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The California Energy Commission is opening a new funding opportunity through its Geothermal Resources Development Account (GRDA) Program. The overall purpose of this solicitation is to promote the development of geothermal resources and technologies.
Funding: Up to $ 6.8 million total is available to fund GRDA grants and loans. There are no minimum or maximum funding levels. Match share contributions are required.
Eligibility: Private entities and local jurisdictions may apply. Eligible private entities include individuals and organizations engaged in the exploration and development of geothermal energy for profit.
Three distinct project categories will be funded: resource development projects, planning projects, and mitigation projects.
Most aspects of geothermal research, resource development, demonstration, commercialization, planning, environmental enhancement, and impact mitigation are eligible for funding.
Project durations cannot exceed 36 months from date of funding. Projects must be located in California or be sponsored by California-based companies.
Selection of Projects: This is a competitive solicitation and projects will be funded based on their overall average total score within each of the three project categories.
Application Deadlines: Applicants are required to submit both a pre-application and final application to be eligible for funding. The application due dates are:
• Pre-Application: February 22, 2011, 4:00 p.m.
• Final Application: April 6, 2011, 4:00 p.m.
Availability of Solicitation Documents: Electronic copies of documents and forms related to this solicitation can be accessed at www.energy.ca.gov/contracts.