Current Solicitations for the
Energy Research and Development Division

Natural Gas Research & Development Program

Active Solicitations
Solicitation Title Deadline to Submit Applications Program Area/Strategic Objective Funding Amount
2016 Natural Gas Energy Efficiency Research Grants for Residential and Commercial Buildings
GFO-16-502
Phase 3
January 17, 2017

Phase 1 Closed

Phase 2 Closed

Buildings Energy Efficiency $1 million
Off-Road Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Vehicle Research and Development
GFO-16-506
December 19, 2016 Energy Infrastructure Transportation $4 million
Anticipated Solicitations
Solicitation Title Release Date Program Area/Strategic Objective Funding Amount
Natural Gas Storage Infrastructure Safety and Integrity Risk Modeling Research Grants Jan. 2017 - Mar. 2017 Natural Gas Infrastructure Safety and Integrity Management $5.5 million
Natural Gas Engine Improved Efficiency Research and Development Dec. 2016 - Jan 2017 Transportation Research $2.7 million
Feedback Opportunities
Program Area Description Due Date
Buildings Energy Efficiency Request for Information Natural Gas Research Program Solicitation Development. Identify research needs to increase energy efficiency of natural gas systems associated with water heating, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment and systems, controls and distribution systems, building envelope, and integrated systems in residential and commercial buildings. Posted October 7, 2015. October 23, 2015, by 5 p.m.

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GFO-16-506
Grant Funding Opportunity
Off-Road Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Vehicle Research and Development

Date Released: October 21, 2016.

Deadline for Written Questions: November 4, 2016, 5:00 p.m.

Deadline to Submit Applications: December 19, 2016, 5:00 p.m.

Applications for this solicitation may be submitted electronically through the Grant Solicitation System:
https://gss.energy.ca.gov/Application/ApplicationSelectSolicitation.aspx?pon=GFO-16-506
How to Apply using the Grant Solicitation System (MP4 FIle)



Grant Funding Opportunity - GFO-16-503
Novel Solutions to Accelerate Deployment of Small and Micro-Scale Combined Cooling Heating and Power Systems

Date Released: July 28, 2016.
Deadline for Written Questions: August 15, 2016, by 5:00 p.m.
Deadline to submit Applications: September 30, 2016, by 5:00 p.m.

Revised Notice of Proposed Award
Posted November 23, 2016.



Grant Funding Opportunity - GFO-16-502
2016 Natural Gas Energy Efficiency Research Grants for Residential and Commercial Buildings

Date Released: June 29, 2016.
Deadline to submit Applications:

  • Phase 1 - August 19, 2016
  • Phase 2 - November 18, 2016.
  • Phase 3 - January 17, 2017, (If funds remain from Phase 2)

Amended Notice of Proposed Awards - Phase 1, Groups A-C
Amended October 20, 2016.

  • Solicitation Files. (MS Word and Excel files)

  • Addendum 1 Dated 07-26-2016.
    Revises the Solicitation Manual
    (see Solicitation Files)

  • Addendum 2 Dated 08-10-2016.
    Revises the Solicitation Manual and Application Form
    Changes the deadline to submit applications for Phase 1 to August 19, 2016
    (see Solicitation Files)

  • Addendum 3 Dated 08-16-2016.
    The purpose of this addendum is to add an additional response to the solicitation questions and answers, change text in criteria 7 of the scoring criteria, and to correct formulas in the Grant Budget Form workbook
    (see Solicitation Files)

  • Addendum 4 Dated 09-21-2016.
    The purpose of this addendum is to make the revision to the Solicitation Manual
    (see Solicitation Files)

  • Addendum 5 Dated 10-04-2016.
    The purpose of this addendum is to notify potential applicants that Phase 2 of this solicitation has been postponed until further notice and may be cancelled. A future addendum will provide information on Phase 2.
    (see Solicitation Files)

  • Addendum 6 Dated 10-19-2016.
    The purpose of this addendum is to add additional information on Phase 2 and to update the schedule.
    (see Solicitation Files)

  • Pre-Application Workshop - July 7, 2016

    Questions & Answers

    Attendee List (XLSX File)

    Presentation



Grant Funding Opportunity - GFO-16-501
Off-Road Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Vehicle Research and Development

Date Released: July 12, 2016.
Deadline for Written Questions: August 1, 2016, by 5:00 p.m.
Deadline to submit Applications: September 9, 2016, by 5:00 p.m.

