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Investments in California's Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Markets

The Energy Commission's Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program’s (ARFVTP) investments strategically target gaps in the energy innovation pipeline for the development and deployment of alternative and renewable fuels and advanced transportation technologies to help meet the state's goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and petroleum dependence in the transportation sector.

The Energy Commission plans to offer the following funding opportunities. Additional upcoming funding opportunities will be posted periodically. More details will be available as each solicitation is issued. Information on this page is provided for planning purposes; opportunities could be reduced, adjusted and/or removed. To receive an e-mail when contracts, notices and solicitations are released, please subscribe to the Opportunity list located at www.energy.ca.gov/contracts/.


Upcoming Solicitations

Investment Plan CategoryUpcoming Funding OpportunitiesAnticipated Funding Amount*Proposed Release Date (Calendar Quarter)
Alternative Fuel ProductionEarly Stage Biofuel Production and Supply$3 millionPON-14-602
(see application deadline below)
Alternative Fuel InfrastructureElectric Charging Infrastructure$6 millionTBD
Natural Gas Fueling Infrastructure$1.5 millionQ1 - 2015
Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles Medium and Heavy Duty Advanced Vehicle Technology Demonstrations$24.9 millionQ4 - 2014
Natural Gas Vehicle Incentives$10.2 millionTBD
Related Needs and Opportunities Federal Cost Sharing$2.7 millionTBD
Manufacturing Facilities and Equipment$10 millionPON-14-604
(see application deadline below)
ZEV Regional Planning and Readiness$3.3 millionPON-14-603
(see application deadline below)

Additional upcoming funding opportunities will be posted periodically.
*The Energy Commission reserves the right to adjust funding amounts noted for individual solicitations.


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Current Solicitations

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Program Opportunity Notice (PON-14-604)
Advanced Vehicle Technology Manufacturing

Date Released: September 9, 2014.
Deadline to Submit Applications: November 7, 2014 by 3:00 PM



Program Opportunity Notice (PON-14-603)
Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Readiness

Date Released: September 9, 2014.
Deadline to Submit Applications: December 2, 2014 by 3:00 p.m. or until funds are exhausted, whichever occurs first.

Notice of Proposed Awards
Posted November 17, 2014.



Program Opportunity Notice (PON-14-602)
Biofuels Early & Pre-Commercial Technology Development

Date Released: October 27, 2014.
Pre-proposal abstracts are due December 17, 2014



Program Opportunity Notice (PON-13-610)
Natural Gas Vehicle Incentives

Date Released: January 27, 2014.
Deadline to Submit Applications: May 1, 2014 by 3:00 PM



Program Opportunity Notice (PON-13-609)
Pilot-Scale and Commercial-Scale Advanced Biofuels Production Facilities



Program Opportunity Notice (PON-13-607)
Hydrogen Refueling Infrastructure

Date Released: November 22, 2013.
Deadline to Submit Applications: February 14, 2014 by 3:00 PM



The Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program is hereby distributing Draft Solicitation Concepts for Hydrogen Fuel Infrastructure for public review and comment. Posted: September 25, 2013. (PDF File, 47 pages, 1.6 mb)
Written Comments Due: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at 5:00pm.


Program Opportunity Notice (PON-13-606)
Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program

Date Released: November 8, 2013.
Deadline to Submit Applications: February 4, 2014 by 3:00 p.m.

Revised Notice of Proposed Award
Posted April 4, 2014. Revised July 3, 2014



Program Opportunity Notice (PON-13-605)
Centers for Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Technology

Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program

Date Solicitation Released: August 23, 2013.
Deadline to Submit Applications: October 26, November 14, 2013 by 3:00 p.m.


Program Opportunity Notice (PON-13-604)
Federal Cost-Share for Emerging Technologies

Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program

Revised Notice of Proposed Awards - Posted July 3, 2014. Original NOPA Posted February 27, 2014.

Date Released: October 24, 2013.
Deadline to Submit Applications: January 10, January 21, 2014 by 3:00 p.m.


Program Opportunity Notice (PON-13-603)
Alternative Fuel Readiness Plans

Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program

Revised Notice of Proposed Awards - Revised May 9. 2014.
Originally posted December 16, 2013. Revised Jan. 14, Jan. 31, Mar. 12 and May 9, 2014.

