Welcome to the California Energy Commission

Documents & Background Materials

Overview of California Programs

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Booklet:
ARRA-Funded Energy Programs

(PDF file, 20 pages, 1.6 megabytes)

 

"American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Delivering Energy Savings for California" - Presentation to Joint Agency Energy Action Plan Meeting, December 15, 2009, San Francisco, California, by Pat Perez, Assistant Executive Director, Economic Stimulus Program, California Energy Commission. (PDF file, 16 pages, 372 kb)

"Clean Energy Workforce Training Program" - Presentation to Joint Agency Energy Action Plan Meeting, December 15, 2009, San Francisco, California, by Panama Bartholomy, Advisor to Chairman Douglas, California Energy Commission. (PDF file, 22 pages, 748 kb)

"California's Energy Recovery and Reinvestment Act Program Initiatives", Overview presentation by Pat Perez, Pat Perez, Assistant Executive Director, Economic Stimulus Program. Presented: November 18, 2009, California State Association of Counties Annual Meeting, Monterey, Calif. (PDF file, 17 pages, 872 kb)

Obtaining Prevailing Wage Rate Approvals

Instructions for Obtaining Prevailing Wage Rate Approvals
for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Posted August 25, 2010. (PDF file, 2 pages, 49 kb)

Summary Template for Prevailing Wage Rate Approval
Posted February 8, 2011. (MS Excel file, 24.4 kb)

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


State Energy Program

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State Energy Program Guidelines - Fifth Edition
Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 -
ADOPTED: February 14, 2011.
Publication # CEC-150-2009-004-CMF-REV4.
(PDF file, 62 pages, 570 kb)

 

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant

new - Update to Monthly Progress Report Template, posted December 22, 2011. (MS Word file, 3 pages, 59 kb)

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California Block Grant Guidelines (Formula-Based Grants)
Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grants Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Adopted by the Energy Commission 1/12/2012.
Publication # CEC-150-2009-002-CMF-REV4. Posted: January 18, 2012.
(PDF file, 28 pages, 291 kb)

 

Important Reminders for Block Grant Projects, posted November 7, 2011. (PDF file, 2 pages, 81 kb)

Final report template - to assist EECBG Small City/County grant recipients to comply with the final report requirement contained in the grant agreement scope of work, posted February 15, 2011. (PDF file, 2 pages, 57 kb)

Additional Questions and Answers (10-1-09 to 10-31-09) - on the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant, posted November 10, 2009. (PDF file, 13 pages, 98 kb)

Questions and Answers - from the California Energy Commission Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Workshops, posted August 12, 2009. (PDF file, 14 pages, 150 kb)

Energy-Related Funding and Tax Credits Summary, California Energy Commission. Updated regularly. (PDF file, 10 pages, 340 kb)

List of Eligible Cities and Counties in California for Energy-Commission Jurisdiction Funding (PDF File)

List of Small Cities with Population Figures per the U.S. Dept. of Energy (PDF file)


Other Materials by Topic Areas


California State Auditor Report

California Green Stimulus Coalition Letter, Regarding the State Auditor's Report, December 23, 2009. (PDF file, 38 pages, 160 kb)

California State Auditor - December 2009 Letter Report 2009-119.1, December 1, 2009. (PDF file, 38 pages, 1.4 megabytes)

California Energy Commission Response to California State Auditor Report by Executive Director Melissa Jones, November 25, 2009. (PDF file, 5 pages, 716 kb)


Federal Grant Materials & Links

Search Federal Grant Opportunities for All 'Energy-Related' Grants

Search All Recovery Act Grants


Federal Electric Vehicle, Battery, and Electrification

Transportation Electrification (Reference Number: DE-FOA-0000026). US DOE Competitive Grant Info, released 3/19/09, Current Closing Date for Applications: May 19, 2009.

Electric Drive Vehicle Battery and Component Manufacturing Initiative (Reference Number: DE-FOA-0000028). US DOE Competitive Grant Info, released 3/19/09, Current Closing Date for Applications: May 13, 2009.


