PON-19-101 – Energy Conservation Assistance Act-Education Subaccount (ECAA-Ed) Competitive Loan Program

Portal ID:
Closed (20 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Loan
Last Updated:



The purpose of this Program Opportunity Notice (PON) is to assist local educational agencies (LEAs) in the financing of their energy efficiency and renewable energy projects (i.e. energy projects). Up to $38 million will be available for loans for energy projects depending on projected energy and cost savings through an energy audit that complies with the criteria of this PON.


The Energy Conservation Assistance Act (ECAA) Program is a low- and zero-interest loan program administered by the CEC. The ECAA Program is authorized by Public Resources Code section 25410 et. seq.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Public Agency

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.
October 9 2020
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
Over 1 year

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.
$1 – $3,000,000
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.
  • State
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).
  • Reimbursement(s)

How to Apply

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


For questions about this grant, contact:
Marissa Sutton, 1-916-651-9409, marissa.sutton@energy.ca.gov