Sarasota County - Get Energy Smart Retrofit Loan Program (Florida)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Florida

Name Sarasota County - Get Energy Smart Retrofit Loan Program
Incentive Type Local Loan Program
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Building Insulation, Ceiling Fan, Central Air conditioners, Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Doors, Duct/Air sealing, Furnaces, Heat pumps, Lighting, Refrigerators, Roofs, Water Heaters, Windows, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Solar Water Heat, Solar Attic Fan
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Funding Source American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)

Maximum Incentive 5000 Loan

Terms 0% Deferred Loan

If the home is sold, transferred, or no longer occupied by the owner, the balance of the funds will be recaptured and returned to the revolving loan fund.

Program Administrator Sarasota County

References DSIRE[1]


City of North Port loan funds have been fully committed and are no longer available to residents. Residents of Unincorporated Sarasota County will be put on a waiting list and will be notified when their application will be accepted.

Sarasota County offers the Get Energy Smart Retrofit Loan Program to residents of Sarasota County and the City of North Port. In order to qualify for a loan, the total household income of the residents of the home must be less than 140% of median income for Sarasota County. Income guidelines are based on the number of people in the home. A full list of eligibility requirements can be found in the program guidelines. Funds can be used for lighting retrofits, Energy Star appliances, insulation, duct repair and sealing, high efficiency air conditioners and heat pumps, solar attic fans, and solar water heaters, and any other items recommended by a home energy auditor. Interested, qualified residents should apply online. Once approved, the applicant must obtain three informal bids or estimates from Participating Contractors, select an auditor, and have an audit performed. Qualified applicants can receive up to a $500 rebate to help with the cost of the audit. Funds are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Debra Figueroa
Department Sarasota County
Division Office of Housing and Community Development
Address PO Box 1058
Place Sarasota, Florida
Zip/Postal Code 34230
Phone (800) 342-5375

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"