Access Clean California Grant Solicitation FY 2023-2024

Portal ID:
59670
Status:
Active
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:
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Details

Purpose:

The California Air Resources Board is soliciting a Grantee to serve as the Access Clean California Administrator. The overarching purpose of this program is to increase consumer awareness of the State’s clean transportation and related clean energy incentive programs through coordinated outreach and technical assistance provided by community-based organizations in the State’s most impacted and underinvested communities.  

 

Description:

Through this Solicitation, the California Air Resources Board (CARB or the Board) is soliciting a Grantee to serve as the Access Clean California Administrator (the Grantee). The overarching purpose of this program is to increase consumer awareness of the State’s clean transportation and related clean energy incentive programs through coordinated outreach and technical assistance provided by community-based organizations in the State’s most impacted and underinvested communities.  

Access Clean California is an existing, multi-faceted outreach effort that helps streamline access to California Climate Investments' consumer-facing, equity-focused clean transportation and clean energy incentive programs for low-income and disadvantaged communities. Access Clean California provides resources to nonprofits, community-based organizations (CBO), and similar grassroots organizations to help families in low-income and disadvantaged communities learn about, apply for, and participate in clean transportation and clean energy incentive programs.  

Through the Low-Carbon Transportation Investments Fiscal Year (FY) 2023-24 Funding Plan, CARB made $5 million available for a Grantee to continue implementing Access Clean California. One applicant will be selected from this open, competitive process and awarded the grant. All application materials and instructions can be found here.

This competitive solicitation is open to federal, State, or local government entities or agencies, and California nonprofit organizations8 with expertise in building and maintaining key partnerships, effective outreach to underserved communities, and climate equity incentive programs. Specific requirements for the Grantee are described in this solicitation and the Draft Sample Grant Agreement (Sample Grant Agreement) (Appendix B).  Eligible applicants must meet all applicable requirements of State laws and regulations, the AQIP Guidelines, the FY 2023-24 Funding Plan, and this solicitation. To be considered for the grant award, applicants must fully complete the 2023-24 Application (Appendix A) and demonstrate that they meet the Required Elements (see Section V of this solicitation). The applicant must be in good standing with the Franchise Tax Board and Internal Revenue Service. CARB may request clarification regarding application responses during the application review process. 

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

This competitive solicitation is open to federal, State, or local government entities or agencies, and California nonprofit organizations with expertise in building and maintaining key partnerships, effective outreach to underserved communities, and climate equity incentive programs. The applicant must be in good standing with the Franchise Tax Board and Internal Revenue Service. 

Eligible Geographies:

This competitive solicitation is open to federal, State, or local government entities or agencies, and California nonprofit organizations with expertise in building and maintaining key partnerships, effective outreach to underserved communities, and climate equity incentive programs. California-based non-profit organizations must at all times be registered with and in active/good standing with the California Secretary of State.

Important Dates

The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
June 3, 2024
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
3 years

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$5,000,000
A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
1
Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
$5,000,000
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Yes ( see Description for details )
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
No
The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State

Funding Source Notes:

The California State Legislature allocated funding to this solicitation from the General Fund in Fiscal Year 2023-2024. The California Air Resources Board approved use of these funds for Access Clean California via the Fiscal Year 2023-2024 Funding Plan for Clean Transportation Incentives.

The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

Finding is disbursement on a reimbursement basis. More information on the funding method can be found in the Access Clean California Solicitation Fiscal Year 2023-2024 sample grant agreement.

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
Nicholas Nairn-Birch, 1-729-208-7913, nicholas.nairn-birch@arb.ca.gov