Environment, Transportation
State or Federal?
This project is intended to help accelerate the deployment of a variety of commercially available medium- and heavy-duty zero-emission vehicles by placing a significant number of zero- and near zero emission buses and freight and delivery trucks in strategic truck and bus “hubs.” This project will provide benefits to disadvantaged communities by ensuring that funds are awarded to pilot projects located within, or directly benefitting, disadvantaged communities across the state. Examples of types of organizations that lend well to this project concept include transit agencies, school districts, shuttle operators, and companies that offer delivery and hauling services. Zero-emission truck and bus hubs (or advanced technology clusters) support large vehicle deployments with shared infrastructure, mechanics, spare parts, workforce training, and marketing and will ultimately drive down per-vehicle costs. The pilot projects will reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and provide economic, environmental, and public health co-benefits to disadvantaged communities, while demonstrating the practicality and economic viability of wide-spread adoption of a variety of zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicle technologies. All work must be completed by April 1, 2019.
Eligible Entities
K-12 School Districts, Local Public Agencies, Nonprofit Organizations
Eligibility Notes
California-based public agencies such as air districts, transit agencies, school districts, or local government agencies and California-based non-profit organizations with expertise implementing zero-emission vehicle deployments may apply. Pilot projects selected under this Solicitation to deploy increasing numbers of advanced technology trucks and buses should provide a significant reduction in GHG emissions and improve air quality for many areas within the State This Solicitation is seeking pilot projects that can lead to increased production of commercially available technologies while benefitting disadvantaged communities throughout the state. The following are examples of current technologies that could involve deploying significant numbers of vehicles that share refueling
infrastructure, mechanics, spare parts, and marketing and outreach opportunities.
Most Recent/Current Due Date
Jan 29, 2016
Most Recent RFP Release Date
Oct 01, 2015
Annual or Multi-Year?
Preliminary Items
Applicant teleconference on October 21, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Call in number 888-324-9613
Passcode: 9634172
Match Required?
Match Notes
The Grantee is required to match a minimum of 25 percent of the total project cost. A minimum of 10 percent of the total project cost must be in the form of cash committed by the Grantee and/or technology provider (exclusive of providing in-kind contributions). Cash includes labor and money spent on the project during the term of the Grant Agreement. For public projects (e.g. public transit and public school bus projects), cash match may also include funding from federal,
local and state agencies other than ARB.15 percent or more of the total project cost may be through some combination of in-kind contributions such as labor, equipment, materials, equipment
transportation, private financing, and federal or non-AB 118 and non-GGRF sourced state funds.
California Environmental Protection Agency: Air Resources Board
Total Amount Available for All Grants
Competition Notes
The FY 2015-2016 Funding Plan specifies individual funding amounts for truck projects and bus projects, and requires that at least half of the bus funding go toward projects located within disadvantaged communities and half of the truck funding go toward projects that benefit disadvantaged communities,thus allotting limited funding for projects that need not benefit
disadvantaged communities. Until additional funds are appropriated, up to $23,658,000 will be awarded to the highest scoring projects that provide benefits to disadvantaged communities.

Currently, up to $23,658,000 is available from FY 2014-15 funds. The FY 2015-16 Funding Plan allocated up to $60,000,000 for projects eligible under this solicitation, however, this funding is pending
approval by the California Legislature. No more than 50 percent of FY 2014-15 funds and 30 percent of total funds appropriated for this Solicitation will be awarded to a single Grantee.
Further Information
Ms. Leslie Goodbody
Air Resources Engineer

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