Upcoming Clean Cities Webinars
Presentation Slides and Videos from Previous Sacramento Clean Cities Webinars
Presentation Slides and Recordings posted Here
Grants Accepting Applications
EPA DERA Tribal and Insular Area Grants
  • Grants up to $800K
  • No cost share requirement
  • Off-road, Ag & Mining Vehicles, School buses EVs, Locomotives
  • Electrified parking spaces
Read more Here
DOE $96M to Advance Clean Vehicle Technologies
  • Concept Papers due 8/25, Full Applications due 11/10, Awards Announced March 2023
  • 13 Proposal Topics in 7 Major Categories
  • Community Partnerships and Justice 40 Requirements are Included
Read more Here
School Healthy Air & Plumbing Funding
The California Schools Healthy Air, Plumbing, and Efficiency (CalSHAPE) program is open with applications due by October 31, 2022.
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SMUD "Shine Awards" for Incorporated Nonprofits Organizations
  • Spark Level - up to $10K with 25% Match Required
  • Amplifier Level - $10K - $50K with 50% Match Required
  • Transformer level - $50K - $100K with 100% Match Required
  • Applications may be submitted up to August 12 at 5pm
  • Application workshops have been scheduled 
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EPA School Bus Funding
  • Applications can request funds for replacing up to 25 buses.
  • For the 2022 CSB Rebates, EPA anticipates offering $250 million for clean school buses and $250 million for zero-emission school buses. EPA may award more funding depending on demand and other considerations.
  • School districts applying directly for funds may only submit one application
  • Rebate amounts range from $15,000 to $375,000 depending on the fuel type, the bus weight class and the priority rating of the school district.
  • Applications are due by August 19. 
Read more Here
PEV DAC Call For Projects
The Plug-in Electric Vehicle Collaborative’s Disadvantaged Communities Committee (PEV DAC) has published a grant application template and called for regional projects to be submitted. The template contains:
  • The 7 criteria that must be met, information about the applicant and project site
  • Additional information is also available to assist applicants:
Read more Here
Upcoming Workshops
CARB LCFS Workshop
August 18, Virtual 9 to 12
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CEC Workshop on Visibility of EVSE and H2 Infrastructure
September 6
  • Visibility of EVSE and H2 refueling stations
  • Signage along freeways, highways, and other roadways
  • Use of green paint to indicate the presence of EV charging spaces 
Read more Here
Advanced Clean Cars Regulation - Second Notice
August 23
  • The CARB board directed staff to develop responses to testimony submitted on June 9;
  • Written responses are now available for review and comment;
  • A workshop on the staff responses will be scheduled.
Read more Here
CEC GFO 21-606 - ZEV Battery Manufacturing Grant Implementer
September 1
  • $100M Program to fund in-state battery manufacturing for zero-emission vehicles and related infrastructure;
  • CEC will be seeking a contractor to develop and implement this grant program.
Read more Here
CEC Clean Transportation Program's Advisory Committee Workshop/Meeting
October 6
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Info On Upcoming Grants
$7.3 Billion in BIL For Resilient Infrastructure
The US DOT announced new guidance and $7.3 billion in over five years to help states and communities prepare for and respond to extreme weather events like wildfires, flooding, and extreme heat.
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Inflation Reduction Act
The Inflation Reduction Act has a tax credit provision, but as currently written, the credit is only available for EVs that are made in North America, and made with components that are also sourced in North America. Other provisions in the Act include:.
  • Tax-exempt entities [e.g. government fleets] would have the option of electing to receive direct payments from the U.S. Treasury
  • Extends the credit for alternative fuel refueling property through December 31, 2032, with some modifications.
  • Extension of excise tax credits for alternative fuels, biodiesel, and renewable diesel.
Read more Here
New Updates, Regulations, and Requirements
CARB Regulatory Training
  • MS511.2: Diesel Filter Operation & Maintenance - August 18
  • MS522: Air Regulatory Overview for Public Agencies - August 25
Registration Information Here
Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
Sacramento County HD BEV Awards - GreenPower and Phoenix Motorcars
Sacramento County Fleet Management has completed an open solicitation for HD BEV Shuttle and Vocational Work Trucks and is making awards to GreenPower and Phoenix Motorcars.
