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Important: For this solicitation, applications will be submitted using the Grant Solicitation System (GSS). For assistance, please see How to Apply using GSS.


The purpose of this grant funding opportunity (Solicitation) is to award three regional administrators (Recipients) with funding to implement the Equitable Building Decarbonization (EBD) Direct Install Program. The program will be administered separately in Northern, Central, and Southern California to better ensure a broad distribution of funds. The Recipients will implement the program in their awarded region to install energy-efficient electric appliances, energy efficiency measures, and related upgrades directly to low-income households living in single-family, multifamily, and manufactured homes in underresourced communities. Applications are required to (1) include community-based organizations (CBOs) for culturally appropriate outreach, education, and support for participating households and communities, and (2) include expertise in decarbonization of single-family homes, multifamily buildings, and manufactured housing. 

Pending the United States Department of Energy (DOE) approval of the California Energy Commission’s (CEC) application to incorporate funding from the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Home Efficiency Rebates (HOMES) Program into the EBD Direct Install Program, this Solicitation may also provide Recipients with federal HOMES funding for EBD Direct Install Program implementation, in addition to state funding. Projects and program activities supported by HOMES funding will be required to comply with the HOMES Program Guidance, CEC’s forthcoming application to DOE, and Federal Award Terms and Conditions. 

Entities looking for partnering opportunities for this funding opportunity may register and seek partnering opportunities on the CEC’s Empower Innovation website 

Additional Information

  • Pre-Application Workshop Presentation (See Event Page)
  • Pre-Application Workshop Attendee List (See Event Page)
  • Pre-Application Workshop Event Recording (See Event Page)
  • Pre-Application Workshop Transcript (See Event Page)
  • Questions and Answers (See Solicitation Files)
  • Addendum 1 (See Solicitation Files)
  • Addendum 2 (See Solicitation Files)

Solicitation Events

May 10, 2024 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Remote Access Only

Solicitation Contact

Please contact the Energy Commission agreement officer within the solicitation manual.