CaliforniaFIRST. A smarter way to pay for efficiency financing.

If we can all agree on one thing, it’s that Californians need to reduce our energy and water use. Doing so helps preserve our precious resources, fights climate change and spurs our economy by creating jobs. CaliforniaFIRST is an important part of the solution. CaliforniaFIRST is a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program that was created by local and state governments to help millions of California residents make crucial energy upgrades to their homes and businesses.

Who benefits from CaliforniaFIRST financing?

Home & Business Owners

  • Reduce utility bills
  • Increase property value
  • Reduce environmental impact
  • Improve comfort


  • Better achieve climate action goals
  • Improve air quality
  • Reduce water use
  • Create local jobs
  • Increase property and sales tax revenues for local services
  • No financial cost to the local government to participate

Government Officials

Are you a government official interested in making CaliforniaFIRST available to your community? Please email us or call 844-589-7953 to learn more.

“We are happy to provide the CaliforniaFIRST program to Sacramento County property owners as an option for financing all of their energy efficient upgrades.”

Phil Serna, Chair, Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, Sacramento County


CaliforniaFIRST is available to more than 27 million Californians in cities and counties across the state, ranging from San Diego to Humboldt and El Dorado to Monterey.