FISCAL YEAR 1999-2000

This page updated July 23, 2001

The Air Resources Board has issued an Invitation for Grant Requests (IGR) for the Rice Straw Demonstration Project Fund for fiscal year 1999-2000. Approximately $1.2 million is available for this fiscal year's grants.

For this year's solicitation, we are particularly interested in ethanol production projects. With the phase out of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) from California's gasoline, significant demand for ethanol is expected in California. Because a single ethanol plant could use 150,000 tons of rice straw, representing about 15 percent of the total available rice straw, the ARB would like to advance this significant use of rice straw.

All applicants are encouraged to attend an informational workshop. At this workshop, the ARB staff will discuss the application requirements and answer questions. The IGR, which contains the grant application, may be downloaded below.

Rice Fund Program 1999-2000 Fiscal Year Schedule


February 2, 2000 Invitation for Grant Requests Issued
February 16, 2000 IGR Workshop for Applicants
March 15, 2000 Grant Requests Due to the ARB
Early April 2000 Top-scoring Applicants Make Public Presentations
Early April 2000 Clarification Meetings with Applicants if Necessary
May 2000 Board Meeting to Award Grants

The Program Description and Invitation for Grant Requests may be downloaded from this page or may be obtained in hardcopy form by contacting Mr. Bruce Oulrey below.

Rice Fund Program Description and Invitation for Grant Requests: (MS Word 97 format - 249K) | (Adobe Acrobat -121K)

Hardcopy requests and questions about the Rice Fund may be directed to:

Clarification Questions and Answers

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