Cost Share for Federal Funding Opportunities Industrial Decarbonization and Improvement of Grid Operations (INDIGO) Program and Food Production Investment Program (FPIP)

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 An award under an eligible federal Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for a project that meets the requirements of this solicitation, or  
Subsequent 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 GFO-21-901 or this GFO (GFO-22-902) for a proposed project that meets the requirements of this solicitation. 


Industrial Decarbonization and Improvements to Grid Operations Program (INDIGO)

This program was created under Assembly Bill (AB) 209 (The Energy and Climate Change budget bill, Chapter 251, Section 12, Chapter 7.6, Article 2, enacted in September 2022).[1] The purpose is to implement projects at industrial facilities that can provide significant benefits to the electrical grid, reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, achieve the state’s clean energy goals, and exceed compliance requirements. Eligible industrial facilities include, but are not limited to, a facility involved with manufacturing, production, and processing of materials and related support facilities. For the purposes of this solicitation, food and beverage production and processing facilities are excluded.


Food Production Investment Program (FPIP)

Originally funded from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF), AB 209 codified the FPIP program.[2] The purpose is to implement projects at food production facilities that can support electrical grid reliability and reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases. Eligible food production facilities include, but are not limited to, facilities that are directly involved in food production and processing and related support facilities.




Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Eligible Geographies:


The California Energy Commission 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.

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.
30 days
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
6 years

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.
$500,000 – $5,000,000
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:

$500,000 minimum-$5,000,000 maximum per award

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:

DE-FOA-0002936, Industrial Decarbonization and Emissions Reduction Demonstration-to-Deployment

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:

An Energy Commission award under this solicitation is contingent on receipt of an award under one of the funding opportunities listed in the Eligibility Section (Section II.A) of 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,