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Calif. Energy Commission Submissions
to U.S. Department of Energy

Federal State Energy Program Guidelines

California Energy Commission Application to the Department of Energy State Energy Program May 2009, publication # CEC-100-2009-001, posted May 5, 2009.
(Acrobat PDF file, 16 pgs, 96 kb)

Initial SEP Application to the Department of Energy from the Energy Commission, March 23, 2009.
(Acrobat PDF file, 2 pgs, 80 kb)

Released: 3/12/2009
Initial Application Due Date: 03/23/2009 at 8:00:00 PM Eastern Time
Comprehensive Application Due Date: 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)

Federal Block Grant Guidelines

California Energy Commission Application to the U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant June 2009.
Publication # CEC-100-2009-002, posted June 26, 2009. (Acrobat PDF file, 26 pgs, 2.6 megabytes)

Applications to U.S. Department of Energy from Large Cities and Counties

Allocations for California - Department of Energy, State and Local Grant Allocations.
March 2009. (Excel file)

FEDERAL EECBG Program Guidelines - U.S. Department of Energy
(MS Word, and Acrobat files)




Breakdown of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Energy-Related Activities

Loans and investments into green energy technology is a significant part of the final bill

Total: $49.7 billion

  • $11 billion funding for an electric smart grid
  • $6.3 billion for state and local governments to make investments in energy efficiency
  • $6 billion for renewable energy and electric transmission technologies loan guarantees
  • $6 billion for the cleanup of radioactive waste (mostly nuclear power plant sites)
  • $5 billion for weatherizing modest-income homes
  • $4.5 billion for the Office of Electricity and Energy Reliability to modernize nationÁs electrical grid and smart grid.
  • $4.5 billion for state and local governments to increase energy efficiency in federal buildings
  • $3.4 billion for carbon capture experiments
  • $3.25 billion for the Western Area Power Administration for power transmission system upgrades.
  • $2.5 billion for energy efficiency research
  • $2 billion for manufacturing of advanced car battery (traction) systems and components.
  • $3.2 billion toward Energy Efficency and Conservation Block Grants
  • $500 million for training of green-collar workers (by the Department of Labor)
  • $400 million for electric vehicle technologies
  • $300 million for federal vehicle feets, to cover the cost of acquiring electric vehicles, includiing plug-in hybrid vehicles.
  • $300 million to buy energy efficient appliances
  • $300 million for reducing diesel fuel emissions
  • $300 million for state and local governments to purchase energy efficient vehicles
  • $250 million to increase energy efficiency in low-income housing
  • $600 million to cleanup hazardous waste that threaten health and the environment
  • $200 million to cleanup petroleum leaks from underground storage tanks
  • $100 million to evaluate and cleanup brownfield land
  • $400 million for the Geothermal Technologies Program

Source: Wikipedia - Retrieved 3/3/2009


Detailed Summary

To put people back to work today and reduce our dependence on foreign oil tomorrow, we will make investments aimed at doubling renewable energy production and renovate public buildings to make them more energy efficient.

  • Reliable, Efficient Electricity Grid: $11 billion for research and development, pilot projects, and federal matching funds for the Smart Grid Investment Program to modernize the electricity grid making it more efficient, secure, and reliable and build new power lines to transmit clean, renewable energy from sources throughout the nation.
  • Renewable Energy Loan Guarantees: $6 billion for loans for renewable energy power generation and transmission projects.
  • GSA Federal Buildings: $4.5 billion for renovations and repairs to federal buildings, focused on increasing energy efficiency and conservation.
  • Local Government Energy Efficiency Grants: $6.3 billion to help state and local governments make investments that make them more energy efficient and reduce carbon emissions.
  • Energy Efficiency Housing Retrofits: $250 million for a new program to upgrade HUD sponsored low-income housing to increase energy efficiency, including new insulation, windows, and furnaces. Funds will be competitively awarded.
  • Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Research: $2.5 billion for energy efficiency and renewable energy research, development, demonstration, and deployment activities to foster energy independence, reduce carbon emissions, and cut utility bills. Funds are awarded on a competitive basis to universities, companies, and national laboratories.
  • Advanced Battery Grants: $2 billion for the Advanced Battery Grants Program, to support U.S. manufacturers of advanced vehicle batteries and battery systems. America should lead the world in transforming the way automobiles are powered.
  • Home Weatherization: $5 billion to help low-income families reduce their energy costs by weatherizing their homes and make our country more energy efficient.
  • Smart Appliances: $300 million to provide consumers with rebates for buying energy efficient Energy Star® products to replace old appliances, which will lower energy bills.
  • GSA Federal Fleet: $300 million to replace older vehicles owned by the federal government with alternative fuel and plug-in automobiles that will save on fuel costs and reduce carbon emissions.
  • Electric Transportation: $400 million for a new grant program to encourage electric vehicle technologies.
  • Cleaning Fossil Energy: $3.4 billion for carbon capture and sequestration technology demonstration projects. This funding will provide valuable information necessary to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere from industrial facilities and fossil fuel power plants.
  • Department of Defense Research: $300 million for research into using renewable energy to power weapons systems and military bases.
  • Alternative Buses and Trucks: $300 million to help state and local governments purchase efficient alternative fuel vehicles to reduce fuel costs and carbon emissions.
  • Diesel Emissions Reduction: $300 million for grants and loans to state and local governments for projects that reduce diesel emissions, benefiting public health and reducing global warming. This includes technologies to retrofit emission exhaust systems on school buses, replace engines and vehicles, and establish anti-idling programs. Last year EPA was able to fund only 27% of the applications received.
  • Training for Green Jobs: $500 million to prepare workers for careers in energy efficiency and renewable energy fields.

Source: "SUMMARY: AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT" (PDF file). Committee on Appropriations. 2009-02-13. Retrieved on 2009-02-17.