Multifamily Energy Innovation Fund

Included here please find an overview of the program and links to other sites for obtaining important information and instructions.  The information that appears here is not a substitute for careful reading of the EI Notice of Funding Availability (EI NOFA) published on the Grants.Gov website on August 22, 2011.

OVERVIEW

HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs has issued 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:

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.

THE HUD GRANTS WEB PAGE

Detailed application instructions and EI program requirements are included in the  General Section of HUD’s FY 2010 NOFAs for Discretionary Programs, and in the Energy Innovation Fund NOFA.  Both documents can be accessed from the HUD Grants web page or Grants.Gov.

HOW TO APPLY

We are no longer accepting applications (the original deadline was on Thursday, October 20, 2011).

GRANT TERMS

The terms of any grant ultimately awarded under this NOFA will be controlled by a Cooperative Agreement to be executed when a grant is awarded.  The document is provided here for examination, but is not a part of the application process.

FLOOD PLAIN REPORTING

HUD will maintain a Notice of Floodplain Action Spreadsheet.   As properties are identified HUD will post them and any required notice information here. 

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Please send your questions to the Energy Innovation Fund Help Desk:  EIFApplication@hud.gov.  Some generally applicable questions and answers are available for your review. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE

We are no longer accepting applications (the original deadline was on Thursday, October 20, 2011).

WEBCAST

A  webcast was held on September 19, 2011 to present the highlights of the EI NOFA and answer questions.  The archived broadcast and slides used in the presentation is now available for viewing.