July 2023 Edition
A Message from the
Executive Director
GWRCCC wins big in June! 
GWRCCC was selected on two grant teams for winning proposals from the US DOE Vehicle Technologies Office in June. The first funding award was for Drive Electric USA, which will help with accelerating electrification education, outreach, and deployment efforts in Washington, DC. The second award will assist with workforce development training for EV charging in the DMV. 
Additionally, GWRCCC was also selected to provide technical assistance to Montgomery County via NREL to facilitate discussions for their electrification initiatives. If you are considering applying for local, state, federal, or private grants, your organization or company should collaborate with GWRCCC. You can contact me at the office.
We express our gratitude to our newest members, including those who are supporting us as Sustaining, Gold, Silver, and Business members. You may check out their names on our website at www.GWRCCC.org.

Lastly, we’re counting down to the GWRCCC Annual Conference and Awards Luncheon, Expo and alternative vehicle display on October 4, 2023, in Largo, Maryland. Conference registration opens July 10th. Sponsorship and souvenir journal ad opportunities are available, call the office at 202-671-1570 or visit the website at www.GWRCCC.org/opportunities
Also, look out for the members-only weekly press review with industry news and funding opportunities every Monday in your email. 


Antoine M. Thompsom
Antoine M. Thompson
Executive Director
Fleet Coaching

GWRCCC is offering 30 minutes of coaching for a limited number of fleets each month.

For more information, contact the office at (202) 671-1580.
GWRCCC's Jobs Fair, June 29, 2023
Touch Truck Event, June 6, 2023
Clean Fuel Biodiesel Tour
Public EV Charging with MAEP
Tuesday, July 11, 2023
11:00 AM
via Zoom

For more information and to register click here.
July 2023 Monthly Stakeholders' Meeting
Thursday, July 13, 2023
10:00 AM
via Zoom

For more information and to register, click here.
Just for Fleets Webinar: Focus on Funding
Tuesday, July 18, 2023
11:00 AM
via Zoom

For more information and to register click here.
EV 101 Virtual Workshop
Wednesday, July 19, 2023
11:00 AM
via Zoom

For more information and to register click here.
EV Fleet Equity Forum
Tuesday, July 25, 2023
11:00 AM
via Zoom

For more information and to register click here.
Green Drinks
Happy Hour
Wednesday, July 26, 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Moxy Hotel
1011 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

For more information and to register, click here.
Bridging the Funding Gap with Charging as a Service (CaaS)
Wednesday, July 27, 2023
11:00 AM
via Zoom

For more information and to register click here.
GWRCCC would like your help as we gather input on our constituent’s level of interest for electric vehicles. We greatly appreciate your time to complete our 30 second survey which will help us better educate and advocate for electric vehicle infrastructure, programs and initiatives in the Greater Washington Region and the nation.
Building Training and Assessment Centers (BTAC) Program (DE-FOA-0002940)
Amount: $10M ($300,000 per institution of higher education)

Purpose: The BTAC Program will provide grants to higher education institutions to BTACs to educate and train students and building performance professionals to deploy modern building technologies to small businesses and K-12 schools.

Application Deadline: Concept Papers: 06/16/2023 at 5:00 PM EDT / Full Applications: 08/15/2023 at 5:00 PM EDT.
Biden-Harris Administration Opens Streamlined Application Process for More Than $5.5 Billion in Funding to Help Carry Out Major Infrastructure Projects Across the Country
U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced that the Department of Transportation is now taking applications for up to $5.575 billion in funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for projects of regional or national significance. This funding supports three major discretionary grant programs that involve surface transportation projects designed to strengthen supply chains, spur economic development, and improve safety and daily life. Applications for funding are being solicited together under a single opportunity titled the Multimodal Project Discretionary Grant program.

Available funding includes:
· $1.8 billion for the National Infrastructure Project Assistance (Mega) Program: The Mega program supports large, complex projects that are difficult to fund by other means and are likely to generate national or regional economic, mobility, or safety benefits. Eligible projects could include highway, bridge, freight, port, passenger rail, and public transportation projects of national or regional significance. Per the law, 50 percent of funds are available for projects above $500 million in total cost, and 50 percent are available for projects between $100 million and $500 million in total cost.

