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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.


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: 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.

CLOSED – December 22, 2023 at 5:00pm

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
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:

Dana Howard
1220 S. St Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 395-0855

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: