Opportunities for Advanced Technology and Clean Energy Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Last spring Connecticut Innovations and the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund hosted an Economic Stimulus Forum focused on opportunities for advanced technology and clean energy under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).  The forum provided information from federal agencies about how to maximize opportunities to apply for competitive grants for clean energy and advanced technology projects. Periodically we will provide relevant information via this page.


New Information


ARRA Fuel Cell Application Form – December 2010



The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Commercial Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Program is now accepting applications.


ARRA Commercial Solar PV Program - October 2010


The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) is pleased to share the following competitive grant opportunities available for clean energy projects in Connecticut. If you are interested in pursuing federal funding for clean energy projects, please contact David Goldberg at CCEF either by e-mail at David.Goldberg@ctcleanenergy.com or phone at 860-257-2889 to discuss strategic partnerships and ways to increase the competitiveness of your grant proposal.


Financial Opportunity: PV Manufacturing Initiative - July 30, 2010


Loan Guarantees for Innovative Technology Projects





Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant Program – General Innovation Fund Program


The CCEF, on behalf of its partners and a consortium of 14 towns, submitted a funding request to the U.S. Department of Energy in the amount of $4.2 million to support the “ Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge – A Community Energy Savings Project” (the “Project”).  Building on the successful Connecticut Clean Energy Communities Program,  this Project seeks to engage 10% of households in participating communities to set specific, measurable stretch goals of 20% for energy savings and clean energy usage and to provide support to assist them in achieving those goals.  For more information on this project, please see:


Project Overview

Project Summary

Project Narrative

Project Impacts



Featured Speakers at the Economic Stimulus Forum

Joan McDonald, Commissioner
Department of Economic and Community Development


Rich Overmoyer, Jennifer Sinfelt, Lindsay Marquis
GSP Consulting Corp.

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Alyssa Morrissey, Legislative Affairs
U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

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Timothy Martin, Director
U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Special Initiatives and Demonstration, Boston

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Jeff Genzer, Counsel
National Association of State Energy Officials

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Additional Resources


Stimulus Forum Questions and Answers


Raymond Wilson, Director Energy Management Unit
CT Office of Policy and Management

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Download EPA Region 1 PowerPoint Presentation



Map of Connecticut's Workforce Investment Board Areas and Contact Information




Website links:

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act


Connecticut Recovery Initiative


Connecticut Agency Recovery Site - Energy