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Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program

Amount Available: $3.2 Billion, nationally
California Energy Commission Allocated: $49.6 million

The Energy Efficient Conservation Block Grants (EECBG) Program focuses on projects that deliver lasting financial benefits to California consumers and the economy through energy efficiency.

The Energy Commission estimates that energy efficiency investments from this program can annually save consumers 61.2 million kilowatt-hours of electricity; reduce CO2 emissions by 22,541 tons, save local jurisdictions in excess of $9 million in energy costs and create or retain community jobs.

The EECBG Program will provide more than $35 million in direct allocations to California's eligible small cities and counties. The local governments can use these funds to concentrate on cost-effective energy efficient projects for their communities and the options are almost limitless when considering the various types of lighting retrofits, building upgrades, mechanical equipment, clean energy systems, and various energy management controls available.

The remaining funds will be spent for energy planning that reduces green house gas emissions and dependency on fossil fuels.

Davis-Bacon Act Tool Kit
Posted December 28, 2010. (PDF file, 188 pgs, 5.34 megabytes)


cover of reportCalifornia Block Grant Guidelines (Formula-Based Grants)
Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grants Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Commission Adopted Guidelines
Adopted: August 9, 2012.
Publication # CEC-150-2009-002-CMF-REV5. Posted August 10, 2012.
(PDF file, 25 pages, 201 kb)

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