Upcoming Clean Cities Webinars
Presentation Slides and Videos from Previous Sacramento Clean Cities Webinars
Presentation Slides and Recordings posted Here
Be sure to check out the 8/16 presentation on "Vehicle Bi-directional Charging (V2X)"
Grants Accepting Applications
Clean Energy Fuels $50K/Truck Grants
  • Clean Energy Fuels provides grants up to $50K/truck
  • NG trucks - Clean, Quiet, Environmentally Friendly
  • Using Renewable NG can have NEGATIVE GHG emissions
EPA DERA Tribal and Insular Area Grants
  • Grants up to $800K
  • No cost share requirement
  • Off-road, Ag & Mining Vehicles, School buses, EVs, Locomotives
  • Electrified parking spaces
Read more Here
CEC EnergIIZE Grant
  • Energy Infrastructure Incentives for Zero-Emission (EnergIIZE) Commercial Vehicles
  • Grant applications accepted from 9/1/22 through 9/30/22
  • Total funding available - $13.95M for Commercial Vehicle Infrastructure
Read more Here
EPA Funding Opportunity Notice - Technical Assistance for Underserved Communities
  • $11M available now, up to $50M available in the future
  • Funding to establish Environmental Justice (EJ) Thriving Community Technical Assistance Centers across the nation
  • Centers to provide technical assistance, training, and capacity-building and assist with navigating federal systems such as Grants.gov and SAM.gov
  • Applications due by October 4 
Read more Here
DOE $96M to Advance Clean Vehicle Technologies
  • Concept Papers due 8/25, Full Applications due 11/10, Awards Announced March 2023
  • 13 Proposal Topics in 7 Major Categories
  • Community Partnerships and Justice 40 Requirements are Included
Read more Here
School Healthy Air & Plumbing Funding
The California Schools Healthy Air, Plumbing, and Efficiency (CalSHAPE) program is open with applications due by October 31, 2022.
Read more Here
SMUD "Shine Awards" for Incorporated Nonprofit Organizations
  • Spark Level - up to $10K with 25% Match Required
  • Amplifier Level - $10K - $50K with 50% Match Required
  • Transformer level - $50K - $100K with 100% Match Required
  • Applications may be submitted up to August 12 at 5pm
  • Application workshops have been scheduled 
Read more Here
PEV DAC Call For Projects
The Plug-in Electric Vehicle Collaborative’s Disadvantaged Communities Committee (PEV DAC) has published a grant application template and called for regional projects to be submitted. The template contains:
  • The 7 criteria that must be met, information about the applicant and project site
  • Additional information is also available to assist applicants:
Read more Here
Upcoming Workshops
Advanced Clean Cars Regulation - Second Notice
August 23
  • The CARB board directed staff to develop responses to testimony submitted on June 9;
  • Written responses are now available for review and comment;
  • A workshop on the staff responses will be scheduled.
Read more Here
CEC Workshop - Building Decarbonization and EV Charging Equipment Website
August 30
  • Website to help building owners, construction industry, local governments overcome barriers
  • Technology options, tools, and resources, and all aspects of the project
Read more Here
CEC GFO 21-606 - ZEV Battery Manufacturing Grant Implementer
September 1
  • $100M Program to fund in-state battery manufacturing for zero-emission vehicles and related infrastructure;
  • CEC will be seeking a contractor to develop and implement this grant program.
Read more Here
CEC Workshop on Visibility of EVSE and H2 Infrastructure
September 6
  • Visibility of EVSE and H2 refueling stations
  • Signage along freeways, highways, and other roadways
  • Use of green paint to indicate the presence of EV charging spaces 
Read more Here
CEC Clean Transportation Program's Advisory Committee Workshop/Meeting
October 6
Read more Here
Info On Upcoming Grants
$7.3 Billion in BIL For Resilient Infrastructure
The US DOT announced new guidance and $7.3 billion in over five years to help states and communities prepare for and respond to extreme weather events like wildfires, flooding, and extreme heat.
Read more Here
Inflation Reduction Act
The Inflation Reduction Act has a tax credit provision, but as currently written, the credit is only available for EVs that are made in North America, and made with components that are also sourced in North America. Other provisions in the Act include:.
  • Tax-exempt entities [e.g. government fleets] would have the option of electing to receive direct payments from the U.S. Treasury
  • Extends the credit for alternative fuel refueling property through December 31, 2032, with some modifications.
