GFO-20-307 – Food Production Investment Program 2020

Departmental Grant ID:
GFO-20-307
Portal ID:
4504
Status:
Closed (8 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:
Categories:

Details

Purpose:

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. 

Description:

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.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Other

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.

Eligible Geographies:

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.

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantor.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
Week of 3/22/2021
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
Until funds expire 

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$7,000,000
Expected number of awards 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.
Dependent
Estimated amount per award 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.
Dependent
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
No
Requires Matched Funding? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
35%
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

Funding Source Notes:

The California 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. 

Funding Method: 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).
  • Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

Funds are disbursed on a reimbursement basis (where the Recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor). 

How to Apply

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

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
Angela Hockaday, 1-916-654-5186, Angela.Hockaday@energy.ca.gov