Environment, Health and Nutrition
State or Federal?
This grant funds Applied Research and Development projects that reduce the environmental and public health impacts of electricity generation and make the electricity system less vulnerable to climate impacts. Identification of opportunities for building, retrofitting, and expansion of renewable distributed generation energy sources is crucial to reducing energy consumption as well as to improving air quality in highly populated urban areas. Projects must fall within the following project groups:
• Project Group 1: Empirical Studies of Aerosols to Boost Precipitation Enhancement Programs of Investor Owned Utilities;
• Project Group 2: Air Quality and Climate Benefits of Targeted Retrofit Buildings and Renewable Distributed Generation (DG) in Dense Urban Areas Including Disadvantaged Communities;
• Project Group 3: Building on the Cal-Adapt Platform to Deliver Actionable Information in Support of Electricity Sector Resilience; or
• Project Group 4: Small Grants.
Eligible Entities
Academic Institutions, K-12 School Districts, K-12 Schools, Local Public Agencies, Nonprofit Organizations, Private Corporations, State Government
Eligibility Notes
Each application must address only one project group, however, applicants may submit multiple applications.

Project Group 2 projects must be located in the San Joaquin Valley or Southern California and must focus on one or two areas which are disadvantaged communities as defined by CalEnviroScreen ( Publicly owned utilities are ineligible to apply.
Most Recent/Current Due Date
Oct 09, 2017
Most Recent RFP Release Date
Jul 07, 2017
Min Award
Max Award
Total Possible Multi-Year Award
# of Awards
Annual or Multi-Year?
Preliminary Items
A pre-application workshop was held. Questions and answers from the workshop will be posted on the Commission’s website at: .
Match Required?
Match Notes
Matching funds are not required, however, applications that include matching funds will receive additional points.
California Energy Commission
Total Amount Available for All Grants
Competition Notes
Applications will be evaluated in two stages: Stage One proposal screening and Stage Two proposal scoring. Evaluations will be scored on: technical merit and need; technical approach; impacts and benefits for California ratepayers; team qualifications; budget and cost effectiveness; EPIC funds spent in California; ratio of labor costs to labor rates; match funding; disadvantaged communities.
Additional Notes
Project Group 1: a total of $1.4 million will support awards up to $1.4 million.
Project Group 2: a total of $3.2 million will support awards up to $1.1 million.
Project Group 3: a total of $900,000 will support awards up to $900,000.
Project Group 4: a total of $800,000 will support awards up tot $200,000.

Applicants may submit multiple applications.
Further Information
Crystal Presley-Willis
Commission Agreement Office
(916) 653-6110
Link to Further Information
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