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PROJECT INFO


Project Name: Example Project

Project ID: ICFP-00000000

Name: Jane Doe

Email: example@incentifind.com

Address: 123 Main Street

Asset Type: Commercial (Multi-Family) - Existing (<10 years)

Project Size:5000 sq. feet

Utility Provider(s):
  • Electric - IncentiFind Utilities
  • Gas - IncentiFind Utilities
  • Water - IncentiFind Utilities

Green Technologies: Renewables (Solar, Wind), Energy Efficiency Indoor (Lighting, HVAC, Window Films), Water Conservation Indoor (Faucets, Toilets)

Website Survey Completed: July 08, 2019

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Disclaimer

The below list of incentives does not guarantee your project’s eligibility or award. Please review the below list of incentives with IncentiFind to determine which incentives you want to APPLY to. We have indicated the incentives we can help you apply to in the "APPLY Services" column as well as the fee associated with the incentive's application process.


02 VERIFY is a service of IncentiFind, Inc.. Incentives, prices, fees, or estimates referenced in this document do not constitute a guarantee that funding will be received. Any arrangement as to services, their associated fees, must be contracted for in a separate written agreement. This document provided is without any representation or warranty. IncentiFind, Inc. does not warrant that the information contained in this document is complete, accurate, or misleading. IncentiFind, Inc. does not offer legal, financial, tax, or regulatory advice. Incentives listed are current as of the date shown on the recipient's profile. This document is not intended for distribution or reproduction. This document is not intended to be used for any other purposes other than for the property listed below, property owner’s use (or owner’s representative use), and is based on the project details provided in the completion of our online survey.
Incentive Summary
Incentives
Level of Government Incentive
Tax
Grant
EE*
WC*
Renewable
Other
Utility
1 IncentiFind Utilities - Lighting Performance-Based Incentive
Utility
2 IncentiFind Utilities - Solar Performance-Based Incentive
Utility
3 IncentiFind Utilities - Solar Rebate Program
Utility
4 IncentiFind Utilities - Toilets Rebate Program
Utility
5 IncentiFind Utilities - Solar Rebate Program
Utility
6 IncentiFind Utilities - Solar Bill Credit
City
7 City of IncentiFind - Faucets Grant Program
City
8 City of IncentiFind - Window Films Industrial District Agreement
City
9 City of IncentiFind - HVAC Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone
City
10 City of IncentiFind - Lighting Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone
City
11 City of IncentiFind - Window Films Tax Abatement
County
12 IncentiFind County - Wind Tax Abatement
State
13 State of IncentiFind - Faucets PACE Financing
State
14 State of IncentiFind - Solar Property Tax Incentive
State
15 State of IncentiFind - Wind Property Tax Incentive
State
16 State of IncentiFind - Toilets Property Tax Incentive
State
17 State of IncentiFind - Faucets Sales Tax Incentive
Federal
18 Country of IncentiFind - Lighting Loan Program
Federal
19 Country of IncentiFind - Faucets Corporate Tax Credit
Federal
20 Country of IncentiFind - HVAC Corporate Tax Deduction

Each of the incentives you see listed in the above chart are detailed for you below. The incentives are numbered to correspond to their details below. The incentives are sorted by their governing agency and, are in the following order: Utility, City, County, State, and Federal.

LOCAL: Utility

Organization - Incentive Name Eligible Scope Estimated Funds Estimated Time Next Steps to Capture APPLY Services
1. IncentiFind Utilities

Lighting Performance-Based Incentive
Lighting Performance-Based Incentive

Contact Information

johndoe@incentifind.com

123-456-7890

  • Program available to non-residential distribution, government, educational institutions and non-profit customers.
  • Earn up to $31.50 per kW of verified curtailed load each year of participation.
  • Availability period for curtailments is limited to June 1 through September 30, 1-7 p.m. on weekdays, excluding federal holidays
  • Participants are required to be capable of curtailing at least 100 kW.
  • Participant must be equipped with an Interval Data Recorder or Smart Meter.

Commercial Customers Commit to

  • ?Curtail load when provided 30 minute notification.
  • One-year commitment, but there are no penalties if opt out of the program at an earlier time.
  • ?A maximum of six (6) curtailments each year: A maximum of two (2) scheduled curtailments lasting one to three hours in duration each, plus a maximum of four (4) unscheduled curtailments lasting up to four hours each in duration during each year of participation.
Minimum Funds:

Varies by project



Maximum Funds:

Earn up to $31.50 per kW of verified curtailed load each year of participation

1. Application period is open

2. Preferred Vendor/Contractor required: No

3. Pre-Approval Required: Yes

4. Pre-Inspection Required: No

5. Post-Audit Required: No

6. Average time from Application to Approval: Varies by project. Please work with a program team member to ensure a streamlined process.

7. After approval, funds typically received: Varies depending on your project's (building's) performance after improvements / upgrades are completed and measured. Funds will reflect your project's (building's) performance.
  1. Check Eligibility.

  2. You must send email to loadmanagement@centerpointenergy.com to apply for the program.

APPLY Services are not offered for this incentive. The owner/installer must do the application.

2. IncentiFind Utilities

Solar Performance-Based Incentive
Solar Performance-Based Incentive

Contact Information

johndoe@incentifind.com

123-456-7890

Commercial customers taking service at the distribution level (i.e., service voltage at <34,500 volts), and/or certain eligible transmission level (i.e., service voltage at 69,000+ volts) customers including non-profits, governmental entities and educational institutions.

Metered loads capable of curtailing at least 100 kW at each meter.

Interval Data Recorder meter(s) and/or Smart Meters.

Sponsors committed and able to curtail regularly with 30 minutes’ notice.

An eligible project site is defined as one or more metered locations, each capable of providing at least 100 Curtailable kW.

