Energy Commission Workshop Explains Funding Programs to Diverse Business Enterprises

The California Energy Commission will hold a public workshop on February 26 in Sacramento to help women, minority, disabled veteran and LGBT business enterprises learn how to participate in funding opportunities.

Energy Commissioner Janea Scott, Public Adviser Alana Mathews and Energy Commission staff will help participants in the Empower California Workshop learn about the Energy Commission’s clean energy grant and loan programs, how to apply for funding opportunities and how to successfully collaborate with other applicants on proposals.

The Energy Commission’s funding opportunities play an important role in helping California meet its energy and greenhouse gas reduction goals. Each year, millions of dollars in grants and loans are awarded for projects that:
  • Protect the air and water
  • Make energy safer, cheaper and more efficient
  • Change the way we think about transportation
  • Challenge public entities and educational institutions to find new ways to save energy

The Energy Commission, through the backing of Assembly Bill 865, is committed to increasing diversity in the energy sector. During the workshop, participants will have an opportunity to provide input on the composition and selection process for a new Diversity Task Force that is being formed.

The Empower California Workshop is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to noon at the Warren-Alquist Energy Building, 1516 Ninth Street, Sacramento.

More information and directions for participating remotely are available in the workshop notice.

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