Funding Opportunity
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Equitable Building Decarbonization: Implementation Approaches
Organization Name
California Air Resources Board
Funding Opportunity Brief *
Announcing a request for proposals to identify and build more holistic statewide equitable building decarbonization policy and programmatic approaches.
Program Name
California Air Resources Board Sustainable Transportation and Communities Programs
Equity Categories
Disadvantaged Community
Low Income Community
Eligible Applicant

This is a competitive contract solicitation to support the California Air Resources Board (CARB or Board) Sustainable Transportation and Communities Division. CARB encourages proposers to form multidisciplinary teams to fulfill contract requirements. Principal Investigators (PIs) must be affiliated with University of California (UC) and California State Universities (CSU); however, CARB welcomes applications that include subcontractors from outside of the UC/CSU systems.

This project will examine ways to build more holistic statewide equitable building decarbonization policy and programmatic approaches. The objectives of this implementation-focused project are to (1) provide insight into effective program design and governance models, (2) contribute to building local-level capacity for equitable building decarbonization, and (3) collect more detailed information about actual implementation needs, costs, and outcomes. This project will examine at least two equitable building decarbonization implementation dimensions (such as whole-house retrofits, outreach and education, governance, renter-focused strategies, workforce transition) by documenting and critically analyzing implementation practices to inform program design and policy development. Additionally, this project will address current limitations of cost-benefit modeling used for policy design. This could include exploring approaches to incorporate one or more hard-to-quantify social cost or benefits of decarbonization (for example, health, comfort, resilience, etc.) into cost modeling practice, or taking a broader view by critically developing or reviewing alternative approaches to equity-oriented policy analysis.

Key Dates:

• July 13, 2022 – Pre-proposals must be submitted by email to by 5 p.m.

• August 3, 2022 – Winning applicants will be notified.

• September 9, 2022 – Full proposals due to CARB staff for review by 5 p.m.

Available Funding
Maximum Award Amount
Application Deadline
Energy Efficiency & Demand Response