Competitive Grants to Local Governments (Florida)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Florida

Applies to States or Provinces Florida
Name Competitive Grants to Local Governments (Florida)
Policy Category Financial Incentive
Policy Type Grant Program
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Funding Source US Department of Energy

Program Administrator Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15


The State of Florida distributes more than 60 percent of the State’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program from the US Department of Energy funds for energy efficiency and small scale renewable energy initiatives to cities and counties that were not eligible for direct formula grants from the Department of Energy.

The Office of Energy is distributing these funds based on a competitive basis. Two-thirds of the available grant funds were made available on a competitive basis to all eligible local governments. Requested grant funding from any single applicant does not exceed 10 percent of the available grant funds. The remaining one-third of the available grant funds were dedicated to assist small counties and cities. A “small county” is considered to be a county with an unincorporated population of less than 50,000, while a “small city” is a municipality with a population of 15,000 or less. The maximum award amount in this category does not exceed $250,000.

Policy Contact

Department Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Division Office of Energy
Address 600 South Calhoun Street, Suite 251
Place Tallahassee, Florida
Zip/Postal Code 32399-1300
Phone 850-617-7470
Phone 2 850-617-7471

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Fla. Stat. 377.801-377.809