May 2024 Edition

Antoine M. Thompson

CEO/Executive Director


A Message from the

Executive Director

I am so happy to report that GWRCCC had an amazing and very productive series of initiatives in April. I would like to thank our speakers that participated in the Earth Day panel. We enjoyed volunteering at two community cleanups in DC and Forestville, Maryland. Also, we greatly appreciate the organizations that participated in the Clean Fuel Vehicle Showcase outside of the Washington Nationals Stadium.  

I would like to wish all moms a Happy Mother’s Day. Don't forget to register today for the GWRCCC Ron Flowers Golf Tournament on June 27, 2024 at


Antoine M Thompson

Antoine M. Thompson

CEO & Executive Director


GWRCCC in the Community

Watkins Elementary Neighborhood Clean Up

Earth Day Weekend Celebrations

Sligo Creek Park Earth Day and Marlboro Pike Earth Day Clean Up with Prince George's County Councilmember Wala Blegay. Thank you to EVADC for bringing vehicles to our events!

First GWRCCC Clean Green

Happy Hour of 2024

Clean Fuel Vehicle Showcase

GWRCCC showcased clean fuel vehicles outside of a Washington Nationals Game in celebration of Earth Day. Read this press release to learn more.

Listen to our podcast Green Leaders: On the Move

Click on the flyer to listen

GWRCCC Fleet Coaching

GWRCCC is offering 30 minutes of coaching for a limited number of fleets each month. Do you need to train your workforce on emission reducing practices or transitioning to a clean energy fleet? We can help you!

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

GWRCCC Monthly Clean Energy and Transportation Industry Meeting

May 9

11 AM - 12 PM


Public EV Charging with MAEP

May 14

7 - 8 PM


AEE National Capital Chapter Electric Vehicle Show & Luncheon Panel Discussion

May 17

10 AM - 1 PM

Oh George Tables and Tap House

10659C Braddock Road

Fairfax, VA 22032

Register Here


May 20-23

Las Vegas Convention Center

Las Vegas, NV

Get your tickets to the ACTExpo using our code, 24GWRCC75

Green Procurement

Working Group

May 23

11 AM - 12 PM


Environmental, Energy & Transportation Justice Summit

June 20

10 AM - 5 PM

Howard University Blackburn Auditorium

Tickets $50 for members

$75 for non-members

Ron Flowers Scholarship Annual Golf Outing

June 27

8:30 AM - 3 PM

Oak Creek Golf Course

Thinking About Installing Workplace Charging?

Sign the EMPOWER Pledge and Receive $250!

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. Once you sign the pledge, we will give you $250 and access to resources to help you through the workplace charging installation process.

Contact Durrell Jones at, Darryl Barnes at or call the office at (202) 671-1580 with questions.

Sign the Pledge

California Energy Commission Cost Share for Federal Clean Energy Funding Opportunities: The purpose of this solicitation is to provide cost share funding to applicants that apply for and receive one of the following: 

-An award under an eligible federal Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) and meet the requirements of this solicitation, or  

-Follow-on funding from the U.S. Department of Energy to continue research from a previously awarded federal grant that also received Energy Commission federal cost share funding under PON-14-308, GFO-18-902, or this GFO and the proposed project meets the requirements of this solicitation. 

Learn more.

Amtrak Continues Advancing Zero Emissions Technology: Amtrak is seeking out options through a Request for Information (RFI) to help transform its rail fleet with zero-emissions technology. The step marks progress towards Amtrak's long-range goal of eliminating emissions used to power Amtrak’s trains, which already provide one of the most sustainable modes of travel for many trips. (Amtrak Media Center)

Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicles Program: The EPA has announced the Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicles Program. The EPA anticipates awarding up to $932 million in competitive grant funding. The funding is for replacing non-zero-emission Class 6 and 7 heavy-duty vehicles with Zero Emission class 6 and 7 vehicles, including school buses and “vocational vehicles” (straight/box trucks, step vans, septic and bucket trucks, refuse haulers, street sweepers, transit buses, etc.). The deadline to apply is July 25, 2024 at 11:59 PM ET. (

$316 Million Available to Modernize Ferry Service and Better Connect Rural Communities: The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced the availability of $316 million to support and modernize passenger ferry service in communities across the country. Across the country, there are approximately three million ferry riders each month, utilizing these transit services to get to work, school, healthcare appointments, and more. In addition to FTA’s long standing Passenger Ferry Program, the BIL established more federal support for ferry service, including for ferry systems

Clean Bus Planning Awards (CBPA): The $5 million program provides school and transit bus fleets with free technical assistance to develop fleet electrification plans. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Renew America’s Schools Program: Supports energy upgrades in schools, some potential projects/expenses could include ESBs, electric vehicle supply equipment, on-site renewable energy generation and battery energy storage systems. Apply by June 13, 2024.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Heavy Duty Vehicles - Phase 3: The U.S. EPA finalized its Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Heavy-Duty Vehicles – Phase 3. Under this program, new greenhouse gas standards will phase in over model years 2027 through 2032. These standards, which are technology-neutral and performance-based, will significantly reduce climate and air pollution.

Join CEBN & GWRCCC in urging Congress to support robust federal funding for clean energy research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D) in FY25: This funding is critical for advancing innovation, creating jobs, and maintaining U.S. leadership in the global cleantech sector. Please add your signature to show your support. Sign the letter here.

Write Your Member about a Funding Request: With just a couple clicks you can send a message to your members of Congress weighing in on federal funding levels for your clean energy technology area of interest. Click the links below to submit a pre-drafted appropriations requests for the DOE offices or programs most relevant to your work. These messages are fully customizable.

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (Tech areas: renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainable transportation/fuels)

Vehicle Technologies Office

2024 City of Baltimore Procurement Conference: Thursday, June 13, 2024

Baltimore Convention Center, Hall D – Sharp Street Lobby Entrance 1 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. This procurement conference will feature exhibitors from city, state, county and federal government agencies, universities, institutions, corporations and resource partners.  Attendees will hear directly from procurement officials about opportunities for small, minority and women-owned businesses.

To view flier, click here. To register, click here

More details to follow regarding exhibitor opportunities! For more information, call 410-396-3818.

Sponsorship Opportunities!

GWRCCC is seeking your help and support. Click here to review the Sponsorship Opportunities.

Becoming a GWRCCC Member has it’s perks!

For more information, go to the link below.

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Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition

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