Notice of No Award - Posted October 17, 2013. Corrected NONA posted November 1, 2013.

Date Released: August 12, 2013.
Deadline to Submit Applications: Continuous until funds are exhausted, or April 30, 2014 by 3:00 p.m., whichever occurs first.


Program Opportunity Notice (PON-13-602)
Used Medium-Duty Electric Vehicle Repower Demonstration

Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program

Notice of Proposed Award - Posted October 17, 2013


Program Opportunity Notice (PON-13-601)
Commercial Scale Advanced Biofuels Production Facilities

Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program

Notice of Proposed Award. Posted November 7, 2013.


Program Opportunity Notice (PON-12-606)
Hydrogen Fuel Infrastructure

Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program

Date Released: November 19, 2012.
Proposal Due Date: January 24, 2013, by 3:00 p.m.

Notice of Proposed Award
Posted April 11, 2013


Hydrogen Infrastructure Network Workshop


July 10, 2012 Workshop
Staff Workshop to Discuss Input for Developing a New Solicitation for a Hydrogen Infrastructure Network


August 27, 2013 - Hydrogen Gas for Transportation - Measurement and Dispensing Workshop
See the Alternative Fuels Notices page.

August 12, 2013 - Hydrogen Fuel Infrastructure Workshop
See the Alternative Fuels Notices page.



June 29, 2012 Workshop
California Energy Commission Staff will Convene two Public Workshops Regarding Approaches for Selecting Locations for the Hydrogen Infrastructure Network


June 22, 2012 Workshop
California Energy Commission Staff will Convene two Public Workshops Regarding Approaches for Selecting Locations for the Hydrogen Infrastructure Network


Program Opportunity Notice (PON-12-605)
Natural Gas Fueling Infrastructure

Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program

Date Released: November 29, 2012.
Proposal Due Date: February 7, 2013 by 3:00 p.m

Notice of Proposed Award (Revised) - Posted March 18, 2013, Revised August 2, 2013.


Request For Proposal 600-12-604
Technical Assistance for the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology (ARFVT) Program


Request For Proposal 600-12-602
Vehicle Attributes


Vehicle Attributes Survey, Analysis, and Forecasts

July 30, 2012
Workshop on a proposed contract to provide technical assistance to forecast
the use of conventional and alternative fuels and vehicles in California.


Program Opportunity Notice (PON-11-609)
Hydrogen Fuel Infrastructure

Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program


Program Opportunity Notice (PON-11-604)
Advanced Vehicle Technology Manufacturing

AB 118 - Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program


Program Opportunity Notice (PON-11-602)
Alternative Fuels Infrastructure: Electric, Natural Gas, Propane, E85 & Diesel Substitutes Terminals

Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program

Date Released: February 8, 2012.
Application Due Date: March 14, 2012 March 21, 2012 no later than 3 pm

Blackhawk Logistics, LLC Grant For LCNG Fueling Facility Blythe, California
Grant Award Under Solicitation PON-11-602




Program Opportunity Notice (PON-11-601)
Biofuels Production Facilities

AB 118 - Alternative And Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program


Program Opportunity Notice (PON-10-603)
Advanced Medium- and Heavy-duty Vehicle Technologies Pre-Commercial Demonstrations

Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program

Date Released: August 19, 2011.
Application Due Date: October 14, 2011 by 4:00 p.m.
 

4th Revised Notice of Proposed Award
Posted November 1, 2012.

3rd Revised Notice of Proposed Award
Posted April 27, 2012.

2nd Revised Notice of Proposed Award
Posted April 19, 2012.

Revised Notice of Proposed Award
Posted March 8, 2012.

Notice of Proposed Award
Posted February 10, 2012.


Hydrogen Infrastructure Network Workshop


July 10, 2012 Workshop
Staff Workshop to Discuss Input for Developing a New Solicitation for a Hydrogen Infrastructure Network


June 29, 2012 Workshop
California Energy Commission Staff will Convene two Public Workshops Regarding Approaches for Selecting Locations for the Hydrogen Infrastructure Network


June 22, 2012 Workshop
California Energy Commission Staff will Convene two Public Workshops Regarding Approaches for Selecting Locations for the Hydrogen Infrastructure Network



Contact information for the Energy Commission's Contracts, Grants and Loans Office is contained within each solicitation.