About the program

As part of Clean Power Alliance’s core programming to reduce California’s dependence on fossil fuels, we are preparing to launch the Energized Communities program in Spring 2024. Energized Communities will assist our partner communities in reaching their sustainability and decarbonization goals by providing technical and financial support, focused on implementing electrification projects across CPA’s service territory. This program is designed to empower CPA communities and lead the way toward a more sustainable future. Energized Communities projects will promote resiliency, help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and ensure a healthier environment while creating new jobs in the green economy.

Energized Communities is made up of two parts: Pathways to Electrification, offering pre-selected measures to support electrification, and the anticipated Innovation Grant to fund creative sustainability projects in our communities. Both the Pathways to Electrification and Innovation Grant may receive up to $250,000 per project. Funding for technical support and incentives will be available over three years to advance resiliency and grid management, electrification, and/or local procurement in our partner communities.

How to Participate

  1. Partner communities will select one Pathways to Electrification project area, or submit a project application for the Innovation Grant. 
  2. CPA and participating partner communities will develop a participation agreement to align program priorities and set expectations for the proposed scope of work.
  3. Partner communities may need to work with their city council or board of supervisors to seek approval to apply for this program and receive funds from CPA. Please contact our team to learn more.

Pathways to Electrification

Choose one project per partner community

Partner communities choose from the three pathways:
  • Building Electrification Assistance
  • Community Electric Vehicle Charging
  • Electric Fleet Transition services.
Technical services are procured and managed by CPA for simple, quick deployment.
Funding up to $250,000 per project is allocated for each partner community.

Innovation Grant (Coming Soon)

Partner communities submit an application for a sustainability project that falls outside of the scope of one of the three Pathways to Electrification pillars. Sample projects could include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Electrification for Affordable Housing
  • Transition to Zero-Emission Equipment
  • Creative EV Charging projects
  • Permit Streamlining to Support
  • Electrification Projects.
Up to $250,000 in funding to support innovative sustainability projects in CPA’s service territory.