Grant Solicitation for the Advanced Technology Demonstration and Pilot Projects: Third-Party Administrator

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October 4, 2022

Grant Solicitation for the Advanced Technology Demonstration and Pilot Projects: Third-Party Administrator

Applications accepted through December 16, 2022

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is pleased to announce a competitive grant solicitation for a third-party administrator to implement the Advanced Technology Demonstration and Pilot Projects for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-22 for a three fiscal year term. This solicitation includes an option for new Grant Agreements for fiscal years FY 2022-23 and FY 2023-24 ‑ if additional funds become available. On November 19, 2021, the Board approved the $40 million allocation to this project for FY 2021-22.

The Advanced Technology Demonstration and Pilot Project program is intended to strategically accelerate the advancement of innovative and economically viable technologies into the commercial marketplace that support the State’s equity and emission reduction goals. These goals are realized by being able to provide targeted funding that is significant enough to help guide development of encouraging technologies, and relevant enough to showcase the economic and environmental benefits. Historically, 99% of demonstration and pilot project funds have been located in disadvantaged communities or benefit priority populations. A portion of project funds would support the development of the programs implementation manual and administration of technical projects that result from the FY 21-22 Advanced Demonstration and Pilot Project solicitation that may be open for applications during the time this solicitation application period closes.

This competitive solicitation is open to California-based public entities, or California-based non-profit organizations with experience in administering large scale demonstration and pilot projects.

Applications must be submitted via email to no later than 5:00 p.m. (PST), Wednesday, December 16, 2022.

 Grant Solicitation

Applicant Zoom Conference

CARB will hold one Applicant Zoom Conference, at which time staff will be available to answer questions potential applicants may have regarding eligibility, application completion, and other requirements.

Date:            October 19, 2022
Time:            1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (PDT)


Interested parties may email questions prior to the Applicant Zoom Conference. Staff will not respond to questions regarding this solicitation via email, but will instead collect all questions submitted and respond during the Applicant Zoom Conference.  Staff also will not respond to new questions after the Conference has taken place. All answers provided during the Conference are draft; the questions emailed in advance and the questions and answers provided during the Applicant Zoom Conference will be reviewed and a final response will be posted by November 9, 2022.


California Climate Investments Low Carbon Transportation Funding: The Low Carbon Transportation program is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment, particularly in disadvantaged communities.  The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is soliciting a Grantee to administer CARB’s Advanced Technology Demonstration and Pilot Projects.  CARB approved the current funding plan in November 2021, which included $40 million for demonstration and pilot projects including a third-party administrator to assist CARB in implementing the approved projects. 

FY 2021-2022 Funding Plan

CARB’s Low Carbon Transportation Investments


If you have any questions regarding Advanced Technology Demonstration and Pilot Projects or the Applicant Zoom Conference, please contact Earl Landberg, Staff Air Pollution Specialist, at (916) 287-0171.