Funding Opportunities for Energy Research & Development

The Energy Research and Development Division provides funding to accelerate the development of new scientific advancements and technology solutions. These innovations provide energy customers with environmentally-sound, safe, reliable and affordable energy services and products, and help California achieve its ambitious clean energy goals.

Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC)

Provides funding to advance scientific approaches and technology solutions for California’s electricity sector.

See active and upcoming EPIC funding opportunities.

Natural Gas R&D

Provides funding to advance scientific approaches and technology solutions for California’s natural gas sector.

See active and upcoming Natural Gas R&D funding opportunities..

Federal Cost Share

Provides cost share funding for applicants submitting a proposal to a funding opportunity from the US Department of Energy.

Apply for Federal Cost Share.

CalSEED

Provides small grant funding for entrepreneurs and researchers to demonstrate concept feasibility of their new clean energy technology ideas.

Explore the CalSEED Initiative.

Additional Funding Opportunities

Occassionally opportunities outside of the main R&D funding programs become available, often within a specific industry or research area.

See additional funding opportunities for research and development.