Provide total estimated demand savings of at least 100 kW during the summer peak demand period at each Project Site on call 1-7 p.m weekdays June through September, excluding federal holidays.

Customer commits to A maximum of two (2) Scheduled Curtailments of one to three-hour’s duration during each year of participation, plus a maximum of four (4) Unscheduled Curtailments of up to four hours each during each year of participation.

Minimum Funds:

Must meet 100kW requirement ($31.50x100kW) = $3,150.00



Maximum Funds:

In 2020, CenterPoint Energy will pay the Project Sponsor (customer or third-party aggregator) $31.50 per kW of verified curtailed load, up to the approved kW amount for each site participating in the program.

1. Application period is open (CenterPoint Energy will begin accepting applications electronically (“first come/first serve”) at 10 a.m., Wednesday, February 19, 2020, continuing until the 2020 goal has been fully reserved, or May 1 of the current program year. Applicants may begin input to the database starting January 15, 2020.)

2. Preferred Vendor/Contractor required: No

3. Pre-Approval Required: Yes

4. Pre-Inspection Required: No

5. Post-Audit Required: No

6. Average time from Application to Approval: Approval typically ranges 2-3 weeks.

7. After approval, funds typically received: The total incentive paid at the end of the program year will be based on the AVERAGE incentive calculated from all curtailment events

Note: Make sure you are in the CenterPoint Energy (Deregulated Utility & TDU) service territory.

  1. Fill out Application: Project Sponsor submits the program application for CenterPoint Energy to review the proposed project for feasibility and to tentatively reserve incentive funding.

  2. Contracting: The qualifying Project Sponsor (a CenterPoint Energy Customer or Aggregator) enters into a Standard Offer Contract with CenterPoint Energy.

  3. Performance Period. The Project Sponsor performs annual Scheduled and Unscheduled Curtailments when notified by CenterPoint Energy.

  4. Monitoring and Verification (M&V): CenterPoint Energy verifies demand savings from Scheduled and Unscheduled Curtailments (the “Verification Process”) utilizing the standardized PUCT M&V procedures.

  5. Incentive Payments. CenterPoint Energy pays the Project Sponsor for Scheduled Curtailments and Unscheduled Curtailments, based on the average incentive calculated over all curtailment events

3. IncentiFind Utilities

Solar Rebate Program
Solar Rebate Program

Contact Information

johndoe@incentifind.com

123-456-7890

Equipment: Natural gas generators which turn on automatically during any power outages.

Offer available only to CenterPoint Energy residential and small commercial natural gas customers in LA, MS and TX, purchasing a qualifying generator from a participating program dealer.

Actual discount is based on the natural gas kW generator rating noted in the maximum funds info section.

  • Qualifying CenterPoint Energy customers in LA, MS, and TX are eligible to receive a free KOHLER automatic transfer switch, up to a $770 MSRP value with purchase of a qualifying KOHLER generator* within promotional period of 10/16/2020 – 12/15/2020.
  • Offer valid on the following Kohler generator products, using an RDT or RXT transfer switch: 8RESV(L), 12RES‚ 10RESV(L), 12RESV(L), 14RESA/RCA(L)‚ 20RESC/RCA(L), 20RESD‚ 24RCL, 30RCL, 38RCL(B)‚ 48RCL(B)‚ 60RCL(A)‚ KG80R, 100ERESD‚ 125ERESC or 150ERESC generators. Valid on any KOHLER RXT/RDT transfer switches only.
  • Dealer disclaimer: in order for a customer to qualify for this offer, product invoice including ATS model must be provided to Kohler by June 15, 2021 for tracking. Valid on any KOHLER RXT/RDT transfer switches only.
Minimum Funds:

Natural Gas Generator

Kilowatt (KW)// Rating Discount Amount

  • 0-17 KW = $250
  • 18-22 KW Air Cooled = $350
  • 21-36 KW Liquid Cooled = $400
  • 37-59 KW Liquid Cooled = $750
  • 60 KW and up = $1,500

Free KOHLER automatic transfer switch, (<$750 MSRP value) with purchase of a qualifying KOHLER generator

Plus, $300 dollars off and your 1st year maintenance contract free with the purchase of a qualifying KOHLER generator from an eligible participating dealer.



Maximum Funds:

Natural Gas Generator

Kilowatt (KW)// Rating Discount Amount

  • 0-17 KW = $250
  • 18-22 KW Air Cooled = $350
  • 21-36 KW Liquid Cooled = $400
  • 37-59 KW Liquid Cooled = $750
  • 60 KW and up = $1,500

Free KOHLER automatic transfer switch, (<$750 MSRP value) with purchase of a qualifying KOHLER generator

Plus, $300 dollars off and your 1st year maintenance contract free with the purchase of a qualifying KOHLER generator from an eligible participating dealer.

1. Application period is open

2. Preferred Vendor/Contractor required: CenterPoint Energy Standby Generator Program Participating Dealers  

3. Pre-Approval Required: No

4. Pre-Inspection Required: No

5. Post-Audit Required: No

6. Average time from Application to Approval: Depending on the availability of a participating program dealer to schedule an onsite visit

7. After approval, funds typically received: Discount is dependent on the natural gas kW generator rating

NOTE: Make sure you are in the CenterPoint Energy (TDU) service territory.

  1. Submit a form to get a free quote through this link

  2. Receive an onsite visit from a participating program dealer

  3. Capture discount based on the natural gas kW generator rating of your new generator purchase and receive instant rebate on the free KOHLER Automatic Transfer Switch (value up to $750)

No application is required for this incentive.

4. IncentiFind Utilities

Toilets Rebate Program
Toilets Rebate Program

Contact Information

johndoe@incentifind.com

123-456-7890

Equipment: Natural gas generators which turn on automatically during any power outages.

