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BayREN Water Bill Savings Program

This proven program helps municipal water utilities work with their customers to:

  • Provide water efficiency improvements with
    no up-front-cost.
  • Deliver immediate savings on utility bills.
  • Reduce water consumption to address current and future supply restrictions.
  • Meet current and upcoming state codes.

If you represent a water utility or local government in one of the nine Bay Area Counties, you may be eligible to participate in this innovative program.

BayREN Multifamily Program

Energy Upgrade California’s Bay Area Multifamily Building Enhancements offers cash rebates and no-cost energy consulting for multifamily properties that undertake energy and water upgrades. The program assists in planning energy saving improvements designed to save 15% or more of a building’s energy and water usage and provides $750 per unit in rebates to help pay for the upgrade.

BayREN Home+ Program

You’ve found the right place to increase the comfort, health and energy efficiency of your home. BayREN Home+ offers cash rebates for your home improvements, plus certified contractors and support every step of the way.

The Bay Area Regional Network (BayREN) provides regional-scale energy efficiency programs and services to reduce carbon emissions and promote healthy, energy-efficient buildings and homes.

BayREN Home+ is implemented by local county governments and available to homeowners and renters in nine counties:

PeopleForBikes (PFB) Community Grant

The PeopleForBikes Community Grant Program supports bicycle infrastructure projects and targeted advocacy initiatives that make it easier and safer for people of all ages and abilities to ride. Please review the following information carefully before submitting a grant application. Proposals that are incomplete or do not fall within our funding priority areas will not be considered. Visit the Get Local map and click on any state for examples of funded projects in each location.

PeopleForBikes focuses most grant funds on bicycle infrastructure projects such as:

The Fruit Tree Planting Foundatino Grants

The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF) is an award-winning international nonprofit charity dedicated to planting fruitful trees and plants to alleviate world hunger, combat global warming, strengthen communities, and improve the surrounding air, soil, and water.FTPF programs strategically donate orchards where the harvest will best serve communities for generations, at places such as community gardens, public schools, city/state parks, low-income neighborhoods, Native American reservations, international hunger relief sites, and animal sanctuaries.

ecoTech Grants

ecoTech™ Grants were created to combat the notion that students needed to choose between “the screen” or “the green” and to encourage educators and students to explore the role technology can play in designing and implementing solutions to some of our most pressing environmental challenges. We believe that technology can present innovative ways to address environmental challenges – and that when dealing with digital natives, we do ourselves a disservice by asking them to unplug.

Elemental Excelerator

The Elemental Excelerator is a cleantech startup accelerator that provides grants to small companies deploying projects in Hawaii and Asia Pacific. They are looking for technologies in these sectors:

  • Energy
  • Mobility
  • Food and Ag
  • Water
  • Circular Economy

What does Elemental Excelerator supply? A grant up to $1 million in exchange for a 1-2% equity donation.

Thriving Earth Exchange Spring 2020 California Cohort

We are currently looking for community organizations in California interested in paring with a Thriving Earth Exchange Community Science Fellow to address community-driven priorities. Local or regional governments, tribal governments, community-based organizations, or other advocacy, tribal, or non-profit organizations are eligible to represent communities as lead applicants. This California-focused collaboration is led by Thriving Earth Exchange with support from the California Strategic Growth Council (SGC).

2020 Arbor Week Grant

California ReLeaf is pleased to announce $40,000 in statewide pass-through funding for the 2020 California Arbor Week to celebrate the value of trees for all Californians. This program is brought to you thanks to the partnership of Edison International and the support of the USDA Forest Service and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.