Multi-Unit Dwelling Electrification Grant Program​

Multi-Unit Dwelling (MUD) Electrification Grant Program Funds Fully Reserved.

Electrifying the Central Coast through affordable and clean housing

MUD Housing Developers:

 Within hours of the application link going live on May 26, 2020, the funding became provisionally reserved. Due to the amount of interest, 3CE increased its funding for this program to $1.315 million, on track to support 542 units to be all-electric locally. 
The program is now closed to new applicants. 
3CE’s MUD Electrification Grant Program supports housing developers with incentives to choose all-electric residential  building design to eliminate the need for fossil fuel burning appliances and equipment. All-electric buildings help reduce greenhouse gas emissions while improving indoor air quality, occupant safety and delivering lower cost energy bills.
Funding for the MUD Electrification Grant Program totals $1.2 million. Any housing developers building a development within 3CE service area may apply. Applicants can apply for up to $240,000 for each all-electric MUD housing project/development. Funding amounts depend on the type of development and the number of all-electric units being built.

$2,500 per affordable housing unit                          $1,750 per market-rate housing unit

Steps to Participate in the All-Electric Building Grants Program

1. Apply Online

What you will need:

          • General information about the project
          • Project Schedule
          • At least one document showing intent to build an all-electric project
                • Architect of Record’s plans with confirmation letter from the architect describing how the building meets the all electric requirement and citing relevant pages
                • Confirmation letter from the electrical engineer describing how the building design plans meets the all-electric requirement
                • Construction permit, from the city/county, showing the building will be all electric

2. If approved, your funds will be reserved and you will receive a Letter of Intent stating the total grant for your project.

3. Your grant funds will be reserved for up to 3.5 years*.

4. Receive grant funds upon project completion.

You will need to provide:

          • Certificate of Occupancy – OR – notice of Completion
          • Inspection report showing all electrical work has been completed and no gas lines have been installed
*Applicants may submit one letter requesting an extension of reserved grant funds, for up to one year. The letter must provide a description of a good faith efforts towards completing the approved project.