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Central Coast Community Energy (3CE)

Central Coast Community Energy (3CE)

As a public agency and electricity provider, 3CE is uniquely positioned to research, explore, pilot and launch innovative, scalable programs to accelerate the electrification of California’s Central Coast. 3CE reinvests back into the community through their energy programs by providing education and financial resources to the transportation, building and agriculture sectors. Additionally, 3CE provides energy resilience funds to eligible private and public entities.

Forest Resilience Bond

Forest Resilience Bond

The Forest Resilience Bond (FRB) seeks to overcome the funding gap for forest restoration, not through increases in public or philanthropic sources, but by allowing private capital to play a role in supporting public land management.

Climate Change Research Grants

Climate Change Research Grants

EPA funds climate change research and modeling tools to improve knowledge of the health and environment effects of climate change, and provide sustainable solutions for communities to effectively manage and reduce the impacts of a changing climate.

U.S Climate Resilience Toolkit

U.S Climate Resilience Toolkit

The U.S Climate Resilience Toolkit offers a variety of funding opportunities for local climate adaptation and resilience projects that draw on a range of public and private financing. For instance, groups may apply for federal grant funding, work through public/private partnerships, and/or fund projects through local taxes.

High Road Training Partnerships

High Road Training Partnerships

The High Road Training Partnerships (HRTP) initiative is a $10M demonstration project designed to model partnership strategies for the state. Ranging from transportation to health care to hospitality, the HRTP model embodies the sector approach championed by the California Workforce Development Board — industry partnerships that deliver equity, sustainability, and job quality.

State Energy Program

State Energy Program

The U.S. Department of Energy’s State Energy Program (SEP) provides funding and technical assistance to enhance energy security, advance state-led energy initiatives, and maximize the benefits of decreasing energy waste.

Weatherizations Assistance Program

Weatherizations Assistance Program

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program reduces energy costs for low-income households by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes, while ensuring their health and safety. The program supports 8,500 jobs and provides weatherization services to approximately 35,000 homes every year using DOE funds.

California FarmLink Loans

California FarmLink Loans

California FarmLink provides access to capital for small- and mid-sized farms in California. Many of their borrowers are organic farmers, immigrants, women, and farmers of color. FarmLink make direct loans as well as referrals to alternative sources of financing – all based on the needs of farmers and ranchers.

SBA Environmental Loans & Grants

SBA Environmental Loans & Grants

The United States Small Business Administration has gathered financial resources to pay for energy efficient upgrades to facilities, to finance business’s innovative environmental products and technologies and to support environmentally friendly businesses.

GoGreen Financing

GoGreen Financing

The California Public Utilities Commission authorized the California investor-owned utilities to collaborate with certain state agencies in the development of energy efficiency financing programs and to assist in building awareness about them. They will help you find contractors, public assistance and financing for homeowners, renters, affordable multi family developors and small business owners and tenants.

California’s Green Bank

California’s Green Bank

The State Treasurer’s Office does its part to maintain the high quality of life in California by serving as California’s Green Bank to protect and preserve the natural resources and environment in California. This office invests a portion of funds from the Pooled Money Investment Account (PMIA) in bonds that finance green projects throughout the world and operates two authorities that finance and administer programs and projects that promote green jobs and green California industries, keep our air and water clean, and encourage conservation of natural resources and the use of alternative energy. This office focuses on assisting business, consumers and investing in clean energy.