Funding Options for Building or Retrofitting a Green Home

The FMA provides funding to states, territories, federally recognized tribes, and local communities for projects and plans that reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of flood damage to structures secured by the NFIP.

Green Infrastructure

Policy for the State Clean Water Revolving Fund Program This memorandum establishes a national policy that promotes increased funding from the CWSRF for green infrastructure projects.

FEMA Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Program

The FMA program aims to reduce or eliminate claims under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). States can go even further by working with community organizations and other stakeholders to allocate reserved and additional program funds to disadvantaged communities (as defined in program requirements).

Now is the time for the United States to accelerate the decarbonization of residential buildings in every corner of the country and to begin an irreversible market transformation that will benefit us all.


and HEAR programs, when combined with existing federal, state, public service, and local incentives, can dramatically reduce the costs of these improvements. State energy offices should collaborate with their sister agencies, community organizations and the DOE to inventory current residential modernization programs and identify consumer-friendly ways to pool funding resources to carry out these comprehensive home remodels and make the process as simple as possible. For example, some jurisdictions maintain a list of local contractors or contractors that have been approved by the city because of their certifications or experience.

These are critical pieces of the puzzle that states can use to launch a stronger incentive accumulation initiative that incorporates state, local, utility and philanthropic incentives to support the modernization of all housing. At Superfund sites, green infrastructure projects can be used to help prevent localized flooding and erosion, as well as the transport of contaminants through water. With the funding included in the bill, the company that completes the remodels receives an advance payment from the program sponsor.

DOI's River, Trail and Conservation Assistance Program (RTCA)

The National Park Service's RTCA program supports community-based natural resource conservation and outdoor recreation initiatives.

A number of federal, nonprofit, and local resources are available to help communities explore funding options available for stormwater projects. Bicycle transportation and pedestrian walkways are eligible uses of the money, and can be designed to include elements of green infrastructure, such as permeable surfaces for trails and bioretention systems for areas adjacent to trail surfaces. There are numerous sources of funding for green building at the national, state, and local levels for homeowners, industry, government organizations, and nonprofit organizations. Overview of the requirements for the State Clean Water Revolving Fund This is a technical support reference that details the many projects that qualify for assistance through the CWSRF program.