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Funding and Financing

Community Impact Initiative (CII)

Building Sector:

Commercial Office Hospital Institutional Multifamily Affordable Housing Retail School University

Energy Type:

Electricity Solar Water

Financial Incentives:


Program Summary

The Community Impact Initiative (CII) is a pathway open to small businesses and community-serving organizations to receive technical and project management assistance, access to affordable loans, and additional education about how to replace and upgrade building energy systems and tackle other deferred maintenance needs in a way that saves you and your organization time and money. Through third-party partners, CII borrowers will receive “green glove” service and support that helps to facilitate end-to-end client and project success.

Who qualifies?

Small businesses, non-profit organizations, childcare centers, faith-based institutions, community centers, homeless shelters, food pantries, and other community-serving institutions.

What qualifies?

Roof repairs, solar panels, HVAC replacements, building insulation upgrades, window remediation, water efficiency and lighting upgrades, energy efficiency and new construction and rehab development projects, and much more.

Advantages and disadvantages

  • Access to professional construction managers throughout the process
  • Low or no upfront costs and financing structured around cost savings

Take action

Visit the DC Green Bank website for more information on Community Impact Initiative.

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