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Financing Climate Resilience

Financial markets play a critical role in the process of building resilient businesses, enterprises, and communities. Investment in climate risk offer not only the benefits of reducing economic, environmental, and social risks, but also the potential for investors to achieve superior risk-adjusted financial returns.

Technology can play a pivotal role in helping business avoid climate risk related losses:

'Investing in Innovation for Climate Resilience' 2013-16

Loans & Grants

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides low-interest, long-term loans for physical and economic damage caused by a declared disaster. Learn more about home and personal property, business and economic injury loans.

Emergency Preparedness

For small business owners, being prepared can mean staying in business following a disaster. Explore the resources that can help you develop an emergency preparedness and disaster relief plan.

Green Business Guide

There’s a new focus on environmental responsibility, and as a small business owner, you can make a difference. Help protect our ecosystem and serve your customers who value your environmental efforts.

Environmental Grants & Loans

Use the links below to help find financial resources to pay for energy efficient upgrades to your facilities, to finance your business’s innovative environmental products and technologies and to support your environmentally friendly business. 

Department of Energy Grants and Loans

The Department of Energy provides many funding opportunities, including:

Environmental Protection Agency Grants

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has several grant programs, many of which are listed on this site. In addition, links to several specific programs are provided below:

National Science Foundation (NSF) Grants

Small Business Innovation Grants

A few federal programs provide grants to small firms engaged in scientific research and development (R&D). The federal government's SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) and STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) programs award a specific percentage of federal R&D funds to qualified small businesses. SBIR/STTR programs encourage small firms to undertake scientific research that helps meet federal R&D objectives, and have high potential for commercialization if successful.

The following federal agencies award SBIR/STTR grants:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Programs

Climate Funds

Eco Commerce