American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
No application fees, points, or hidden costs
FINANCING FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY
& ENERGY GENERATION PROJECTS
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California Energy Commission
http://www.energy.ca.gov/efficiency/financing/index.html Phone: (916) 654-4104
FINANCING FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY
; 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. www.dnb.com/us/duns_update ; 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 www.bpn.gov/ccr/default.aspx 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: www.energy.ca.gov/efficiency/financing/ 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.
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.