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PILOT CLEAN TECH DEMONSTRATION GRANT PROGRAM


This grant opportunity is issued by the New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology (CSIT) in collaboration with the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA), seeking applications from qualified Applicants for Pilot Clean Tech Demonstration Grant Program to support NJ based companies accelerate the commercialization and deployment of innovative clean energy technologies.


Eligible applicants can propose a project of up to 24 months in duration and with a maximum budget of $250,000.


PROGRAM DETAILS

The goal of the Pilot Program is to support NJ based companies to accelerate the commercialization and deployment of innovative clean energy technologies by demonstrating capabilities in a real-world setting. Companies must be developing or testing clean technologies intended to avoid emissions of, or recapture, greenhouse gases and/or criteria pollutants, or to enable such avoidance or recapture.

The Pilot Program is for companies developing or testing clean technologies intended to avoid emissions of, or recapture, greenhouse gases and/or criteria pollutants, or to enable such avoidance or recapture in the following target areas:

  • Chemicals/Advance Materials
  • Energy Distribution/Storage
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Energy Generation
  • Green Buildings
  • Transportation
  • Waste Processing
  • Water and Agriculture

All Applicants for the Pilot Clean Tech Demonstration Grant Program must be between a minimum technology development level of TRL 6 (Applied Research) through TRL 8 (Integrated Pilot System Demonstrated), based on the Department of Energy definitions (Attachment A).

The Pilot Clean Tech Demonstration Grant Program has a total budget of $2,500,000 for awards. Funding for the Program is provided by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU). Eligible applicants can propose a project of up to 24 months in duration and with a maximum budget of $250,000.

ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

Each Applicant to the Pilot Clean Tech Demonstration Grant Program must meet the following eligibility criteria at the time of application and throughout the review process.

  • Authorized and in good standing to conduct business in New Jersey as evidenced by a current New Jersey tax clearance certificate.
  • Have no more than 50 full-time equivalent employees (“FTEs”) calculated on a 35-hour work week) at time of application.
  • Have a minimum of two (2) Full-time employees
  • Fifty percent or more of the work of its employees, including founders and contractors, is conducted in NJ (calculated on an FTE basis – 35 hrs. per week).
  • The Pilot Demonstration Project must be conducted in NJ. The Pilot Demonstration Project is defined as the core project posed by the Applicant.
  • Company has less than five million dollars ($5,000,000) in previous calendar year sales revenue.
  • The proposed project must be between TRL 6 (Prototype system verified- system/process prototype demonstration in an operational environment (beta prototype system level) to TRL 8 (System incorporated in commercial design – actual system/process completed and qualified through test and demonstration (pre-commercial demonstration).

Please note that the Pilot Clean Tech Demonstration Grant Program funds are intended for specific clean tech/clean energy-related demonstration projects (Projects). All expenses submitted as part of the budget proposal must be specifically related to the particular Project for which this grant is sought.

The Program will be implemented by the CSIT, and administrative and technical support will be provided by NJEDA staff.

 

APPLICATION

The pre-application Portal will be open from Monday, December 5, 2022, at 10AM to Friday December 30, 2022 at 5PM EST.

The full-application Portal will be open from Monday, December 12, 2022, at 10AM to Friday February 3, 2023 at 5PM EST

PROGRAM GUIDE

Technology & Commercialization Readiness Level Calculator Obtaining a Tax Clearance Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) Definitions

INFORMATIONAL WEBINAR

November 30, 2022, 11:00am – 12:00pm
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QUESTIONS?

For more information or to ask a specific question please send an email to csitcleandemo@njeda.com  and a team member will reach out to you.