Govt Funding

Whale Tail Educational Grant Program

The WHALE TAIL® grants support programs that teach California's children and the general public to value and take action to improve the health of the state's marine and coastal resources. Adopt-A-Beach® programs, as well as other beach maintenance and coastal habitat restoration projects that have an educational component, are also eligible for these grants. This grants program focuses on reaching communities that are currently poorly served in terms of marine and coastal education. (DUE 11-6-2017)

CalTrans Transportation Planning Grant Program

Senate Bill 1, The Road Repair & Accountability Act of 2017 (SB 1) planning grant funds include: Transportation Planning Grants ($25 million annually) to encourage local and regional planning that further state goals, including, but not limited to, the goals and best practices cited in the regional transportation plan guidelines adopted by the California Transportation Commission. Adaptation Planning Grants ($20 million over three years) to local and regional agencies for climate change adaptation planning. It is envisioned that these planning grants will provide much needed funding to support regional sustainable communities strategies and ultimately achieve the State's greenhouse gas reductions targets of 40 and 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 and 2050, respectively. (DUE 10-20-2017)

Demonstrate Business Case for Advanced Microgrids in Support of California’s Energy and GHG Policies

Demonstrate Business Case for Advanced Microgrids in Support of California’s Energy and GHG Policies (GFO-17-302):

The purpose of this solicitation is to fund technology demonstration and deployment (TD&D) projects that meet S14 Strategic Objective - Take Microgrids to the Next Level: Maximize the Value to Customers as defined in the 2015-2017 Triennial Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) Investment Plan.

Increasing Adoption of Emerging Clean Energy Technologies through Procurement

Increasing Adoption of Emerging Clean Energy Technologies through Procurement (GFO-17-301):

The purpose of this solicitation is to develop and scale-up new tools and resources to increase customer procurement of distributed energy resources (DER), including energy efficiency, renewable distributed generation, and distributed storage. This solicitation will help overcome barriers that energy technology developers and large institutional and commercial customers face in pursuing large-scale procurement of advanced DER technologies.

Advancing the Resilience and Environmental Performance of California’s Electricity System

Advancing the Resilience and Environmental Performance of California’s Electricity System (GFO-16-311):

The purpose of this solicitation is to fund 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.

Infrastructure For Rebuilding America (INFRA) Grants

The INFRA program provides dedicated, discretionary funding for projects that address critical issues facing our nation’s highways and bridges. INFRA grants will support the Administration’s commitment to fixing our nation’s crumbling infrastructure by creating opportunities for all levels of government and the private sector to fund infrastructure, using innovative approaches to improve the necessary processes for building significant projects, and increasing accountability for the projects that are built. (DUE 11-02-2017)

Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP)

The Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) was created by Senate Bill (SB)862 (Chapter 36, Statutes of 2014) and modified by Senate Bill 9 (Chapter 710, Statutes of 2015) to provide grants from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund to fund transformative capital improvements that will modernize California’s intercity, commuter, and urban rail systems, and bus and ferry transit systems to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases by reducing congestion and vehicle miles traveled throughout California.

CCI/GGRF

2017 Targeted Air Shed Grant Program

This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits applications from eligible entities to compete for financial assistance through the Targeted Air Shed Grant Program. This program will assist local, state and/or tribal air pollution control agencies in developing plans, conducting demonstrations, and implementing projects to reduce air pollution in nonattainment areas that EPA determines are the top five most polluted areas relative to ozone (O3), annual average fine particulate matter (PM2.5), or 24-hour PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).

Designing Sustainable Landscape Projects

The intent of the award is to support work of Designing Sustainable Landscapes project, which underpins the data, models, and tools of Nature's Network, a collaborative endeavor of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, state fish and wildlife agencies, and other partners. The project will involve customizing applications of Designing Sustainable Landscapes products for partners; evaluating the effectiveness of Nature's Network components in conserving ecosystems and wildlife habitat, if protected; and revising components of Nature's Network based on feedback from the partnership.