Advanced Technology Demos and Pilots Third Party Administrator

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The California Air Resources Board is soliciting a Grantee to implement and administer the Advanced Technology Demonstration and Pilot Project program for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-22 with an option to renew for a new Grant Agreement for each of the following two years for FY 2022-23 and FY 2023-24.


This competitive Solicitation is open to California-based public entities (e.g. public agencies, municipalities, counties, special districts), or California-based non-profit organizations with experience in administering large scale air pollution control projects. Specific requirements for the Grantee are described in this Solicitation and Sample Grant Agreement. Applicants that wish to apply to be the Program’s third-party administrator and are selected as the Grantee will not be eligible to be a technical grantee for any project selected for funding under the FY 2021-2022 technical solicitation. To be considered for the grant award, applicants must fully complete the Application. CARB may request clarification regarding application responses during the application review process.

Applicants are only eligible to submit one application as the primary applicant under this solicitation. If more than one application is received, the application that was received last will be considered.

All applicants that are nonprofit organizations are considered conducting intrastate business in California, and are, therefore, required to be registered and in good standing with the California Secretary of State prior to submitting an application in response to this Solicitation. Additional information can be found on the Secretary of State website at

Up to 10% of the available funds for FY 2021-2022 Advanced Technology Demonstration and Pilot Projects can be used for the Third Party Administrator ($40 million).

Match funding is not required to be eligible.  The applicant selected for funding will be notified with a public announcement made only after the grant agreement has been executed.

See solicitation for more details.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Applicant should have experience in implementing large scale technical projects.

Matching Funding Requirement:

Match funding is not required, but match funding provided by the applicant will be scored higher that applications that do not contribute match funding.

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.
January 20, 2023
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
May 2025

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
See Notes Below
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.
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.
$1 – $4,000,000
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.

Available Funding Notes:

Up to 10% of the funding available for CARB's FY 2021-2022 Advanced Technology Demonstration and Pilot Projects program can be used for the Third Party Administrator.  A total of $40 million is available for this program meaning that a maximum of $4 million is available for the Third Party Administrator.  Applicants that propose to use less funds to administer the program will be scored higher than those that request the full amount available.

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:

Funding is made available thru the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund with projects approved by the California Air Resources Board upon approval of the Low Carbon Transportation Clean Transportation Incentives Funding Plan for FY 2021-2022.

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:

CARB will reimburse the cost to administer the Advanced Technology Demonstration and Pilot Project program based on time and materials as described in the application and formalized in the grant agreement.

How to Apply

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


For questions about this grant, contact:
Earl Landberg, 1-916-287-0171,