Local Government Challenge - CEC Climate Action Planning and Energy Innovation Grants

This is a competitive grant solicitation. The California Energy Commission’s Challenge program announces the availability to local governments of up to $10.2 million in grant funds for projects that stimulate innovation in building energy efficiency and developing or implementing climate action plans. The Challenge program will encourage participation from both small and large local governments by separating funding into two categories, the Small Government Leadership Challenge and the Energy Innovation Challenge:

Small Government Leadership Challenge (SGLC) ($3 million): Local governments with populations that do not exceed 150,000 are eligible to apply, and preference points will be given to projects benefitting disadvantaged communities. The grant proposal must explain how the project would not be able to move forward without the Challenge grant. Small local governments can apply independently or as part of a local government consortium. A consortium can submit one application to manage and disseminate multiple awards to local government partners. Each award requires an individual plan and timeline for completion in compliance with the program. The population of each local government in the application must not exceed 150,000. The maximum grant is $1 million and the minimum is $250,000.

Energy Innovation Challenge (EIC) ($7.2 million): Local governments may submit proposals for innovative efficiency deployment projects, and preference points will be given to projects implemented within or benefitting a disadvantaged community. When completed, the projects will serve as an example for other local governments. The applicant will identify ways in which the jurisdiction will showcase the results of the project to other local governments. The grant proposal must explain how the project would not move forward without the Challenge grant. The maximum grant amount is $2 million, and the minimum is $1 million.

Funding Entity: 
Award Amount: 
$250,000.00

Small Government Leadership Challenge the maximum grant is $1 million and the minimum is $250,000.

Maximum Award Amount: 
$2,000,000.00

Energy Innovation Challenge the maximum grant amount is $2 million, and the minimum is $1 million.

Application Due Date: 
03-06-2017
Implementing Sector
Implementing Sector: 
California Energy Commission (CEC)
Eligibility
Additional Eligibility Information: 
This is an open solicitation for small and large local government entities, specifically cities; counties; joint powers authorities; consortiums; and special districts. Local governments include city or county governments or organizations connected to city or county governments such as joint power authorities, councils of governments and housing authorities that have a role in the development process. The Small Government Leadership Challenge (SGLC) is available to local governments with populations that do not exceed 150,000. Small local governments can apply independently or as part of a local government consortium.
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Agency Contact(s)

Name Contact Email Contact Phone Number Contact Information
Sandra Raymos sandra.raymos@energy.ca.gov (916) 654-4584