SCHOOL ENERGY EFFICIENCY STIMULUS PROGRAM
Reopening schools safely through AB-841 and the School Reopening Ventilation and Energy Efficiency Verification and Repair (SRVEVR) Program
Grant Applications being accepted April 1st. Enroll with Enpowered for early application submissions, no-risk services, and receive an additional No-Cost Energy Review.
Enroll Now for No-Risk Comprehensive Services
How Much Funding Will You Get?
Enroll with Enpowered to receive an estimate of your grant funding potential and a No-Cost Energy Review of your selected schools.
Enroll Quickly and Easily
Grant applications will be accepted on April 1st. Enroll with us as soon as possible to begin the process of assessing your HVAC needs, at no-cost to you. There will be a rush to submit applications, likely creating delays. Working with Enpowered will help you be one of the first to apply. Reopen more quickly and efficiently.
Priority for Underserved Communities
Schools that are in Underserved Communities will receive priority. Enpowered understands the criteria and has the data about your schools to determine which schools qualify and which are the best locations to apply for.
The program provides grants to assess, maintain, adjust, repair, or upgrade heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in schools. This Includes continuous CO2 monitoring to ensure proper ventilation is maintained in classrooms.
Only licensed professionals, qualified adjusting, and qualified testing personnel are required when performing an assessment, and the Enpowered team exceeds these requirements.
Receive an Additional 20% in Funding
20% in contingency funding is available for repairs, upgrades or replacements necessary to make system functional or improve energy efficiency. However, the initial grant awards do not include additional funding for repairs, upgrades or replacements above the 20% contingency amount. While concerning for some, the Enpowered team understands how to make this work for any size project to ensure you’re grant dollars pay for the things you need to reopen safely.
Introducing the SRVEVR Program
Governor Newsom signed AB-841 on September 30, 2020, creating the School Energy Efficiency Stimulus (SEES) Program. SEES established 2 grant programs, with $200 million dollars funding the School Reopening Ventilation and Energy Efficiency Verification and Repair (SRVEVR) Program. This HVAC-focused grant program is designed to provide funds to California’s K-12 public schools for assessments, repairs, and upgrades to HVAC systems. The SRVEVR program will:
“Provide grants to local educational agencies to reopen schools with functional ventilation systems that are tested, adjusted, and, if necessary, or cost effective, repaired, upgraded or replaced to increase efficiency and performance.”
California LEAs may apply for funding for schools that take service from one of the four investor-owned utilities (IOUs): SDG&E, SCE, SoCalGas, and PG&E. The SRVEVR program further prioritizes schools within underserved communities, and other criteria, before those schools that are not. Contact Enpowered to discuss the prioritization criteria to see if you schools can apply immediately.
Enpowered Understands the Financial Needs of K-12 Districts and Charters
Since the inception of the Proposition 39 program, Enpowered has served over 40 Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and hundreds of their individual schools throughout California.
Enpowered is considered to be one of the preeminent Proposition 39 energy engineering and full-service consulting firms. We have garnered over $52 million in grant funds and have developed over $100 million in construction projects for our K-12 clients, helping them to become more efficient and improving their energy resiliency.
Taking Advantage of the SRVEVR Program
First, one must have an assessment of your facilities by qualified and trained technicians, like the ones working with Enpowered. Second, energy savings is a component of the application, and Enpowered is a leader in energy engineering having successfully worked with hundreds of schools throughout California. Third, applications are best submitted early, and most importantly correctly, and Enpowered knows how. However, there are a number of things you should know now, in order to get your funds early to help you reopen quickly.