GFO-20-608 – Ultra-Low-Carbon Fuel: Commercial-Scale Production Facilities & Blending Infrastructure

Departmental Grant ID:
GFO-20-608
Portal ID:
5899
Status:
Closed (18 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:
Categories:

Details

Purpose:

The California Energy Commission’s (CEC’s) Clean Transportation Program announces the availability of $8.0 million to support ultra-low-carbon fuel in two funding categories: commercial-scale production facilities and blending infrastructure.

Description:

This is a competitive grant solicitation. The California Energy Commission’s (CEC’s) Clean Transportation Program announces the availability of $8.0 million to support ultra-low-carbon fuel in two funding categories: commercial-scale production facilities and blending infrastructure.

 

Up to $6.0 million in grant funds is available for commercial-scale production facility projects (referred to in this solicitation as Fuel Production projects). Funding is available for new, ultra-low-carbon fuel production facilities, or for the expansion of existing ultra-low-carbon fuel production facilities.

 

Up to $2.0 million in grant funds is available for ultra-low-carbon fuel blending infrastructure projects (referred to in this solicitation as Fuel Blending projects).

 

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

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

This solicitation is open to all public and private entities. To be eligible, applicants must have a business presence in California.

 

Eligible Geographies:

The proposed project must be located in California. Project construction and operations must also occur in California.

 

Matching Funding Requirement:

Applications must include a minimum 50 percent total match share of the total allowable project costs (i.e., the sum of CEC’s reimbursable share and Recipient’s match share).

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.
November 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.
$8,000,000
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.
50%
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:

Assembly Bill (AB) 118 (Nùñez, Chapter 750, Statutes of 2007), created the Clean Transportation Program, formerly known as the Alternative Renewable Fuels and Vehicle Technology Program. AB 8 (Perea, Chapter 401, Statutes of 2013) re-authorized the Clean Transportation Program through January 1, 2024.

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:
Phil Dyer, 1-916-891-8474, Phil.Dyer@energy.ca.gov