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California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What incentive programs does CAEATFA currently offer?
  2. How does CAEATFA decide which projects to assist?
  3. I think I qualify for one of CAEATFA’s current programs, how do I apply?
  4. How often does CAEATFA meet to discuss the approval of projects?
  5. Why doesn’t my proposal qualify for financial assistance through CAEATFA?
  6. How do I appeal the denial of an application?
  7. Where can I get information about other financial incentives for alternative energy and advanced transportation?

Please contact CAEATFA with additional questions.

1. What incentive programs does CAEATFA currently offer?

Please see our list of current programs for more information.

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2. How does CAEATFA decide which projects to assist?

CAEATFA takes direction from statute and from its board on what types of incentive programs to offer and then reviews potential projects which qualify for these approved incentive programs. CAEATFA’s two main objectives when choosing projects to assist are finding projects that decrease greenhouse gas emissions and bring jobs to California.

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3. I think I qualify for one of CAEATFA’s current programs, how do I apply?

If your organization qualifies for one of CAEATFA’s current programs, please contact us.

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4. How often does CAEATFA meet to discuss the approval of projects?

CAEATFA’s board meets once a month, as necessary, to discuss the approval of projects. Meeting information will be posted on CAEATFA's meetings, staff reports, and agendas page.

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5. Why doesn’t my proposal qualify for financial assistance through CAEATFA?

There are several reasons why a proposal may not qualify for assistance through CAEATFA. The most common reasons why projects don’t qualify are: 1) They do not meet CAEATFA’s objectives of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adding jobs to California and/or 2) They do not qualify for one of the incentive programs currently authorized by the board.

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6. How do I appeal the denial of an application?

Please contact CAEATFA staff or see the Procedures of The California Debt Limit Allocation Committee Implementing the Allocation of the State Ceiling on Qualified Private Activity Bonds for the appeals process.

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7. Where can I get information about other financial incentives for alternative energy and advanced transportation?

The Database for State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency provides extensive information on local, utility, state, and federal incentive programs for alternative energy and transportation.

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