Residential

USDA Assistance to High Energy Cost Communities

The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), announces the availability of up to $10 million in competitive grants to assist communities with extremely high energy costs. The grant funds may be used to acquire, construct, or improve energy generation, transmission, or distribution facilities serving communities where the average annual residential expenditure for home energy exceeds 275% of the national average.

Ford Foundation Grants

The Ford Foundation makes grants that support the three I's: Institutions, Ideas, and Individuals. Having recently done away with their siloed grants program, the Ford Foundation accepts grant proposals that start in seven program areas, or entry points, as they say.

The seven program areas:

  • Civic Engagement and Government
  • Creativity and Free Expression
  • Future of Work(ers)
  • Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Justice
  • Just Cities and Regions
  • Natural Resources and Climate Change
  • Technology and Society

Water Power Technologies Office 2019 Research Funding Opportunity

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is issuing, on behalf of the Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) titled “Water Power Technologies Office 2019 Research Funding Opportunity.” This FOA addresses priorities in the following Areas of Interest:

1: Hydropower Operational Flexibility Area of Interest
1a: Quantify Hydropower Capabilities for Operational Flexibility Area of Interest
1b: Operational Strategies for Increasing Hydropower Flexibility Area of Interest

Maritime Energy Conservation or Efficiency Pilot/Demonstration Project RFP

The Maritime Administration, Office of Environment is issuing this request for proposals (RFP) for projects that demonstrate shipboard energy conservation or efficiency measures.

Background: Over the past several years, the Maritime Administration (MARAD) has been partnering with government agencies, industry, and academia on efforts to reduce vessel and port emissions, as well as efforts to support the use of alternative fuel and energy sources. Currently, MARAD would like to focus on exploring and supporting proposals focused on shipboard energy efficiency and conservation.

Pasadena Water & Power Electric Vehicle Charger Incentive

Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) is offering incentives for customers who purchase or lease
a Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) and install a Level 2 (240V) “wall mounted” or “hardwired”
charging station at home, multi-unit complex, or business

PWP will provide a rebate of up to $400.00* to customers who purchase and install a qualifying
PEV charger. In addition, residential customers are eligible for up to $200.00 in LED lighting
incentives.

Charge Up L.A.!

LADWP introduced the Electric Vehicle Charger Rebate Program, “Charge Up L.A.!” to encourage the installation of convenient electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at residential and commercial locations to support the purchase and use of EVs. This program will benefit the environment and help EV users save on fuel costs at the same time. The rebate is offered to qualifying commercial customers who purchase and install Level 2 (240-volt) chargers at their place of business for employees and public use.