Does your city or school district have the goal of replacing a natural gas boiler with a more efficient heating system, but you just can’t get the project to pencil out?
The Municipal Electrification Assistance (MEA) program supports EBCE’s member cities and school districts in meeting their climate goals by transitioning buildings from on-site fossil fuel combustion to clean electricity. The program provides technical assistance or gap funding (up to $10,000) to get member agency or district projects over the finish line.
Municipal agencies or school districts can apply for one of three categories:
Capital Project Technical Assistance: Project or portfolio level technical assistance up to 30 hours per applicant. Technical assistance may include, but is not limited to: design consultation, technology selection, energy modeling review, charrette facilitation, cost-benefit analysis, financial assistance application support, measurement and verification guidance, and / or guidance on adapting existing capital improvement plans to achieve building electrification goals.
Gap Funding: Funding up to $10,000 to complete a building electrification project, such as switching an existing natural gas boiler to a heat pump water heater. Funding must be leveraged with non-EBCE capital and the project must be “shovel ready,” meaning that the project has received necessary internal approvals and funding has been reserved.
Reach Code Support: Applicants can apply for expert technical assistance in adopting a new reach code ordinance or implementation support for an existing reach code ordinance. Technical assistance can include model code language, cost effectiveness support, staff report templates, Council presentations, and more.
The maximum amount of support available for each jurisdiction is $10,000, either via gap funding or consultant time providing technical assistance. Applicants are encouraged to submit only one application per agency. Should funding be available, we may re-open the application cycle to allow multiple applications per agency.
This program is available only to municipal agencies and school districts currently enrolled in EBCE service. Applicants must be able to provide the following via the application form linked below:
Basic information about projects under consideration
Proposed scope of work (including selected technologies, if available)
For applicants requesting funding, a demonstration of how EBCE funding will be leveraged
EBCE is excited to support our community in making the transition to cleaner, electric buildings. Please reach out to us and we will discuss your application.