Solicitation Type
Grant Funding Opportunity
Solicitation Number
Solicitation Status
Awarded / On-Going   —  
(Cover Letter, Results Table)
Energy Research and Development
Electric Program Investment Charge Program - EPIC
Release Date
Submission Deadline
Questions Deadline


The purpose of this solicitation is to provide financial assistance to help clean energy entrepreneurs successfully advance their emerging best-of-class innovative technology to the Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP) stage. LRIP is the first step in making the transition from highly customized hand-built prototypes, which are used for performance testing and vetting the production process, to the final mass-produced end product produced in the Full-Rate Production phase.

Submission Deadline and Time

Round 1 

  • Release Date: April 14, 2022
  • Deadline to Submit Applications: August 18, 2022, 11:59 p.m.
  • Deadline for Written Questions: April 29, 2022, 5:00 p.m.

Round 2

  • Deadline to Submit Applications: August 11, 2023, 11:59 p.m.

Additional Information

  • Pre-Application Workshop Presentation (See Solicitation Files) 
  • Pre-Application Workshop Attendee List (See Solicitation Files)
  • Pre-Application Workshop Event Recording (See Event Page)
  • Addendum 1 (See Solicitation Files)
  • Addendum 2 (See Solicitation Files)
  • Addendum 3 (See Solicitation Files)
  • Addendum 4 (See Solicitation Files)
  • Notice of Proposed Award, Round 1 (See Solicitation Files)
  • Revised Notice of Proposed Award, Round 1 (See Solicitation Files)

Solicitation Files

Solicitation Events

Solicitation Contact

Please contact the Energy Commission agreement officer within the solicitation manual.