In this September 1st 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 Announcement
Save The Date: 10/19/23 "Strategies for ZEV Implementation"
  • Fleet Manager Case Studies
  • Strategies for ZEV Transition Planning
  • Strategies for ZEV Regulatory Compliance
  • Strategies ZEV Spec Writing
  • Strategies for ZEV Funding
  • 10/19/23, 8am - 2pm in Sacramento
Grants Accepting Applications
VW Zero-Emission Freight and Marine (ZEFM) Grant Fund Open
  • $20M Available
  • First-come, First-served basis until funding is exhausted 
  • Stacking with CORE Allowed
  • Eligible equipment includes forklifts (>8,000#) Airport GSE, Terminal Tractors, Ferries/Tug Repowers, Shore Power & More
Read more Here
Clean Off-Road Equipment (CORE) Funding Available
  • Voucher Incentives for the purchase of Heavy-duty Off-road Equipment 
  • $182M Available Now on a First Come/First Served Basis Until Funds are Exhausted
Read more Here
ZEV Transit & Drayage EnergIIZE Infrastructure Funding Available
  • Transit Funding
  • Eligible Applicants: Transit Agencies, Native American Tribes, NGOs Serving Tribes
  • $11.4M Available
  • Drayage Funding
  • Eligible Applicants: Fleets currently requesting HVIP Drayage Truck Set-Aside Vouchers
  • Fleets currently on the HVIP Drayage Set-Aside list of eligible entities
  • $22.275M Available
  • Applications due by August 25 Application Deadline Extended to September 15
Read more Here
Energy Future Grants (EFG)
  • $27 in financial assistance
  • Advance clean energy innovation to improve energy affordability
  • Goal - 50 multi-agency teams of 3 to 4 cities, counties, states, tribes
  • Can include innovative planning in the power, transportation, and/or building sectors.
  • Applications due by 9/30/23
Read more Here
CARB Solicitation for Adult Education & Vocational School ZEV Technology Training
  • Develop new or strengthen existing workforce training and development programs
  • Increase awareness of Zero-Emission Vehicle training, education, and jobs
  • Projects must benefit a California-based, accredited, non-profit adult education or vocational school
  • Programs should focus on working with and enrolling students from priority populations
  • All work must be completed March 31, 2026
  • Applications close October 27
Read more Here
CARB Clean Transportation and Planning Funding Grants
  • $32.65 million available to fund planning, clean transportation, and supporting projects
  • Community-based organizations, local governments, public schools and tribes are eligible
  • Concept Phase applications due September 8, 2023. 
  • Full Phase applications due November 3, 2023
Read more Here
2023 DERA Announced
  • Diesel Emission Reduction Act for 2023
  • $115M to reduce emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of older diesel engines
  • Applications due by December 1, 2023
Read more Here
Innovative Small E-Fleet (ISEF) Funding Opens
  • $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
El Dorado Air District EV & EVSE Incentives
The El Dorado Air District has a $599 “Drive Clean” incentive for El Dorado County residents who buy an EV (pre-approval is required) and they are developing a $300 “CHARGE” incentive for home EVSE.
Read more Here
New Updates, Regulations, and Requirements
"Comprehensive Report on Hydrogen" Workshop
Sept 5
  • SB 1075 Mandates CEC, CPUC, GO-Biz Joint Report
  • Technical and policy evaluations and recommendations regarding the development, deployment, and use of hydrogen
Read more Here
CEC AB2127 EV Charging Infrastructure Assessment Workshop
Sept 7 - Virtual
  • Share the assessment charging infrastructure needs
  • Discuss the differences from the first AB 2127 assessment
  • Solicit public feedback
Read more Here
CARB Clean Transportation Incentives Funding Plan Community Meeting
Sept 19 - Virtual
  • The Funding Plan outlines zero-emission vehicles and air quality funds
  • Staff will present feedback on Clean Mobility Equity and Light-Duty Vehicle Investments 
  • Staff will also briefly introduce the Clean Truck Check Program
Read more Here
CARB Clean Truck Regulation (aka "HD I/M") Training
Sept 20 - Webinar
  • contractors, universities, and school districts, to participate in a regulatory training webinar on the requirements of Clean Truck Check, also known as Heavy-Duty Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance (HD I/M). Vehicle owners, operators, fleet managers, technicians, maintenance staff, and emission testers are recommended to participate.
