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 1 - August 12, 2016
  • Phase 2 - September 30, 2016, (If funds remain from Phase 1)
  • Phase 3 - January 17, 2017, (If funds remain from Phase 2)
Buildings Energy Efficiency $5.6 million
Off-Road Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Vehicle Research and Development
GFO-16-501
September 9, 2016 Energy Infrastructure Transportation $4 million
Anticipated Solicitations
Solicitation Title Release Date Program Area/Strategic Objective Funding Amount
Natural Gas Energy-Related Environmental Research Jul. 2016 - Aug. 2016 Energy-Related Environmental Research $5.7 million
Novel Solutions to Accelerate Deployment of Small and Micro-Scale Combined Cooling Heating and Power Systems Jul. 2016 - Aug. 2016 Renewable and Advanced Generation $5.2 million
Closed Solicitations
Solicitation Title Release Date Program Area/Strategic Objective Funding Amount
Natural Gas Pipeline Safety and Integrity Management Research Grant
GFO-15-506
Closed Energy Infrastructure
Natural Gas Pipeline Integrity
$3.9 million
2015 Industrial Natural Gas Energy Efficiency Grants
GFO-15-505
Closed Energy Efficiency
Industrial, Agriculture and Water Efficiency
$3.5 million
Natural Gas Pipeline Safety and Integrity Management Research Grant
GFO-15-504
Closed Energy Infrastructure
Natural Gas Pipeline Integrity
$2.9 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.

For information on the approved natural gas research, development, and demonstration budget plans, please go to the following reports:


Low Carbon Fuel R&D*

Anticipated Solicitations
Solicitation Title Release Date Program Area/Strategic Objective Funding Amount
Federal Cost Share for Low-Carbon Fuels Aug. 2016 - Sept. 2016 Transportation R&D $6.0 million
Research and Demonstrations to Decarbonize Transportation Fuels Oct. 2016 - Dec. 2016 Transportation R&D $12.0 million

* This is a new area of Energy Commission R&D supported with FY 16/17 General Fund.


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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 12, 2016
  • Phase 2 - September 30, 2016, (If funds remain from Phase 1)
  • Phase 3 - January 17, 2017, (If funds remain from Phase 2)



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.


  • Solicitation Files. (MS Word and Excel files)

  • Addendum 1 Posted July 21, 2016.
    The purpose of this addendum is to make revisions to the Grant Solicitation Manual.
    (see Solicitation Files)

  • Pre-Application Workshops

    July 26, 2016
    10:00 a.m.

    South Coast Air Quality Management District
    21865 Copley Drive,
    Diamond Bar, CA 91765


    July 29, 2016
    10:00 a.m.

    San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District Office
    4800 Enterprise Way,
    Modesto, CA 95356



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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