Offer available only to CenterPoint Energy residential and small commercial natural gas customers in LA, MS and TX, purchasing a qualifying generator from a participating program dealer.

Actual discount is based on the natural gas kW generator rating noted in the maximum funds info section.

  • Qualifying CenterPoint Energy customers in LA, MS, and TX are eligible to receive a free KOHLER automatic transfer switch, up to a $770 MSRP value with purchase of a qualifying KOHLER generator* within promotional period of 10/16/2020 – 12/15/2020.
  • Offer valid on the following Kohler generator products, using an RDT or RXT transfer switch: 8RESV(L), 12RES‚ 10RESV(L), 12RESV(L), 14RESA/RCA(L)‚ 20RESC/RCA(L), 20RESD‚ 24RCL, 30RCL, 38RCL(B)‚ 48RCL(B)‚ 60RCL(A)‚ KG80R, 100ERESD‚ 125ERESC or 150ERESC generators. Valid on any KOHLER RXT/RDT transfer switches only.
  • Dealer disclaimer: in order for a customer to qualify for this offer, product invoice including ATS model must be provided to Kohler by June 15, 2021 for tracking. Valid on any KOHLER RXT/RDT transfer switches only.
Minimum Funds:

Natural Gas Generator

Kilowatt (KW)// Rating Discount Amount

  • 0-17 KW = $250
  • 18-22 KW Air Cooled = $350
  • 21-36 KW Liquid Cooled = $400
  • 37-59 KW Liquid Cooled = $750
  • 60 KW and up = $1,500

Free KOHLER automatic transfer switch, (<$750 MSRP value) with purchase of a qualifying KOHLER generator

Plus, $300 dollars off and your 1st year maintenance contract free with the purchase of a qualifying KOHLER generator from an eligible participating dealer.



Maximum Funds:

Natural Gas Generator

Kilowatt (KW)// Rating Discount Amount

  • 0-17 KW = $250
  • 18-22 KW Air Cooled = $350
  • 21-36 KW Liquid Cooled = $400
  • 37-59 KW Liquid Cooled = $750
  • 60 KW and up = $1,500

Free KOHLER automatic transfer switch, (<$750 MSRP value) with purchase of a qualifying KOHLER generator

Plus, $300 dollars off and your 1st year maintenance contract free with the purchase of a qualifying KOHLER generator from an eligible participating dealer.

1. Application period is open

2. Preferred Vendor/Contractor required: CenterPoint Energy Standby Generator Program Participating Dealers  

3. Pre-Approval Required: No

4. Pre-Inspection Required: No

5. Post-Audit Required: No

6. Average time from Application to Approval: No application necessary.

7. After approval, funds typically received: Instant rebate is received at time of purchase.

NOTE: Make sure you are in the CenterPoint Energy (TDU) service territory.

  1. Submit a form to get a free quote through this link

  2. Receive an onsite visit from a participating program dealer

  3. Capture discount based on the natural gas kW generator rating of your new generator purchase and receive instant rebate on the free KOHLER Automatic Transfer Switch (value up to $750)

No application is required for this incentive.

5. IncentiFind Utilities

Solar Rebate Program
Solar Rebate Program

Contact Information

johndoe@incentifind.com

123-456-7890

Eligibility

To qualify:

  • Your business facility must be located in Oncor’s participating service area and receive electricity from an Oncor meter.
  • Examples of eligible facilities include:
    > restaurants
    > retail stores
    > health care facilities
    > warehouses
    > office buildings.

The solar photovoltaic system must meet the following requirements:

  • System must be new. Sites that have existing solar arrays installed are not eligible for an incentive.
  • Solar array azimuth should be 90 to 270 degrees.
  • Tilt angle should be between 0 (horizontal) and latitude + 15 degrees.
  • The customer must sign an Interconnection Agreement with Oncor.
  • Minimum system size is 5 kW AC.
  • The largest system size accepted is 200 kW AC.
  • Commercial systems must be LESS THAN 75% of annual peak demand.
  • Systems that are more than 75% ARE NOT eligible.
Minimum Funds:

Varies by project



Maximum Funds:

Varies by Project

1. Application period is open (Oncor's programs typically run from January through November on an annual basis.)

2. Preferred Vendor/Contractor required: Oncor Service Provider

3. Pre-Approval Required: Yes

4. Pre-Inspection Required: Yes

5. Post-Audit Required: Yes

6. Average time from Application to Approval: Assumes the project timeline. Varies depending on scope of the project.

7. After approval, funds typically received: Please allow up to 90 days to receive incentive payment.

Note: Make sure you are in the Oncor Energy (TDU) service territory.

  1. Customers work with service providers to determine eligibility and define the technical specifications of a solar electric system suitable for their property.

  2. The selected service provider completes an application in EEPM, submitting technical details of the proposed system to the Program Manager for review.

  3. The program manager reviews the incentive application, and either approves the application or informs the service provider of the reason for denial. Approvals indicate the incentive dollar amount reserved and the period of time the incentive reservation is valid.

  4. The Service Provider constructs the proposed system, submits an Installation Notice and an Interconnection Agreement, and passes a post inspection. Oncor sends an incentive check directly to the service provider.

APPLY Services are not offered for this incentive. The owner/installer must do the application.

6. IncentiFind Utilities

Solar Bill Credit
Solar Bill Credit

Contact Information

johndoe@incentifind.com

123-456-7890

Earn bill credits for making small adjustments that conserve electricity during anticipated high-demand periods

Reliant determines a participant’s usage reduction by comparing actual kWh usage during the hours of requested reduction to the participant’s typical usage during the same time of day over the prior five weekdays.

Participants with a usage reduction will receive a bill credit within two billing cycles following a specified reduction period.

