GFO-21-901 – Cost Share for Federal Clean Energy Funding Opportunities

Departmental Grant ID:
GFO-21-901
Portal ID:
9746
Status:
Active
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:
Categories:

Details

Purpose:

To provide cost share funding to applicants that apply for and receive one of the following: 

An award under an eligible federal Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) and meet the requirements of this solicitation, or  
Follow-on funding from the U.S. DOE to continue research from PON-14-308, GFO-18-902, or this GFO and the proposed project meets the requirements of this solicitation. 

Description:

The purpose of this solicitation is to provide cost share funding to applicants that apply for and receive one of the following: 

An award under an eligible federal Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) and meet the requirements of this solicitation, or  
Follow-on funding from the U.S. Department of Energy to continue research from a previously awarded federal grant that also received Energy Commission federal cost share funding under PON-14-308, GFO-18-902, or this GFO and the proposed project meets the requirements of this solicitation. 
 

Continuously Updated Eligible Cost Share Opportunities

Before applying, applicants are encouraged to check Eligibility Requirements in Section II of this solicitation. As new eligible cost share opportunities are released, the Energy Commission will revise this document with corresponding information on how to apply for cost share for that funding opportunity. Information on currently eligible funding opportunities can be found in the Eligible Federal Funding Opportunities section of the Eligibility Requirements (Section II.A.). The Energy Commission will provide cost share only to applicants that are applying for a federal funding opportunity or follow-on funding as described above. If the applicant has already received a federal award or follow-on funding and is seeking retroactive cost share, that application will not be eligible for CEC cost share funds under this solicitation.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

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

This solicitation is open to all public and private entities with the exception of local publicly owned electric utilities. In accordance with CPUC Decision 12-05-037, funds administered by the CEC may not be used for any purposes associated with local publicly owned electric utility activities.

Eligible Geographies:

The California Energy Commission is committed to ensuring all Californians have an opportunity to participate in and benefit from programs and services. While it is not required to complete the project within a disadvantaged community, demonstration projects located and benefiting disadvantaged and/or low-income communities will be considered under the scoring criteria for this GFO.

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantor.
Ongoing
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
On going
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
Four years

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$20,000,000
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.
  • Federal and State

Funding Source Notes:

This solicitation will award projects funded by the EPIC, an electricity ratepayer surcharge established by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in December 2011. 

The Energy Commission will only conduct Phase II or Phase IV  Post Federal Award Confirmation after the applicant has provided evidence of the additional cost share as well as evidence of the award that the Energy Commission is providing cost share for. 

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)

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
Marissa Sutton, 1-916-237-2515, Marissa.Sutton@energy.ca.gov