There are few sources of financial assistance for Mainers interested in Modern Wood Heating for commercial and institutional buildings.

Commercial Assistance:

Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)

Farms and rural small businesses are qualified to apply for grants of up to 25% of the installed capital cost of qualified biomass heating projects through the USDA REAP grant. Projects must have completed a feasibility study by an independent consultant prior to application. REAP also provides low cost loan guarantees.  Go HERE to learn more.

Community Facilities Program

This grant program through USDA provides grants of 15-75% (sliding scale based on socio-economic profile of community served) of total project cost, up to a max of $50,000 for municipal and non-profit projects.  Projects must have completed a feasibility study by an independent consultant prior to application. CFP also provides project loans at favorable terms. Rolling application deadline; grants are awarded once per year and based on funds available. Go HERE to learn more.

Residential Assistance:

Efficiency Maine has financial assistance for homeowners interested in clean wood pellet or firewood appliances.  See their offerings at Efficiency Maine