Community Energy Efficiency Development (CEED) Program
The Community Energy Efficiency Development (CEED) Block Grant Act was passed in 2022 to provide grants for targeted residential energy efficiency improvements in underserved communities across New Mexico.
Local governments, in partnership with community organizations, will be able to help low-income households reduce their energy bills and energy use, reduce emissions, and create local jobs while supporting the communities most impacted by climate change.
REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS
Community Energy Efficiency Development (CEED) Program Projects
ECMD is requesting applications from Indian nations, tribes, or pueblos; county or municipal governments; and the Mortgage Finance Authority for CEED Program projects to provide improvements to residential buildings in underserved communities in New Mexico that will in the aggregate, decrease residents’ energy use, energy burden, and/or carbon intensity of energy consumption.
Community energy efficiency projects will target the adoption of energy-efficient consumer behavior, equipment, or devices that result in a decrease in energy consumption without reducing the amount or quality of energy services. This includes health and safety measures, including those that use efficient equipment or devices to improve indoor air or drinking water quality, and equipment or electrification upgrades.
Applications must be complete and submitted by December 22, 2023. Prospective applicants will be able to ask questions leading up to the RFA deadline. Prospective applicants may also register for a non-mandatory pre-proposal information session at 11:00 a.m. on November 3, 2023 via WebEx.
Applicants will submit one application electronically via an online application form at this link: https://emnrd-ecmd.submittable.com/submit. ECMD may award multiple agreements under this RFA. To be considered for funding, applications must demonstrate that the project will meet all of the RFA evaluation criteria.
November 3, 2023 at 11:00am
- Online non-mandatory WebEx RFA information session recording:
- New 11/3/23: CEED Program RFA Information Session Recording
December 22, 2023 at 5:00pm
- Online application form submission link:
- CEED Program Grant Application – via Submittable
- Applications are to be submitted electronically, no printed/handwritten applications will be accepted.
CEED Program Documents
|CEED Program Request for Applications||Open File|
|CEED Program RFA Public Notice||Open File|
|CEED Program Application Template||Open File|
|CEED Program Budget Worksheet||Open File|
|CEED Program QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS||Open File|
|62-17A NMSA 1978, Community Energy Efficiency Development Block Grant Act||Open link|
|Rule 19.1.10 NMAC, Community Energy Efficiency Development (CEED) Program||Open link|
Questions concerning this RFA are to be submitted electronically or in writing to:
EMNRD – ECMD
1220 S. St Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505
ECMD is only able to respond to written questions regarding this RFA. Questions need to be clearly labeled and cite the section(s) in the RFA or other document which form the basis of the question.
Written answers to those questions will be posted on the EMNRD–ECMD website: