Funding Opportunities

California Energy Commission – Vehicle-to-Building Technologies for Resilient Backup Power

California Energy Commission – Vehicle-to-Building Technologies for Resilient Backup Power. Total funding is $19,500,000 with maximum awards of $4M, depending on group. This solicitation seeks to accelerate development of technologies and easy-to-implement products that allow individual or fleets of PEVs to power residential, commercial, or public buildings including but not limited to schools, community centers, or government facilities during electricity outages or intentional islanding events.

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Department of Commerce (DOC), Economic Development Administration (EDA) – FY 2021 American Rescue Plan Act Build Back Better Regional Challenge

Department of Commerce (DOC), Economic Development Administration (EDA) – FY 2021 American Rescue Plan Act Build Back Better Regional Challenge. Total funding is $1,000,000,000 with maximum awards of $500K-$100M, depending on project and phase. This solicitation is designed to assist communities nationwide in their efforts to build back better by accelerating the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and building local economies that will be resilient to future economic shocks.

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Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Transit Administration (FTA) – Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program

Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Transit Administration (FTA) – Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program. Total funding is $409,588,848 with maximum awards of $40,590,000, depending on project. This solicitation funds capital projects to replace, rehabilitate and purchase buses, vans, and related equipment, and to construct bus-related facilities, including technological changes or innovations to modify low or no emission vehicles or facilities.

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California Energy Commission – Inclusive, Diverse, Equitable, Accessible, and Local (IDEAL) ZEV Workforce Pilot

California Energy Commission – Inclusive, Diverse, Equitable, Accessible, and Local (IDEAL) ZEV Workforce Pilot. Total funding is $6,815,000 with maximum awards of $250K-$500K, depending on grant size. The purpose of this solicitation is to fund projects that will provide workforce training and development that support zero-emission vehicles (ZEV), ZEV infrastructure, and ZEV-related commercial technologies in California. The IDEAL ZEV Workforce Pilot focuses investments on and provides benefits to priority communities.

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California Energy Commission – Examining the Effects of Hydrogen in End-Use Appliances for Large Commercial Buildings and Industrial Applications

California Energy Commission – Examining the Effects of Hydrogen in End-Use Appliances for Large Commercial Buildings and Industrial Applications. Total funding is $1,500,000 with maximum awards of $750K-$1.5M, depending on project. The purpose of this solicitation is to fund a technical study to identify the impact of the potential use of hydrogen and hydrogen-natural gas blends on existing appliances as a potential decarbonization strategy for large commercial buildings and the industrial sector.

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California Energy Commission – Charging Access for Reliable On-Demand Transportation Services (CARTS)

California Energy Commission – Charging Access for Reliable On-Demand Transportation Services (CARTS). Total funding is $6,000,000 with maximum awards of $2M, allocated to each region. The CEC’s Clean Transportation Program announces the availability of grant funds for projects that will support EV charging infrastructure for high mileage on-demand transportation services including services such as ride-hailing, taxis, and meal and grocery delivery.

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California Energy Commission – Advancing Cost and Efficiency Improvements for Low Carbon Hydrogen Production

California Energy Commission – Advancing Cost and Efficiency Improvements for Low Carbon Hydrogen Production. Total funding is $3,500,000 with maximum awards of $500K-$2M, depending on group. The purpose of this solicitation is to fund applied research and development and technology demonstration and deployment projects that will address the technical and economic challenges of producing hydrogen from carbon-neutral production pathways.

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Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation – WaterSMART Environmental Water Resources Projects for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation – WaterSMART Environmental Water Resources Projects for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. Total funding is TBD with maximum awards of $2M, depending on project. The objective is to invite eligible applicants to leverage their money and resources by cost sharing with Reclamation on projects including water conservation and efficiency projects that result in quantifiable and sustained water savings and benefit ecological values; water management or infrastructure improvements; and watershed management or restoration projects.

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Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation – WaterSMART Drought Response Program: Drought Resiliency Projects for Fiscal Year 2022

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation – WaterSMART Drought Response Program: Drought Resiliency Projects for Fiscal Year 2022. Total funding is $16,500,000 with maximum awards of $500K-$2M, depending on project. The Bureau of Reclamation leverages Federal and non-Federal funding to work cooperatively with States, Tribes, and local entities as they plan for and implement actions to increase water supply reliability through investments in existing infrastructure and attention to local water conflicts.

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Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) – California Competes Tax Credit

Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) – California Competes Tax Credit. Total funding is $394,707,469 with maximum awards of $20K-$150M, depending on application period. The California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) is an income tax credit available to businesses that want to locate in California or stay and grow in California and create quality, full-time jobs in California that might not otherwise be created by the business or any other business.

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