Applications for this solicitation may be submitted electronically through the Grant Solicitation System
How to Apply using the Grant Solicitation System (MP4 FIle)




Grant Funding Opportunity - GFO-15-507
Natural Gas Solicitation For Energy-Related Environmental Research

Date Released: July 28, 2016.
Deadline to submit Applications: October 3, 2016, by 3:00 p.m.

Notice of Proposed Awards
Posted November 22, 2016.



Grant Funding Opportunity - GFO-15-506
Natural Gas Pipeline Safety and Integrity Management Research Grants

Date Released: March 7, 2016.
Deadline to submit Applications: March 28, 2016, by 3:00 p.m.

Notice of Proposed Awards
Posted April 18, 2016.



Grant Funding Opportunity - GFO-15-505
2016 Industrial Natural Gas Energy Efficiency Grants

Date Released: December 21, 2015.
Deadline to submit Applications: February 9, 2016, by 5:00 p.m.

Notice of Proposed Awards
Posted March 17, 2016.



Grant Funding Opportunity - GFO-15-504
Natural Gas Pipeline Safety and Integrity Management Research Grant

Date Released: December 16, 2015.
Deadline to submit Applications: February 8, 2016, by 3:00 p.m.

Notice of No Awards
Posted March 7, 2016.



Grant Funding Opportunity - GFO-15-503
Light Heavy-Duty to Medium Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Engine Integration and Demonstration Research

Date Released: September 3, 2015.
Deadline to submit Applications: November 3, 2015, by 3:00 p.m.

Notice of Proposed Awards
Posted November 24, 2015.



Grant Funding Opportunity - GFO-15-501
2015 Industrial Natural Gas Energy Efficiency Grants

Date Released: August 27, 2015.
Deadline to submit Applications: October 29, 2015, by 3:00 p.m.

Notice of Proposed Awards
Posted December 23, 2015.



Program Opportunity Notice - PON-14-507
Regional Climate Impacts and Adaptation Studies For the Natural Gas System and Other Environmental Related Issues

Date Released: March 24, 2015.
Deadline to Submit Applications: 5/26/15 by 3:00 p.m.

Revised Notice of Proposed Award
Posted April 14, 2016.

Notice of Proposed Award
Posted August 5, 2015.


Program Opportunity Notice - PON-14-506
Roles, Impacts, and Integration Needs of Natural Gas Generation in California's Renewable Future

Date Released: January 23, 2015.

Deadline to Submit Applications: March 10, 2015 by 3:00 p.m.

Notice of No Awards
Posted April 7, 2015.



Program Opportunity Notice - PON-14-505
Advancing Clean Energy from Biogas, Biomethane and Natural Gas

Date Released: December 10, 2014.
Deadline to Submit Applications: 2/6/2015 by 3:00 p.m.

Revised Notice of Proposed Awards
Revised April 8, 2015.



Program Opportunity Notice - PON-14-504
2014 Industrial Natural Gas Energy Efficiency Grants

Date Released: November 26, 2014.
Deadline to submit Applications: January 29, 2015, by 3:00 p.m.

Revised Notice of Proposed Awards
Revised August 20, 2015.



Program Opportunity Notice - PON-14-503
Natural Gas Pipeline Safety and Damage Prevention Grant

Date Released: December 12, 2014.
Deadline to Submit Applications: February 2, 2015 by 3:00 p.m.



Program Opportunity Notice (PON-14-502)
Infrastructure Improvement Research for Natural Gas Fueling Stations

Transportation Research Area Program description

Date Released: October 2, 2014.
Deadline to Submit Applications: November 26, 2014 by 3:00 p.m.

Notice of Proposed Awards
Posted January 26, 2015.



Program Opportunity Notice - PON-14-501
Advanced Natural Gas Engine Ignition Systems Research

Date Released: October 10, 2014.

Deadline to Submit Applications: December 1 December 5, 2014 by 3:00 p.m.

Notice of Proposed Awards
Posted January 22, 2015.



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