Electrification Education Grant Program


What is 3CE's Electrification Education Grant Program?

3CE is expanding it’s community investment by providing $260,000 in electrification education grants to bridge the gap in our electrification and decarbonization goals.  

3CE’s Electrification Education Grant Program is accepting applications for projects and programs that advance electrification education, outreach and/or workforce training and development within 3CE communities. 
In order to achieve our greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction goals, central coast communities must rapidly transition from fossil fuel-based transportation and building energy-use towards clean electricity-based livelihood. 
Since formation, 3CE has provided incentives for community members to adopt electrified technologies, and is continuing to expand these program offerings. As incentives for Electric Vehicles, Heat-Pump Water Heaters, Heat-Pump Space Heaters, electric panel upgrades, and other technologies become available, addressing the knowledge gap of adopting these technologies becomes increasingly important. 

3CE Seeks to Address Two Electrification Education
Opportunities Through This Grant:


Education and outreach barriers to electrification of the building and/or transportation sectors.  


Gaps in workforce training and development slowing the advancement of  electrification of the building and/or transportation sectors.  


Who is Eligible to Apply?

3CE seeks proposals for innovative projects and programs that will advance electrification through energy education. 
Any organization is
welcome to apply.
Please confirm your proposal meets the requirements detailed in the application guidelines document to ensure the success of your application.

Electrification Education Program Details

      • 3CE has reserved a total of $260,000 in grant funds to be distributed across the above-mentioned service area. Individual grants awards will receive up to $50,000. Work performed under this grant must be completed before March 31st, 2022 and all grant reimbursement requests must be submitted to 3CE on or before April 30th, 2022. 
      • 3CE encourages proposals that focus on providing education resources to underserved and disadvantaged communities and produce specific and measurable outcomes that align with 3CE’s goals of advancing electrification, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and stimulating the local economy.
      • Proposals will be accepted from existing programs and new programs seeking funds for initial development.
      • Preference will be given to programs that are able to conduct direct education, outreach, or workforce development over proposals solely aimed at program design and/or development. 
      • Grant funds may be used for direct staff hours, marketing, outreach, supplies, and other direct project expenses. Funds may not be used for travel, overhead, or indirect project expenses.
      • Proposal must serve to educate community members in 3CE service area including: Unincorporated Counties of Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara and the cities of Arroyo Grande, Del Rey Oaks, Capitola, Carmel, Gonzales, Greenfield, Grover Beach, Guadalupe, Hollister, Marina, Monterey, Morro Bay, Paso Robles, Pismo Beach, Pacific Grove, Salinas, Santa Maria, San Juan Bautista, San Luis Obispo, Sand City, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Seaside, Soledad, Solvang, and Watsonville.

Step 1: Review & Complete Application Documents

Please download the application documents and complete the application and budget template prior to applying below

Step 2: Apply Here

 After completing the above documents, please submit your application through 3CE’s online form
before May 13, 2021 at 11:59pm.
Late proposals will not be accepted. Please email questions to programs@3ce.org

Key Benefits of Electrification Education


Reduction in local greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions


Paving the way for broader community electrification adoption


Bridging the knowledge gap and expanding community investment

The program aims to increase awareness around the environmental and economical benefits of clean and renewable energy as it relates to the concept of electrifying sectors including transportation and building. Electrification education will help accelerate the local adoption of 3CE’s GHG reducing energy programs.