State or Federal?
Eligible Entities
Academic Institutions, Local Public Agencies
Eligibility Notes
Eligible applicants are cities, counties, special districts, public colleges or universities, public care institutions, and public hospitals.
This program provides loans at 1% interest for projects that produce energy efficiency and renewable energy generation. Examples of eligible projects:
 Lighting systems
 Heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment
 Streetlights and LED traffic signals
 Energy management systems and equipment controls
 Pumps and motors
 Building envelope and insulation
 Energy generation, including renewable energy and combined heat and power projects
 Water and waste water treatment equipment
 Load shifting projects, such as thermal energy storage
Projects must be technically and economically feasible.
Due Date Notes
Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served rolling basis.
Most Recent RFP Release Date
Max Award
Total Possible Multi-Year Award
Annual or Multi-Year?
Preliminary Items
Before applying, applicant must contact the funding agency for 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.
Further Information
Program Staff
(916) 651-3747
Link to Further Information
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