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Round One - California Schools Healthy Air, Plumbing, & Efficiency (CalSHAPE) Ventilation Program

The California Energy Commission (CEC) is accepting applications for Funding Round One of the California Schools Healthy Air, Plumbing, and Efficiency (CalSHAPE) Ventilation Program starting at 10:00 AM PDT on September 28, 2021. The application period deadline is 5:00 PM PST on January 31, 2022.

The California Schools Healthy Air, Plumbing and Efficiency Program (CalSHAPE) will provide funding to upgrade heating, air conditioning, and ventilation (HVAC) systems in public schools and also to replace noncompliant plumbing fixtures and appliances that fail to meet water efficiency standards.

The CalSHAPE Ventilation Program is one of two grant programs under the CalSHAPE Program, established by Assembly Bill (AB) 841 (Ting, Chapter 372, Statutes of 2020). The CalSHAPE Ventilation Program provides grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) as defined in Section 1601 of the Public Utilities Code to assess, maintain, and repair ventilation systems in schools. As program administrator, the CEC has prepared the CalSHAPE Ventilation Program Revised Commission Guidelines (guidelines), which provide program structure information, application eligibility, and program requirements. Grant applicants are also required to follow all program requirements including those outlined in Public Utilities Code (PUC) Division 1, Part 1, Chapter 8.7. The guidelines are available at the link provided in the Availability of Documents section below.

To apply for a grant, an LEA must meet the eligibility requirements as specified in Chapter 1, Section D of the guidelines. In Funding Round One, grants are awarded only for projects at sites located in an “Underserved Community” as defined in Chapter 1.E of the guidelines.

The total funding available for Funding Round One of the CalSHAPE Ventilation Program is $165,006,096. The total funding allocated to the CalSHAPE Ventilation Program is 75 percent of the Proposed 2021 Stimulus Program Funding amounts provided in Table 1 of the utilities’ February 1, 2021, joint advice letter to the CPUC. If additional funds become available, subsequent Notices of Funding Availability will be posted to provide updated available funding amounts.

As a reminder, grant applications are reviewed in the order of date and time received. Applications are submitted electronically via the CalSHAPE Online System, found at Application materials that include instructions on the process to complete and submit an application for the CalSHAPE Ventilation Program are posted on the CalSHAPE Program webpage, under the Ventilation Program expandable menu, at the More Information link below.

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