In this March 15th 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
Special Announcements
Free Annual Fleet Organization Membership
If you are a Fleet Manager interested in getting immediate feedback on a range of problem areas from other fleet managers in the region, the Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA) may be for you. MEMA and the Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition (SCCC) have teamed up to make your first year’s membership, normally $275, absolutely FREE if you are willing to help SCCC bring more federal and state grants, informational events and webinars and technician training opportunities to the Sacramento region. 
CARB Delays Periodic Testing Start Date
The heavy-duty vehicle periodic emission testing program start date has been shifted from July 1, 2024 to January 1, 2025. Fleets are still required to pay the $30 fee by the vehicle's previous 2024 compliance deadline.
Read more Here
Grants Accepting Applications
EnergIIZE Hydrogen Funding Lane Opening
  • Highest incentive funding cap of all EnergIIZE funding lanes 
  • Covers 50-75% of eligible equipment and software costs up to $3 million (standard) or $4 million (Jump Start equity criteria).
  • Covers a wide range of H2 Infrastructure Equipment & Software
Read more about EnergIIZE Here
Register for EnergIIzE Funding Workshop Here
VW Zero-Emission Freight and Marine (ZEFM) Grant Fund Open
  • $20M Available
  • Stacking with CORE Allowed
  • Eligible equipment includes forklifts (>8,000#) Airport GSE, Terminal Tractors, Ferries/Tug Re-powers, Shore Power & More
  • First-come, First-served basis until funding is exhausted 
Read more Here
Statewide VW Program Funds Now Available
  • Combustion Freight and Marine and Zero-Emission Class 8 Trucks
  • Freight Trucks, Dump Trucks, Waste Haulers, and Concrete Mixers up to $102,000
  • Freight Switcher Locomotives up to $1,620,000
  • First-Come, First-Served Solicitation
Read more Here
Innovative Small E-Fleet (ISEF) Funding
  • $83M set aside for ISEF within the HVIP Program
  • Incentives for small fleets that seek to deploy battery electric or hydrogen fuel cell trucks
  • Fleets with < 20 trucks and <$15M annual revenue (NGOs are exempt from the revenue cap)
  • Program runs until all funds are allocated 
Read more Here
CEC Funding Announcement - Charging Infrastructure For Government Fleets
  • GFO-23-606 $30 million for EVSE for light-duty government fleets
  • Pre-application webinar January 10, 2024
  • Applications due April 5, 2024
Read more Here
CEC $16M Hydrogen Project Funding
  • The CEC’s $16M EnergIIZE Hydrogen funding lane will open on April 17. 
  • Eligible items include, but are not limited to, compressors, chillers, liquid and gaseous hydrogen pumps and storage, electrolysis equipment, transformers, switch gear, hydrogen pumps, high-pressure storage, point-of-sale systems, piping and pipelines.
How to apply workshop Here
Read more Here
EPA $4.6B for Climate Reduction Act Grants
Read more Here
CEC GFO-23-607 - Tribal Electric Vehicle Infrastructure, Planning, and Workforce Development
  • The purpose of this solicitation is to provide funding for Tribes, Tribal Organizations, and Tribally-owned businesses for:
  • Project Activity 1 – EV Charging Infrastructure: installing charging infrastructure for passenger and medium- and heavy-duty (MDHD) EV charging equipment, supporting infrastructure, and associated resiliency technologies.
  • Project Activity 2 – EV Infrastructure Planning: activities to support tribal participation in future EV funding opportunities and to enable tribes to plan for EV adoption.
  • Project Activity 3 – EV Workforce Training and Development: activities that support careers in EVs, EV infrastructure, and EV-related technologies.
  • $400,000 - $3,000,000 per award ($10,000,000 total)
  • SUBMISSION DEADLINE April 24, 2024
Read more Here
EPA's $3B in Two Port Grants
  • $2.8B for ZE Port Equipment and Infrastructure
  • $150M for Climate and Air Quality Planning
  • Application Deadline May 28
Read more Here
NREL $5M Clean Bus Planning Program
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has announced planning grants to provide technical assistance to create customized bus electrification plans.
  • Applications for assistance are open on a rolling basis through Sept. 30, 2024
Read more Here
EPA $2B Environmental and Climate Justice
  • Support for community-driven projects
  • Environmental and Climate Justice grants
  • Grants targeting clean energy and resilience including low- and zero-emission technologies and workforce development supporting the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
  • Applications reviewed on a rolling basis for one year, closing on November 21, 2024
Read more Here
Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
SacEV's Ride-and-Drives & EV Display Events in April
SacEV’s Ride-and-Drives & EV Display Events in April 
  • Learn about:
  • EV incentives on new and previously owned EVs
  • Fuel savings and charging infrastructure
  • Lower EV fuel and maintenance costs
  • Chat with EV owners
April 13 - EVs at Dia de la Tierra at the La Familia Counseling Center
April 13 - “Touch A [EV] Truck” at the Playzeum in Yuba City
April 15 - EVs at Sacramento High School Earth Day
April 20 - EVs at UC Davis Picnic Day
April 21 - EVs at Earth Day - Southside Park in Sacramento
April 21 - EVs at Day at the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce
Motiv's EVs Power Shasta Linen's Deliveries
Motiv Power Systems has delivered five step vans to Shasta Linen’s facilities in Sacramento and the Central Valley. SMUD awarded Shasta Linen their “Clean Power City: Carbon Free Transportation” award at their 16th Annual Sustainable Business Awards for their use of Motiv’s electric trucks.
