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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 and Current Solicitations

Investment Plan CategoryUpcoming Funding OpportunitiesAnticipated Funding Amount*Proposed Release Date (Calendar Quarter)

Alternative Fuel Production

Biofuel Production and Supply

$17.0 million

Q2 2016

Alternative Fuel Infrastructure

Electric Charging Infrastructure

$9.9 million

$5.7 million

GFO-15-603

Q2 2016

Natural Gas Fueling Infrastructure

$1 million

Q3 2016

Hydrogen Refueling Infrastructure

$17.3 million

Q1 2016

Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles

Medium and Heavy Duty Advanced Vehicle Technology Demonstrations and Scale-Up

$13.8 million

GFO-15-604

Natural Gas Vehicle Incentives

$10.2 million

$11.6 Million

$2 Million

Ongoing

Q2 2016

GFO-15-604

Natural Gas Vehicle Incentive Funding Opportunity (NGVIP) - UC Irvine

The Energy Commission and UCI are currently in contract negotiations and we anticipate having funds available in late Q1/early Q2 2016.

Related Needs and Opportunities

Emerging Opportunities

$1 million

GFO-15-604

Regional Alternative Fuel Readiness and Planning

$1.9 million

Q3 2016

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


Feedback Opportunities
Program Area/Strategic Objective Description Due Date
Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program Innovative Electric Mobility (E-Mobility) Services

The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to solicit input for innovative electric mobility (e-mobility) activities for potential funding through the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP).

Revised June 8, 2016.
Comments due date extended to July 15, 2016
June 17 July 15, 2016
Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program Biofuels Draft Solicitation Concepts - Pilot-Scale and Commercial-Scale Advanced Biofuels Production Facilities.

This “Draft Solicitation Concepts” document details the concepts under consideration for the next pilotscale and commercial-scale advanced biofuels production facilities solicitation issued by the California Energy Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP).

The concepts for the next solicitation have been informed by experience from six previous biofuels solicitations, performance of awarded projects, and stakeholder input from the Energy Commission’s Technical Merit Review. Staff has identified additional scoring criteria metrics that will better assess potential project success. These improvements will assist the biofuels investment program in achieving the State’s objectives for low carbon transportation fuels.

Posted March 17, 2016.
Comments due by April 6, 2016
April 6, 2016
Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program Request for Information - Regional Readiness and Planning Solicitation Development.

The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to determine areas of readiness and planning activities for potential funding. Responses received from this RFI, as well as staff research and public comments from the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP) Investment Plan Advisory Committee workshops, will guide the development of the next solicitation that will utilize the Regional Alternative Fuel Readiness and Planning funding allocation

Posted January 25, 2016.
Comments due by February 10, 2016
February 10, 2016

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Current Solicitations

Solicitations are listed numerically, highest number at top.


Grant Funding Opportunity (GFO-15-605)
Light Duty Vehicle Hydrogen Refueling Infrastructure

Date Released: April 6, 2016.
Deadline to Submit Applications: July 15 August 19, 2016 by 5:00 p.m.

Applications for this solicitation may be submitted electronically through the Grant Solicitation System



Grant Funding Opportunity (GFO-15-604)
Freight Transportation Projects at California Seaports

Date Released: January 7, 2016.
Deadline to Submit Applications: March 10 March 24, 2016 by 3:00 5:00 p.m.

Notice of Proposed Award - Posted May 19, 2016.



Grant Funding Opportunity (GFO-15-603)
DC Fast Chargers for California's Interregional Corridors

Date Released: January 26, 2016.
Deadline to Submit Applications: June 24, 2016 by 5:00 p.m.



Request for Proposals (RFP-15-602)
Technical Assistance for the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology (ARFVT) Program

Date Released: January 13, 2016.
Deadline to Submit Proposals: March 1, 2016 by 5:00 p.m.

Notice of Proposed Award - Posted April 21, 2016.



Grant Funding Opportunity (GFO-15-601)
DC Fast Chargers for California's North-South Corridor

Date Released: July 27, 2015.

Deadline to Submit Applications: November 25, 2015 by 3:00 p.m.

Notice of Proposed Award - Posted February 16, 2016.



Request for Proposals (RFP-14-801)
2015-2017 California Vehicle Survey

Date Released: March 5, 2015.
Deadline to Submit Proposals: April 23, 2015 by 3:00 p.m.

Notice of Proposed Award - Posted May 5, 2015.



Program Opportunity Notice (PON-14-608)
Natural Gas Fueling Infrastructure

Date Released: March 18, 2015.

Deadline to Submit Applications: June 11, 2015 by 3:00 p.m.

Notice of Proposed Awards
Posted August 12, 2015.



Program Opportunity Notice (PON-14-607)
Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Readiness

Date Released: February 3, 2015.
Deadline to Submit Applications: March 2, 2015 by 3:00 p.m.
or until funds are exhausted, whichever occurs first.

Revised Notice of Proposed Awards
Revised May 1, 2015, posted March 17, 2015.



Program Opportunity Notice (PON-14-606)
Centers for Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Technology in Central California

Date Released: January 15, 2015.
Deadline to Submit Applications: February 27, 2015 by 3:00 p.m.

Notice of Proposed Awards
Posted March 18, 2015.



Program Opportunity Notice (PON-14-605)
Medium- and Heavy-Duty Advanced Vehicle Technology Demonstration

Date Released: December 11, 2014.
Deadline to Submit Applications: February 20, 2015 by 3:00 p.m.

Revised Notice of Proposed Awards
Revised June 18, 2015.



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

Notice of Proposed Awards
Posted February 25, 2015.



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.

Revised Notice of Proposed Awards
Revised January 16, 2015.



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
Deadline to Submit Full Proposals: April 23, 2015 by 3:00 p.m.



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.


Program Opportunity Notice (PON-09-607)
California Ethanol Producer Incentive Program (CEPIP)

Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program

Addendum 5
The purpose of this addendum is to close this solicitation.
Effective immediately, applications to the California Ethanol Producer Incentive Program will no longer be accepted.
This addendum does not negate any contractual or repayment obligations of any CEPIP participant.
All contractual and repayment obligations must be completed in accordance with the terms of the CEPIP Participant Agreements.
Posted December 16, 2014.


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.