The following Notice of Proposed Award was published by the California Energy Commission on August 24, 2022.
Sparkz wins $12.5M grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) under the Zero-Emission Transportation Manufacturing program to “scale up manufacturing of our Cobalt-free battery technology” in the State of California.
On March 30, 2022, the California Energy Commission (CEC) released a grant solicitation and application package entitled “GFO-21-605, Zero-Emission Transportation Manufacturing.” This grant solicitation is an offer to fund in-state manufacturing of zero-emission vehicles (ZEV), ZEV components and batteries, and ZEV charging or refueling equipment.
The grant solicitation announced the availability of $60 million to fund agreements resulting from this solicitation and that the CEC, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to increase or reduce the amount of funds available under this solicitation. Based on available funds from the California Budget Act of 2021 and the California Budget Act of 2022, the CEC is proposing to award an additional $124,672,200 to fund additional applications with a passing score. A total of $184,672,200 is now available under this solicitation.
Funding is awarded first to the highest scoring application with a passing score within each of the four product categories. The remaining funds will then be allocated to the next overall highest scoring applications with a passing score, regardless of product category, in ranked order until all funds available are exhausted.