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E-News Blast, No. 20, August 20, 2009

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KUDOS TO SMALL CITIES AND COUNTIES

The Energy Commission appreciates the responsiveness of the more than 220 small cities and counties that have already returned their Statement of Intent indicating your interest to apply for the ARRA - EECBG funds. If you haven't responded yet - there's still time. Mail or fax the completed and signed form to:

California Energy Commission
Attn: EECBG Program
1516 Ninth Street, MS-42
Sacramento, CA 95814
FAX: (916) 654-4304

Don't have the Statement of Intent form? Download a copy at: www.energy.ca.gov/recovery/documents/EECBG_Statement_of_Intent.doc (MS Word file).


ARE YOU READY TO RECEIVE FEDERAL MONIES?

If you are a public entity expecting to receive and use any federal funds, you must comply with the Single Audit Act and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-133.

For more information on complying with the Single Audit Act please go to: [www.energy.ca.gov/recovery/documents/2009-08-17_OMB_A-133_The_Single_Audit_Act.pdf] (PDF file).


ASSEMBLYMEMBER FUENTES TO OPEN L.A. - ARRA WORKSHOP

Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes will give welcoming remarks at an informational workshop discussing California's energy-related ARRA funding programs. The workshop focuses on the status of the Energy Commission's EECB Grant and SEP Programs including the proposed guidelines, green workforce development, and bundling grants with low-interest state loans.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2009
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
John Ferraro Council Chamber
Room 340, City Hall
200 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, California

Can't attend? Sign up for the WebEx Internet webcast at [https://energy.webex.com/energy/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=928632431]

For agenda and notice information go to [www.energy.ca.gov/stimulus/documents/]


CHECK OUT GREEN JOB INFO

Partner Database
Found your perfect match? Search for green jobs partners in our updated database. Click [www.energy.ca.gov/greenjobs/partnership2.php].

Clean Energy Summit Presentations On-Line
If you missed the Clean Energy Summit held on August 10 and 12, the PowerPoint presentations and Webex recordings are now available on the Green Jobs Web site. [http://www.energy.ca.gov/greenjobs/meetings/].

Q&A's from the Clean Energy Summit are posted at EDD website www.edd.ca.gov/Jobs_and_Training/WDSFP_Workforce_Development_Solicitations_for_Proposals.htm

Attend a Regional Clean Energy Forum
Applicants for the Clean Energy Workforce Training Program Solicitation for Proposal are scheduling Clean Energy Forums around the state. Learn more about green workforce development by attending a regional forum. Go to: [www.energy.ca.gov/greenjobs/forums2.php] to find one in your area.

Don't Wait - Solicitation Deadline Approaching
Wanted: Partnership ideas for energy job training. Proposals for the $23 million Clean Energy Workforce Training Program are due to the Employment Development Department by 3 p.m. on September 9, 2009. Check out the Solicitation at EDD's website at [http://www.edd.ca.gov/Jobs_and_Training/WDSFP_Workforce_Development_Solicitations_for_Proposals.htm].


ARRA FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tribal Block Grants: U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awards more than $4 million in direct ARRA EECB Grant funds to 108 California Indian tribes. For a listing of tribes and award amounts go to [http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/tribalenergy/eecbg.cfm].

Energy Preparedness: DOE awards more than $3.57 million to California for plans to ensure quick recovery and restoration from any energy supply disruptions. Funds will be used by state governments to hire or retrain staff and expand state-level capacities to address challenges to the country's energy systems, including emergency situations such as blackouts, hurricanes, ice storms, and disruptions to heating supplies. www.energy.gov/7791.htm

Manufacturing Tax Credits: U.S. Treasury Department announced they will award $2.3 billion in tax credits for qualified investments in advanced renewable, storage, efficiency, vehicles components, and transmission energy projects, to support new, expanded, or re-equipped domestic manufacturing facilities. The Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit (MTC) provides a 30 percent tax credit for investments based on expected commercial viability of their project. Initial applications are due to DOE by September 16, 2009 and final due to the DOE and IRS on October 16, 2009. More information and application available at http://www.energy.gov/recovery/48C.htm.

Small Business Grants: DOE announced $37 million for innovative research to develop near-term, clean energy technologies. Small businesses (fewer than 500 employees) with strong research capabilities in science or engineering are encouraged to apply to DOE's Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. Phase I application deadline is September 4, 2009. For more information http://www.science.doe.gov/sbir/solicitations/FY%202009/FOA_Notice_ARRA.pdf (PDF file).


DOE FOA - 24/7

Looking for a quick read that lists all the competitive and state/local DOE Funding Opportunity Announcements? Look no further... this up-to-date list makes finding each DOE FOA quick and easy. Plowing through the FOAs? You're on your own. [http://www.energy.gov/recovery/funding.htm]


ENERGY PROGRAMS SUMMARY

Looking for a thumbnail update on the ARRA energy-related programs? Check out the weekly updated Summary at www.energy.ca.gov/recovery/documents/FUNDING_SUMMARY.PDF (PDF file).

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