In this February 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
Grants Accepting Applications
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
Rocket Fund Grants Open
  • Grants support the tech testing and validation
  • Grid related technologies (energy efficiency, demand response, storage, net zero buildings)
  • Sustainability including CO2 capture and decarbonizing
  • Application deadline: March 3, 2023
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
Upcoming Sacramento Clean Cities Hosted Lunch & Learn Event
2/21 - PEV Collaborative Meeting: 10:30 - 2:00 (Sacramento)
  • Presentations on EV Tech Training
  • Auto Tech Virtual (Visual Reality) Training Technology
  • Community Transportation Hubs (with tour)
Register (Required) Here
Free Training
Free training for people interested in careers in zero-emission vehicle maintenance and electric vehicle chargers is available. To be considered for 144 hours of free training, please submit an application today. You must be available for hands-on training. 
Apply here
Green Technology Summit and Expo "Accelerate to Zero"
  • The West Coast’s Premier Fleet Modernization & Sustainable Transportation Event
  • Networking, Information Sessions, Workshops, Vehicle Walk-throughs
  • August 22 - 24 in Tacoma
  • Registration Coming Soon
Read more Here
Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
Nikola Fuel Cell Truck Eligible for HVIP
The Nikola Tre Fuel Cell Class 8 truck has been approved for CARB HVIP funding from $240K to $288K. The Tre also qualifies for $40K in federal tax incentives. (Note: Nikola is planning a ZEV event in Sacramento in the Spring.)
Read more Here
DANNAR Mobile Power System (MPS)
The DANNAR MPS can function as a zero-emission, multi-purpose off-road piece of construction equipment and can also function as a mobile Level 2 and DCFC charging station, and is eligible for $100K to $200K in state CORE funding.
Learn how San Joaquin County Fleet Management is using the MPS and how they have taken advantage of CORE funds Here.

Ford Simplifies EVs
Ford has announced that they are simplifying their EVs with smaller batteries and fewer parts to make them simpler, less expensive and easier to mass produce.
Read more Here
Ford Battery Factory
Ford has announced that they will build a major US battery manufacturing plant in Michigan as one part in their plans to lower the cost of EVs in the US. 
Read more Here
Alternative Fuel Insight
Cummins Hydrogen Engines
Cummins is developing a line of hydrogen ICE that are direct replacements (hp/torque & physical dimensions) for their diesel engines. These will mate up to existing transmissions. provide identical chassis and body configurations and have ultra-low NOx and zero PM emissions. 
Read more Here
Linde Green Hydrogen
Linde, a $31B international company producing industrial gasses including hydrogen, is building a huge green hydrogen production facility in Ontario, California. This is the first of five mega-sized green hydrogen plants being built by Linde. 
Read more Here
Green Hydrogen from Seawater
A technology leap by scientists in Australia has resulted in a process using common, non-precious metal catalysts that makes pure, green hydrogen directly from seawater without requiring any pretreatment. 
Read more Here
BMW EVs Made in Mexico
BMW has announced that their next generation of EVs, their “Neue Klasse” EVs that will targeted for sale in the US will be made in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. The European-bound Neue Klasse models will be built in Hungary and Munich.  
Read more Here
Convert a Gas Car to an EV
California Senate Bill 301 would allocate $2M to establish the “Zero-Emission Aftermarket Conversion Project (ZACAP). Sponsored by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) the program would provide $2K to convert an existing gasoline vehicle into an EV, provided the conversion has a range of at least 100 miles.
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
CARB Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Credits-$62.50
Renewable Gasoline
Check CARB CI Pathways Here
Conferences and Programs
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
NAFA - Essentials of Fleet Management
  • 10 Hours of Live Instruction February 21 through March 7
  • Vehicle Specification & Fleet Right-Sizing, Risk Management, Fueling Strategies, TCO
Read more Here
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
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
  • Registration Coming Soon
Read more Here
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