GFO-21-606 – Zero-Emission Vehicle Battery Manufacturing Block Grant

Departmental Grant ID:
GFO-21-606
Portal ID:
13229
Status:
Active
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:
Categories:

Details

Purpose:

The purpose of this solicitation is to seek a block grant implementer to design and implement up to $100 million in grant funds for projects that will promote in-state battery manufacturing for zero-emission vehicles and related infrastructure.

Description:

This is a competitive block grant solicitation. The CEC’s Fuels and Transportation Division is seeking a block grant implementer to design and implement up to $100 million in grant funds for projects that will promote in-state battery manufacturing for zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) and related infrastructure.

 

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit

This solicitation is open to not-for-profit technology entities with a physical office in California. For the purpose of this solicitation, a not-for-profit technology entity is defined as an entity filing as and operating under the Internal Revenue Service’s requirements of a 501(c)(3) corporation and organized to advance transportation technologies. 

Eligible Geographies:

The Applicant does not need to have its company headquarters in California, but it must have at least one existing physical office within the State of California.

Matching Funding Requirement:

No match is required for this solicitation.

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.
December 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.
$25,000,000
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.
No
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:
Marissa Sutton, 1-916-896-1586, Marissa.Sutton@energy.ca.gov