Minimum Funds:

$0.60 per kWh



Maximum Funds:

$0.60/kWh saved

1. Application period is open

2. Preferred Vendor/Contractor required: No

3. Pre-Approval Required: No

4. Pre-Inspection Required: No

5. Post-Audit Required: No

6. Average time from Application to Approval: Varies by project. Please work with a program team member to ensure a streamlined process.

7. After approval, funds typically received: You will receive your credit for each month you participate (May through October) within 2 months arrears

NOTE: Make sure you are in the Reliant Energy (Deregulated REP) (Retail Energy Provider) service territory.

  1. Contact Program Representative at 1-713-207-5555

  2. Confirm you have a smart meter

3.Reliant will alert you during high demand periods to reduce your usage

  1. Reduce energy usage Adjust your thermostat and turn off high-usage appliances

  2. Earn bill credits Receive bill credits for reducing your energy usage during high demand periods

APPLY Services are not offered for this incentive. The owner/installer must do the application.

CITY: Houston

Organization - Incentive Name Eligible Scope Estimated Funds Estimated Time Next Steps to Capture APPLY Services
7. City of IncentiFind

Faucets Grant Program
Faucets Grant Program

Third Party Expert

johndoe@incentifind.com

123-456-7890

Eligibility

  • Houston provides economic grants to qualifying public, private, and nonprofit organizations.
  • The city provides these grants to stimulate business and commercial activity within Houston.
  • Houston receives authority to choose and negotiate these grants from chapter 380 of Texas’ Local Government Code.

A city may establish programs to deliver loans or grants of public money, financing state and local economic development.

Where does the money come from?

  • Houston may use public funds, revenue our city charter permits us to collect. (Tax Revenue, Grants, Gifts etc.)

Who administers these development programs?

  • We may use city employees
  • We may contract with state, political, non-profit or other organizations.
Minimum Funds:

Varies by projact



Maximum Funds:

Varies by project

1. Application period is open

2. Preferred Vendor/Contractor required: No

3. Pre-Approval Required: Yes

4. Pre-Inspection Required: No

5. Post-Audit Required: No

6. Average time from Application to Approval: Work with your lender or your tax/legal/financial professional to understand the process timeline.

7. After approval, funds typically received: Work with you lender or your tax/legal/financial professional to understand the process timeline.
  1. Stage 1
    > A group reaches out to the Economic Development Division (EDD) via our "contacts us" form (on the new website), briefly explaining their project
    > EDD emails a response: either explaining project does not align with priorities or invites the developer to present the project to EDD and fill out a Business Information Form (BIF)

  2. Stage 2
    > Developer presents the project to individuals within the EDD
    > The division scores the development using a matrix and the BIF

  3. Stage 3
    > Qualifying developments are asked to discuss ways to layer their investments with other city initiatives and plans; this phase may involve several discussions and meetings across city departments, such as:
    - The Department of Public Works and Engineering
    - The Planning Department
    - The Department of Housing and Community Development

  4. Stage 4
    > The group submits a formal application (original application)
    > If the city finds application (including financial pro-forma) aligns with city initiatives and agrees with financial assumptions then the division begins to draft an economic development agreement with City of Houston's Legal Department

  5. Stage 5
    > The agreement is presented to council for approval

IncentiFind can connect you to our expert who can explain why this incentive may be right for your project.

8. City of IncentiFind

Window Films Industrial District Agreement
Window Films Industrial District Agreement

Contact Information

johndoe@incentifind.com

123-456-7890

Economic Development

Minimum Funds:

NEEDS UPDATE



Maximum Funds:

NEEDS UPDATE

1. Application period is open

2. Preferred Vendor/Contractor required: 

3. Pre-Approval Required: Yes

4. Pre-Inspection Required: 

5. Post-Audit Required: No

6. Average time from Application to Approval: 

7. After approval, funds typically received: 

NEEDS UPDATE

NEEDS UPDATE

9. City of IncentiFind

HVAC Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone
HVAC Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone

Third Party Expert

johndoe@incentifind.com

123-456-7890

Eligibility

Tax Abatement and other incentives offered to commercial property owners within a defined Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone.

The project plan must include:

  • a map showing existing uses/conditions of real property in the zone & a map showing proposed improvements/uses of that property;
  • proposed changes of zoning ordinances, the master plan of the municipality, building codes, other municipal ordinances, & subdivision rules and regulations, if any, of the county, if applicable;
  • list of estimated non-project costs; and
  • statement of a method of relocating persons to be displaced as a result of implementing the plan.

The reinvestment zone financing plan must include:

  • a detailed list describing the estimated project costs of the zone, including administrative expenses;
  • statement listing the kind, number, and location of all proposed public works or public improvements in the zone;
  • economic feasibility study;
  • estimated amount of bonded indebtedness to be incurred;
  • time when related costs or monetary obligations are to be incurred;
  • description of the methods of financing all estimated project costs &expected sources of revenue to finance or pay project costs, including the % of tax increment to be derived from the property taxes of each taxing unit that levies taxes on real property in the zone;
  • current total appraised value of taxable real property in the zone;
  • estimated captured appraised value of the zone during each year of its existence; and
  • duration of the zone.

The governing body of the municipality that created the zone must approve a project plan or reinvestment zone financing plan after its adoption by the board. The approval must be by ordinance, in the case of a municipality, that finds that the plan is feasible and conforms to the master plan, if any, of the municipality or to subdivision rules and regulations, if any, of the county.

