Women-owned, minority, disabled veteran and LGBTQ businesses are encouraged to apply for Energy Commission funding opportunities

The Energy Commission is also committed to reducing barriers preventing low-income, disadvantaged, and tribal communities from accessing clean energy opportunities. Many of the effects of climate change are expected to hit those communities the hardest.

A minimum of 25 percent of the Energy Commission’s Electric Program Investment Charge program technology demonstration and deployment funding is reserved for projects in disadvantaged communities. An additional 10 percent is set aside for projects located in, and benefiting, low-income communities.

In Fiscal Year 2016-17, more than 30 of the 103 active and completed Natural Gas Research Program projects had at least one site in a disadvantaged community.

Visit the Energy Commission’s diversity webpage to learn more about its diversity efforts and ways to apply. 


Lorraine Gonzalez



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