Take the First Step Towards Bringing Networked Geothermal to Your Community

Thanks to funding from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center provided by the legislature through Federal ARPA funds, HEET will be releasing a Request for Applications for communities in Massachusetts committed to deploying networked geothermal. Kickstart Mass will provide grants of up to $50,000 each to 7-10 communities for initial networked geothermal feasibility assessment of potential sites. 

Completing a feasibility study can prime your city or town to access future funding opportunities from the DOE Geothermal Technologies Office and other federal and state agencies to implement clean, non-emitting networked geothermal to heat and cool local buildings. 

Networked geothermal can be a gas transition solution for all when deployed equitably. To ensure equity is designed into the fabric of the system, HEET is committing to providing at least 40% of Kickstart Mass grant funding to Environmental Justice communities in Massachusetts.

HEET recently hosted a webinar with the Building Electrification Accelerator on this funding opportunity. (We invite you to watch the recording and view the slide deck). We’ll hold a second webinar in the fall and will post the date on our Events page. HEET will be available to offer application support and review.


★ Sep 1, 2023 – RFA release

★ Nov 1, 2023 – Pre-review deadline for application support

★ Dec 1, 2023 – RFA closes 

For more information about HEET’s networked geothermal work, visit: heet.org/geo and gastogeo.wiki. Please reach out to angie.escobar@heet.org with any questions.