Read more Here
US Energy Outlines the Three Most Common EV Charging Mistakes
To achieving the expected savings when converting fleets to EVs, fleet managers need to avoid these three mistakes:
  • Overlooking charge management and paying more for electricity than planned;
  • Failing to take advantage of all the credits associated with using renewable energy; and
  • Failing to make a comprehensive plan.
Read more Here
Federal Clean Freight Corridor Strategy
The Joint office of Energy & Transportation announced the development of a strategy that sets an actionable vision and comprehensive approach to ramping up the deployment of a world-class, zero-emission freight network across the United States by 2040.
Read more Here
DOE Super Truck Program Funds GM Hydrogen Pickup Fleet
DOE‘s Super Truck Program has provided GM with $26M that GM will match with $65M to design, engineer, and develop a fleet of hydrogen fuel-cell pickup trucks based on the Silverado 5500. The fuel cell powertrains are being developed by GM’s Hydrotec division.
Read more Here
Alternative Fuel Insight
CHP In-Service Police Vehicle Evaluations Available to Police Agencies
  • In-service Police Vehicle Evaluations at the CHP Academy Grounds in West Sacramento
  • Evaluations include: 0-60, 50-100, 0-100, top speed, handling, braking, pursuit performance
  • Evaluation dates: November 2 and 3
Inquiries can be directed to Captain Matt Timmons at MTimmons@CHP.Ca.GOV
LCFS Renewable Fuels Pathways
  • California Average Grid Electricity Carbon Intensity: California average grid electricity used as a transportation fuel in California: 79.43 to 81.49gCO2e/MJ.
  • Check CARB Carton Intensity (CI)I Pathways Here
Current LCFS Credit Value $68.50
FirstElement Fuel currently installing a station in McClellan Park
Conferences and Programs
Earth Day Events
SacEV and Sacramento Clean Cities invite Clean Cities Stakeholders to participate in Earth Day EV events:
  • Saturday, April 20 10am - 4pm at Fairytale Town (3901 Land Park Drive)
  • Sunday, April 21, 11am - 4pm at Southside Park (8th & U Streets) 
Register for Fairytale Town Event Here
Register for Southside Park Event Here
Sustainable Facilities Forum
May 9 - Scottish Rite Masonic Center, Sacramento
  • Global Warming: Materials and Manufactured Equipment 
  • CalGreen Code Updates
  • Whole Building Lifecycle Analysis
  • Power Budget Alternatives 2025
  • Fleet Electrification | Zero Emission Fleets 
  • Waste Diversion | Organic Waste Recycling
  • Deadline for submitting proposals - Feb 23 Here
Read more Here
NAFA "New Frontiers" Fleet Event
April 22-24 - Austin, TX
  • 40+ Educational Sessions
  • Innovative Products and Solutions
  • 200+ State-of-the-Art Exhibits
  • Ride & Drive Experience — NEW
  • Unparalleled Networking Opportunities
  • Three Pre-Conference Events
  • Captivating Keynote Speakers
  • Specialty Training Track for Technicians
Read more Here
ACT Expo 2024
Major Vehicle OEMs and Suppliers
Technology, Fuel and Sustainable Transportation Presentations
May 20 - 23 - Las Vegas Convention Center
Read more Here
Green Technology Summit & Expo
Green Technology Summit & Expo - August 20-22, 2024 in Tacoma, Washington
"Accelerate to Zero"
The Green Technology Summit and Expo (GTSE) is now accepting proposals to join our program. Major presentation categories include: 
  • Fleet Sustainability & Decarbonization
  • AI / Drone Technology Advancements
  • Cybersecurity
  • Workforce Development
  • Renewable Fuels & Technologies 
  • Heavy Duty & Medium Duty Decarbonization
  • Energy Resilience
  • Developing Zero Emission Infrastructure
  • Utility Programs & Policy
  • Transportation Policy and Incentives
  • Environmental Justice
  • Navigating Road Blocks in Sustainable Transportation
  • Transportation Hubs
  • Hard to Decarbonize Sectors
  • Technical Training
Submission Deadline: February 25th, 2024
For more information contact:
Forth Electric Transportation Conference
September 24-26, 2024 in Detroit, Michigan
Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition | 916 - 622 - 8433