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  • Writer's pictureCaroline Winter

Coming Soon: Dept. of Conservation - Forest Biofuels Gasification Pilot Program.

Opportunity Title:

Forest Biofuels Gasification Pilot Program


The Department of Conservation received a $50M budget allocation in the FY21-22 budget – to be made available in July 2022 – focused specifically on creating carbon-negative hydrogen and/or liquid fuel from forest biomass. Funding awards will be made to sites located within the Sierra Nevada. These funds will be offered as a competitive solicitation; the DOC is working to make this solicitation live as soon as possible following fund availability (July 1, 2022, pending FY 22-23 budget approval).

The DOC has worked closely with both CARB and the CEC, as called out in the budget language, but also with sibling state agencies, boards, departments, and commissions sharing similar goals. These include: the Natural Resources Agency, CalFIRE, IBank, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, and the Sierra Nevada Conservancy. We are also incredibly grateful to the many community advocates, project developers, and Tribal nations who have made suggestions and provided guidance as we move this program into implementation.


All applicant types – including local government, tribal nations, academic institutions, non-profit organizations, and for-profit businesses and corporations – are encouraged to apply. Reviewers are looking for competence and a track record of success in similar scale projects, as well as strong interorganizational collaboration with the objective of a project that strengthens the host community and restores the surrounding environment.

Total Amount Available:

Phase 1 Funding: $4,000,000

Phase 2 Funding: $43,500,000

Anticipated Release Date:

August 2022

Grant Management Associates has years of experience with opportunities like this one. Contact us today for a consultation.

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