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