Local Government Building Decarbonization Challenge

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This is a competitive grant solicitation. The CEC announces the availability of up to $4,070,070 to provide grants to local governments. 



A group of jurisdictions/agencies applying as a consortium, must identify a single jurisdiction or agency to serve as the primary Applicant. Commitment letters from each jurisdiction planning to participate must be submitted with the application.  Applicants may only participate in or submit one (1) application under this solicitation. However, that single application may propose multiple project activities.  Applicants must submit certification that they have authority to apply on behalf of their jurisdiction and that they are the sole entity applying on its behalf.  Applicants/Subrecipients are responsible for ensuring that all obligations under an agreement are met.  Note that individual funding groups have different eligibility requirements. Evidence of eligibility for the funding category must be submitted with the application. 

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Public Agency



Eligible Geographies:

For detailed information see pages 16-17 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.
June 2024
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
3 years

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
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.
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

Funding Source Notes:

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.4 

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:
gordon kashiwagi, 1-916-891-8527, gordon.kashiwagi@energy.ca.gov