To be designated as a reinvestment zone, an area must:

Substantially arrest or impair the sound growth of the municipality or county creating the zone, retard the provision of housing accommodations, or constitute an economic or social liability and be a menace to the public health, safety, morals, or welfare in its present condition and use because of the presence of:

  • a substantial number of substandard, slum, deteriorated, or deteriorating structures;
  • the predominance of defective or inadequate sidewalk or street layout;
  • faulty lot layout in relation to size, adequacy, accessibility, or usefulness;
  • unsanitary or unsafe conditions;
  • the deterioration of site or other improvements;
  • tax or special assessment delinquency exceeding the fair value of the land;
  • defective or unusual conditions of title;
  • conditions that endanger life or property by fire or other cause; or
  • structures, other than single-family residential structures, less than 10 percent of the square footage of which has been used for commercial, industrial, or residential purposes during the preceding 12 years, if the municipality has a population of 100,000 or more;
Minimum Funds:

Varies by project



Maximum Funds:

Budgets vary by TIRZ zone See here

1. Application period is open

2. Preferred Vendor/Contractor required: No

3. Pre-Approval Required: Yes

4. Pre-Inspection Required: No

5. Post-Audit Required: No

6. Average time from Application to Approval: Work with your lender or your tax/legal/financial professional to understand the process timeline.

7. After approval, funds typically received: Work with you lender or your tax/legal/financial professional to understand the process timeline.
  1. Confirm which TIRZ the project is located in here

  2. The board of directors of a reinvestment zone shall prepare and adopt a project plan and a reinvestment zone financing plan for the zone and submit the plans to the governing body of the municipality that created the zone.

  3. The plans must be as consistent as possible with the preliminary plans developed for the zone before the creation of the board.

IncentiFind can connect you to our third party expert who can explain why this incentive may be right for your project.

10. City of IncentiFind

Lighting Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone
Lighting Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone

Third Party Expert

johndoe@incentifind.com

123-456-7890

Eligibility

Tax Abatement and other incentives offered to commercial property owners within a defined Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone.

The project plan must include:

  • a map showing existing uses/conditions of real property in the zone & a map showing proposed improvements/uses of that property;
  • proposed changes of zoning ordinances, the master plan of the municipality, building codes, other municipal ordinances, & subdivision rules and regulations, if any, of the county, if applicable;
  • list of estimated non-project costs; and
  • statement of a method of relocating persons to be displaced as a result of implementing the plan.

The reinvestment zone financing plan must include:

  • a detailed list describing the estimated project costs of the zone, including administrative expenses;
  • statement listing the kind, number, and location of all proposed public works or public improvements in the zone;
  • economic feasibility study;
  • estimated amount of bonded indebtedness to be incurred;
  • time when related costs or monetary obligations are to be incurred;
  • description of the methods of financing all estimated project costs &expected sources of revenue to finance or pay project costs, including the % of tax increment to be derived from the property taxes of each taxing unit that levies taxes on real property in the zone;
  • current total appraised value of taxable real property in the zone;
  • estimated captured appraised value of the zone during each year of its existence; and
  • duration of the zone.

The governing body of the municipality that created the zone must approve a project plan or reinvestment zone financing plan after its adoption by the board. The approval must be by ordinance, in the case of a municipality, that finds that the plan is feasible and conforms to the master plan, if any, of the municipality or to subdivision rules and regulations, if any, of the county.

To be designated as a reinvestment zone, an area must:

Substantially arrest or impair the sound growth of the municipality or county creating the zone, retard the provision of housing accommodations, or constitute an economic or social liability and be a menace to the public health, safety, morals, or welfare in its present condition and use because of the presence of:

  • a substantial number of substandard, slum, deteriorated, or deteriorating structures;
  • the predominance of defective or inadequate sidewalk or street layout;
  • faulty lot layout in relation to size, adequacy, accessibility, or usefulness;
  • unsanitary or unsafe conditions;
  • the deterioration of site or other improvements;
  • tax or special assessment delinquency exceeding the fair value of the land;
  • defective or unusual conditions of title;
  • conditions that endanger life or property by fire or other cause; or
  • structures, other than single-family residential structures, less than 10 percent of the square footage of which has been used for commercial, industrial, or residential purposes during the preceding 12 years, if the municipality has a population of 100,000 or more;
Minimum Funds:

Varies by project



Maximum Funds:

Budgets vary by TIRZ zone. See here

1. Application period is open

2. Preferred Vendor/Contractor required: No

3. Pre-Approval Required: Yes

4. Pre-Inspection Required: No

5. Post-Audit Required: No

6. Average time from Application to Approval: Work with your lender or your tax/legal/financial professional to understand the process timeline.

7. After approval, funds typically received: Work with you lender or your tax/legal/financial professional to understand the process timeline.
  1. Confirm which TIRZ the project is located in here

  2. The board of directors of a reinvestment zone shall prepare and adopt a project plan and a reinvestment zone financing plan for the zone and submit the plans to the governing body of the municipality that created the zone.

  3. The plans must be as consistent as possible with the preliminary plans developed for the zone before the creation of the board.

IncentiFind can connect you to our third party expert who can explain why this incentive may be right for your project.

11. City of IncentiFind

Window Films Tax Abatement
Window Films Tax Abatement

Third Party Expert

johndoe@incentifind.com

123-456-7890

Eligible Business / Applicant Eligibility

  • The Program is available to new businesses that occupy the first-floor space with street front presence and access, complement the downtown retail mix, and help strengthen the existing retail clusters.
  • New businesses are only eligible to apply for one HDMD grant program.
  • Preference will be given to businesses located in the Key Retail Zones. Central Houston will work with developers of retail projects downtown on creating customized incentives.
  • Retail can be part of a mixed-use project.

Preference will be given to following types of businesses:

  • Apparel/Shoes/Home Furnishings ; Other Soft Goods
  • Specialty Food Stores/Specialty Food Establishments
  • Art Galleries/Museums
  • Live Music/Theater; Other Performing Arts Venues

QUALIFYING PROJECT EXPENDITURES:

Tenant build-out improvements

  • Design work, drawings, & renderings associated with the project
  • Mechanical, electrical, plumbing work for the build-out
  • HVAC, fire suppression, costs of bringing building up to current code
  • Permits & inspections
  • Flooring
  • Lighting
  • Attached fixtures

Building façade improvements

  • Design work associated with the project
  • Exterior treatments including painting, murals, siding, and bricking
  • Repairs, replacement, and installation of exterior doors, windows, and trim
  • Structural improvements to the façade
  • Lighting improvements
  • Removal of elements that cover architectural details
  • Restoration of details on historically significant buildings
  • Awnings and signage, including installation costs
  • Sidewalk cafes, including balcony, deck, outdoor furnishings, planters

Program Manual here

Minimum Funds:

Varies by Project.



