In this March 17th 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
Nikola Class 8 Battery Electric and Fuel Cell Truck Event
March 21, 2023
  • 9:30am - 2pm: Drop in, Check out the Vehicles, Ride/Drive a ZEV Class 8 Truck
  • California Trucking Association Headquarters, 4148 E Commerce Way, Sacramento
  • Continental Breakfast
  • 9:30 & 12:00: Presentations
  • Update on Nikola’s Plans for Truck Charging and Hydrogen Fueling in Sacramento
  • Incentives Available
  • 11 - 2: Lunch
Register Here
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
CEC Workshop - GFO-22-609 "Responsive Easy Charging Products with Dynamic Signals REDWDS)"
March 23 - 10:00 - 12:00
  • $9 million in grant funds for development and deployment of easy-to-use charging products which help customers manage electric vehicle (EV) charging and respond to dynamic grid signals. 
  • Up to $300 million in additional grant funds may be available in the future to complete a second phase of work for agreements initially awarded funding under this solicitation.
  • Products may include but are not limited to charging network software, vehicle software, unidirectional EVSE, bidirectional EVSE, aggregator products.
  • Eligible applicants: 
  • Electric vehicle service providers (EVSPs) and charging network companies 
  • Electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) manufacturers
  • Electric vehicle charging software and hardware providers
  • Automation service providers that manage or aggregate charging
  • Vehicle manufacturers
Read more Here
CEC Hydrogen Planning Workshop
March 28 - Virtual
  • Potential Solicitation for MD/HD H2 Corridor Projects
  • Gather feedback from interested parties 
Read more Here
Upcoming CARB Training
  • March 29 & April 4 - Heavy-duty SMOG Check 
  • April 4 - In-use Off-road Diesel Vehicle Regulation
  • April 5 - Transport Refrigeration Units
  • April 20 - New Programs and Regulations
Read more Here
Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
SRECTrade Funds Marine Logistics ZEV Transition
SRECT has partnered with the Pasha Group to fund their commitment to renewable energy and zero-emission vehicles and equipment. The Pasha Group is, a major marine logistics company operating ocean transport for containerized and break bulk cargo, port rolling stock and cargo handling equipment and truck fleets.
Read more Here
Alternative Fuel Insight
Oregon Renewable Diesel Terminal
Targray has opened bulk fuel terminals in Portland and Eugene Oregon where fuel distributors can load Renewable Diesel (RD) for delivery to fleets or retail sale locations. 
Read more Here
JCB's Hydrogen Combustion Engine Matches Diesel in HP and Torque
Construction equipment company JCB is ready to begin marketing their hydrogen combustion engine after two years of technical development. Because of the lower combustion temperature, lean air/fuel ratio and zero carbon in the fuel, criteria emissions are close to zero and GHG emissions are zero. 
Watch Here
EV Recalls Cause EV Owner Dissatisfaction
A JD Powers survey of EV owners shows that EV owners are more dissatisfied with vehicle dealerships than ICE owners due to a greater number of recalls on EVs than on ICE vehicles. 
Read more Here
Lightship EV Travel Trailer
The Lightship Travel Trailer won’t reduce the range of your EV because the trailer has an electrically powered drive axle and comes with an 80kWh battery pack that also powers the trailer’s appliances. The trailer also comes equipped with a solar panels. Production on the $125K trailer is scheduled to begin in 2024.
Read More Here
United Airlines Invests in Algae-Based SAF
United Airlines has made a $5M investment in Viridos, a company that is developing Sustainable Aviation Fuel using algae, along with used cooking oil and agricultural waste. 
Read more Here
LCFS Renewable Fuel Pathways
California Average Grid Electricity Carbon Intensity: California average grid electricity used as a transportation fuel in California: 81.49gCO2e/MJ.
CARB Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Credits-$70.50
Recent Certification Applications
Check CARB CI Pathways Here
Conferences and Programs
CEC Hydrogen Planning Workshop
March 28 - Virtual
  • Potential Solicitation for MD/HD H2 Corridor Projects
  • Gather feedback from interested parties 
Read more Here
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
California Mobile Command Center Expo
May 4 - Lodi Grape Festival Fairgrounds
  • Demo your command centers
  • View a wide range of command center equipment
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
Register Here (Use Discount Code SACRAMENTO-CC-30 for a 30% Discount)
Read more Here
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