· $3.1 billion for the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) Program: The INFRA program awards competitive grants to multimodal freight and highway projects of national or regional significance to improve the safety, accessibility, efficiency, and reliability of the movement of freight and people in and across rural and urban areas. Eligible projects will improve safety, generate economic benefits, reduce congestion, enhance resiliency, and hold the greatest promise to eliminate supply chain bottlenecks and improve critical freight movements.

· $675 million for the Rural Surface Transportation Grant (Rural) Program: The Rural program supports projects that improve and expand our nation’s surface transportation infrastructure in rural areas in order to increase connectivity, improve the safety and reliability of the movement of people and freight, and generate regional economic growth and improve quality of life. Eligible projects for Rural grants include highway, bridge, and tunnel projects that help improve freight, safety, and provide or increase access to agricultural, commercial, energy, or transportation facilities that support the economy of a rural area. 90% of rural funding must be awarded in $25 million or greater amounts.

Last year, the Department awarded nearly $1.2 billion from the Mega Program for nine projects across the country that will create good-paying jobs, grow the economy strengthen supply chains, improve mobility for residents, and make our transportation systems safer for all users. The Department also awarded $274 million for 12 projects through the Rural grant program and $1.5 billion for 26 projects through the INFRA program. A full list of awarded projects for each grant program is available here: 2022 Mega2022 Rural2022 INFRA.

The deadline for applications is 11:59 pm EDT on August 21, 2023.  
New Federal EV Tax Credits

The IRS has issued new guidance on electric vehicle (EV) tax credits for 2023.
If you bought and placed in service a new qualified plug-in electric vehicle (EV) or fuel cell vehicle (FCV) on January 1, 2023 or later and meet certain income limitations, you may be eligible for a clean vehicle tax credit up to $7,500.
If you buy a new plug-in electric vehicle (EV) or fuel cell vehicle (FCV) in 2023 or after, you may qualify for a clean vehicle tax credit. Find out if you qualify.
New Alternative Fuels Tax Credits and Grants

A dozen new tax credits and grants have been released for alternative fuels by the Federal government and are available online at the U.S. Department of Energy's Alternative Fuels Data Center. Tax credits for biofuels, electric vehicles and related infrastructure are included. Grants include port electrification programs under the EPA.
Recompete Pilot Program Funding Opportunity Released to Bring Focused Investments to Distressed Communities
EDA is now accepting applications for the new $200 million Recompete Pilot Program, which is designed to make focused investments in communities most in need of economic resources and options to ensure that all communities have a path to economic prosperity.

The program is based on the belief that communities know best what they need to address persistent economic distress. EDA will partner with communities and make large, flexible investments based on their priorities. 

