The goals of the program are to accelerate the adoption of advanced energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies at California food processing plants, demonstrate their reliability and effectiveness, help California food processors work towards a low carbon future, and benefit priority populations.
Food production costs generally tend to be higher in California than elsewhere and California’s food processing industry faces stiff out-of-state and international competition.
Providing support for updating and improving food production facilities with energy efficient and/or renewable energy technologies will reduce operating costs and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This could help ensure California’s food processing industries remain competitive and operational, and the jobs associated with food production remain in California.
The California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) established the Food Production Investment Program (FPIP) in 2018, initially funded by Assembly Bill (AB) 109 (Ting, Chapter 249, Statutes of 2017), with additional funds from Senate Bill (SB) 856 (Chapter 30, Statutes of 2018). Funding for the program comes from the California Climate Investments (CCI) program. The CCI program requires that all funded projects reduce GHG emissions and further the purposes of AB 32 (AB 32, Nunez, Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, Chapter 488, 2006) and SB 32 (SB 32, Pavley, California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, Chapter 249, 2016).
The goals of the program are to accelerate the adoption of advanced energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies at California food processing plants, demonstrate their reliability and effectiveness, help California food processors work towards a low carbon future, and benefit priority populations. The technologies to be funded by this Grant Funding Opportunity (GFO) will help reduce energy costs, maintain product quantity and quality, and reduce GHG emissions associated with food production.
The FPIP is open to all California food processors. All projects funded under FPIP must reduce GHG emissions and further the purposes of AB 32 and SB 32 and must be located at a food processing plant in California.
Applicants to the FPIP are limited to food processing facilities located in California. The applicant must own or operate one or more food processing facilities that is the site where installation of grant funded equipment will occur.
Applicants to the FPIP are limited to food processing facilities located in California. For the purpose of the FPIP, food processing facilities are those defined by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes 311 (Food Manufacturing) and 3121 (Beverage Manufacturing).
Matching Funding Requirement:
Under Tier I, eligible costs for grant funding are limited to the cost of equipment that will result in reductions of GHG emissions and any M&V required for validation of GHG emissions reduction. Tier I projects can receive grants up to 65 percent of the eligible costs and require a 35 percent match of eligible costs from the applicant or other sources as described later in this section.
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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