GEFA COVID-19 Update
Due to the COVID-19 virus, GEFA staff are working remotely—with minimal staff in the office—to ensure our programs continue operating smoothly.
Solar Resiliency Technical Assistance Program
GEFA is incentivizing the installation of solar PV and backup batteries at critical facilities.
Phase two of the Solar Resiliency Technical Assistance Program is being offered to government entities—cities, counties, K-12 schools, and state agencies—that are not eligible to receive the federal tax credit that benefits for-profit facilities.
Phase two will build upon the first phase by incentivizing the installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) and backup batteries at critical facilities. GEFA will reimburse selected applicants for:
- Up to 85 percent of the balance of backup battery and solar PV costs
- Up to $200,000 for one installation per selected applicant
Applicants that have solar PV installed on-site or who are entering into a third-party financing arrangement for solar (under the Solar Power Free-Market Financing Act of 2015) are eligible for reimbursement of 30 percent of backup battery system costs up to $30,000.
GEFA will open a competitive application process. Each entity may only submit one application. Applications will be evaluated based on their positive impact to the community's critical facility resilience.
The application period closes at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 12, 2021.