This program, authorized through the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022, targets areas where prime-age (25-54 years) employment significantly trails the national average, with the goal to close this gap through bottom-up, long-term strategies that tackle a community’s unique economic challenges.
Resources for Applicants
To support applicants in determining geographic eligibility, EDA – in partnership with Argonne National Laboratory – released the Recompete Eligibility Mapping Tool. Please click here to access the tool, which includes a user-friendly map and instructional materials. Additional resources, including Fact Sheets and FAQs, can be found at eda.gov/Recompete.
Informational Webinars
EDA will host two informational webinars on July 7 and July 11, 2023, about the Recompete Pilot Program. To register, click here: July 7th at 12:00 pm EDT and July 11th at 4:30 pm EDT.
Program Structure
This first Recompete Pilot Program NOFO allows applicants to apply for (1) Strategy Development Grants, (2) approval of a Recompete Plan, or (3) both. EDA anticipates awarding approximately $6 million to $12 million in total for Strategy Development Grants and approving at least 20 Recompete Plans at the conclusion of Phase 1. Applicants with approved Recompete Plans will be invited to submit a Phase 2 application. EDA expects to announce Phase 1 winners and release the Phase 2 NOFO in winter 2023.
In Phase 2, applicants can apply for larger implementation awards. EDA expects to make approximately 4-8 implementation investments, with awarded regions receiving between $20 million and $50 million on average.
The Phase 1 NOFO deadline is October 5, 2023.
Two Very Special DC Metro
Environmental Jobs:
We don't always have the capacity to promote new job opportunities but here are two that really support the work of many DC based environmental organizations. 
Associate Attorney, Washington DC Regional - Full time.
Earthjustice is accepting applications for Associate Attorneys to conduct legal advocacy and litigation with the Washington, DC office. The position requires 0-4 years post-law school legal experience. The attorney selected for this position will have the opportunity to play a key role in legal actions that can make a real difference to people’s health and well-being and in protection of important environmental values. The Associate Attorney position is a three-year position with the possibility of an additional three-years as a Senior Associate Attorney Earthjustice’s Associate Attorney program is designed to help attorneys who are in the early stages of their careers develop into thoughtful, professional, and effective advocates skilled in the various phases of public interest litigation. The level of duties and responsibilities for an Associate Attorney will vary depending on experience.  Many Associates have gone on to other positions within Earthjustice and with other public interest organizations.
Director of Development and Communications - Full time.
The Anacostia Watershed Society seeks a full-time Director of Development and Communications—a top fundraiser—to lead a high-performing team of development, marketing, and communications professionals in formulating and implementing a creative multi-year strategy that enables the expansion of the organization’s donor base, revenue, visibility, and influence, while maintaining benchmark best practices. The Director works cross functionally with all departments, is a member of the Leadership Team, an important partner to the President/Chief Executive Officer, Board of Directors and Board Development Committee, and a lead ambassador to high-level partners and donors. The Director is an integral part of the organization and contributes to the watershed’s restoration and the engagement of diverse communities, partners, and other stakeholders to deliver on our mission to protect and restore the Anacostia River and its watershed.
GreenLatinos is excited to announce that we are seeking candidates to expand our Colorado State Program and serve as the Colorado Transportation Advocate. This full-time position is remote and will lead GreenLatinos Clean Transportation programming to deepen the work and engagement of our network on transportation and equity issues. The full position description can be found on the GreenLatinos website here.
How to Apply 
Required Application Documents to be emailed to [email protected] with the subject line: Colorado Transportation Advocate
· Resume/Bio
· Writing Sample
· Cover Letter
· Three work references including a past employer

DEADLINE: Applicants must submit all information by July 26, 2023, We will be reaching out to applicants as they come in on a rolling basis. 
Please share this opportunity with your networks and consider joining our team! You can stay updated on this and other future positions with GreenLatinos here.
A new report by DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory will serve as a strategic framework for the development of nationwide electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure designed to meet the needs of an anticipated 30–42 million light-duty EVs by 2030.

The report provides estimates of the number, type, and location of chargers needed to power a growing number of light-duty EVs nationwide. It also includes a never-before-seen level of detail in a nationwide EV charging infrastructure analysis, such as weather, travel behavior, housing type, and demographics.

Watch the first season of the Better Climate Challenge Road Show, a video series highlighting the leadership of public and private organizations in decarbonizing buildings and industrial plants. The series follows DOE and national lab staff as they road trip across the country, and the first season offers a rare behind-the-scenes peek at what decarbonization looks like at Nissan North America, Chemours, and the Whirlpool Corporation in Nashville, Tennessee.

Equity in Energy
People who live in the Northern San Joaquin Valley in California face ongoing environmental justice and public health challenges and lack access to quality job opportunities. A partnership with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts Process Development Unit will capitalize on the region’s large-scale food and agricultural activity, manufacturing capacity, and proximity to biotechnology innovation hubs to help organizations focused on biomanufacturing.

Sustainable Transportation and Fuels
The international shipping industry relies on the availability of and access to cheap, energy-intensive fuels to transport heavy freight over long distances. To advance the decarbonization of worldwide shipping, EERE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office released a request for information to better understand the maritime industry’s current alternative fuels trajectory, the driving forces behind it, and key barriers to achieving the transition to zero-emission fuels. Responses are due July 14.
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