Low-Income Weatherization Program, Multi-Family Housing Administrator, Multi-Family Energy Efficiency and Renewables

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This procurement seeks an Administrator for the Low-Income Weatherization Program’s (LIWP) Multi-Family Component, which focuses on energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades for low-income multi-family affordable housing.


LIWP is an energy efficiency and renewable energy generation program administered by the Department of Community Services and Development (CSD). LIWP consists of several program components, including the Multi-Family Energy Efficiency and Renewables Component (Multi-Family Component), and is one of California’s Climate Investments funded by State Cap-and-Trade auction proceeds. The LIWP Multi-Family Program Administrator provides technical assistance, project monitoring, and inspection of energy efficiency measures and solar photovoltaics installed in multi-family dwellings and common areas at qualifying properties to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. The Administrator also disburses incentives to property owners upon satisfactory completion of scopes of work.


This program component has an initial allocation of approximately $14.25 million from CSD’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-22 LIWP appropriation.


Interested organizations will be able to access applicable procurement documents on CSD’s Contracting Opportunities webpage during the formal solicitation stage at  https://www.csd.ca.gov/Pages/contractopportunities.aspx.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Non-Profit, local government agency, or federally-recognized Indian Tribal Government

Important Dates

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9/1/2022 - 8/31/2025

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  • State

Funding Source Notes:

The Budget Act of 2021 (Senate Bill No. 170, Chapter 240, SEC. 110.)

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  • Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

The Multi-Family Program Administrators shall, at a minimum, submit a monthly expenditure report for the purposes of expense reimbursement for both Indirect and Direct Program expenditures.  Refer to RFP for full RFP reporting requirements.

How to Apply

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


For questions about this grant, contact:
1-916-295-4815, LIWP@csd.ca.gov