  • Clarify the regulation details for public fleets
  • Clean Truck Check registration and fee collection is projected to begin in October 
Read more Here
Lake Tahoe Electric Transportation Forum
Sept 29 - Lake Tahoe Community College
  • The benefits of electrifying transportation in the Lake Tahoe Basin
  • Lake Tahoe leaders’ perspectives on challenges & opportunities in electrifying transportation
  • Grants, tax credits, and other financial incentives available to electrify transportation
  • The “Transportation as a Service” model for government agencies
  • Model examples of electric transportation in other areas
  • Electric watercraft and other “e” recreational products such as snowmobiles and ATVs
Register Here
American River College Fall Career Fair
  • Students are getting AA Degrees as Auto Techs, Electricians, Computer Techs, Office Workers, etc.
  • Reserving a table ($350) includes: Continental Breakfast, Lunch, 1 Table, 2 Chairs
  • October 11, 10am - 2pm - 4700 College Oak Drive, Sacramento
Read more Here
Clean Cities Celebrates 30th Anniversary
With 75 coalitions around the US, the National Clean Cities Program is celebrating 30 years of work reducing the US dependence on fossil fuels. 
Read more Here
Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
SMUD Awarded Transportation Hub Funding
SMUD has been awarded $2.9M under the CEC’s GFO-22-611 “FAST” (Fast and Available Charging for All Californians) to establish EV Transportation Hubs in Sacramento. 
Read more Here
Motiv Introduces "ARGO"
Motiv has used their years of HD EV experience to develop a Class 6 EV from the ground up. The “ARGO” can be configured as a box truck (including refrigerated) or shuttle bus with 150 mile range, fast recharge times and payloads up to 15,500#. 
Read more Here
Lightning eMotors 5 Million EV Miles
Lightning eMotors’ over 600 HD ZEVs, including shuttle buses, work trucks, cargo vans, school buses and motor coaches operating at over 80 major fleet depots have driven over 5 million ZEV miles
Read more Here
NGVi Sponsors "Super Tech" Competition
NGVi will be a sponsor for the American Trucking Association’s “Super Tech” competition where Heavy-duty technicians from around the U.S. will have the opportunity to test their natural gas vehicle knowledge and skills.
Read more Here
Alternative Fuel Insight
Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered Emergency Relief Truck
A Kenworth Class 7 truck has been upfitted as zero-emission emergency response vehicle under a project at the Department of Homeland Security. The Cummins zero-emission subsidiary, Accelera, provided the drivetrain upfit that drives the truck and provides auxiliary power and water at the disaster site, along with a climate-controlled office for relief workers.
Read more Here
Bill to Promote SAF
Bill to Promote SAF: Congressional representatives from Texas and Ohio have jointly introduced legislation to increase USDA support to farmers growing crops for Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). The bill would also loosen restrictions on use of fallow ag land for production of crops used for SAF. 
Read more Here
CVRP Transitioning
The Clean Vehicle Rebate Program (CVRP) will transition into an expanded CleanCars4All (CC4A) program to provide rebates exclusively to low- and middle-income EV purchasers. The expanded program will offer up to $12,000 for buyers who scrap an older car and up to $7.500 for purchasers not scrapping an older car.  
Read more Here
LCFS Renewable Fuel Pathways
California Average Grid Electricity Carbon Intensity: California average grid electricity used as a transportation fuel in California: 79.43 to 81.49gCO2e/MJ.
CARB Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Credits-$79.00
  • Check CARB Carbon Intensity (CI) Pathway Here

California Increases Clean Fuel Use: The LCFS Program in California has led to over half of the diesel used in 2022 to be replaced with renewable diesel, biodiesel, natural gas, electricity and hydrogen. These lower-carbon fuels replaced two billion gallons of diesel in 2022 and over 8.6 billion gallons since the LCFS program began. 
Read more Here
Conferences and Programs
Electric Truck DEPOT Bootcamp
The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) is offering a free ten-session series of one hour webinars covering the requirements for electrifying a truck depot. The webinars will run from 10am - 11am every other Tuesday from April 25 through September 5.
Please register Here
"ZEB Con" Zero Emission Bus Conference
Sept 26-28 San Diego
  • Site Tours of Electric Bus Deployments
  • ZEB 101 Course
  • Charge Management
  • Hydrogen Fueling
  • ZEB Depot Planning
  • Financing
  • Workforce Development
  • ZEB Transition Planning
  • Microgrids
Read more Here
Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) Symposium
Oct 3 & 4 - Virtual
  • Building California’s Clean Energy Future
  • Affordable Electrification
  • Improving Battery Safety
  • Advanced Research Projects
  • Wildfire Prevention & Resilience
  • EV Infrastructure
  • Much, much more
Read more Here
Mobilize Summit 2023
October 30 & 31 - Long Beach
  • Transportation, Aviation & Logistics Professionals
  • Latest on Emerging Technologies
  • Workforce Education 
Read more Here
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