F-gas Reduction Incentive Program (FRIP)

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Closed (18 total applications submitted)
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The F-Gas Reduction Incentive Program seeks to promote the adoption of climate-friendly refrigerant technologies in retail food facilities in California by alleviating the barriers to their widespread adoption, namely the higher incremental cost and lack of familiarity.


The FRIP Solicitation period is in effect from August 7-October 7, 2020.  FRIP funding is restricted to existing and new retail food facilities with refrigeration systems that contain over fifty pounds of refrigerant.  Of the million dollars available, $600,000 is allocated for Tier I refrigerant technologies i.e. ultra-low global warming potential (GWP) (GWP<10) and $400,000 for Tier II conventional hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) technologies. Existing facilities will receive preference for funding and may be eligible for larger incentive amounts since they face higher costs in transitioning to alternative technologies compared to new facilities.  Facilities located in low-income or disadvantaged communities will receive preference and in some cases, will be eligible to receive higher amounts of funding, as will independent facilities. 

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Business
  • Nonprofit
  • Tribal Government

Applicants to the FRIP are limited to existing or new retail food facilities located in California with refrigeration systems that contain more than 50 pounds of refrigerant. The site of the proposed project must be a retail food facility that is categorized under the following North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes: 445110, 452910 or 452112.

Eligible Geographies:

Applicants are not restricted to any geographical area within California.  Projects located in low-income or disadvantaged communities may be given preferential funding and may be eligible for larger funding amounts.

Matching Funding Requirement:

CARB will only pay for the incremental cost of a low-GWP refrigeration system compared to a conventional system or pay a portion of the project cost up to a maximum funding amount.  Applicants must commit to provide the remainder of the funding for the total cost of the project.

Important Dates

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The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
Until 10/7/2020.

Funding Details

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  • State

Funding Source Notes:

Greenhouse gas reduction fund allocation subject to California Climate Investment requirements.

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:

Funds are reimbursed after submitting an invoice to CARB for approved project costs.  Some applicants may be eligible to receive advance payments.

How to Apply

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


For questions about this grant, contact:
1-916-323-1510, FRIP@arb.ca.gov