The California Energy Commission (CEC) recently released a competitive solicitation to award up to $1.5 million to public school districts and other public entities in the state to establish or expand infrastructure necessary to store, distribute and dispense compressed natural gas (CNG) for use in natural gas vehicles.
The CEC issued the funding opportunity under its Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program. To be eligible for the grants, projects must be located in California and be either new CNG fueling infrastructure or an upgrade to existing CNG infrastructure.
The maximum award for each agreement is $500,000 for public K-12 school districts and $250,000 for other public entities, according to the CEC. Although school districts are not required to provide match funding, other public entities must provide a minimum of 25% of the total allowable project costs.
The CEC will host a pre-application workshop on April 1, and submissions are due June 11.
More information is available here.