California Schools Healthy Air, Plumbing, and Efficiency Ventilation Program Guidelines
August 13, 2021
Renewable Energy (300)
California Schools Healthy Air, Plumbing, and Efficiency Program (CalSHAPE)
O'Shea Bennett, Theresa Daniels, Ryan Kastigar
The School Reopening Ventilation and Energy Efficiency Verification and Repair Program is one of the two grant programs under the School Energy Efficiency Stimulus Program, established by Assembly Bill 841 (Ting, Chapter 372, Statutes of 2020). The program authorizes funding to local educational agencies for assessing, maintaining, and repairing or upgrading school ventilation systems to ensure that systems meet certain classroom ventilation requirements. These guidelines provide requirements for program participation including eligible applicants and projects, the application process, funding awards and distribution, as well as project documentation and reporting requirements. For the purposes of administering the program, the program will be referred to as the California Schools Healthy Air, Plumbing, and Efficiency Program. The California Energy Commission envisions rolling out the program in phases to ensure prioritization of schools in Underserved Communities. The first edition of these guidelines addresses the initial phase of program awards, which are limited to assessment and maintenance projects for schools in an Underserved Community as defined in California Public Utilities Code, section 1601. Additional eligibility under the program guidelines may be addressed in updates to these guidelines.