Department of Natural Resources. You can also tell the St. Louis regional climate action planning team what projects you would like to implement, to be included in the Climate Action Plan. You can reach the team here.

Nonprofits

For the first time, governments, schools, and nonprofits can take advantage of clean energy tax credits. Tax-exempt entities such as local governments and nonprofits interested in taking advantage of tax credits through "direct pay" can attend IRS office hours for help with the pre-filing registration proces on the new IRA/CHIPS Pre-filing Registration Tool. Pre-filing registration is a required step for applicable entities and eligible taxpayers to take advantage of elective payment or transfer of credits available in the Inflation Reduction Act and CHIPS Act. Registration is required for these office hours, and can be completed by clicking on the links below.

You can also share your input on projects in the St. Louis Regional Climate Action Plan. While eligible applicants for implementation grants will likely be states, municipalities, Territories, Tribes, and groups of eligible entities, you can collaborate on their projects or apply for other funding sources. You can reach the planning team here.