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CA Food Production Investment Program - APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/5/2021

ORGANIZATION NAME: California Energy Commission

PROGRAM NAME: Food Production Investment Program


EQUITY CATEGORIES: Disadvantaged Community / Low Income Community


The goals of the program are to accelerate the adoption of advanced energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies at California food processing plants, demonstrate their reliability and effectiveness, help California food processors work towards a low carbon future, and benefit priority populations. The technologies to be funded by this Grant Funding Opportunity (GFO) will help reduce energy costs, maintain product quantity and quality, and reduce GHG emissions associated with food production.

  • Eligibility: Applicants to the FPIP are limited to food processing facilities located in California. The applicant must own or operate one or more food processing facilities that is the site where installation of grant funded equipment will occur. For the purpose of the FPIP, food processing facilities are those defined by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes 311 (Food Manufacturing) and 3121 (Beverage Manufacturing). To be eligible for funding, projects must meet all the following minimum requirements:

Applicant must be a food processing facility located in California;

  • Proposed projects must reduce GHG emissions as defined in the grant solicitation; and

  • Applicant must meet all eligibility and other criteria specified in this solicitation.

  • Tier I: Focuses on commercially available, energy efficient equipment upgrades that are drop in replacements or additions to existing equipment or processes that provide greater GHG emission reductions than current best practices or industry standard equipment. Technologies that can be funded under Tier I are described in Section II in the Solicitation Manual.

Released: November 18, 2020 Questions Due: December 3, 2020 Applications Due: February 5, 2021


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