ZEV Battery Manufacturing Grant Program

PowerForward Applications Now Open

More information on our website: PowerForwardGrant.org

Program Overview

CALSTART, with support from New Energy Nexus (NEX), manages the PowerForward – Battery Manufacturing Grant Program, funded by the California Energy Commission (CEC). PowerForward is California’s market-accelerating, $35 million grant program designed to:

  • Attract and retain zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) battery manufacturing in California
  • Directly and indirectly create high-quality jobs
  • Create positive economic impacts that benefit local communities and priority populations
  • Contribute to California’s goal of zero-emission transportation

For general program information, please reach out to [email protected].

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New Workshop: Battery Manufacturing Grant Pre-Application Workshop

  • April 19, 2024
  • 10 AM – 11 AM PT

Learn more about the program and how to apply during our Pre-Application Workshop!

Register here

Grant Public Workshop Announcement

Date: August 30, 2023
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. PT
Location: Virtual – Zoom

Hosted by CALSTART

Join us for a public workshop designed to:

  • Present and discuss concepts for a grant funding opportunity that will facilitate ZEV battery manufacturing
  • Seek feedback on the design of the solicitation and subsequent sub-grants, solicitation process, application process, and sub-grant implementation process.
  • Inform attendees about the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (AVTM) loan program, and possible funding through the Manufacturing Energy Supply Office (MESC), available through the U.S. Department of Energy.
Discussion items will include, but are not limited to:
  • Award distribution scenarios
  • Eligible activities

Oral comments will be accepted during the workshop.  

Written comments will be accepted through the Docket.

Documents and presentations for this workshop will be available within CEC Docket Log 23-TRAN-03.

Workshop Slides & Recordings

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