The U.S. and Missouri funding opportunities and incentives listed and linked below are for financial incentives that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency – those designed primarily for residents, businesses, and other end-users rather than funding opportunities for research & development, outreach, or inter-governmental programs.
For more information on research, development, and demonstration funding opportunities available from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, visit their Web site at http://www1.eere.energy.gov/financing/.
New federal and state programs and incentives will be added as they become available. If there are other energy-related grants, loans, tax incentives or other financial opportunities that we should include here, please email us.
Federal Tax Incentives
These pages include newest federal updates for federal tax credits on energy efficient heating and cooling equipment, windows, doors, water heaters, biomass stoves, solar energy systems, small wind energy systems, fuel cells and vehicles.
Personal Income Tax Deduction
Missouri Certified Home Energy Audits --Beginning Jan. 1, 2009, any taxpayer who paid an individual certified by the Department of Economic Development to complete a home energy audit may deduct 100 percent of the costs incurred for the audit and the implementation of any energy efficiency recommendations made by the auditor. The maximum yearly subtraction may not exceed $1,000, for a single taxpayer or a married couple filing a combined return. For all years in which you incur expenses, the maximum total subtraction you may claim is $2,000.To qualify for the deduction, you must have incurred expenses in the year you are filing a claim, and the expenses incurred must not have been excluded from your federal adjusted gross income or reimbursed through any other state or federal program. Unless extended, the tax deduction expires Dec. 31, 2013.
Sales Tax Exemptions
- Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday (Missouri Department of Revenue)
Every year from April 19-25, sales of qualifying ENERGY STAR labeled new appliances are exempt from state sales tax. Local jurisdictions can choose annually whether to participate in the Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday. This Department of Revenue page includes information for consumers, businesses and cities.
Commercial, Industrial, Government and Other Non-Residential Incentives
Division of Energy Programs
- Energy Loan Program
The Division of Energy, through the Energy Loan Program, provides loans to public schools, universities, colleges, cities, counties, public hospitals and water treatment plants to help reduce energy costs. This loan financing may be used for various energy-saving investments.
- Weatherization Assistance Program
The department's Division of Energy administers federal and other funds to 16 regional Community Action Agencies, one city government and one not-for-profit organization. Applicants for low-income weatherization program services should apply to their local weatherization agency.
- Missouri CAIR Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Set-Aside Program
Missouri's Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE/RE) Set-Aside Program was established to provide financial incentives for energy efficiency or renewable generation projects that will improve air quality, stimulate local economic activity, diversify energy production in Missouri and provide greater power system reliability.
- Wood Energy Tax Credit application
Utility Energy Efficiency Resources
See the following investor-owned utility websites for available programs:
Ameren Missouri (Residential Programs)
Ameren Missouri (Business Programs)
Boone Electric Cooperative
KCP&L (Residential Programs)
KCP&L (Business Programs)
MGE (Residential Programs)
MGE (Business Programs
We encourage Missouri customers to contact their local utilities for the most recent information on rebates and other utility incentives for commercial and residential energy efficiency. If you know of other utility-based incentives we should list here, please email us.
See the following links to pages on the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE) for a listing of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs offered by Missouri utilities (including municipal electric utilities and rural electric cooperatives).