|Green and Resilient Retrofit Program (GRRP)
|U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
|Rebates/ Incentives; Financing
|Energy Efficiency/ Demand Response; Alternative Energy Generation/ Renewables; Energy Storage; Water Efficiency; Low Embodied-Carbon Building Materials
|Owners of eligible HUD-assisted multifamily housing properties
|Varies by project
|Remaining Application Waves between January and May 2024
The U.S. HUD’s Green and Resilient Retrofit Program (GRRP) to improve the housing quality and resilience of certain existing HUD-assisted multifamily properties for residents through loans and grants to facilitate utility-saving, decarbonization, and climate hazard mitigating investments. These investments in American communities will also help combat the climate crisis and support equitable economic development.
Eligible owners primarily include owners receiving HUD rental assistance under Multifamily Section 8 project-based rental assistance, Section 202 Supportive Housing for Low-Income Elderly, and Section 811 Supportive Housing for Low-Income Persons with Disabilities.
How the Program Works
An overview of the entire GRRP can be found here. Through IRA funding the GRRP provides direct loans and grants to fund projects that improve energy or water efficiency, enhance indoor air quality or sustainability, implement the use of zero-emission electricity generation, low-emission building materials or processes, energy storage, or building electrification strategies, or address climate resilience, of eligible HUD-assisted multifamily properties.
All funds for grants and direct loans are available until September 30, 2028.
GRRP funds are available through three (3) cohorts and an associated Benchmarking Initiative:
- Elements Cohort: Through grants and loans, the Elements Cohort funds eligible properties in the midst of a recapitalization transaction in order to incorporate utility efficiency, renewable energy, carbon emission reduction, and/or climate resilience measures. Remaining Application Waves: January 2024 and March 2024.
- Leading Edge Cohort: Through grants and loans, the Leading Edge Cohort funds eligible properties with ambitious plans that involve carbon reduction, renewable energy generation, use of building materials with lower embodied carbon, and resilience goals through achieving an advanced green certification. Remaining Application Waves: January 2024 and April 2024.
- Comprehensive Cohort: Through grants and loans, the Comprehensive Cohort funds properties with a high need for investment in utility efficiency and climate resilience. Property owners need no prior experience with recapitalization transactions or green construction, as support will be provided to commission assessments and develop the property’s recapitalization plan. Remaining Application Waves: February 2024 and May 2024.
- Benchmarking Cohort: All Comprehensive and Leading Edge cohort participants must perform energy and water benchmarking in EPA’s portfolio Manager to understand utility consumption before and after retrofits. Funding prioritizes properties with a high need for investment in utility efficiency and climate resilience. Property owners need no prior experience with recapitalization transactions or green construction, as support will be provided to commission assessments and develop the property’s recapitalization plan. Remaining Application Waves: February 2024 and May 2024.
How to Apply
Prospective applicants must download and complete an application from the specific cohort page (Elements, Leading Edge, Comprehensive). This application must then be submitted for consideration under the specific Grants.gov page associated with the cohort. Benchmarking services for HUD-assisted properties under the three cohorts does not require additional application.
To submit questions on GRRP, please email HUD at firstname.lastname@example.org.