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Title Due Date Maximum Award Amount Description
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) - Request for Information on Resilient and Efficient Codes Implementations $2.00

This Request for Information (RFI) is being issued by the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program, on behalf of the Office of Energy and Renewable Energy (EERE) Building Technologies Office (BTO). The intent of this RFI is to obtain public input regarding the solicitation process and structure of a potential DOE Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to fund sustained cost-effective implementation of building energy codes, in accordance with the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. This will be referred to throughout the document as the Resilient and Efficient Codes Implementation (RECI) FOA. Specifically, this RFI seeks input on: • Energy Code Implementation Criteria and Requirements for Key Topic Areas • Advanced Energy Codes and Building Resilience • Methods to Support Sustained State Energy and Building Resilience Code Implementation • Funding, Partnerships, Eligible Entities, and Evaluation Criteria • Energy and Environmental Justice (EEJ) Priorities Information collected from this RFI will be used by DOE for planning purposes to develop a potential FOA. The information collected will not be published.
Burbank Water & Power - Green Building Incentive Program No Due Date Given $30,000.00

The U.S. Green Building Council is a non-profit organization that promotes the design and construction of buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live and work. The Green Building Council developed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System in order to more accurately provide incentives those using these practices. The LEED Green Building Rating System issues points across five categories to those striving to attain LEED status for new commercial construction or major renovation of commercial buildings, as well as multifamily and mixed-use developments that are five units or greater, or four stories or higher.  Rebates provided by Burbank Water & Power correspond to the following point totals and LEED certification levels:

  • Certified (40–49 points) - $15,000
  • Silver (50–59 points) - $20,000
  • Gold (60–79 points) - $25,000
  • Platinum (80 points and above) - $30,000

Incentives are on a first come first serve basis. More information can be found on the web site listed above.
Small Business Financing (SBF) Program No Due Date Given Varies

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.


Program benefits

  •  Finance 100% of project costs
  •  Broad list of qualifying measures
  •  Financing may be used for non-energy upgrades
  •  Finance a simple replacement or a comprehensive building upgrade
  •  Quick approval
  •  Attractive terms
Residential Energy Efficiency Loan (REEL) Program No Due Date Given Varies

The Residential Energy Efficiency Loan (REEL) program was designed to help California homeowners and renters access affordable financing for energy efficiency projects.

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.

Eligibility requires that the property receive electric or natural gas service from Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E®), San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E®), Southern California Edison (SCE®) or Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas®). For complete program rules and regulatory information, please reference the REEL Program Regulations+.

Reduce before you produce! The REEL program prioritizes energy reduction (through energy efficiency) over energy production. At this time, lenders are not offering solar loans through the REEL program.

With different lenders and loan options, there’s a REEL solution for your home improvement needs.

HERO Financing Program No Due Date Given $200,000.00
Affordable Multifamily Financing Program No Due Date Given Varies

The Affordable Multifamily Financing program targets multifamily properties where at least 50% of the units are income restricted.

Like all of the programs highlighted on GoGreen Financing, the Affordable Multifamily Financing program is designed to encourage growth in private market lending and features a credit enhancement to help financing entities mitigate risk. It is designed to leverage and complement existing state and utility efforts to encourage affordable multifamily properties to install energy efficiency retrofits.

Property must receive electric and/or gas service from any of the following investor-owned utilities (IOU):

  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E®)
  • San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E®)
  • Southern California Edison (SCE®)
  • Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas®)
HERO Financing Program No Due Date Given $200,000.00