Tucson small businesses can thrive sustainably with the Good Energy Grant Fund, offering awards up to $10,000.
Donor Name: City of Tucson
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $1000 to $10,000
Grant Duration: Grant Duration Not Mentioned
These funds are a part of the The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) and are being administered by the financial nonprofit Groundswell Capital, powered by the City of Tucson.
Embrace clean energy to cut costs and boost business performance with green initiatives from solar panels to Energy Star-Certified Equipment.
Eligible Use of Funds
- Energy efficiency improvements such as (but not limited to):
- High efficiency heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems
- Energy efficient door and windows
- LED Lighting
- Cooling or refrigeration units
- Doors and windows
- Electric, solar, or gravity pumps for sprinkler pivots
- Switching from diesel to electric irrigation motor
- Replacement of any energy-inefficient equipment
Clean transportation or equipment such as:
- Electric vehicles or equipment
- EV charging stations
The Good Energy grant fund is for existing businesses (12 months in business or more) who can leverage the grant funding to make their business operations more sustainable and reduce their operational costs by investing in a clean energy project.
In order to be eligible to submit for any of the Changemaker Grants you must:
- Be a for-profit business based within the City of Tucson (including the City of South Tucson)
- Have 50 or fewer employees
- Be registered to do business in the State of Arizona unless the business is a sole proprietorship (or will be registered prior to disbursement of funds)
- Be registered as a DBA if the sole proprietorship does business under a name other than the owner’s
- Be independently owned and operated and not be dominant in its field of operation
- Not be facing any pending litigation or legal action
- Not have any business owners, including all managing members and/or officers, who have been convicted of financial crimes within the past three years
- Not have received alternate federal, state, or local grant funding to cover the same costs and/or uses included in this application
- Not be suspended or debarred from the use of federal funds
For more information, visit Groundswell Capital.