Kickstart Massachusetts

The Challenge: Help Communities Evaluate the Potential for Networked Geothermal

Networked geothermal offers a clean, renewable, non-combusting way to heat and cool our homes and businesses. However, this technology is relatively novel to Massachusetts and outreach and assistance is needed for communities to conduct feasibility assessments, as well as foster engagement. 

About Kickstart Massachusetts

Supported by funding from MassCEC, the Home Energy Efficiency Team (HEET) is offering grants of up to $50K for 10-12 communities to assess potential sites for networked geothermal projects. This program seeks to develop a pipeline of shovel-ready network geothermal projects in Massachusetts, both to support the scaling of this extremely promising pathway to decarbonization, and to help the selected communities access further funding opportunities. The Kickstart Mass program will also help foster community engagement and education around the benefits of networked geothermal and how these systems work in homes and businesses.​

Award Potential

Up to $50,000

Application Deadline

No longer accepting applications

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Funding Schedule

Applications are due December 4, 2023. Visit the HEET website for a more detailed program timeline. 

Who's Eligible

Massachusetts cities and towns, including those served by municipal light plants (MLPs)


HEET is accepting all submissions and coordinating the selection committee on behalf of MassCEC. 

Please refer to the HEET Kickstart Massachusetts website for more details. 

Additional Funding Opportunities

EmPower Massachusetts

Funding type
Award Potential

$300,000 (Priority Track Implementation)

$150,000 (Non-Priority Track Implementation)

$50,000 (Innovation & Capacity Building)

Application Deadline

Innovation and Capacity Building: Rolling through April 3, 2024

Implementation: October 18, 2023 and April 3, 2024