Apply

The application process is simple and can be completed online or by mail. Please refer to the application manual for more information. Applications for the January-February 2017 cycle have closed.

Apply Online

The entire application can be completed and submitted online. As part of the application process, you will be asked to:

  • Provide basic information about yourself (your entity or organization)
  • Provide a description of your clean energy concept, its application, and the benefit it provides
  • Attach supporting documentation

Apply By Mail

Paper applications will be available for mail submission.

All mail-in applications must be postmarked by February 10, 2017.

Paper applications should be mailed to:
California Clean Energy Fund
CalSEED Grant Manager
5 Third Street, Suite 900
San Francisco, CA 94103

Our application manual is available here.
Need additional help with your application or have questions?
Email us at info@calseed.fund

What Types of Innovations Will CalSEED Fund?

We’re looking for very early stage innovations, including:

  • Before a prototype has been developed
  • Ideas that still need to be market tested
  • Concepts that have not begun to earn revenue

A broad spectrum from science and technology to market-based innovations, such as:

  • Applied research
  • Innovative applications of existing technology
  • Addressing energy problems in disadvantaged communities

Solutions focused on creating greater reliability, lower cost, reducing emissions and/or increased safety for California’s electricity grid. For example:

  • Storage solutions
  • Energy efficiency
  • Lighting
  • Consumer adoption
  • Power plant improvements
  • Increased use or improved applications of smart inverters; 
  • System and/or home modeling tools
  • Heating/cooling energy efficiency 
  • Smart Grid components
  • Generation (e.g., Solar, Bioenergy, Wind, and Geothermal)

Additionally, we will highlight priority technology areas that are of particular importance to advancing clean energy in the state during certain award cycles.

Award recipients will be required to agree to certain contractual terms and conditions.