Sacramento, California - The California Energy Commission will award up to $9 million to create a workforce trained in advanced technologies and strategies for making new and existing buildings more energy efficient.

The Energy Commission is soliciting applications to provide up to $4.5 million for training on the proper installation of advanced energy efficiency measures and construction practices, focusing on high-performance energy efficient walls and attics in new home construction projects.

The Energy Commission will also award up to $4.5 million to provide training to install advanced energy efficiency measures in existing buildings located in disadvantaged communities.

Funding opportunities are available to individuals and public and private entities except for publicly owned utilities. Match funding of at least 50 percent is required for each application. Applications must be received by 3 p.m., June 4.

To connect and partner with other potential applicants on this or other funding opportunities, visit the Energy Commission's LinkedIn group page "California Energy Commission Networking Hub" at

The solicitation is funded through the Energy Commission's Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) Program, which develops, demonstrates, and brings to market technologies and best practices that support California's energy policy goals.

For questions about the solicitation, contact Crystal Presley-Willis, at (916) 654-5067 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..