'''''Note: The Federal Housing Financing Agency (FHFA) issued a [http://www.fhfa.gov/webfiles/15884/PACESTMT7610.pdf statement] in July 2010 concerning the senior lien status associated with most PACE programs. In response to the FHFA statement, most local PACE programs have been suspended until further clarification is provided. '''''
Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing effectively allows property owners to borrow money to pay for energy improvements. The amount borrowed is typically repaid via a special assessment on the property over a period of years. Nevada has authorized certain local governments to establish such programs, as described below. (Not all local governments in Nevada offer PACE financing; contact your local government to find out if it has established a PACE financing program.)
Existing Nevada law authorizes cities and counties to create special financing districts for a variety of projects that "serve a public use and will promote the health, safety, prosperity, security and general welfare of the inhabitants thereof and of the State of Nevada." The legislation enacted in May 2009 ([http://leg.state.nv.us/75th2009/Bills/SB/SB358_EN.pdf S.B. 358]) added renewable energy and energy efficient technologies to the list of projects eligible for special financing districts.