GFO-21-605 – Zero-Emission Transportation Manufacturing

Departmental Grant ID:
GFO-21-605
Portal ID:
9812
Status:
Closed
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:
Categories:

Details

Purpose:

This is a competitive grant solicitation. The CEC’s Clean Transportation Program announces the availability of up to $60 million in grant funds for projects that will increase in-state manufacturing of zero-emission vehicles (ZEV), ZEV components and batteries, and ZEV charging or refueling equipment. 

Description:

To be an “Eligible Project” under this solicitation, projects must be located in California and fit into one or more of the product categories listed below:

Category 1 are projects which manufacture, produce, and/or assemble:

·       Complete light-, medium-, or heavy-duty zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs). The ZEV can be an on-road or off-road plug-in battery-electric vehicle (BEV) or fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV).

Category 2 are projects which manufacture, produce, and/or assemble:

·       A complete off-board Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE)

·       Hydrogen refueling station equipment (HRSE) systems which include but are not limited to; electrolyzers, storage, chillers, compressors, nozzles, refueling apparatus, dispensing equipment, safety equipment, and control systems

·       Energy storage systems that connect to EVSE and/or HRSE systems

·       Vehicle Grid Integration (VGI) hardware and equipment

Category 3 are projects which manufacture, produce, and/or assemble:

·       ZEV components where the manufactured or final product is an integral component of a Complete ZEV. Components include, but are not limited to, power trains, fuel cells and fuel cell stacks, control and management systems, and on-board chargers. Components that are common to both ZEVs and internal combustion engine vehicles (e.g. windshields, tires, doors) are not included.

·       ZEV infrastructure components where the manufactured or final product is an integral component of an EVSE, HRSE, and/or VGI system.

Category 4 are projects which manufacture, produce, and/or assemble:

·       Battery and battery components primarily for the purpose of integrating into a ZEV, EVSE, and/or as part of an on-site energy storage system for ZEV infrastructure.

 

Applicants will have the ability to incorporate more than one product category into their funding application, if desired (e.g., a project incorporating both ZEV batteries and Complete ZEVs). However, Applicants will be asked in the application form (Attachment 1) to designate one primary category from the four product categories above to apply under that is most applicable to their project.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Business

This solicitation is open to only private, for-profit businesses. To be eligible, Applicants must have a business presence in California.

Eligible Geographies:

Applicants must have a business presence in California.

Matching Funding Requirement:

Applications must include a minimum cash match share contribution equal to at least 10 percent of CEC funding. For example, Project A, requesting $10 million in CEC funding and contributing $10 million in match funding, must dedicate at least $1 million as cash match. On the other hand, Project B, requesting $10 million in CEC funding and contributing $20 million in match funding, still must dedicate at least $1 million as cash match.

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
July 2022
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.
$60,000,000
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.
10%
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 Budget Act of 2021 includes $125 million in fiscal year 2021-2022, to be administered by the CEC, to increase in-state manufacturing of ZEVs, ZEV components and batteries, and ZEV charging or refueling equipment. 

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:
Crystal Willis, 1-916-529-1108, Crystal.Willis@energy.ca.gov