Grants and Funding

The Iowa Energy Center conducts and sponsors energy-related research and projects through three programs:

Competitive Grants

The Iowa Energy Center provides competitive grants to Iowa-based nonprofit groups to support work related to energy research, development, demonstration, deployment, education, and workforce development. Eligible grantees include Iowa’s universities, colleges, nonprofit energy organizations, and community-based groups. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis through periodic requests for proposals (RFPs).

For background on past and current Iowa Energy Center  grantees, please visit our grant and research library.

Youth and Energy Scholarships

The Energy Center awards scholarships to Iowa high school students at the State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa for exceptional energy-related projects. Scholarship funds will be provided directly to the college of the student’s choice.

Loan Program (AERLP)

The Alternate Energy Revolving Loan Program (AERLP) is a zero interest financing program encouraging the construction of renewable energy production facilities in Iowa.