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.
The SacMetro AQMD has been awarded grant funds by the California Air Resources Board from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, which are proceeds from the State's Cap-and-Trade Program. These grant funds will be used to launch a pilot car sharing program to benefit disadvantaged communities (CarShare) in the greater Sacramento area. The SacMetro AQMD is partnering with Zipcar, the city of Sacramento, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), the Sacramento Housing Redevelopment Authority, Mutual Housing and Policy in Motion.
Replace your old wood or pellet burning device with a new cleaner option! The Burn Cleaner program helps reduce particulate matter that comes from older devices in the Valley which contribute significantly to air pollution during the Fall and Winter months. Please review the program guidelines; choose from our list of participating retailers that sell clean devices on behalf of the Burn Cleaner program and select an application packet from the four options below.