New York State of Opportunity – New York Green Bank, A Division of NYSERDA

RFP 23: Community Decarbonization Fund - Financing for Disadvantaged Community Lenders

Due Date:  Continuous


NY Green Bank’s RFP 23 for the Community Decarbonization Fund invites regulated and unregulated financial entities (including but not limited to community development financial institutions (CDFIs), insured credit unions and depository institutions, and not-for-profit corporations that perform lending activities) actively deploying capital into clean energy and sustainable infrastructure and related small businesses that benefit disadvantaged communities (DACs) in New York State to submit proposals for NY Green Bank capital at concessionary rates. Responses will be evaluated on a rolling basis while the solicitation is open. Once NY Green Bank determines that sufficient responses have been received to achieve its intended impact, the solicitation will be closed.  

NYGB hosted a webinar about this solicitation on May 11, 2023.  A link to the recording can be found on NYGB’s website here.

Stakeholder Feedback:

NY Green Bank welcomes feedback on this RFP, which can be provided by email to [email protected], with “NY Green Bank: RFP 23 Feedback” in the subject line. Comments will be accepted by email on a rolling basis, and all feedback will be reviewed and considered for future modifications to the RFP. Any questions about this RFP or comment process can also be directed to the email address above.

If you intend that your comments are to remain confidential, please mark them “Confidential” or “Proprietary,” in accordance with the procedure described below. If NYSERDA receives a request from a third party for responses received that have been marked “Confidential” or “Proprietary,” NYSERDA will process such request under the procedures provided by New York State’s Freedom of Information (FOIL) regulations as detailed below (see [email protected] for additional information). The FOIL provides exceptions to disclosure, including Section 87(2)(d) which provides for exceptions to disclosure for records or portions thereof that “are trade secrets or are submitted to an agency by a commercial enterprise or derived from information obtained from a commercial enterprise and which if disclosed would cause substantial injury to the competitive position of the subject enterprise.” Information submitted to NYSERDA that the disclosing party wishes to have treated as proprietary and confidential trade secret information should be identified and labeled “Confidential” or “Proprietary” on each page at the time of disclosure. This information should include a written request to exempt it from disclosure, including a written statement of the reasons why the information should be exempted. See Public Officers Law, Section 89(5) and the procedures set forth in 21 NYCRR Part 501.


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