GFO-20-503 – Strategic Pathways and Analytics for Tactical Decommissioning of Portions of Natural Gas Infrastructure

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The purpose of this solicitation is to fund natural gas infrastructure safety and integrity projects that meet the following initiatives:

Natural Gas Infrastructure Analysis and Strategic Pathway to a Low-Carbon Energy Future; and
Analytics for Pilot Demonstration of Strategic Electrification and Decommissioning of Natural Gas Infrastructure.


The purpose of this solicitation is to develop multi-disciplinary, strategic approaches for stakeholders and decision makers to determine where trimming portions of natural gas infrastructure is plausible, economically viable, and customer-supported with clearly identifiable rate-payer benefits. The result of the research would be a set of guidelines and criteria that enable decision makers to easily identify potential project sites for natural gas system decommissioning, quantify the avoided natural gas infrastructure costs associated with all-electric service, assess costs of electric system upgrades and building electrification, and evaluate expected cost savings and customer acceptance. The awardees from this solicitation will propose at least three pilot projects where the approaches can be implemented and verified in the near-term or within five years. Recipients of funding for this solicitation may be eligible to compete for a second phase of funding which will support the proposed pilots.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

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

This solicitation is open to all public and private entities. 

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 is not required for this solicitation.  However, applications that include match funding will receive additional points during the scoring phase. 

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.
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March 17, 2021
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
Until funds expire

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  • 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.   

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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.


For questions about this grant, contact:
Tonya Heron, 1-916-654-4484,