Up to $10 million is available for public school districts. CARB’s vision for the Clean Mobility in Schools Pilot Project is to support transformative, synergistic emissions reduction strategies for transportation options within a school(s) located in a disadvantaged community. The project’s goal is to increase the visibility of, and accessibility to, zero-emission transportation options by placing various commercially-available zero-emission technologies, along with the supporting charging/fueling infrastructure, in one or more schools. (DUE 10-21-2019)
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:
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.
The State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) provides financial assistance in the form of grants to implement irrigation systems that reduce greenhouse gases and save water on California agricultural operations. Eligible system components include (among others) soil moisture monitoring, drip systems, switching to low pressure irrigation systems, pump retrofits, variable frequency drives and installation of renewable energy to reduce on-farm water use and energy. (Prop 68)
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 Community Solar Pilot Program is a new program administered by the Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) to provide solar energy benefits to low-income households. With program oversight and direction provided by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), CSD will provide up to $5 million in funding for two or more community solar projects for the purposes of making the benefits of solar energy more available to eligible low-income households, lowering residents’ energy bills, and providing co-benefits to communities, including economic and workforce development.
This program assists in the development, construction, and retrofitting of new and emerging technologies for advanced biofuels, renewable chemicals and biobased products.