November 2023 Edition

A Message from the

CEO/Executive Director

I would like to thank our Board of Directors, members, sponsors, all attendees and awardees of the GWRCCC Annual Conference and Awards Luncheon, held in October at the Homewood Suites in Largo, Maryland. The event was a huge success! Together, we will continue to advance low to zero carbon fuels, implement and deploy transportation technologies that improve our environment, save lives, and create good paying jobs, locally, regionally and nationally.

GWRCCC is working on our 5-Year Strategic Plan, please take a few minutes of your time to complete the survey. We truly value your recommendations and suggestions. Your input will help GWRCCC continue to grow and meet new opportunities in the future.

GWRCCC salutes all of our Veterans and their families. Enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday and remember to donate to GWRCCC on Giving Tuesday, November 28th at


Antoine M. Thompson

Executive Director

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GWRCCC joins New Jersey Clean Cities for the Environmental Justice Community Forum Series in Newark

EVNoire's NEMDEI Conference

Fleet Coaching

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

For more information, contact the GWRCCC office at (202) 671-1580.


Electric School Bus Funding Webinar

November 16, 2023

2 - 3 PM

For more information or to register, click here.

Electric Charging for HOAs Webinar

November 21, 2023

7 - 8 PM

For more information or to register, click here.


Job Fair - PGC

Landover, MD

Sports and Learning Center

8001 Sheriff Rd

Landover, MD 20785

December 7, 2023

10 AM - 1 PM

Job Seekers and Employers are welcome!

For more information or 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.

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Thinking about installing workplace charging?

Sign the EMPOWER Pledge!

By signing the EMPOWER Program pledge, your business or organization pledges to try to provide resources and guidance to ensure EV charging is accessible to all communities in the DC, Maryland, Virginia region. Join us in promoting sustainability for employees in the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia region.

We don’t need project specifics, just a commitment. By signing, you will try to install at least one EV charging station in the future.

Contact Dianne Little at [email protected] with questions

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Congratulations to GWRCCC's Khadijah Shaw

for being awarded the Young Gifted and Green

40 Under 40 Award

Op-Ed: Reducing Negative Health Impacts from Transportation on Communities of Color

When discussing the ongoing climate crisis, I often hear the proverbial phrase, “we are all in this together.” However, the data on air pollution in conjunction with public health risks suggests we are not, in fact, “all in this together.”

Nationwide, there is an environmental justice disparity between White and African American citizens. What is the root cause? Air pollution from diesel in the transportation sector. School and city buses, trash trucks, 18-wheelers, and off-road construction vehicles, are among the many fluxes of emissions from the transportation sector. Studies show, 60% of California’s52% of DC’s and 20% of New York State’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are from diesel combustion engines...

Read more here.

Press Release: GWRCCC Established Community Energy & Environmental Justice & Inclusion (CEEJI) Advisory Group

The Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition (GWRCCC) is proud to announce the formation of the Community Energy & Environmental Justice & Inclusion (CEEJI) Advisory Group. The CEEJI Advisory Group will meet monthly with the first meeting occurring on November 15 at 1 PM.

Composed of influential community leaders, environmental activists, and public servants, the CEEJI Advisory Group is dedicated to addressing environmental disparities and advancing equity in the Greater Washington region.

Read more here.

Curbside Electric Free Curbside Charger From Montgomery County Energy

Are you struggling to find a place to charge your EV? If you live in Montgomery County and park your EV on the street, overnight – Curbside Electric wants to hear from you. Curbside Electric is working with the County to pilot their innovative curbside chargers. If you drive an EV (or will soon purchase one), and do not have access to dedicated off-street parking, sign up for more information on getting a charger installed outside your residence. Curbside Electric will fund the installation and hardware for your charging needs.

2023 Clean School Bus (CSB) Rebates Program:

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law of 2021 authorizes EPA to offer rebates to replace existing school buses with clean and zero-emission (ZE) models. The 2023 Clean School Bus (CSB) Rebates process includes account registration, rebate application submission, review and selection by EPA, selectees will then submit purchase orders to request payment and then receive payment, which is followed by new bus delivery, existing bus replacement, and project close out.

Electric Vehicle Charger Reliability and Accessibility Accelerator

The Electric Vehicle Charger Reliability and Accessibility Accelerator is making up to $100 million available for this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Applications must be submitted electronically through no later than 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on November 13, 2023 (the "application deadline"). Applicants are encouraged to submit applications in advance of the application deadline; however, applications will not be evaluated, and awards will not be made, until after the application deadline.

$20 Million For Thriving Communities

The Department of Transportation is accepting applications for its FY 2023

Thriving Communities Program (TCP). The program will provide up to $22 million in funding for Capacity Builders to provide technical assistance, planning and capacity-building support to disadvantaged and under-resourced communities across the U.S. to help them advance the transformative transportation projects needed to thrive.

Those interested in providing technical assistance and capacity-building support at a national or regional level through TCP can read complete details here. Applications are due by November 28, 2023. 

Federal EV Tax Credits

The IRS has issued new guidance on electric vehicle (EV) tax credits for 2023.


Manufacturers and Models for New Qualified Clean Vehicles Purchased in 2023 or After

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.


Credits for New Clean Vehicles Purchased in 2023 or After

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.

Alternative Fuels Tax Credits and Grants

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.

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Edmunds: Best used electric vehicles under $25,000 (AP News)

To help you decide what options you have for a used EV, the car experts at Edmunds highlighted their top five picks for a used EV that can be purchased for less than $25,000. We based our list on Edmunds ratings when they were new and on their current availability. The average pricing we’ve listed is based on Edmunds July sales data. Read the article here.

FACT SHEET: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces New Actions to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Combat the Climate Crisis

New steps will catalyze action across the federal government to account for climate change impacts in budgeting, procurement, and other agency decisions, and save hardworking families money

Read more here.

US EPA's Community, Equity & Resiliency initiative

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the launch of the Community, Equity & Resiliency initiative, a groundbreaking effort to help communities across the nation navigate EPA’s Inflation Reduction Act investments and other new funding opportunities made possible by President Biden’s Investing in America agenda. Through this new initiative, EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation and Office of Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights will facilitate community-driven partnerships and provide a space for communities to learn, connect, and cultivate ideas on how to access the historic resources, especially in low-income and disadvantaged communities.

A Virtual Open House will be held on Nov. 6 - 14.

Learn more here.

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