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A Powerpoint to Use With Your Residents
This powerpoint has been prepared for communities to use with their residents. Communities may wish to incorporate the powerpoint into a program designed to showcase what energy efficiency and conservation projects are being conducted in the community and how residents can join in the efforts to become more energy efficient. In particular, a community receiving EECBG funding may consider using the powerpoint in conjunction with a program to update its residents on the use of the funds and progress made on projects within the community.
The powerpoint is basically divided into three parts: 1) introduction and background on energy concepts and terms; 2) efforts being made on the local government level; and 3) actions that residents can take on an individual basis.
Basic introduction (Slides 1 – 12)
Background on basic energy concepts and terms (Slides 13 – 25)
Local government efforts (Slides 26 – 38)
Actions for residents (Slides 39 – 79)
You can download the powerpoint for your use here. If you would also like to review the version of the powerpoint with notes and suggestions for the presenter, please contact Enid Wasserman at email@example.com.
State Issues RFP for EECBG Program for Michigan Non-Entitlement Communities
The EECBG RFP for non-entitlement communities is now available online, click here. Please also note that the LED demonstration grants are available for entitlement communities as well.
URGENT: EECBG Application Submission Update
State Files Application for Administration of EECBG Competitive Grants for Michigan Non-Entitlement Communities
DOE issues critical announcement re: submission of EECBG applications
Yesterday, Amendment 004 was made to the EECBG Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) regarding the use of FedConnect (attached). The Department prefers that applications be submitted though FedConnect, and in the event that you are having difficulties uploading your application using this system, please call FedConnect Support at 1-800-899-6665.
However, if FedConnect cannot resolve your issue, applications may also now be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, clearly including the subject line "EECBG Application (Unique Identification Code)."
Information on the Unique Identification Code begins on page 14 of the FOA. Please note: if you have submitted your application to FedConnect already and received a confirmation, please do NOT also send your application via email, so as to avoid duplicates.
Please see the brief guidance in the attached amendment for further information. Below are contact numbers for DUNS, CCR, and FedConnect support.
The U.S. Department of Energy has released guidance and funding allocations for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant. General program information can be found on their website, http://www.eecbg.energy.gov/.
Click here for formula grant allocations.
Click here to learn about the Michigan Green Communities Challenge.
The application process for formula grants is open, and cities can apply through June 25. Using Reference Number DE-FOA-0000013, download applications at www.grants.gov, and submit applications at www.fedconnect.net/.
A couple of details to keep in mind: (See guidance for specifics.)
Direct grants will be given to entitlement communities through the Department of Energy. Entitlement communities still need to follow the application guidelines.
Grants to non-entitlement communities will be available through the state’s Bureau of Energy Systems on a competitive basis. Applications (RFPs) will be available through the state, AFTER the state has received approval from the Department of Energy. It is hoped that that approval will be given no later than May 31, 2009. Non-entitlement communities will also need to submit an Energy Efficiency and Strategy.
Important information for EECBG non-entitlement communities
Southeast Michigan Regional Energy Office Performance Contract Training
UPDATE FOR PORTFOLIO MANAGER, an EPA BENCHMARKING SYSTEM
ICLEI & ENERGY STAR: Integrating Energy Efficiency
Funding Allocations (PDF)
EECBG FAQs (Prepared by ICLEI USA)
Updated Information Regarding EECBG - April 8, 2009
Important New Information re: EECBG - May 13, 2009
EECBG Training for Entitlement Communities
Click here for presentation materials.
The Rapid Deployment Energy Efficiency (RDEE) Toolkit is being provided to help recipients of ARRA funding meet their objectives and challenges. The Toolkit provides information on 10 different programs across the residential, commercial and industrial sectors, drawn from the experience of hundreds of federal, state, local, private, and utility organizations. In many cases, these programs have undergone years of scrutiny by diverse groups of stakeholders in both their design and implementation, and have been used to distribute hundreds of millions of dollars in training, support, marketing, administration, and customer incentives. And, in some cases, these programs present opportunities for leveraging field-tested, pre-existing infrastructure. The programs included in this Toolkit are:
1. Home Performance with ENERGY STAR
2. ENERGY STAR Labeled Products
3. Residential Efficient Heating and Cooling
4. Residential Energy Audit and Direct Installation
5. Non-Residential On-Site Energy Manager
6. Non-Residential Prescriptive Rebates
7. Non-Residential Retro-commissioning
8. Non-Residential Benchmarking and Performance
9. Non-Residential Custom Incentives
10. Commercial Food Service Efficiency