The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy¿s (EERE¿s) State Energy Program (SEP), seeks applications to advance policies, programs, and market strategies that accelerate job creation and reduce energy bills while achieving energy and climate security for the nation. This competitive Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) allows states to compete for funding designed to meet EERE nationally focused initiatives for the fundamental and permanent transformation of markets across all sectors of the economy. Specifically, this FOA focuses on three areas of interest:
Area of Interest 1 ¿ Advancing Energy Efficiency in Public Facilities that will assist states to develop holistic, whole-building, deep retrofit programs or strategies across as broad a segment of the state¿s public building portfolio as possible to achieve significant energy and cost savings.
Area of Interest 2 ¿ Stimulating Energy Efficiency Action that will assist states in generating the necessary policy and program frameworks to support investment in cost-effective energy efficiency and establish or increase a statewide energy savings goal by calendar year 2015.
Area of Interest 3 ¿ Improving or Developing A Fee-Based Self-Funded Public Facilities Energy Retrofit Program that will assist states in developing/improving and implementing a comprehensive and well-designed self-funded program which relies on a fee-for-services model that can successfully be used to retrofit public facilities statewide across many sectors (e.g., state buildings, municipal buildings, National Guard assets, school districts, water and wastewater treatment facilities, street lighting, etc.).