Federal State Energy Program (SEP) Guidelines

Program information and Energy Commission application documents

Released: 3/12/2009
Initial Application Due Date for States to Respond: 03/23/2009 at 8:00:00 PM Eastern Time
Comprehensive Application Due Date for States to Respond: 05/12/2009 at 8:00:00 PM Eastern Time

U.S. DOE - FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT: State Energy Program Formula Grants; American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA); Funding Opportunity Number: DE-FOA-0000052; Announcement Type: Initial; CFDA Number: 81.041, State Energy Program (Acrobat PDF file, 363 kb)

U.S. DOE - FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT: State Energy Program Formula Grants; American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA); Funding Opportunity Number: DE-FOA-0000052; Announcement Type: Initial; CFDA Number: 81.041, State Energy Program (MS Word file, 457 kb)


Housing & Urban Development Energy & Green Buildings

Assisted Housing Stability and Energy and Green Retrofit, posted 3/10/2009, closing date: 2/16/2011.


Federal Clean Diesel Program

Funding for SmartWay Clean Diesel Finance Program, released 3/6/09. Current Closing Date for Applications: April 28, 2009.


"Smart Grid" Funding Opportunity Announcement

  • May 6, 2009 - Letter to U.S. Dept of Energy Secretary Chu from Calif. Energy Commission Chairman Karen Douglas and Calif. Public Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey on SMART GRID funding. (PDF file, 7 pages, 44 kb)
  • May 1, 2009 - Gov. Schwarzenegger Letter to Federal Energy Secretary Regarding Smart Grid Recovery Act Funding

U.S. Dept. of Energy Draft Funding Opportunity Announcement No.: DE-FOA-0000036, released April 16, 2009.

The DOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) has issued this competitive Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for Smart Grid Demonstrations. Smart Grid projects will include regionally unique demonstrations to verify smart grid technology viability, quantify smart grid costs and benefits, and validate new smart grid business models, at a scale that can be readily adapted and replicated around the country.

U.S. Dept. of Energy Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No.: DE-FOA-0000036, released March 2, 2009.


Clean Cities Program

Clean Cities Fiscal Year 2009: Petroleum Reduction Technologies Projects for the Transportation Sector, Funding Opportunity DE-PS26-09NT01236-00
Released: March 10, 2009
Deadlines: Deadline Areas of Interest (AOI) 1, 2, and 3 is March 31, 2009.
The round 1 application deadline for AOI 4 is May 29, 2009; round 2 is September 30, 2009.

Clean Cities FY09 Petroleum Reduction Technologies Projects for the Transportation Sector, released 2/25/2009, closing date 3/29/2009.




Background Materials

Job Creation and Retention Reporting Tool Box. (PDF file, 382 pages, 4.1 mb)

Buy American Tool Box. (PDF file, 221 pages, 4.3 mb)

Buy American Guidance Document, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). (PDF file, 2 pages, 54.5 kb)

Energy-Related Funding Summary, California Energy Commission. (PDF file, 10 pages, 300 kb)

Estimates of Job Creation From the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Executive Office of the President - Council of Economic Advisers, May 2009. (PDF file, 12 pages, 72 kb)

As Initial Implementation Unfolds in States and Localities, Continued Attention to Accountability Issues Is Essential. U.S. Government Accountability Office Report Released April 23, 2009.

Governor Schwarzenegger Signs Legislation to Capture Additional Federal Economic Stimulus Dollars for California's Economy, press release issued March 27, 2009.

Governor Schwarzenegger Creates Federal Economic Stimulus Task Force, press release issued March 26, 2009.
Task Force Executive Order S-02-09 (PDF file, 2 pages, 1.4 megabytes).

Legislative Analyst's report - Federal Economic Stimulus Package: Fiscal Effect on California (PDF file, 48 pages, 812 kb)

Energy Provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (P.L. 111-5), Congressional Research Service, March 3, 2009. (PDF file, 27 pages, 776 kb)

Memo from Governor's Special Advisor on Jobs and Economic Growth David Crane on President Obama Signing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, February 17, 2009.

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (H.R. 1/P.L. 111-5) (PDF file, 407 pages, 1.1 megabytes)

Assembly Bill 811 (Levine, Chapter 159, Statutes of 2008) relating to cities and counties contractual assessments for energy efficiency improvements.



Tax Credits and Deductions for Energy-Related Items

Energy-Related Tax Credits & Financial Incentives Summary, California Energy Commission, Updated: 6/9/09. (PDF file, 2 pages, 41 kb)

"Consumer Energy Tax Incentives: What the Economic Stabilization Bill Means to You," U.S. Department of Energy summary of tax credits and deductions

Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star® website.

Tax Breaks for Businesses, Utilities, and Governments Under Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-343), U.S. Department of Energy

P.L. 110-343 - The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008: Energy Tax Incentives, U.S. Department of Energy summary for news media. (PDF file, 3 pages, 48 kb)