Get a Small Business Grant to Help Purchase Your Walk-in Cooler or Freezer

government-grantsBeing “green” and “energy efficient” are big advertising buzzwords today.
But besides the benefits to the environment, there are definitely good economical reasons for “going green“. There is a HUGE potential for savings on your next electric bill. However, investing in new efficient equipment like walk-in freezers, furnaces, or stoves often present too much of an up front cost (even if they would pay for themselves in energy savings in a few years) so the purchase is delayed as long as possible. Think you can’t afford that new refrigerator or ice machine? Maybe you can with the help of your state government.

In this political environment there are many grants available for small businesses, especially when it comes to making your business more energy efficient. The following is a list of websites where you can find and apply for grants in your state (most are linked to the state’s business website but some are linked to specific energy grants). There is also an online government grant and loan search available. Different grants have different requirements and payouts (for example, some will require you to reduce energy usage by at least 20% and the state will foot 25% of the equipment bill).

Economic Development Websites:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Note: Website links accurate as of 8/22/2014. Let us know of any changes in state website links.

  • Jake Nevares October 25, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    FYI folks – nearby govt network has worked out that district councils could in fact face central grant cuts of 58%, unitaries 50% & counties 44%. Public sector cash is thinning out.

  • Heather Kalb March 29, 2012 at 2:42 pm


    I am a Director of Nutriential services at a very small school of about 550 students. We have several deep freezers (round 5-8 per school building to be exact). I was wondering if you could help me with any information on getting a grant for a walk in freezer which we NEED TERRIBLE. Thank you, Heather Kalb

    • Walkin Freezer March 29, 2012 at 2:51 pm

      We’ll have our salesperson for Missouri contact you.

  • Tom Thompson January 10, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    We are a small food bank in need of a bigger walkin freezer. We are also looking for grant funding, can you help?
    Tom Thompson
    Executive Director
    Interfaith Council of Amador
    12181 Airport Rd.
    Jackson, CA 95642

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