The California Energy Commission (CEC) is soliciting applications for the Food Production Investment Program (FPIP), which is a matching state grant helping California food processors implement energy efficient technologies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while maintaining product quality and quantity and protecting California jobs.

FPIP incentivizes food producers to install advanced energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies and assists this important sector within the food supply chain in lowering GHGs to help achieve California’s carbon reduction goals.

FPIP is furthering air quality improvements in areas where food processing is located, including many disadvantaged and low-income communities throughout the state.

Food production costs are typically higher in California compared with other areas because our food processors are meeting some of the strongest environmental and labor standards in the world.  Given those costs, FPIP helps retain food production and jobs in California, which benefits the economy.

Ag Council was pleased to support an infusion of funding into FPIP in the 2022-2023 state budget and encourages eligible members to consider applying for a grant.

The CEC’s deadline to apply for a FPIP grant in this round of funding is January 25, 2023.

Please click HERE to access the solicitation manual, application form and additional details.