Federal Funding Opportunities
Federal funding can be a critical component for state economic development. Funding opportunities such as the historic Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act (IIJA) and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) offer a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transition our nation’s economy to a climate friendly, clean energy economy. The following resources can help California leaders and stakeholders navigate the federal funding space. For more information on California Climate Action broadly, click here.
Climate Program Portal: Atlas Public Policy
The Climate Program Portal host a variety of IIJA and IRA resources, including an Opportunities Dashboard where open funding opportunities are tracked and an Outcomes Dashboard where awarded funding information is tracked.
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IIJA and IRA White House Tools
- Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act (IIJA) White House Resources:
- Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) White House Resources:
Federal Agency Tools
- U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Open Funding Opportunities
- Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Current Funding Opportunities
- EERE Exchange
- Office of the Undersecretary for Infrastructure (S3) Clean Energy Infrastructure Program and Funding Announcements
- S3 Exchange
- Office of Indian Energy (IE) Current Funding Opportunities
- IE Exchange
- Office of Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) Available Funding
- ARPA-E Exchange
- Loan Programs Office (LPO) Programs
- Office of Fossil Fuel Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) Funding Opportunities
- Office of Nuclear Energy Funding Opportunities
- Office of Science Funding Opportunities
- Office of Electricity: American-Made Challenges
- Grid Modernization Initiative Funding Opportunities
- Office of Federal Energy Management Program Funding Opportunities
- Office of State and Community Energy Programs
- Solar Energy Technologies Office Funding Opportunities
- U.S. Department of Transportation Open Funding Opportunities
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Find Current Funding:
- U.S. Department of Agriculture Federal Funding Opportunities
- U.S. Department of Commerce Grants and Contract Opportunities
- U.S. Department of the Interior Grant Programs
California Office of Planning and Research Federal Grants Portal
See the Federal Grant Resources page for an introduction to Grants.gov, the primary platform for federal grant opportunities, and the Federal Grant Email List where you can receive email updates on funding opportunities.
Additionally, see OPR’s Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs page to learn who has applied to funding opportunities.
California Transportation Agency IIJA Dashboard
The California Transportation Agency (CalSTA) hosts a dashboard with ample resources, data, and analysis on IIJA transportation funding.
The Rebuilding California website gives a breakdown on the numbers of federal dollars coming to California through the IIJA.
GO-Biz Federal Funding Tracker
GO-Biz tracks climate and energy related federal funding opportunities. Click the link below to view the tracker and use the crowd source form to let us know if you have any feedback on any of the programs we track.
Federal Tax Incentives
Inflation Reduction Act Tax Credits
A key component of the funding within the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is the $270 billion dollars in tax credits that will help to accelerate clean energy technologies, efficiency, emissions reductions, and more. Click below for a detailed breakdown of each tax credit in the IRA.
US Department of Energy Loan Programs Office
California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (IBank)
- IBank’s Climate Catalyst Fund exists to jumpstart critical climate solutions through flexible, low-cost credit and credit support. Although this is a state program, IBank continues to work with federal partners to identify new pathways of implementing California climate financing solutions.
California Community and Place-Based Solutions
- In 2022, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) established the Community & Place-Based Solutions (CPBS) Team to support local governments, non-profits, community-based organizations, colleges & universities, and other economic development partners in their community development needs. The CPBS team offers direct technical assistance and funding navigation related to your economic development needs.
- This page on the CPBS website outlines both federal and state funding opportunities, and directs toward topic specific funding as well.
- Explore this map to see the 13 Regional Profiles that the CPBS team covers. You can find contact information for your area’s Regional Economic Recovery Coordinator through this page.
Federal Funding Award Data
See the section above on Atlas Public Policy and the Climate Program Portal under “Available Funding.”
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (also known as the Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act) Map of Progress shows a state-by-state map of funding awards announced for various projects across the country.
The federal government’s USA Spending Database was established by the Federal Funding and Accountability Act in 2006 and further improved by the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act in 2014. This database offers numerous ways to filter spending data being awarded across the country, including by federal agency, recipient type, location, and more. Agencies are required by law to submit their spending information monthly.
California Transportation Agency (CalSTA) IIJA Dashboard
- The California Transportation Agency (CalSTA) hosts a dashboard with ample resources, data, and analysis on IIJA transportation funding.
- This website gives a breakdown on the numbers of federal dollars coming to California through the IIJA.