  • Extension of excise tax credits for alternative fuels, biodiesel, and renewable diesel.
Read more Here
New Updates, Regulations, and Requirements
CARB Regulatory Training
  • MS522: Air Regulatory Overview for Public Agencies - August 25
Registration Information Here
50¢/GGE Natural Gas (NG) Federal Tax Credit Extension Approved
Also included in the Inflation Reduction Act are a number of other items that support heavy-duty NG vehicles:
  • Clean Fuel Production Tax Credit;
  • Production Tax Credit;
  • Investment Tax Credit;
  • Alternative Fuel Refueling Tax Credit;
  • Clean Vehicle Credit & Used Clean Vehicle Credit;
  • Qualified Commercial Clean Vehicle.
Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
Clean Energy Fuels $50K/Truck Grants
  • Clean Energy Fuels provides grants up to $50K/truck
  • NG trucks - Clean, Quiet, Environmentally Friendly
  • Using Renewable NG can have NEGATIVE GHG emissions
US Gain Tackles Blockchain Strategies for the Energy Business
  • Blockchains can play a role in the tracking, distribution, and retirement of RECs and voluntary credits. 
  • Blockchain can link all credits created to one chain of data.
Read more Here
Ford eTransit with FedEx
FedEx is putting 10 Ford eTransit Vans into package delivery service in 10 communities in nine markets across six states: Arizona, California, Florida, Chicago, Michigan and Texas. 
Read more Here
DANNAR Adds Fuel Cell Power
DANNAR, manufacturer of the Mobile Power System (MPS), a unique vehicle that can serve a very wide range of construction and emergency niches, and also function as a mobile electric energy storage system, is adding fuel cell technology from Advent to increase range and power capabilities.
Read more Here
Upcoming SMUD-Sponsored Electric Vehicle Ride & Drives
  • October 9, Times TBA: Littleton Center in Galt
  • October 14/15/16, Times TBA: Cal Expo
  • Other events may be scheduled
For more information or to volunteer to assist contact Jenny Matchell
Alternative Fuel Insight
Electrify America Will Install DCFC at 200 IKEA Stores
IKEA has announced a partnership with Electrify American to install DCFC, with a mix of 150kW and 350kW units, at over 200 stores in 18 states.
Read more Here
Denver Clean Cities Project Manager Position Recruitment
  • Manage and coordinate multiple projects
  • Organize and plan project tasks and schedules
  • Analyze, evaluate, and improve projects
Read more Here
UCFS Transportation Department Recruitments
The DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Has Positions Open
  • Office Director
  • Analysts
  • Program Managers for a Range of Technology Programs
  • Batteries
  • Electrification
  • Energy Efficient Mobility Systems
  • Off-road, Rail, Marine, and Aviation
Read more Here
Monarch's EV Ag Tractors Begin Production Q1 2023
The Monarch Mk-V battery electric ag tractor will be manufactured by Foxconn at their Ohio plant where the Fisker and Lordstown Endurance will be made. A small number of Mk-V demo units will be built in Livermore in Q4 of 2022. 
Read more Here
Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Tax Credit in Inflation Reduction Act
  • SAF tax credit of $1.25 to $1.50 per gallon based on GHG reduction
  • Tax credit starts at a GHG benefit of 50%
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
Low Carbon Fuel Credits
Conferences and Programs
Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference and Expo
August 30 - September 1
Durham, NC
  • Produced by the 100 Best Fleets and NAFA Fleet Management Association;
  • Case studies from the best fleets, vendors, & partners;
  • Presentations on the most up to date sustainable fleet technology, operations, and implementation strategies.
Read More Here
NAFA Fleet Legislative Summit
September 20-21
Washington, DC
  • Preventing Auto Recycling Thefts Legislation
  • EV Recharging Infrastructure
  • Congressional Staff Briefings on Fleet Issues 
Read more Here
National Drive Electric Week (NDEW)
September 23 - October 2

Training webinar for Thursday, July 14th
Register Here
Green California Schools and Community College Summit
October 18
  • Connecting environmental literacy and facility programs
  • Funding to meet water and EV Fleet requirements
Read more Here
Fleet Forward Conference
November 9 - 11
Santa Clara
  • Fleet solutions on electrification, Connected vehicles, Autonomous technology, Last-mile mobility, Shared mobility, Next-generation telematics
  • Expanded Ride and Drive
Read more Here
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