Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficient Technologies (REET) Grant Program

The REET Grant Program is a competitive grant program designed to provide funding to conduct demonstration, commercialization, research and development projects relating to renewable energy technologies and innovative technologies that significantly increase energy efficiency for vehicles and commercial buildings. 

2018 Funding Availability

On January 12, 2018, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services released the 2018 solicitation for the REET Grant Program.

Eligibility

The REET Grant Program is open to municipalities and county governments, established for-profit companies licensed to do business in the state of Florida, universities and colleges, utilities located and operating within the state of Florida, and not-for-profit organizations.

Application Process

Applicant must submit the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficient Technologies Grant Program Application [ Microsoft Word Document 231.00 KB ], Attachment B — Conflict of Interest Form [ Adobe PDF Document 118.36 KB ] and any other applicable documents by 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on March 9, 2018. Please see the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) [ Adobe PDF Document 180.69 KB ] for full details regarding program requirements and application submittal.

Application must be submitted in hard copy to:

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Office of Energy
ATTN: REET Grant Program
600 South Calhoun Street, Room B04
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001

Direct questions to Mrs. Gail Stafford at . Answers to questions received by 5 p.m. EST each Thursday will be posted by 12 p.m. EST on the following Monday.

Funding Availability

Minimum award: $50,000

Maximum award: $400,000

Funding availability: $773,888.36

Application Tips

The following tips address the most common application deficiencies. These tips do not cover the complete requirements of the program. Refer to Section 377.804, Florida Statutes., Rule 5O-1.003, Florida Administrative Code, and the NOFA [ Adobe PDF Document 180.69 KB ] to read the complete requirements of the program to ensure your application is successful.

  • Ensure that sections A, F, G, and H of the REET Grant Program Application, form FDACS-01990 (rev. 03/16), are completely filled out. If the information is not applicable to your proposal, then write N/A. Improperly filled out applications will be rejected.
  • Ensure that the application includes a signed Conflict of Interest Form and, if applicable, support letters and/or signature delegation authorization.
  • Double-check the budget to ensure accuracy. Be aware that only state universities, colleges or nonprofits may request grant funds for indirect costs which shall be capped at 10 percent of the grant funds requested less the percentage of indirect costs claimed for matching funds. Example: 5 percent indirect claimed for match means that only 5 percent indirect can be claimed for grant funds.

Frequently Asked Questions [ Adobe PDF Document 105.90 KB ]

2016/2017 Grant Recipients

Below is the list of applications proposed to be funded under the November 2016 REET Grant Program solicitation:

  • University of Central Florida: “Unlocking the High Efficiency Potential of Bifacial Silicon Solar Cells by Advanced but Simplified Techniques” — Grant Funds $400,000
  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University: “Enhancing sustainable production of algal biofuels using electromagnetic field energy” — Grant Funds $399,038
  • Florida Institute of Technology: “Demonstration of a Cost-Effective, Scalable Zero-Energy Commercial Building Design for Florida Climates” — Grant Funds $282,008
  • Florida Atlantic University: “Demonstrating Technology Enhancements to Achieve Economic Competitiveness of Gulf Stream Electricity Production” — Grant Funds $400,000
  • University of Florida: “Self-running buildings: An autonomous system for reducing energy consumption and increasing demand flexibility of commercial buildings in hot-humid climates” — Grant Funds $400,000