In this March 3rd eNewsletter from Sacramento Clean Cities
Upcoming Grants - Funding for a wide range of transportation and energy programs and projects
Upcoming Workshops - Participate in the decision making process
New Updates, Regulations & Requirements - Regulations and requirements that may affect your operations
Alternative Fuel & Zero-Emission Insights - Learn what’s new and what’s coming soon
Conferences, Programs - Educational, networking and presentation opportunities
Presentations Slides and Videos from Previous Sacramento Clean Cities Webinars
  • Presentation Slides and Recordings posted Here
SAVE THE DATE - Nikola Class 8 Battery Electric and Fuel Cell Truck Event
  • SAVE THE DATE - March 21
  • Nikola Class 8 Tre Battery and Fuel Cell Vehicles on display and drive/ride opportunities
  • Nikola’s Plans for Truck Charging and Hydrogen Fueling in Sacramento
  • Updates on Vehicle Availability, Incentives Available and Pending Regulations
  • California Trucking Association Headquarters
  • 4148 E Commerce Way, Sacramento
Registration & Event Details Coming Soon -
Grants Accepting Applications
FEMA Fire Protection & Safety Grant
  • AFV Educate, Inc., will apply for a FEMA grant for emergency responder training in partnership with Clean Cities Coalitions
  • AFV Educate is a 501(c)(3) organization specializing in emergency responder training 
  • Emergency Responders interested in training are encouraged to contact the Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition
Read more about the grant Here
Contact Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition Here
Low-No Federal Transportation Grant
FTA-2023-002-TPM-LWNO, FTA-2023-003-TPM-BUS
  • $1.7B ($1.2B Low or No Emission Grants; $470M Bus & Bus Facility Grants)
  • Transition the nation’s transit fleet to the lowest polluting and most energy efficient transit vehicles
  • Grant Applications due by 4/13/23
Read more Here
EPA EJ Collaborative Problem-Solving (EJCPS) Cooperative Agreement Program
  • Projects that address environmental and public health issues within an affected community;
  • Assist recipients building partnerships to address environmental and public health concerns;
  •  $25,000,000 for up to 50 awards to Community Based Organizations (CBOs) proposing projects for up to $500,000 each. 
  • $5,000,000 for up to 33 awards to qualifying small CBOs with 5 or fewer full-time employees proposing projects for up to $150,000 each;
  • Applications due April 10.
Read more Here
EPA Environmental Justice Government-to-Government (EJG2G) Program
  • Projects that transform under-served communities into healthy, thriving communities;
  • Funding for governmental and tribal entities;
  • Support activities that lead to measurable environmental or public health results in disproportionately burdened communities;
  • $20,000,000 for up to 20 awards for States partnering with Community Based Organizations (CBOs);
  • $20,000,000 for up to 20 awards for tribal governments partnering with CBOs;
  • $20,000,000 for up to 20 awards for local governments partnering with CBOs;
  • $10,000,000 for up to 10 awards for U.S. Territories, Freely Associated States, Puerto Rico, and tribes in remote areas;
  • Applications are due April 10.
Read more Here
EPA's Environmental Justice Small Grants Program
  • Eligible applicants are limited to federally recognized tribal governments;
  • Help communities understand and address exposure to multiple environmental harms and risks;
  • $1.6 million for up 16 to 20 grants of up to $100,000 each;
  • Applications are due by May 20
Read more Here
New Updates, Regulations, and Requirements
CARB School Bus Funding Workgroup
March 14
  • Staff presentation on Incentives for ZEV School Buses and Infrastructure
  • $135M Available from CARB
  • $15M Available from CEC
Read more Here
Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
BP Acquiring Travel Centers of America
BP is acquiring the trio of Travel Center companies that includes TA, Petro Stopping Centers and TA Express. Travel Centers of America operates one of the largest full-service travel center networks in the US. Nikola and TA have entered into an agreement to develop several hydrogen fueling facilities at Travel Center facilities. 
Read more about BP’s Merger with TA Here
Read more about Nikola’s Hydrogen Fueling Agreement with TA Here
Nikola Delivers Nissan EVs
Nissan is using Nikola’s Class 8 battery-electric trucks to deliver their EVs from the Port of Los Angeles to dealerships. Nissan is also using some Kenworth battery-electric trucks.
