The grant funding opportunity for large-scale centralized hydrogen production (H2CENTRAL), GFO-22-307, is now active. Applications are due June 3, 2024. For more information, please see GFO-23-307 - Large-Scale Centralized Clean Hydrogen Production (H2CENTRAL) below.

The Clean Hydrogen Program was established by Assembly Bill 209 (The Energy and Climate Change budget bill, Chapter 251, Section 12, Chapter 7.6, Article 4, enacted in September 2022) to demonstrate or scale-up hydrogen projects that produce, process, deliver, store, or use hydrogen derived from water using eligible renewable energy resources, or produced from these eligible renewable energy resources.

Projects receiving financial incentives must: 

  • Reduce sector-wide emissions.
  • Benefit geographically diverse areas of the state.
  • Maximize air quality, equity, health, and workforce benefits.

On January 10, 2024, Governor Newsom released the 2024-25 State Budget Proposal, which called for reducing the Clean Hydrogen Program funding from $100 million to $65 million. As such, the updated solicitation funding amounts are:

Please note these amounts are subject to change.

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