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Multifamily Energy Innovation Fund NOFA

HUD’s Office of Affordable Housing Preservation (OAHP) is issuing a NOFA for the Multifamily Energy Innovation Fund. This fund provides a total of $25 million in grants to be used for the purpose of energy efficiency upgrades at multifamily properties. The goals of this NOFA are to:

  1. Demonstrate solutions to the primary and longstanding challenges to implementing energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements, in existing affordable multifamily properties.
  2. Leverage private capital and additional public funding to demonstrate “proof of concept” of specific models.
  3. Conduct applied research to document and disseminate mainstream, scalable approaches to retrofitting affordable multifamily properties.

The overall objective of the Energy Innovation Fund is to help catalyze a home energy retrofit market in the United States by accelerating private investment in cost-saving energy efficiency retrofits in the residential sector. Innovative and replicable strategies to improve the usefulness of existing HUD programs--as well as developing new financing tools--will lead to significant reductions in energy consumption, operating costs, and the carbon footprint of both affordable and market-rate housing.

Please join us for a webcast on September 19, 2011, from 11:00am-12:30pm. We will present the highlights of the NOFA and answer questions. You will be able to view the full NOFA prior to the webcast, as it is available on our website today. The Energy Innovation NOFA can be found at: http://www.hud.gov/offices/adm/grants/nofa10/grpeif.cfm

Applicants are reminded that when applying for funding through Grants.Gov, registration is required. Registration is a multi-step process. For information go to http://www.grants.gov/applicants/get_registered.jsp and click on “Organization Registration”. Registration will also provide you with automatic updates to the NOFA.

Applications for Energy Innovation Funds grants must be received by HUD no later than October 20, 2011. Detailed application instructions are included in the General Section of HUD’s FY 2010 NOFAs for Discretionary Programs, and in the Energy Innovation Fund NOFA.

In advance of the webcast, please send your questions to: EIFApplication@hud.gov

The webcast on September 19, 2011 can be viewed at: /webcasts/schedule