AB 865 requires the Energy Commission to develop and implement an outreach program to inform the most qualified loan and grant applicants, and contractors, including, but not limited to, certified women, minority, disabled veteran, and LGBT business enterprises, about workshops, trainings, and funding opportunities.
“Certified” means a business enterprise that is certified by the Public Utilities Commission, the Department of General Services, or other nonprofit organizations that verify or certify women, minority, disabled veteran, and LGBT business enterprises.
- California Public Utility Commission Supplier Clearinghouse:
Certifies women, minority, disabled veterans, and LGBT business enterprises.
- The California Department of General Services:
Certifies small and disabled veteran business enterprises.