Notice of Staff Workshops on PIER-Environmental Area Environmental Exploratory Grant Program Proposal Solicitation
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Notice of Staff Workshops on
PIER-Environmental Area Environmental Exploratory
Grant Program Proposal

The California Energy Commission staff will conduct two workshops to provide information and answer questions concerning the Public Interest Energy Research-Environmental Area (PIER-EA) team's request for grant applications through its Environmental Exploratory Grant Program (EEGP).

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Building 90, Third Floor, Room 3122
Berkeley, California

Visitors to LBNL arriving by car will need to have their gate access and parking arranged for in advance. Those using public transportation can ride the LBNL Shuttle Bus that picks up passengers at the downtown Berkeley BART station (across the street, at the Wells Fargo bank). To ride this shuttle bus you will need to show the driver your photo ID card and the special bus pass we'll need to send you ahead of time.

Please contact the person below to arrange gate access and parking, or to obtain a shuttle bus pass.

For site information contact:
JoAnne Lambert at (510) 486-4835;
For map and directions, go to:

9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
National Fuel Cell Research Center
Irvine, California

Parking is available at $7.00

For site information contact:
Lorin Humphries at (949) 824-1999, ext 212;
For map and directions, go to:


The purpose of these workshops is to provide background information on the PIER-EA program, provide information on the EEGP, and answer questions concerning the PIER-EA team's request for EEGP grant applications.


The goal of the EEGP program is to support the early development of promising, new scientific concepts with the potential to impact the way that energy-related environmental issues are generally understood and/or addressed. This program should enhance the current PIER-EA research portfolio by funding projects in areas not presently supported in the PIER-EA core research program. The EEGP is designed to tap into the broad research community to help ensure that PIER-EA is open to research ideas in the full range of energy-related environmental issues relevant to the mission of the PIER-EA Program.

Approximately $600,000 of PIER funds will be allocated to EEGP grants, with the maximum amount of any individual grant award to be $75,000.

This program is administered through the University of California.

The deadline for all applications is OCTOBER 10, 2006 5:00 P.M. Pacific Time.


Persons interested in applying for an EEGP Grant should consult the Grant Application Manual (GAM) posted on the website at The GAM contains important details on the preparation and submission of proposals, including instructions that must be followed, forms that must be used, and research restrictions.

Copies of frequently asked questions resulting from the workshops will be posted on the website.

Public Participation

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser, Margret J. Kim, provides the public assistance in participating in Energy Commission activities. If you would like information on how to participate in this workshop, please contact the Public Adviser's Office by phone at (916) 654-4489 or toll free at (800) 822-6228, by FAX to (916) 654-4493, or by e-mail at If you have a disability and require assistance to participate in this workshop, please contact Lou Quiroz at (916) 654-5146 at least five days in advance.

If you have questions on the technical questions of the subject matter of this notice, please call Gina Barkalow at (916) 654-4057 or

News media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director, at (916) 654-4989.

Note: California Energy Commission's formal name is State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission.

Date Posted: August 14, 2006

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