Nikola Acquires Battery Manufacturing
Nikola, manufacturer of HD BEV and FCV has acquired Romeo Power, will bring battery production in-house with the acquisition of Romeo Power. Nikola has begun production of their Tre BEV and plans FCV production by 2024, and has also Nikola announced three new hydrogen fueling stations in Southern California.
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DANNAR MPS Aids Firefighters
The DANNAR Mobile Power System (MPS) was used by the Novato Fire Department to fight a grass fire. Because of its remote control capabilities, the MPS can operate in areas that would be too dangerous for a vehicle with an on-board operator. 
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Upcoming SMUD-Sponsored Electric Vehicle Ride & Drives
  • August 13, 10 to 2: McClatchy Park
  • October 9, Times TBA: Littleton Center in Galt
  • October 14/15/16, Times TBA: Cal Expo
  • Other events may be scheduled
For more information or to volunteer to assist contact Jenny Matchell
Alternative Fuel Insight
Autocar BEV Refuse Truck
Autocar is introducing a battery electric sideloader, the E-ACX that can be ordered with either the Heil or the New Way refuse body. This BEV will join the currently available Autocar Terminal Tractor series. 
Read more Here
Nikola Opens Three New Hydrogen Stations
Nikola has opened three new hydrogen stations in Colton, Ontario and the Port of Long Beach. 
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$3/kg Hydrogen Tax Credit
The Inflation Reduction Act currently before the Senate has a tax credit for hydrogen of up to $3/kg, depending on the carbon intensity of the hydrogen. 
Read more Here
BMW Begins Fuel Cell Production
BMW will begin production of a hydrogen-powered crossover, the iX5 and has announced plans to include hydrogen versions of the “Neue Klasse” platform scheduled for production in 2025. 
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Chevron Biofuels Plans
Chevron has completed their purchase of the Renewable Energy Group (REG) and has gotten to 70% of their 2030 goal of 100,000 barrels/day of biofuels already. Chevron Biofuels will produce:
  • Renewable Diesel;
  • Bio-diesel;
  • Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF);
  • Renewable Natural Gas (RNG);
  • Advanced Gasoline; and
  • Hydrogen (in partnership with Iwatani and Toyota).
Read more Here
Reduced Emissions & Save Money
Driver coaching can reduce unnecessary idling and aggressive driving, saving fuel, reducing emissions and reducing the risk of expensive accidents.
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LCFS Renewable Fuel Pathways
California Average Grid Electricity Carbon Intensity: California average grid electricity used as a transportation fuel in California: 76.73gCO2e/MJ.
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Low Carbon Fuel Credits
Conferences and Programs
Green Transportation Summit & Expo 2022
August 16 - 18
The 2022 Green Transportation Summit & Expo (GTSE) will offer attendees an inside look at the latest in fleet technologies and innovation and provide informative sessions featuring a who’s who of national and regional transportation leaders.
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Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference and Expo
August 30 - September 1
Durham, NC
  • Produced by the 100 Best Fleets and NAFA Fleet Management Association;
  • Case studies from the best fleets, vendors, & partners;
  • Presentations on the most up to date sustainable fleet technology, operations, and implementation strategies.
Read More Here
NAFA Fleet Legislative Summit
September 20-21
Washington, DC
  • Preventing Auto Recycling Thefts Legislation
  • EV Recharging Infrastructure
  • Congressional Staff Briefings on Fleet Issues 
Read more Here
National Drive Electric Week (NDEW)
September 23 - October 2

Training webinar for Thursday, July 14th
Register Here
Green California Schools and Community College Summit
October 18
  • Connecting environmental literacy and facility programs
  • Funding to meet water and EV Fleet requirements
Read more Here
Fleet Forward Conference
November 9 - 11
Santa Clara
  • Fleet solutions on electrification, Connected vehicles, Autonomous technology, Last-mile mobility, Shared mobility, Next-generation telematics
  • Expanded Ride and Drive
Read more Here
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