For Immediate Release: April 22, 2015
Media Contact: Michael A. Ward - 916-654-4989


Energy Commission Seeks Applicants for $9 Million in Grants
to Train Building Efficiency Workforce

SACRAMENTO - The California Energy Commission will award up to $9 million to create a workforce trained in advanced technologies and strategies for making new and existing buildings more energy efficient.

The Energy Commission is soliciting applications to provide up to $4.5 million for training on the proper installation of advanced energy efficiency measures and construction practices, focusing on high-performance energy efficient walls and attics in new home construction projects.

The Energy Commission will also award up to $4.5 million to provide training to install advanced energy efficiency measures in existing buildings located in disadvantaged communities.

Funding opportunities are available to individuals and public and private entities except for publicly owned utilities. Match funding of at least 50 percent is required for each application. Applications must be received by 3 p.m., June 4.

To connect and partner with other potential applicants on this or other funding opportunities, visit the Energy Commission's LinkedIn group page "California Energy Commission Networking Hub" at

The solicitation is funded through the Energy Commission's Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) Program, which develops, demonstrates, and brings to market technologies and best practices that support California's energy policy goals.

For questions about the solicitation, contact Crystal Presley-Willis, at (916) 654-5067 or

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The California Energy Commission is the state's primary energy policy and planning agency. The agency was established by the California Legislature through the Warren-Alquist Act in 1974. It has seven core responsibilities: advancing state energy policy, encouraging energy efficiency, certifying thermal power plants, investing in energy innovation, developing renewable energy, transforming transportation and preparing for energy emergencies.