Solar for All
Office of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (OGGRF)
To spur the deployment of residential distributed solar energy and catalyze transformation in markets serving low-income and disadvantaged communities.
Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements
States, municipalities, Tribal governments, or eligible nonprofit recipients are eligible to apply. Eligible nonprofit recipients are those nonprofit organizations designing to provide capital, leverage private capital, and provide other forms of financial assistance for the rapid deployment of low- and zero-emission products, technologies, and services.
To enhance the impact of decarbonization, consider creating financial programs that combine clean energy projects with energy efficiency improvements, including weatherization and electrification measures. Local governments are also encouraged to collaborate with community-based organizations on public education about clean energy, zero-emission technology, and energy efficiency improvements.
In addition to providing financial support and other incentives to help low-income households get access to residential rooftop and residential-serving community solar energy, consider establishing workforce training programs that enable underserved communities to participate in the economic opportunity created by the energy transition.
For additional guidance, see this memo on Developing an Impactful Solar for All Proposal, which provides a high-level summary of the Solar for All program, summarizes program strategy considerations, and offers technical and pragmatic insights for key EPA evaluation criteria to inform strong, impactful Solar for All applications. Here is the link: https://rmi.org/developing-an-impactful-solar-for-all-proposal/
The award size can depend on the total population of disadvantaged census tracts identified by the Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool (CEJST) in the geography the program will cover. Check the CEJST here: https://screeningtool.geoplatform.gov/