CalSHAPE Funding Round Three Is Now Live!
The California Schools Healthy Air Plumbing and Efficiency Program (CalSHAPE), also known as AB841, is a funding source designed, administered, and implemented by the California Energy Commission (CEC) to help highly-impacted schools fund plumbing and ventilation projects.
CalSHAPE includes two grant programs:
CalSHAPE Ventilation Program
The CalSHAPE Ventilation Program provides funding to local educational agencies for the costs of an HVAC assessment, general maintenance and adjustment, filter replacement, and carbon dioxide monitor installation.
CalSHAPE Plumbing Program
The CalSHAPE Plumbing Program provides grants to local educational agencies and state agencies to replace noncompliant plumbing fixtures and appliances that fail to meet water efficiency standards.
Funding round three began on June 21, 2022, with a priority eligibility application period.
Sites must be located in an “Underserved Community,” as defined in Chapter 1, Section E of the guidelines, or near a Title V facility or busy roadway, as described in PUC Section 1612, to be included in an application during the priority application period.
A publicly accessible web map tool tailored to CalSHAPE is available to assist Location Education Agencies (LEAs) in identifying the schools that meet the eligibility and priority requirements described above. The CalSHAPE Webmap Tool is available to LEAs solely as an informational resource because the CEC ultimately determines confirmation of eligibility for the CalSHAPE Program.
What are some important dates to keep in mind for round 3 funding*?
June 21, 2022 - Priority Eligibility applications open
August 2, 2022 - All site applications open
October 31, 2022 - Application deadline
*Eligibility for funding round three of the CalSHAPE programs has been expanded to all schools eligible to apply in a funding category. The application deadline for both programs is October 31, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.
How can SoCalREN support?
SoCalREN Public Agency Programs help enrolled school districts identify and pursue energy-saving opportunities. SoCalREN offers the following services to support districts applying for CalSHAPE grants:
SoCalREN is committed to helping our agencies obtain funding for energy efficiency projects. We recommend submitting a CalSHAPE application soon to receive funding for upcoming ventilation and plumbing projects!
Are you interested to learn more about CalSHAPE? Contact your SoCalREN Project Manager to help navigate your site’s CalSHAPE Ventilation application!