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SECO Funding Opportunities

Throughout the year, SECO announces various funding opportunities to support efficiency programs. Funding opportunities include Notice of Loan Fund Availability for the LoanSTAR program, Request for Applications for energy efficiency grants and Requests for Proposals for qualified firms to contract with SECO on projects.

Notice of Request for Proposals – Council of Governments Regional Energy Management Program

Posted July 28, 2022 - Through the Regional Energy Management Program, SECO assists municipalities and municipal utilities, counties, special districts (e.g. river authorities, water districts, transportation authorities, public hospitals, etc.), and other local governmental entities which are created under state law in developing, implementing and maintaining effective energy management and efficiency best practices (“Services”). The Services include, providing assistance to use of the ENERGY STAR Building Portfolio Manager tool, local governments in taking advantage of SECO resources, and enhance Senate Bill 898 energy program reporting among other services.

Submission of questions deadline: August 4, 2022
Proposals due date: August 22, 2022
Late applications will not be accepted.


Notice of Loan Fund Availability — LoanSTAR Program

Posted Nov. 5, 2021 — The Texas LoanSTAR (Saving Taxes and Resources) revolving loan program provides low interest rate loans to assist Texas public institutions by financing their energy-related cost-reduction retrofit projects.

Open enrollment through August 31, 2022