Maximum Funds:

The amount of the grant is calculated by taking the total points scored, multiplied by the total square footage of the project and multiplied by .5.

Ex: project with build-out of 2,500 square feet that scored 25 points would be awarded a grant in the ballpark of $31,250 (2,500 X 25 X .5 = 31,250).

1. Application period is open

2. Preferred Vendor/Contractor required: No

3. Pre-Approval Required: Yes

4. Pre-Inspection Required: No

5. Post-Audit Required: No

6. Average time from Application to Approval: Work with your lender or your tax/legal/financial professional to understand the process timeline.

7. After approval, funds typically received: Work with you lender or your tax/legal/financial professional to understand the process timeline.
  1. It is recommend to always work through a certified professional.

  2. Contact IncentiFind to obtain contact for Houston Downtown Management District in order to determine eligibility

  3. The applicant must go through a consultation with HDMD’s Retail Development Coordinator before an application is submitted. Grant applications will not be submitted to the Committee for review until all the requested information is included and approved by HDMD.

  4. The HDMD Retail/Economic Development Committee will meet monthly to review applications, unless no applications have been submitted. The applicant must present in person to the Committee the project concept, business plan and funding arrangement and articulate how the project meets the objective of the Program.

  5. Once the grant is approved, the applicant has six (6) months to begin construction.

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COUNTY: Harris County

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12. IncentiFind County

Wind Tax Abatement
Wind Tax Abatement

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Eligible Property

  • An abatement may be extended to the value of buildings, structures, fixed-in-place machinery and equipment, site improvements plus that office space and related fixed-in-place improvements necessary to the operation and administration of the facility. The value of all property shall be the Certified Appraised Value for each year, as finally determined by the Harris County Appraisal District (HCAD).
  • To qualify, the abated properties must be expected to result in an addition to the tax base at least $1,000,000 for basic "certified" upon completion based on the level of LEED certification.

Ineligible Property

  • The following types of property shall be fully taxable and ineligible for abatement: land; inventories; supplies; tools; furnishings, and other forms of movable personal property; vehicles; vessels; aircraft; housing; hotel accommodations; deferred maintenance investments; property to be rented or leased (except as provided in Leased Facilities below); property with an economic life of less than 15 years; property owned or used by the State of Texas or its political subdivisions or by any organization owned, operated or directed by a political subdivision of the State of Texas, or any property exempted by local, state or federal law. When such exempted property includes manufacturing machinery and equipment listed in the Investment Budget (as required in the Application), then the value of such property may not be included toward the achievement of investment or valuation thresholds set out in the Agreement.

Eligible Facility

  • Manufacturing Facility
  • Research Facility, Regional
  • Distribution Center Facility
  • Regional Service Facility
  • Regional Entertainment Facility
  • Research and Development Facility
  • Other Basic Industry Facility.

Basic Qualifications for Tax Abatement
To be eligible for designation as a reinvestment zone and receive tax abatement the planned improvement:

  • Must be shown to increase the appraised value of the property at least $1 million upon completion of the contractually-defined construction period;
  • Must be shown to directly create or prevent the loss of permanent full-time employment for at least 25 people within the reinvestment zone upon completion of the contractually-defined employment period;
  • Must be competitively-sited; and
  • Must be shown not to solely or primarily have the effect of transferring employment from one part of the County to another.
Minimum Funds:

Varies by project.



Maximum Funds:

The Agreement shall be effective up to 10 years, at a percentage based upon the level of certification actually obtained after completion of construction:

  • Certified (Basic) Level - 1.0 %
  • Silver Level - 2.5 %
  • Gold Level -5.0 %
  • Platinum Level - 10 %
1. Application period is open

2. Preferred Vendor/Contractor required: No

3. Pre-Approval Required: Yes

4. Pre-Inspection Required: No

5. Post-Audit Required: No

6. Average time from Application to Approval: Work with your lender or your tax/legal/financial professional to understand the process timeline.

7. After approval, funds typically received: Work with you lender or your tax/legal/financial professional to understand the process timeline.
  1. Applicants and project must meet the requirements established by the Guidelines and Criteria for Granting Tax Abatement in a Reinvestment Zone in Harris County

  2. Interested parties may apply by filling out and submitting a complete Green Building (LEED®) Tax Abatement Application..

  3. Provide financial information for the company applying (financial statements, attorney, accountant references)

  4. Provide economic information including estimated appraisal value on site .

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STATE: Texas

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13. State of IncentiFind

Faucets PACE Financing
Faucets PACE Financing

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Energy efficiency, renewable energy and water conservation projects. PACE allows finance terms up to 20 years. Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) is a financing mechanism that enables low-cost, long-term funding for energy efficiency, renewable energy and water conservation projects and repaid as an assessment on the property’s regular tax bill.

Minimum Funds:

Varies by lender



Maximum Funds:

Varies by lender

1. Application period is open

2. Preferred Vendor/Contractor required: No

3. Pre-Approval Required: Yes

4. Pre-Inspection Required: Yes

5. Post-Audit Required: Yes

6. Average time from Application to Approval: 15 minutes

7. After approval, funds typically received: 60 to 90 days from application to receiving documentation and approvals
  1. Select "Get Connected" and IncentiFind will connect you to our network of PACE lenders, and they will walk you through the rest of the process.

