|Notice of Request for Applications Posted on Texas Register||April 13, 2012 after 10 a.m. CT|
|Issuance of Request for Application on Electronic State Business Daily||April 13, 2012 after 10 a.m. CT|
|Non-Mandatory Letters of Intent/Submission of Questions Due||April 20, 2012 - 2 p.m. CT|
|Official Responses to Questions Posted||Posted April 27, 2012|
|Application Deadline||June 18, 2012 at 2 p.m. CT|
|Grant Award/Contract Execution||July 23, 2012, or as soon thereafter as practical|
|*Dates may be subject to change
If you’re looking for information related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, please refer to our SECO Stimulus Funds section.
The Comptroller of Public Accounts (Comptroller) State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) will provide low interest loans to assist selected public entities in financing their energy-related cost-reduction efforts utilizing the LoanSTAR revolving loan program.
Purpose of Loan Funding: This Texas LoanSTAR (Saving Taxes and Resources) Pilot Program, is not part of the federally-financed stimulus program. This Pilot Program is intended to finance energy-related cost-reduction retrofits for facilities owned and occupied by non-profit community based organizations and Houses of Worship. The loans are provided to assist those institutions in financing their energy-related cost-reduction efforts. The program's revolving loan mechanism allows applicants to repay loans through the stream of energy cost savings realized from the projects.
Budget Allocation (Amount Available to Award): $250,000.
Deadline Information: This RFA notice was published on the SECO website and also posted to the Electronic State Business Daily (ESBD) after 10:00a.m. Central Time (CT) on Friday, April 13, 2012.
All written inquiries, questions, and Non-mandatory Letters of Intent must be received at the above-referenced address, also called Issuing Office, not later than 2:00 p.m. (CT) on Friday, April 20, 2012.
Applications must be delivered to the Issuing Office to the attention of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts; Assistant General Counsel, Contracts; Attn: Clay Harris no later than 2:00 p.m. (CT), on Friday, June 18, 2012.
- Non-profit Community-based organizations (see criterion above)
- Houses of Worship (see criterion above)
- Maximum award per applicant - $25,000.
- Competitive loans, reimbursement basis.
The Comptroller and SECO will select LoanSTAR recipients based largely on these considerations:
- Level of detail contained in the project's submitted reports.
- Age of existing equipment to be replaced.
- Location of proposed project.
- Public access to the projects' energy savings information.