The Small Medium Commercial Business (SMCB) Performance Advisor is a business support resource and a link between local governments, small businesses, and energy efficiency service providers and contractors. It is a “one-stop-shop” to:
The Small Business Financing (SBF) program offers affordable options to help California businesses shrink their energy bills and carbon footprints.
Administered by the State of California with support from the state’s investor-owned utilities, the SBF program is a flexible way to upgrade your business and save.
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 Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) is a voluntary program intended to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies while leveraging Federal investment in environmental enhancement and protection, in conjunction with agricultural production. These projects may be watershed-based, regional, or statewide in scope.
New: Eligible Subapplicants are invited to submit Notice of Interest’s (NOI’s) for DR-4353 electronically here from February 1 to March 15, 2018 by 11:59 pm PST.
The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has a new funding opportunity available through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) as a result of a presidentially declared disaster for the October 2017 Wildfires (DR-4344). HMGP can fund eligible project and planning activities for eligible subapplicants in accordance with FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Guidance.
The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) offers the Recycled Fiber, Plastic, and Glass Grant Program pursuant to Public Resources Code section 42999. The purpose of this competitive grant program is to lower overall greenhouse gas emissions by expanding existing capacity or establishing new facilities in California that use California-generated postconsumer recycled fiber (paper, textiles, carpet, or wood), plastic, or glass to manufacture products.
The Truck Improvement/Modernization Benefitting Emission Reductions (TIMBER) Program provides a streamlined voucher funding option to reduce emissions by replacing 2002 or older model diesel engine log trucks with 2010 or newer model diesel engine log trucks. When used to offset vehicle replacement costs, qualifying projects are eligible for up to $60,000. More information about the TIMBER program can be found at California Air Resources Board’s TIMBER website.
SDG&E offers incentive programs for businesses looking to improve their energy efficiency. Customers should contact SDG&E regarding eligibility and maximum incentive amounts. More information and program details can be found in the program handbook. Overall Program DetailsIncentive AmountSpace Heating Boiler: $0.25 per MBtuhDirect Contact Water Heater: $2 per MBtuhInstantaneous Water Heater: $0.50 - $2 per MbtuhStorage Water Heater: $2 per MBtuhProcess Boiler/Water Heater: $0.50 per MBtuhClothes Washer: $35 or $75 per unitFood Service Equipment: varies
PG&E offers rebates for owners and managers of multi-family properties of five or more units. The program has two incentive components 1) an assessment incentive which is paid on a per dwelling unit basis for assessment and verification, and 2) an upgrade incentive which is a performance-based incentives for the energy efficiency upgrades. See program website for complete details. Overall Program DetailsIncentive AmountAssessment Incentive: $100 per dwelling unit for up to 200 units.