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E-News Blast, No. 31, April 13, 2010

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Get ready for the California Cash for Appliances Rebate launching statewide April 22, 2010. California residential consumers can get a $200 rebate for an eligible refrigerator, $100 for an efficient clothes washer, and up to $50 for a certified room air conditioner.

California Cash for Appliances rebates may be combined with other rebates offered by manufacturers, retailers, or utilities on a first-come, first-served basis until the funds are gone. The old appliance must be recycled by a California Certified Recycler. For more information including a list of retailer partners and recyclers check out the Cash for Appliance rebates website at



On April 7, 2010, the Energy Commission awarded the first 29 EECBG grant awards totaling approximately $3.4 million. The Energy Commission is working diligently to award the remaining small city and county grants by May 12, 2010. If not already completed, we encourage small city/county EECBG applicants to finalize these measures as quickly as possible.

National Historic Preservation Act

All applicants must submit Section 106 consultation requests for compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act and the Energy Commission must receive these requests on or before April 28, 2010. All required forms and instructions for submitting are available at []. Failure to meet to this deadline may jeopardize the Energy Commission's ability to approve the award and result in DOE rescinding the funds.

Single Audit Act

Have you updated your single audit yet? All applicants must be compliant, and remain in compliance with, federal Single Audit Act requirements during the term of the funding award. Information on how to comply with Single Audit Act requirements is available at

Finalizing the Application/Award

Still coordinating with Energy Commission staff? Keep working with them to resolve any/all outstanding issues regarding the funding application and/or award. DOE's May 12, 2010 deadline for encumbering funds is fast approaching so all of the paperwork must be completed and in our hands as soon as possible to be approved at the May 12, 2010 Energy Commission Business Meeting. We don't want DOE to take your money away!

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