Green and Resilient Retrofit Program Leading Edge (GRRPL)
Office of Housing, Office of Multifamily Housing Programs, Office of Recapitalization
To provide funding for ambitious retrofit activities to achieve an advanced green certification. Leading Edge awards complement the existing financing strategy, allowing projects to reach the highest standards of utility efficiency and climate resilience and be recognized under programs like LEED and PHIUS.
Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements
Eligible recipients generally include owners or sponsors of federally assisted housing properties.
The owner must be pursuing net zero green certifications with respect to the property. Such certifications include 1) National Green Building Standard Green: Gold or Emerald, with Green+ Net Zero Energy or Resilience designation, 2) Passive House (PHIUS+) ZERO or ZERO REVIVE, 3) Passive House Institute EnerPHit, 4) LEED v4 Gold or Platinum, with LEED Zero Carbon or LEED Zero Energy designation, 5) LEED v4.1 Multifamily or Multifamily Core+Shell Silver or higher, with Zero Energy or Zero Carbon designation, 6) Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Multifamily, with renewable energy capacity sufficient to offset expected annual energy consumption, etc.
This program can be used to increase the resilience and efficiency of affordable housing properties, reducing bills and risk for low-income residents. Applicants are required to submit a narrative demonstrating how the proposed projects will benefit persons or communities or color and how it will advance racial equity.