GFO-20-501 – Developing and Demonstrating Advanced Combustion Systems for the Industrial Sector

Departmental Grant ID:
GFO-20-501
Portal ID:
4247
Status:
Active
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:
Categories:

Details

Purpose:

The purpose of this solicitation is to fund projects that will demonstrate increased efficiency of the oxygen-enriched combustion for industrial applications, or improve economics of equipment for oxygen production.

Description:

The purpose of this solicitation is to fund projects that will demonstrate increased efficiency of the oxygen-enriched combustion for industrial applications, or improve economics of equipment for oxygen production.

Projects must fall within the following project groups:

·       Group 1: Demonstration of oxygen-enriched combustion for industrial applications; and

·       Group 2: Test advanced oxygen production with improved economics.

See Part II of this solicitation for project eligibility requirements. Applications will be evaluated as follows: Stage One proposal screening and Stage Two proposal scoring. Applicants may submit multiple applications, though each application must address only one of the project groups identified above. If an applicant submits multiple applications that address the same project group, each application must be for a distinct project (i.e., no overlap with respect to the tasks described in the Scope of Work).

 

Prospective applicants looking for partnering opportunities for this funding opportunity should register on the California Energy Commission’s Empower Innovation website at www.empowerinnovation.net

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Business
  • Individual
  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

This solicitation is open to all public and private entities. Demonstration projects in this solicitation must be located in the service territory of a California natural gas Investor Owned Utility (NG IOU), which includes Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Diego Gas & Electric Company, and Southern California Gas Company.  All projects in this solicitation must benefit natural gas IOU ratepayers.

Eligible Geographies:

Demonstration projects in this solicitation must be located in the service territory of a California natural gas Investor Owned Utility (NG IOU), which includes Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Diego Gas & Electric Company, and Southern California Gas Company.  All projects in this solicitation must benefit natural gas IOU ratepayers.

Matching Funding Requirement:

Match funding for projects within Group 1 is required in the amount of at least 20% minimum of the requested project funds. Match funding for projects within Group 2 is not required for this solicitation. However, applications that include match funding will receive additional points during the scoring phase. 

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.
January 6, 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.
$10,000,000
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.
20%
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:

This solicitation will award projects under the Natural Gas program, which is funded by a ratepayer surcharge on natural gas consumed by ratepayers of NG IOUs in California (see California Public Utilities Code section 890 and 895). The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) designated the California Energy Commission as administrator of the program in August 2004. 

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 pays 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:
Crystal Presley-Willis, 1-916-653-6110, crystal.presley-willis@energy.ca.gov