Read more Here
Alternative Fuel Insight
Zero GHG "Low Energy Nuclear Reactions" (LENR)
The U.S. DOE has awarded $10 million to eight LENR projects (universities, a national laboratory, and a small business) working to develop this potentially transformative carbon-free energy source. 
Read more Here
Viatec SmartPTO Saves Fuel
Duke Energy has installed Viatec ePTO systems across their aerial lift fleet to eliminate the need for trucks to run their engines at job sites to power the lifts and provide cabin air conditioning. Eliminating extended engine operations at job sites improves crew communications, reduces complaints from residents, saves fuel and reduces emissions. 
Read more Here
GoGreen "IDLE FREE" Implemented in Raleigh
GoGreen’s “IDLE FREE” program that helps drivers learn driving strategies to reduce idling emissions is being piloted by the City of Raleigh, North Carolina. Raleigh’s Climate Action Plan is targeting an 80% reduction in GHG from 2007 levels by 2050.
Read more Here
Lordstown Endurance Pickup Truck Recall
Lordstown Motors has announced that they have identified, “...performance and quality issues…” with some of the components in their Endurance EV Pickup Truck. They have stopped production customer deliveries and they have filed paperwork with the NHTSA to announce a voluntary recall.
Read more Here
Hydrogen Powered Drone Extends Range & Load
HevenDrones has developed a hydrogen-powered drone that has 5X greater energy efficiency than a battery-powered drone of equivalent size.
Read more Here
LCFS Renewable Fuel Pathways
California Average Grid Electricity Carbon Intensity: California average grid electricity used as a transportation fuel in California: 76.73gCO2e/MJ.
Read more Here
CARB Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Credits-$66.00
Recent Certification Applications
Check CARB CI Pathways Here
Conferences and Programs
NAFA Leadership Development Institute
April 16 & 17 - Virtual
Helpful strategies and crucial answers to solve even the most difficult dilemmas when it comes to learning exactly how to become a respected and effective leader.  
Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM)
April 16 - 19 - Virtual
  • Cutting-edge education offered at CAFM Live
  • Advanced fleet education covering all eight CAFM certification modules
  • Accelerates preparation for Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM) examination
May is Bike Month
May 2023 will bring another “May is Bike Month” sponsored by the Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates (SABA). This is a great show how you can reduce your carbon footprint while increasing your health! In 2022:
  • 284 Workplaces Participated
  • Nearly 40,000 Vehicle Trips Were Avoided
  • Over 550,000 Cycling Miles Were Traveled
  • 30 tons of CO2 Saved
Read more about SABA Here
Connect with May is Bike Month Here
Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo
May 1 - 4 - Anaheim Convention Center
  • Largest advanced transportation technologies and clean fuels conference and trade show
  • Hands-on access to the fuels, technologies, and vehicles driving the future of transportation
  • Product debuts and major announcements from leading OEMs and suppliers
  • Unparalleled networking opportunities with 8,500+ transportation leaders 
  • Access to the most extensive assembly of advanced commercial vehicles anywhere
Read more Here
FORTH Roadmap Conference
May 15 - 17, 2023
  • We are a proud Community Partner for the 2023 #RoadmapForth Conference!
  • Join 1k+ automakers, utilities, gov. agencies, NGOs & more May 15-17 for the nation's premier #electrictransportation conference.
EVS36 "Driving the Transition to E-Mobility"
June 11 - 14, 2023 - Sacramento Convention Center
  • Annual international gathering of the world’s EV experts
  • Cutting-edge research 
  • Innovative technologies
  • EV Market developments
Read more about EVS36 Here
  • EVS36 Call for papers covering:
  • Research
  • Market and government programs
  • Activities across all fields related to hybrid, battery & fuel cell technologies
  • EV infrastructure and services.
Read more about submitting papers Here
Green Transportation Summit and Expo "Accelerate to Zero"
August 22 - 24 - Tacoma, Washington
  • West Coast’s Premier Fleet Modernization & Sustainable Transportation Event
  • Networking, Information Sessions, Workshops, Vehicle Walk-throughs
  • Registration Coming Soon
Read more Here
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