Category/Topic
Environment
State or Federal?
State
Summary
California’s existing buildings consume nearly 70 percent of California’s electrical use. The purpose of this solicitation is to fund the demonstration and market deployment of innovative, pre-commercial energy efficiency technologies in existing buildings. The goal is to accelerate market adoption of these technologies while also reducing energy use and cost to facility owners and operators.

Projects could include lighting, heating, ventilation, plug load equipment, and system level approaches. The solicitation will consist of four funding groups of targeted building sectors: Group 1: Government Buildings and Facilities; Group 2: Colleges, Universities, K-12 Schools; Group 3: Privately Owned Buildings and Facilities; and Group 4: Military buildings on military bases.

Phase 2 is open to applications for all groups in all electric IOU service areas (PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E). The highest ranking proposals will get funded regardless of group.
Eligible Entities
Academic Institutions, K-12 Schools, Local Public Agencies, Nonprofit Organizations, Private Corporations, State Government
Eligibility Notes
This solicitation is open to all public and private entities with the exception of publicly-owned utilities.

Phase 2 is open to applications for all groups in all electric IOU service areas (PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E). The highest ranking proposals will get funded regardless of group.
Most Recent/Current Due Date
Jan 17, 2017
Most Recent RFP Release Date
Nov 23, 2016
Min Award
$2,500,000
Max Award
$5,000,000
Total Possible Multi-Year Award
$5,000,000
Annual or Multi-Year?
Annual
Match Required?
Yes
Match Notes
Applicants must provide a match of at least 25 percent of the requested award amount using cash or in-kind contributions including: cash, equipment, materials, information technology services, travel, subcontractor costs, participant in-kind labor costs, advanced practice costs.
Funder
California Natural Resources Agency, California Energy Commission
Total Amount Available for All Grants
$10,000,000
Competition Notes
The funding announcement includes a strong admonishment to applicants: "Applicants are responsible for carefully reading the solicitation, asking appropriate questions in a timely manner, ensuring that all solicitation requirements are met, submitting all required responses in a complete manner by the required date and time, and carefully rereading the solicitation before submitting an application."
Further Information
Rachel Grant-Kiley
Commission Agreement Officer
(916) 654-4379
Fax: (916) 654-4423
RachelGrant-Kiley@energy.ca.gov
Link to Further Information
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