We offer a state-wide shared services program, with standard documents and procedures, online registration, and simple opt-in participation agreements for municipalities. Here are the elements of this program, which under the new law may be adopted by ordinance by each municipality, except municipalities considered “distressed” by the State of New Jersey.
We also offer program development services for municipalities that want to create their own programs in order to accelerate PACE in their municipality. Through our 501(c)(3) not-for-profit umbrella, the Center for Regenerative Community Solutions (CRCS), we can assist municipalities, community organizations, neighborhood groups, as well as churches, universities, and hospitals, in maximizing their benefits from PACE.
We’ve studied extensively the experience in other states and have concluded that an open-market program is the most effective approach — and the one increasingly being adopted in most of the states with Commercial PACE initiatives.
Through this program, we offer consulting services on a “no cost” basis to municipalities, and collect an administrative fee on a per-project basis only once the program is established. No RFP is required to engage our services, and we can provide advice on a formal or informal basis. While the NJPACE Program may provide administrative services to municipalities, our program will remain open to all participants through a competitive, transparent, and accessible marketplace. Municipalities are also not restricted from approving projects from other service providers.
Our current program handbook is available on request, along with other detailed program documents.
Here is a 2-page information sheet: NJPACE-OverviewMay2015
We are currently adapting the latest best practices materials from the U.S. Department of Energy Clean Energy Finance Guide to New Jersey PACE:
- PACE Brochure (to come)
- Program Overview (available on request)
- Program Handbook (available on request)
- List of Eligible Measures
- Initial Application
- Final Application
- Commercial PACE FAQ
We are also developing step-by-step “kits” for property owners, contractors, lenders, and municipalities.
The Municipal Services kit, including a sample ordinance and draft participation agreement, is now available to municipalities and to contractors on request.
For more information, please contact us by phone or email to discuss your project and program objectives:
8 Revere Drive, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Office 908-396-6179 ~ Cell 908-581-8418 ~ Fax 908-842-0422