Title 17 Innovative Energy Loan Guarantee Program (Title 17) - American Cities Climate Challenge
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Title 17 Innovative Energy Loan Guarantee Program (Title 17)

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To eliminate gaps in commercial financing for energy projects in the United States that utilize innovative technology to reduce, avoid, or sequester greenhouse gas emissions. LPO can help finance catalytic, replicable, and market-ready renewable energy and efficient energy technologies with $4.5 billion of available loan guarantees. LPO can provide first-of-a-kind projects and other high-impact, energy-related ventures with access to debt capital and flexible financing that private lenders cannot provide.

Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements

Eligible projects must satisfy all four of the following basic eligibility requirements: Innovative Technology, Greenhouse Gas Benefits, Located in the United States, and Reasonable Prospect of Repayment.

Decarbonization Considerations

Consider utilizing loan guarantees to finance advanced grid integration, energy storage, on-site and off-site renewable energy, and electrification and energy efficiency improvements in residential and commercial buildings.

Equity Considerations

See the "Equity Design Considerations for Federal Funding" for general considerations and additional sector-based resources: https://cityrenewables.org/resources/equity-design-considerations-for-federal-funding/

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