California Energy Commission announced the Jan 16 launch of the California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development (CalSEED) initiative which provides $24M in grants for early stage clean-energy concept projects. Awardees can receive up to $150,000 for proof of concept activities. Awardees also will have an opportunity to pitch at a business plan competition for an additional $450,000 in follow-on funding to continue demonstrating the potential merits of their technology. You may download the full news release and the fact sheet.
Go to calseed.fund to get all information and to apply for funding.