Who is Eligible

By Frederick Ford,2014-12-28 14:09
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Who is Eligible

    American Recovery and

    Reinvestment Act (ARRA)



     No application fees, points, or hidden costs

     Interest Rate





     Public Schools & Colleges

     Local Governments

     Special Districts

     Public Hospitals

     Public Care Institutions



     California Energy Commission Phone: (916) 654-4104


    ; ARRA loan funds may only be used Are You Eligible?

    to supplement and may not be used to

    supplant funds already committed or ; Public Schools and Colleges

    expected to be received in support of the ; Cities loan funded project. ; Counties ; Special Districts ; Public Hospitals ; Recipients must have DUNS ; Public Care Institutions Number. Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) is a unique nine digit identification number. To NOTE: Projects on facilities owned or request your D-U-N-S Number via the Web operated by the State of California do NOT go to: qualify for ARRA loan funding. ; Recipients must be registered with What projects are prohibited? Central Contractor Registration (CCR). To register via the Web go to: All projects that are not consistent with the ARRA project funding criteria, including: ; Swimming Pools ; Recipients must be in full ; Gambling Establishments compliance with the Single Audit Act ; Aquariums requirements. For more information please ; Zoos contact the California State Controller’s ; Golf Courses office at email: What are the requirements? The terms and conditions of the 1% interest ; ARRA funded loans will be rate loan require ARRA accountability amortized on the estimated annual energy requirements for tracking and monthly cost savings achieved by the loan-funded reporting of the funds. project. Loan recipients must account for these funds separately to meet ARRA federal reporting requirements. Additional Federal Requirements ; All projects must be completed and ARRA-funded loans must comply with loans fully disbursed (i.e. all invoices must various federal requirements as specified in be submitted and paid) on or before the loan agreements and attachments. April 30, 2012. Applicants should give special consideration to the select requirements that follow, as ; Loan recipients must adhere to all these requirements may have a significant ARRA monthly reporting, auditing and other impact on the applicant’s proposed project. requirements as detailed in the loan agreement.

For additional information on Davis-Bacon Additional Federal Requirements:

    Act requirements; please see the Davis-

    Bacon Act Questions and Answers available

    at: 1. National Environmental Policy Act

     (NEPA): Loan recipients are restricted from 4. Buy American Act: ARRA funds may taking any action using federal ARRA funds not be used for a project for the construction, for projects that would have an adverse alteration, maintenance, or repair of a public effect on the environment or limit the choice building or public work unless all of the iron, of reasonable alternatives prior to U.S. steel and manufactured goods used in the Department of Energy (DOE) providing a project are produced in the United States in final NEPA determination regarding these a manner consistent with United States projects.

    obligations under international agreements.

    This requirement may only be waived by the Loan applicant must complete the

    applicable federal agency in limited NEPA Compliance Form (included as

    situations, as specified in ARRA. Guidelines Attachment 1), which contains additional from the Department of Energy are information about NEPA.

    available at:

    american_provision.html 2. National Historic Preservation Act

     (NHPA): Projects involving a building or

    What projects are eligible? structure that is included in the National

     Register of Historic Places (NRHP) or

    Projects with proven energy and/or capacity eligible for inclusion in the NRHP require savings are eligible, provided they meet the additional documentation.

    eligibility requirements for Energy

    Conservation Assistance Account (ECAA) Loan applicants must submit a

    loans. consultation request letter. A consultation

     request must be submitted even if the

    You can purchase and install commercially project does not involve a historic sight. For available energy efficiency equipment with additional information on NHPA

    proven energy and/or capacity savings. requirements, please see the National

     Historic Preservation Act Forms (included Projects already funded with an existing as Attachments 3 and 4).

    loan or already installed are ineligible.

    Please call if you have any questions.

     3. Davis-Bacon Act (Federal prevailing

    Examples of qualified projects: wage law): In accordance with ARRA

     Section 1606, all laborers and mechanics ; Lighting employed by contractors and

    subcontractors on projects funded directly ; Heating and air conditioning systems

    by or assisted in whole or in part by and ; Motors and pumps

    through the Federal Government pursuant ; Automated energy management

    to ARRA must be paid wages at rates not systems and controls

    less than those prevailing on projects of a ; Cogeneration equipment

    character similar in the locality as ; Light emitting diode (LED) traffic signal determined by the United States Secretary modules of Labor in accordance with Subchapter IV ; Renewable energy systems of Chapter 31 of Title 40, United States ; Thermal energy storage systems Code (Davis Bacon Act). When Can You Start Your Project?

Your loan agreement must be fully executed

    before you can start your project.