GFO-22-304 – Assessing the Role of Hydrogen in California’s Decarbonizing Electric System

Departmental Grant ID:
GFO-22-304
Portal ID:
15275
Status:
Active
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:
Categories:

Details

Purpose:

The purpose of this solicitation is to fund an assessment of the potential role of hydrogen production from renewable electricity and end-use conversion technologies for electric sector applications in California’s decarbonizing electric system. 

Description:

The goals of this assessment are to 1) provide research, development, and demonstration recommendations for California’s electric system that accelerate cost and performance improvements of key technologies, equipment, and subcomponents, and 2) inform how future Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) program investments in hydrogen can best coordinate with and complement other hydrogen development and deployment programs. This solicitation supports the 2021 EPIC Interim Investment Plan initiative number 5 titled “The Role of Green Hydrogen in a Decarbonized California—A Roadmap and Strategic Plan”. 

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:

This solicitation is open to all public and private entities with the exception of local publicly owned electric utilities.

Matching Funding Requirement:

Match funding is required in the amount of at least 10% of the requested project funds.

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.
The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
Week of 03/13/2023
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
Until funds expire

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$800,000
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
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
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
No
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
10%
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:

EPIC Program

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:
Eilene Cary, 1-916-776-0739, Eilene.Cary@energy.ca.gov