The Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program funds affordable housing and mixed-use developments and transportation improvements, including transit and active transportation infrastructure and programs.
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.
The California Energy Commission’s Energy Conservation Assistance Act (ECAA) program provides 1 percent interest loans to cities, counties, special districts, public colleges and universities, public care institutions, and public hospitals. Loans finance energy efficiency and energy generation projects. The maximum loan is $3 million.
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.
This funding opportunity seeks to encourage energy generation and energy efficiency on tribal lands. Up to $17 million is available for the deployment of energy infrastructure on tribal lands. Projects will relate to three topic areas:
Owners of any residential property are eligible for the REEL program, as are renters at the discretion of the lender and with the property owner’s permission. Customers may upgrade a single-family home, townhome, condo, duplex, triplex, fourplex or manufactured home. And, with REEL, renovations for up to four units can be bundled into the same loan.
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.
Through the Rebates for Multi-Family Properties Program, PG&E offers prescriptive rebates for owners and managers of multi-family properties of two or more units. Boilers, furnaces, clothes washers and water heaters are among the eligible products for rebates. Owners or managers can receive up to $1,500 for certain pieces of equipment and specified measures. All equipment requirements must be met. Contact PG&E for more information on this program or visit the program web site listed above.
Through the Rebates for Multi-Family Properties Program, PG&E offers prescriptive rebates for owners and managers of multi-family properties of two or more units. Boilers, furnaces, clothes washers and water heaters are among the eligible products for rebates. Owners or managers can receive up to $1,500 for certain pieces of equipment and specified measures. All equipment requirements must be met.
Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) offers a wide array of incentives for its commercial customers to increase the energy efficiency of their facilities. Rebates are available for a for lighting equipment and controls , HVAC systems and controls, motors, food service equipment, PC and Data management systems, refrigeration equipment and controls, and whole building measures . In general, SMUD provides both custom and prescriptive ("Express") incentive packages for eligible measures.