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E-News Blast, No.30, January 5, 2010

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BLOCK GRANT UPDATE

WE'RE THE GOVERNMENT AND WE'RE HERE...WITH ANOTHER FORM!

Prevailing Wage Webinar - TOMORROW - January 6, 2010

We know you're probably frustrated trying to complete the mini-mountain of forms to receive your Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) funds. How do I comply with Davis-Bacon? Does my project require Prevailing Wage? To help our stakeholders, specifically small cities and counties, understand and hear solutions to simplify filling out the prevailing wage and the expanded budget forms for the EECBG funds, we're holding a webinar clinic.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2010
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

On-Site at:
CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION
1516 Ninth Street
First Floor, Hearing Room A
Sacramento, CA

Or Participate Via Remote Attendance Through WebEx, the Energy Commission's Online Meeting Service

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If you cannot join the meeting by computer, you can listen to the audio via phone by calling toll free 1-866-469-3239 and entering the Meeting Number 920 936 253 followed by the # key. When asked for your Attendee ID number, please press the # key. You will then be entered into the call of the meeting on a muted line.

If you have difficulty joining the meeting, please call the WebEx Technical Support number at 1-866-229-3239, Option 1. To see if your computer is compatible, visit http://support.webex.com/support/system-requirements.html (scroll down to WBS26).

Webinar Attendees can submit questions during the meeting by sending e-mail to eecbg@energy.state.ca.us.


MORE INFORMATION ON THESE FORMS

To help you comply with prevailing wage and the Davis-Bacon Act, staff has added Attachment K (prevailing wage compliance and certification) and a revised Attachment E (budget/payroll information) to the EECBG application attachments. The new and revised attachments for the Davis-Bacon can be found online at: www.energy.ca.gov/contracts/recovery.html#eecbg

Already sent in your EECBG application? Energy Commission staff will work with local jurisdictions that have already submitted their applications to complete these forms.




SEP UPDATE

SEP Energy Efficiency Program Proposals IN REVIEW

The $110 million SEP Energy Efficiency Program has received 104 proposals for the three solicitations - 16 for Municipal Financing Program, 70 for Municipal and Commercial Building Targeted Measure Retrofits Program, and 18 for the California Comprehensive Residential Building Retrofit Program. Currently all these proposals are in review and award announcements are scheduled for February.


SEP Clean Energy Business Financing Program Draft Guidelines

The Draft Guidelines for the $35 million Clean Energy Business Financing Program, aimed at the private sector, were posted mid-December 2010 for stakeholder review. These Guidelines are expected to be adopted mid February 2010 with the Program Opportunity Notice (PON) released soon afterwards. Download at: www.energy.ca.gov/2009publications/CEC-150-2009-005/CEC-150-2009-005-D.PDF (PDF file).



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