The Equity, Engagement, and Education (EEE) Grant Account Cycle 2 will award grants up to $200,000 for the purposes of building CBO, Tribal, and community capacity to understand and engage with CPUC decision-making processes.  This will enable CBOs and Tribes to have more influence over clean energy programs and support making these programs more accessible to their served communities.


Applicants for the Equity, Engagement, and Education (EEE) Grant Account Cycle 2 must demonstrate a track record of advocating for their Tribe or community. The selected recipients of the EEE Grant Account will exhibit a history of promoting their Tribe or community. The EEE Grant Account will cover the following activities:

1. Community involvement and outreach related to CPUC proceedings.
2. Employing consultants and staff for tasks necessary for active involvement in CPUC decision-making processes.
3. Education, training, and curriculum development concerning CPUC processes, proceedings, and programs.
4. Partnership and coalition development to raise awareness of CPUC matters in underprivileged communities.

The activities are categorized as follows:

- Outreach: Educating their communities on CPUC policies, proceedings, and programs.
- Training: Developing internal staff capacity to serve their community.
- Advocacy: Advocating for their community before the CPUC with new legal or regulatory expertise.

The EEE Grant Account is a competitive grant. For the most current grant timelines, please refer to the E&A Grant Program webpage:

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Other Legal Entity
  • Tribal Government

Applicants must be one of these types of entities.

1:California tax-exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

2: Federally or non-federally recognized California Native American Tribes,as defined in (PRC) Section 21073.

3: Tribal entities, including organizations incorporated under Tribal law and wholly owned by the Tribe, Tribal Section 17 Corporations, and Tribal utilities and authorities operated under Tribal law.

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.
Tentatively 12 Weeks
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.

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.
  • State
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).
  • Advances & Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

Advance payments of up to 25% of the granted funds may be requested. Subsequent expenses will be reimbursed by applicants submitting budget proposals to the CPUC for approval.

How to Apply

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


For questions about this grant, contact:
Capacity Grants, 1-415-816-7414,