New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority: Energy$mart
The New Mexico Energy$mart program is a Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and other funding sources through which service providers weatherize homes for income-eligible homeowners, renters, and multifamily development owners. The mission of the WAP program is to reduce energy costs for low-income families, particularly for the elderly, people with disabilities, and young children by improving the energy efficiency of their homes while ensuring their health and safety. Energy$mart uses the most advanced technologies and testing protocols available in the housing industry. In addition to the comfort, health benefits, and energy savings for the household, the energy conservation resulting from the efforts of state and local agencies helps the country reduce its dependence on foreign oil and the carbon footprint.
The New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority (MFA) is seeking qualified offerors capable of providing program services in the 2018-2019 program year. The Energy$mart program is a state-wide program covering 33 counties. Three maps are included in the solicitation indicating the three statewide territories. The MFA will only fund up to one service provider for each territory. Each applicant is limited to only applying for one service territory, however, if there are not three successful offerors or if all territories are not applied, the successful offerors will revert back to the territories currently covered by the existing service providers in order to cover unserved areas by adding or subtracting counties as needed to ensure full state coverage. Service Providers may receive funding for training as well as access to vehicles and equipment necessary to perform weatherization services.
Amount: A total of $5,888,442 is available to make contract awards. A funding breakdown by county and service terriorty is available in the RFP (see link below).
Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations, or other public entities (e.g., unit of local government). Offerors must have proof of current registration as a charitable organization with the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office, covering the fiscal year ending in 2016 or 2017 or proof of exemption therefrom. See solicitation for detailed eligibility criteria.
http://www.housingnm.org/community_development/energysmart-rfp: A mandatory training will occur on April 26, 2018 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Pre-registration is required (see: http://housingnm.org/community_development/energysmart-rfp-training).
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