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Solar Property Tax Incentive
Solar Property Tax Incentive

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Texas offers this property tax exemption that allows owners to get a tax exempmtion using form 50-123 for the amount of the appraised value of the property after installing solar or wind-powered energy device.

It's primary use could be for the production and distribution of for on-site use, or devices used to store that energy. "Solar" is broadly defined to include a range of biomass technologies.

  • thermal
  • mechanical
  • electrical energy

Incentive Type: Property tax exemption - commercial, industrial & residential.

Eligible Renewable Technologies:

  • Passive solar space heat,
  • Solar water heat
  • Solar space heat
  • Solar thermal electric
  • Solar thermal process heat
  • Solar photovoltaics
  • Wind
  • Biomass
  • Storage technologies
  • Solar pool heating
  • Anaerobic digestion
Minimum Funds:

None



Maximum Funds:

Exemption applies to the added value to the property by the eligible installation, therefore property taxes are evaluated on PRE-SYSTEM installation

Example: If your property is valued and taxed at $150,000 and you add a $15,000 system that increases the property value, the exemption applies to the added value

Wtih the exemption you will only be taxed on the property value before you added the system.

1. Application period is open

2. Preferred Vendor/Contractor required: No

3. Pre-Approval Required: No

4. Pre-Inspection Required: No

5. Post-Audit Required: No

6. Average time from Application to Approval: 

7. After approval, funds typically received: 
  1. The law requires property owners to apply for an exemption in most circumstances. IncentiFind recommends that you work with your tax consultant, CPA, or counsel

  2. Review Comptroller Form 50-123. Counties are required to accept Comptroller’s Form. County Appraisal District (where property is located) is ultimately the decision marker

  3. Take “before” photos immediately of the property

  4. File with the appraisal district where the property is located

  5. Exemption lasts until the system is removed

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Wind Property Tax Incentive
Wind Property Tax Incentive

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Texas offers this property tax exemption that allows owners to get a tax exempmtion using form 50-123 for the amount of the appraised value of the property after installing solar or wind-powered energy device.

It's primary use could be for the production and distribution of for on-site use, or devices used to store that energy. "Solar" is broadly defined to include a range of biomass technologies.

  • thermal
  • mechanical
  • electrical energy

Incentive Type: Property tax exemption - commercial, industrial & residential.

Eligible Renewable Technologies:

  • Passive solar space heat,
  • Solar water heat
  • Solar space heat
  • Solar thermal electric
  • Solar thermal process heat
  • Solar photovoltaics
  • Wind
  • Biomass
  • Storage technologies
  • Solar pool heating
  • Anaerobic digestion
Minimum Funds:

N/A



Maximum Funds:

Exemption applies to the added value to the property by the eligible installation, therefore property taxes are evaluated on PRE-SYSTEM installation

Example: If your property is valued and taxed at $150,000 and you add a $15,000 system that increases the property value, the exemption applies to the added value

Wtih the exemption you will only be taxed on the property value before you added the system.

1. Application period is open

2. Preferred Vendor/Contractor required: No

3. Pre-Approval Required: No

4. Pre-Inspection Required: No

5. Post-Audit Required: No

6. Average time from Application to Approval: Work with your lender or your tax/legal/financial professional to understand the process timeline.

7. After approval, funds typically received: Work with you lender or your tax/legal/financial professional to understand the process timeline.
  1. The law requires property owners to apply for an exemption in most circumstances. IncentiFind recommends that you work with your tax consultant, CPA, or counsel

  2. Review Comptroller Form 50-123. Counties are required to accept Comptroller’s Form. County Appraisal District (where property is located) is ultimately the decision marker

  3. Take “before” photos immediately of the property

  4. File with the appraisal district where the property is located

  5. Exemption lasts until the system is removed

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16. State of IncentiFind

Toilets Property Tax Incentive
Toilets Property Tax Incentive

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Property Tax Incentive for Water Conservation measures implemented on commercial properties.

Minimum Funds:

N/A



Maximum Funds:

Property designated by a taxing unit as property upon which approved local initiatives have been implemented may be exempt. The taxing unit may exempt part or all of the value of property with approved water conservation, desalination or brush control

1. Application period is open (This incentive program is NOT available in TRAVIS COUNTY, HARRIS COUNTY, DALLAS COUNTY for 2020.  Contact the governing body of your taxing unit to verify participation.)

2. Preferred Vendor/Contractor required: No

3. Pre-Approval Required: No

4. Pre-Inspection Required: No

5. Post-Audit Required: No

6. Average time from Application to Approval: Consult your CPA or Tax Expert.

7. After approval, funds typically received: Consult your CPA or Tax Expert.
  1. The law requires property owners to apply for an exemption in most circumstances. IncentiFind recommends that you work with your tax consultant, CPA, or counsel. We can also connect you to one of our experts who can do this for you.

  2. Use form: 50-270. Counties may use their own form, however they must at least answer the questions shown on this form; Counties may ask additional questions. * (Confirm this incentive has been adopted by your County)*

  3. Send the form to your County Tax Appraisal office with your tax documents

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Faucets Sales Tax Incentive
Faucets Sales Tax Incentive

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Sales Tax Exemption on:

  • rainwater harvesting equipment or supplies
  • water recycling and reuse equipment or supplies
  • or other equipment, services, or supplies used solely to reduce or eliminate water use

For the purpose of exemption, “solely” means the equipment, supplies or services are used exclusively for the reason stated. Items that do not meet the “sole purpose test” are not exempt.

For example, a toilet (even a low-water-use toilet) does not qualify for the exemption since it is not solely used to reduce or eliminate water use.

The maximum sales tax rate in Texas is 8.25% (6.25% state).

Minimum Funds:

None



Maximum Funds:

Varies by the total cost of the water conserving system.

