Technology Project Submissions Now Open Year-Round

Concept papers may be sent through CAAP website

Interested in helping the Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles clean the air? The Ports have streamlined the process for submitting proposals for project funding through the San Pedro Bay Ports Technology Advancement Program.

Applicants may now submit a Request For Information (RFI) and the required concept paper at any time. Previously, calls for projects had limited submission periods.
The RFI form serves as an initial screening tool to establish that the proposed project: 

  • meets all eligibility criteria, 
  • has secured a port demonstration partner, 
  • fits within the marine environment, 
  • has significant emission reductions, 
  • and has a feasible funding request. 

Concept papers under the RFI must use the concept paper template provided on the Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) website, where both the submitted RFI form and concept paper will be reviewed within 10 weeks of receipt. Both the RFI and concept paper must be submitted in order to be considered.
Project concepts must conform to the TAP Program Guidelines in order to be considered for the next step, which is invitation to submit a full proposal. An invitation to submit a full proposal does not guarantee the project will be funded. Project proposals will be evaluated using a predefined scoring criteria.
More information may be found in the TAP Program Guidelines via the CAAP website. The Ports strongly recommend proposers review the TAP Program Guidelines in their entirety before proceeding with the RFI form and concept paper. 
Proposers can also access the link directly here.
For inquiries please contact Rose Szoke (POLB), Environmental Specialist, at, or Jacob Goldberg (POLA), Environmental Specialist, at