Cost Share for Federal Funding Opportunities Carbon Removal Innovation Support System (CRISP)

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This solicitation only applies to the Carbon Removal Innovation Support Program (CRISP) for projects that meet the requirements in Section II.C and the applicable federal Funding Opportunity Announcement. 


Carbon Removal Innovation Support Program (CRISP) 
This program was created under Assembly Bill (AB) 209 (The Energy and Climate Change budget bill, Chapter 251, Section 13, Chapter 7.8, Article 1, enacted in September 2022). The purpose is to implement advanced technologies for direct  air capture of atmospheric carbon.  
Program and Funding Areas 
Eligible projects include, but not limited to, technology research, development and demonstrations and prototype and pilot research test centers to remove atmospheric carbon. Ineligible projects do not include a project to benefit petroleum or gas production, processing or refining through enhanced oil or gas recovery. 

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Tribal Government

Eligible Geographies:

Disadvantaged & Low-income Communities 
The CEC is committed to ensuring all Californians have an opportunity to participate in and benefit from programs and services. While it is not required to complete the project within a disadvantaged community, demonstration projects located and benefiting disadvantaged and/or low-income communities and/or Tribe(s) will be eligible for preference points under the scoring criteria for this GFO. 

Matching Funding Requirement:

Since the Energy Commission will only provide up to half the cost share of the project up to the maximums indicated in Section II.A., applicants are required to provide at least half the total project cost share from other sources. These sources may not include other Energy Commission funds.   

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.
15 days
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
4 years

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
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.
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.
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.
  • Federal

Funding Source Notes:

An award under an eligible federal Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) and meet the requirements of this solicitation, or   
Follow-on funding from the U.S. Department of Energy to continue research from a previously awarded federal grant that also received Energy Commission federal cost share funding under PON-14-308, GFO-18-902, or this GFO and the proposed project meets the requirements of this solicitation.  

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).
  • Other

Funding Method Notes:

Cost-share grants awarded under this solicitation.

How to Apply

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


For questions about this grant, contact:
Marissa Sutton, 1-916-237-2515,