Other Research Funding Opportunities for the
Energy Research and Development Division

Food Production Investment Program

The Energy Commission’s Food Production Investment Program (FPIP), funded by Assembly Bill 109 (Ting, Chapter 249, Statutes of 2017), provides grants to California’s food processing industry to adopt commercially available and advanced energy technologies at their plants to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. AB 109 authorized $60 million from the California Climate Investments program for the FPIP. Projects resulting from the funding opportunities listed below are consistent with the FPIP guidelines, approved by the Energy Commission on May 9, 2018. Guidelines can be found at: http://www.energy.ca.gov/research/fpip/documents/.

Anticipated Solicitations
Solicitation Title Release Date Program Area/Strategic Objective Funding Amount
Food Processing Investment Program Grants Nov. 2018 - Jan. 2019 Grants to food processing facilities that are defined by NAICS codes 311 or 3121 to install advanced efficiency energy efficiency technologies or cutting edge, emerging technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in California. $60 million
Closed Solicitations
Solicitation Title Deadline to Submit Applications* Program Area/Strategic Objective Funding Amount
Food Processing Investment Program Grants (GFO-18-901) Closed Grants to food processing facilities that are defined by NAICS codes 311 or 3121 to install advanced efficiency energy efficiency technologies or cutting edge, emerging technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in California. $57 million
* The deadline to submit applications to the California Energy Commission has expired.

Grant Funding Opportunity (GFO-18-901)
Food Production Investment Program

Date Released: June 29, 2018.
Deadline for Written Questions: July 23, 2018, by 5:00 p.m.
Deadline to Submit Application: August 31, 2018 September 14, 2018, by 5:00 p.m.

  • Solicitation Files. (MS Word and Excel files)

  • Addendum 1 Cover Letter, posted July 20, 2018.
    Extends deadline for written questions to Monday, July 23, 2018 (See Solicitation Files).

  • Addendum 2 Cover Letter, posted August 7, 2018.
    Addendum 2 extends deadline to Submit Applications to September 14, 2018 and makes revisions to the Solicitation Manual and Attachments 2A & 7. This addendum will serve as the notice for the deadline extension for applications and to inform applicants that IOU/POU commitment letters are due three weeks after the applications due date. (See Solicitation Files).

The Terms and Conditions, referenced in the solicitation document, are currently being developed. Once finalized, the Terms and Conditions will be posted on the Information for Research Contractors page.

Applications for this solicitation may be submitted electronically through the Grant Solicitation System:
https://gss.energy.ca.gov/Application/ApplicationSelectSolicitation.aspx?pon=GFO-18-901
How to Apply using the Grant Solicitation System (MP4 FIle)




Low Carbon Fuel Research & Development

In July 2016, the Energy Commission was allocated $18 million to support research and demonstration of low carbon fuels. Projects resulting from the funding opportunities listed below will help to reduce petroleum use, drive greenhouse gas reductions, and improve air quality from California’s transportation sector.

All funds for this research have been awarded. There are no additional solicitations planned for this research area at this time.


Grant Funding Opportunity (GFO-17-902)
Federal Cost Share for Low-Carbon Fuel Research and Development

Date Released: August 11, 2017.
Deadline for Written Questions: On-going
Deadline to Submit Application: October 26, 2017 by 5:00pm


Notice of Proposed Awards - Posted November 28, 2017.



Grant Funding Opportunity (GFO-17-901)
Renewable Intermediate Fuel Production for Jet Fuel in Heavy-Duty Transportation Sector

Date Released: August 11, 2017.
Deadline for Written Questions: August 28, 2017 by 5:00pm
Deadline to Submit Application: October 13, 2017 by 5:00pm


Notice of Proposed Awards. Posted November 28, 2017.



Grant Funding Opportunity (GFO-16-901)
Research and Demonstration to Decarbonize Transportation Fuels

Date Released: January 23, 2017.
Deadline for Written Questions: February 9, 2017 by 5:00pm
Deadline to Submit Application: April 3, 2017 by 5:00pm

Notice of Proposed Awards - Posted May 17, 2017.




Grant Funding Opportunity - GFO-16-307
Federal Cost Share for Low-Carbon Fuel Research and Development

Date Released: August 15, 2016.

Deadline for Written Questions: On-going .

Deadline to Submit Applications: See Tables, All by 5:00 p.m.

Notice of Solicitation Cancellation
Posted September 29, 2017

Notice of Proposed Award - DE-FOA-0001232 & DE-FOA-0001540
DE-FOA-0001232: Project Development for Pilot and Demonstration Scale Manufacturing of Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biopower (PD2B3)
DE-FOA-0001540: Bioenergy Research Centers
Posted September 23, 2016

Eligible FOAs for Federal Cost Share for Low-Carbon Fuel Research and Development
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number and Title Energy Commission Application Due Date (Stage 1) Maximum Energy Commission Cost Share for a Single Project
DE-FOA-0001232: Project Development for Pilot and Demonstration Scale Manufacturing of Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biopower (PD2B3) September 19, 2016
5 p.m. PT
$3 million
DE-FOA-0001540: Bioenergy Research Centers September 19, 2016
5 p.m. PT
$3 Million

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