Category/Topic
Environment
State or Federal?
State
Summary
The California Air Resources Board (CARB or Board) is soliciting for several Grantees to implement and administer projects eligible for the Zero- and Near Zero-Emission Freight Facilities Project (Freight Facilities Project) under the Fiscal Year 2017-18 Funding Plan for Clean Transportation Incentives (FY 2017-18 Funding Plan).

CARB’s goal under the Zero-and Near-Zero Emission Freight Facility Project solicitation is to support bold, transformative emission reduction strategies that can be emulated throughout freight facilities statewide. These projects will holistically reduce greenhouse gas (GHG), criteria pollutant, and toxic air contaminant emissions in and around freight facilities and to provide economic, environmental, and public health benefits to disadvantaged and low-income communities.
Eligible Entities
Local Public Agencies, Nonprofit Organizations
Eligibility Notes
This competitive Solicitation is open to local air districts, other California-based public entities, or California-based non-profit organizations as the Grantee (applicant). The Grantee must demonstrate its expertise at implementing large scale advanced technology deployment projects and providing sufficient administration and oversight. Private sector parties (i.e., technology manufacturers and end-users) interested in securing funding for a technology or strategy, must partner with an eligible Grantee submitting a project proposal.

Eligible project locations are freight facilities located in California such as warehouses, distribution centers, seaports, freight airports, intermodal rail yards, cold storage warehouses, rail yard, ports of entry, and other freight facilities.
Most Recent/Current Due Date
Jul 19, 2018
Most Recent RFP Release Date
Mar 21, 2018
Annual or Multi-Year?
Annual
Preliminary Items
Applicant questions are due April 20, 2018 by 5:00pm.

An applicant teleconference will be held on April 24, 2018 at 10:00am. During this teleconference, CARB staff will be available to answer questions potential applicants have regarding eligibility, application completion, and other requirements. CARB will not answer questions regarding this Solicitation after the Applicant Teleconference.
Match Required?
Yes
Match Notes
The Grantee is required to match a minimum of 50 percent of the Total Project Cost. Total Project Cost is equal to the sum of requested grant funding amount and the applicant’s proposed match amount. Only applications that meet the minimum match amount will be scored.

A minimum of 10 percent of the Total Project Cost must be in the form of cash committed by the Grantee, federal and local public agencies, project partners, and/or technology manufacturer (exclusive of providing in-kind contributions). The remaining portion of the match may be through some combination of in kind contributions committed by the Grantee, federal and local public agencies, project partners, and/or technology manufacturer such as equipment, materials, consumables, equipment transportation, private financing, labor and federal or state funds.
Funder
California Air Resources Board
Total Amount Available for All Grants
$150,000,000
Competition Notes
A minimum of $50 million will be available for projects located at warehouses either as part of a larger application for funding or as a standalone application for funding that is directed solely at warehouse projects. Up to an additional $100 million in funding that is available under this solicitation and can be directed at warehouses, distribution centers, seaports, freight airports, intermodal rail yards, cold storage warehouses, rail yard, ports of entry, and other freight facilities.

While no individual award range is provided, the solicitation includes the following: "A grantee cap will be applied to the funds available under this solicitation as follows: no single Grantee may be awarded more than $50 million of the funding for projects under this solicitation."
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