State or Federal?
Projects with proven energy and/or demand cost savings are eligible. Examples of projects include:
Lighting system upgrades
Pumps and motors
Streetlights and LED traffic signals
Energy management systems and equipment controls
Building insulation
Energy generation including renewable and combined heat and power projects
Heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment
Water and waste water treatment equipment
Load shifting projects, such as thermal energy storage.
Energy efficiency projects must be technically and economically feasible.
Eligible Entities
K-12 School Districts, K-12 Schools, Local Public Agencies
Eligibility Notes
Eligible applicants are: local government; academic institutions including schools, school districts, charter schools, state special schools, and community college districts; and state government. Applicants must be eligible to receive a Clean Energy Jobs Act (state Proposition 39) award. Applicants with existing loans through this program can apply for an additional loan if more funding becomes available and the previous project has been completed.
Due Date Notes
Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served rolling basis.
Most Recent RFP Release Date
Sep 08, 2017
Max Award
Annual or Multi-Year?
Preliminary Items
Before submitting an application, applicants must contact the funding agency for the most current funding information. A feasibility study done within the last two years is required to verify estimated energy savings.
Match Required?
California Energy Commission
Total Amount Available for All Grants
Competition Notes
Energy Commission staff will review the loan application and supporting documents to evaluate the proposed project’s technical and economic feasibility. Further, Energy Commission staff will perform its own evaluation of the proposed project. It may be necessary to arrange a site visit to evaluate the project and loan request.
Additional Notes
Applications will be validated for eligibility based on the requirements of the loan notice. Applications deemed complete and eligible for funding will be processed in the order received. Applications are deemed complete when documentation is submitted to verify eligibility and compliance with all requirements listed in the loan notice. If funding becomes oversubscribed, applications will be placed on a waiting list in the order they were deemed complete.
Further Information
Program Staff
(916) 651-3747
Link to Further Information
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