In this February 10th 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
CARB Proposes Advanced Clean Fleet (ACF) Changes
CARB has posted proposed changes to the ACF Rule and scheduled a workshop to discuss these proposed changes on Monday February 13th.
Read more 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
Clean Vehicle Tax Credit Clarified
The US Treasury has clarified the credit eligibility by using the EPA Fuel Economy Labeling standard rather than the CAFE standard. The tax credit also caps at $55K for cars and $80K for pickups, SUVs and vans. 
Read more Here
National Blueprint for Transportation Decarbonization
The US Departments of Energy, Environment, Transportation and Housing have jointly issued a “Blueprint for Transportation Decarbonization” with five guiding principles: Implement Bold Actions to Achieve Measurable Results, Embrace Creative Solutions Across the Transportation System, Ensure Safety, Equity, and Access, Increase Collaboration, Establish U.S. Leadership.
Read more Here
Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) Cybersecurity in Electric Aviation
The NREL has published a guide for the aviation industry stressing the essential nature of cybersecurity as aircraft electrification grows and offers increased mobility options .
Read more Here
Alternative Fuel Insight
Kansas Proposes EV Charging Tax
The legislature in Kansas is considering a bill that would tax public EV charging at 3¢/kWh. The revenue would be used for the state highway fund. EVs in Kansas already pay a higher registration fee to help make up for lost tax revenue due to the EV’s not using conventional fuels that are taxed. 
Read more Here
Electrify America Price Hike
Electrify America will increase their rates in March by 5¢ per kWh, up from 36¢ for Pass+ members and 48¢ for non-members. Pass+ members also pay a $4/month membership fee. The Energy Information Administration reports that the US average electricity rate is 11.1¢/kWh, up 11% from 2021. (Note: According to EnergyBot, the average electricity rate in California is 22.78¢/kWh. For comparison, the average rate in Utah is 8.8¢/kWh.)
Read more Here
Honda/GM Fuel Cell Production
Honda will ramp up production of the vehicle fuel cell system they developed jointly with GM from 2,000 annually by 2025 to 60,000 by 2030. The systems will be used in cars, trucks, off-road equipment and stationary power. 
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-$60.00
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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