Local Government Building Decarbonization Challenge

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To provide grants to local governments, which will be awarded for eligible project activities including the following:

· Community building decarbonization planning.

· Municipal building decarbonization planning.

· Advancing municipal operations to support building decarbonization.

· Developing local codes, ordinances, and voluntary decarbonization measures.

· Building decarbonization related workforce development activities.


The United States Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program was originally created by the Federal Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and expanded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). New funding wBIL

as allocated to the program in 2021 under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) with the broad goals to reduce carbon emissions and energy use, improve energy efficiency, and increase community investment and local workforce development. IIJA funding made available in 2021 under the EECBG (2021 EECBG) allocated funds directly to state and certain local jurisdictions that met program criteria, with approximately

$4.5 million allocated to the State. Of the funds allocated to the State, $4,070,070 are available for the LGBDC.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Public Agency

This is an open solicitation for California local government entities, which include the following:

· City governments and their departments.

· County governments and their departments.

· Organizations recognized as city or county governments such as joint power authorities and councils of governments.

Eligible Geographies:

Refer to page 12 of 53 in the solicitation manual.

Important Dates

The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
july 17 2024
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
36 months

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
See Notes Below
A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.

Available Funding Notes:

A total of $4,070,070 is available for awards under this solicitation. · Up to $2,713,380 of this amount is available for Funding Group 1, which includes jurisdictions that were not eligible for a direct 2021 EECBG allocation. · Up to $1,356,690 of this amount is available for Funding Group 2, which includes all California local jurisdictions

The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • Federal
The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Advance(s)

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.


For questions about this grant, contact:
Marissa Sutton, 1-916-237-2515, marissa.sutton@energy.ca.gov