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Drive Clean has partnered with Cartelligent, a highly-regarded Bay Area concierge car buying service, to provide pre-negotiated group purchase discount pricing. There is no minimum number of participants required to receive discount pricing through the end of the year.
As SGC's Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program (AHSC) prepares to launch funding Round 5 next month, California Strategic Growth Council is offering free technical assistance to select prospective applicants. With approximately $550 million available in Round 5, they encourage those interested in technical assistance to complete this survey by October 31, 2019 in order to qualify.
The Energy Corps helps schools and public agencies save energy. Trained Corpsmembers conduct energy surveys and lighting and control retrofits in public buildings. Funding from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund enables the Energy Corps to offer these services at an economical rate. With locations in Norwalk, Fresno, Vista, and Sacramento, the Energy Corps accepts requests for service on a rolling basis.
In its FY 2019 NOFA, the WIFIA program opened its third selection round and allowed prospective borrowers to submit letters of interest for 90 days, beginning the day the NOFA is published in the Federal Register. It also announced four priorities:
As budgets are shrinking, costs for school operations keep going up. One way to save money is by reducing your energy costs. The Bright Schools Program offers services to help identify the most cost-effective energy saving opportunities for your facilities.
DEADLINE EXTENDED: April 5, 2019
The Safe Routes to School National Partnership can assist your efforts to make your community a place where kids can easily be active and healthy. They are offering long-term, free technical assistance to under-resourced communities in California that would like to seek funding through the state’s Active Transportation Program (ATP) for projects that support walking, bicycling and Safe Routes to School.
Apply now for assistance completing your community greenhouse gas inventory. Beginning in February, ICLEI will host the "2019 SEEC GHG Inventory Cohort Training Session", a structured technical assistance program to guide local governments through the steps for creating a community-scale greenhouse gas inventory in real time. This session is available to all California planning agencies, city, town, and county governments at no cost.
The Air District’s Climate Tech Finance program offers subsidized financing for public and private facilities to adopt emerging technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Public-sector facilities can apply for loans ranging from $500,000 to $30 million, over up to 30-year terms.
Small businesses can apply for loan guarantees on loans of up to $20 million, with a maximum guarantee of $2.5 million. Projects may be eligible for up to 90 percent guarantees through this program.
The Strategic Growth Council (SGC) is pleased to announce that technical assistance (TA) for the concept phase of the Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) Program is now available for applicants intending to apply for TCC Implementation Grants. Applicants intending to apply for a TCC Planning Grant are not eligible for TCC TA.