1. Application period is open

2. Preferred Vendor/Contractor required: No

3. Pre-Approval Required: No

4. Pre-Inspection Required: No

5. Post-Audit Required: No

6. Average time from Application to Approval: Typically within 4-6 weeks. Varies based on review of application.

7. After approval, funds typically received: Work with you lender or your tax/legal/financial professional to understand the process timeline.
  1. To claim this exemption, the purchaser must fill out and give a Tax Exemption Application Form 01-339 to the supplier at the time of purchase.

  2. You may want to scan, or take a picture of your Purchase Receipt for your records.

  3. Your exemption certificate must include all of the following:

  • the purchaser’s name and address
  • a description of the item to be purchased
  • the reason the purchase is exempt from tax
  • the purchaser’s signature and the date
  • the seller’s name and address

APPLY Services are not offered for this incentive. The owner/installer must do the application.

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Organization - Incentive Name Eligible Scope Estimated Funds Estimated Time Next Steps to Capture APPLY Services
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Lighting Loan Program
Lighting Loan Program

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This initiative provides owners of multifamily properties (rental or cooperative properties with 5+ units) with valuable green financing solutions and tools to make smart energy- and water-saving property improvements.

  • Only multifamily properties are eligible for the program.
  • Single family homeowners are not eligible for this program. -The properties may be located anywhere in US
  • Must be able to project a 20% minimum consumption savings in energy and/or water to qualify for a Green Rewards loan
  • The selected property upgrades must be completed within 12 months of loan closing

Solutions reward borrowers for investing in smart energy and water-saving improvements or green building certified properties at refinance, acquisition, or supplemental financing.

Fannie Mae offers a suite of Green Financing solutions: Green Rewards, Green Building Certification Pricing, and C-PACE consent.

Minimum Funds:

Green Rewards, Green Preservation Plus, and the Green Building Certification Pricing Break, all of which are eligible for a 10 basis points (0.1%) reduction in the all-in interest rate.



Maximum Funds:

Varies based on size, scope and savings for every project.

1. Application period is open

2. Preferred Vendor/Contractor required: Pre-Qualified HPB Consultants

3. Pre-Approval Required: Yes

4. Pre-Inspection Required: No

5. Post-Audit Required: No

6. Average time from Application to Approval: Work with your lender or your tax/legal/financial professional to understand the process timeline.

7. After approval, funds typically received: Work with you lender or your tax/legal/financial professional to understand the process timeline.
  1. Confirm your property has one of the select certifications recognized by Fannie Mae from one of the following Multifamily Green Building Certification entities: Build It Green, Enterprise Community Partners, Green Building Initiative, Home Innovation Research Labs, International Living Future Institute, Passive House Institute, Passive House Institute US (PHIUS), Southface, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, & U.S. Green Building Council

  2. Ask your Fannie Mae DUS® lender for Green Building Certification Pricing

  3. Call your Fannie Mae lender today or click here

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19. Country of IncentiFind

Faucets Corporate Tax Credit
Faucets Corporate Tax Credit

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The Corporate Tax Credit is available for the following equipment placed in service during the tax year:

  • Fuel Cell Property
  • Solar Energy Property
  • Small Wind Energy Property
  • Geothermal Property
  • Microturbine Property
  • Combined Heat and Power System (CHP) Property
  • Geothermal Heat Pump System Property

Must be onsite generation and use.

Tax credits and depreciation deduction normally go with the entity that paid for the improvement.

Minimum Funds:

None



Maximum Funds:

Fuel Cells – Limited to $1,500 per 0.5 kW.

Microturbines – Not to exceed $200 per kW.

Additional limitations apply to:

  • Combined Heat and power System (CHP) Property
  • Small Wind Energy Turbines

Generally, the commercial ITC is equal to 26% of the basis of eligible Fuel Cell Property, Solar Energy Property, and Small Wind Energy Property.

Generally, the commercial ITC is equal to 10% of the basis of eligible Geothermal Property, Microturbines, and Combined Heat and power System (CHP) Property.

1. Application period is open

2. Preferred Vendor/Contractor required: No

3. Pre-Approval Required: Yes

4. Pre-Inspection Required: No

5. Post-Audit Required: No

6. Average time from Application to Approval: Work with your lender or your tax/legal/financial professional to understand the process timeline.

7. After approval, funds typically received: Work with you lender or your tax/legal/financial professional to understand the process timeline.
  1. The law requires property owners to apply for an exemption in most circumstances. IncentiFind recommends that you work with your tax consultant, CPA, or counsel.

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HVAC Corporate Tax Deduction
HVAC Corporate Tax Deduction

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Tax Deduction for the recovery of the cost of tangible property over the statutorily prescribed recovery period. MACRS is the depreciation used for most property.

Tax credits and depreciation deduction normally go with the entity that paid for the improvement.

Minimum Funds:

None



Maximum Funds:

Under Section 179, for 2020 a business may elect to expense up to $1,040,000 of the purchase price of qualifying equipment. However, the maximum expense allowed is limited by the amount of equipment purchased in the current year. Purchases in excess of the allowable amount will result in a dollar-for-dollar reduction in the maximum allowable expense.

1. Application period is open

2. Preferred Vendor/Contractor required: No

3. Pre-Approval Required: No

4. Pre-Inspection Required: No

5. Post-Audit Required: No

6. Average time from Application to Approval: Consult your CPA or Tax Expert.

7. After approval, funds typically received: Consult your CPA or Tax Expert.
  1. The law requires property owners to apply for an exemption in most circumstances. IncentiFind recommends that you work with your tax consultant, CPA, or counsel.

  2. Make sure your system equipment is eligible.

  3. For equipment on which ITC is claimed, owner must reduce the project’s depreciable basis by ½ the value of 26% ITC. (The owner is able to deduct 85% of tax basis).

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