About the Process
Each year, the Commissioners decide which of the various alternative fuel and vehicle projects should be funded. These decisions are based upon feedback received from the public as well as the goals of the legislation and then publicized in an Investment Plan.
View the current Investment Plan.
Find Funding & Apply
Follow the link to the funding source listed beside your category. If there is no such link, it means that there is no open solicitation at this time for that category.
The 2010-2011 categories for funding appear in the list below:
- Vehicle Incentives
- Fueling Infrastructure
- Fuel Production
- Market and Program Development
- Innovative Technologies, Advanced Fuels, and Federal Cost Sharing
- Partner Agency Solicitations
- American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
If you do find a solicitation that interests you and decide to apply:
- Following a screening, scoring, clarification and ranking process, the final results will be released to the public in a Notice of Proposed Award. This process can take several weeks.
View the Notices of Proposed Awards (NOPAs)
- After the posting of the NOPAs, the Energy Commission will negotiate final terms and conditions with the winning applicants and enter into a Grant Agreement. This agreement will be scheduled and heard at an Energy Commission Business Meeting for final approval.
- Projects begin only after the Grant Agreement is fully executed.
Sign up for the list serve so that you will be notified of funding opportunities as they develop. Throughout the year, Energy Commission staff meets with industry representatives, fleet owners, think tanks, environmental groups and others for input into the funding needs for the growth of the industry. You and your company can participate in this process.