Funding Opportunities

Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant Program

Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant Program. Total funding is $34,000,000 with maximum awards of $50K-$700K, depending on grant. The Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant Program was created to support the California Department of Transportation’s (Caltrans) Mission: Provide a safe, sustainable, integrated and efficient transportation system to enhance California’s economy and livability.

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Advancing and Commercializing Energy Efficiency in California’s Industrial, Agricultural, and Water Sector (2021 ACEE Program)

Advancing and Commercializing Energy Efficiency in California’s Industrial, Agricultural, and Water Sector (2021 ACEE Program). Total funding is $13,000,000 with maximum awards of $1.5M-$6M, depending on group. The purpose of this solicitation is to fund technology development and demonstration projects of promising pre-commercial technologies to increase overall energy efficiency and reach statewide decarbonization goals set forth by SB 32, SB 100 and SB 350.

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Research Hub for Electric Technologies in Truck Applications (RHETTA)

Research Hub for Electric Technologies in Truck Applications (RHETTA). Total funding is $23,000,000 with maximum awards of $5M-$13M, depending on phase. The research hub will engage stakeholders to advance high power charging systems and to plan, design, and deploy innovative corridor charging strategies that extend the range and increase the operational flexibility of battery electric trucks.

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The Next EPIC Challenge: Reimagining Affordable Mixed-Use Development in a Carbon-Constrained Future

The Next EPIC Challenge: Reimagining Affordable Mixed-Use Development in a Carbon-Constrained Future. Total funding is $48,000,000 with maximum awards of $1M-$9M, depending on phase. The purpose of this solicitation is to fund a design-build competition that will challenge multi-disciplinary project teams to design and build a mixed-use development that is affordable, equitable, emissions-free and resilient to climate change impacts and extreme weather events.

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Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) FY 2021 Funding Opportunity Announcement

Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) FY 2021 Funding Opportunity Announcement. Total funding is $33,500,000 with maximum awards of $1M-$5M, depending on topic. This FOA will provide funding for topics designed to supplement the current HFTO RD&D portfolio in the advancement of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, with an emphasis on incentivizing collaborative progress among industry, university and national laboratory stakeholders, including coordination with the M2FCT and H2NEW Consortia.

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Vehicle Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2021 Research Funding Opportunity Announcement

Vehicle Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2021 Research Funding Opportunity Announcement. Total funding is $60,200,000 with maximum awards of $300K-$5.75M, depending on topic. The Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) funds a broad portfolio of research and proof-of-concept deployment to develop new affordable, efficient and clean transportation options to enable industry to accelerate the development and widespread use of a variety of innovative transportation technologies.

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Strategic Pathways and Analytics for Tactical Decommissioning of Portions of Natural Gas Infrastructure

Strategic Pathways and Analytics for Tactical Decommissioning of Portions of Natural Gas Infrastructure. Total funding is $2,000,000 with maximum awards of $700K-$1M. The purpose of this solicitation is to fund natural gas infrastructure safety and integrity projects that meet the following initiatives: Natural Gas Infrastructure Analysis and Strategic Pathway to a Low-Carbon Energy Future; and Analytics for Pilot Demonstration of Strategic Electrification and Decommissioning of Natural Gas Infrastructure.

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FY21 Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Feedstock Technologies and Algae FOA

FY21 Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Feedstock Technologies and Algae FOA. Total funding is $35,000,000 with maximum awards of $2M-$3.5M. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support high-impact technology research and development (R&D) to enable growth and innovation to accelerate the bioeconomy by requesting applications across BETO’s mission space in Feedstock Technologies and Advanced Algal Systems.

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