There are many financial opportunities available. When applying for funding, ask Christina Ficicchia, your local Clean Cities coordinator, for help. Christina will offer sound advice on how to successfully navigate the process to obtain the funding needed to meet petroleum reduction goals.

Please contact Empire Clean Cities with your questions at info@empirecleancities.org or (212) 839-7728.


FUNDING

State Clean Diesel Program - Click Here


NEW YORK TRUCK VOUCHER INCENTIVE PROGRAM - Click Here


Hunts Point Clean Trucks Program - Click Here


U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Clean Cities program and the U.S. Department of Interior’s National Park Service (NPS) Transportation Related Projects - Click Here



 

COMMUNITY ENERGY ENGAGEMENT Request for Proposal (RFP)
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Request for Proposal (RFP) 3588, Community Energy Engagement Program, requests proposals from local organizations to help build awareness around diverse funding opportunities available for clean energy and energy efficiency projects. The program will focus on connecting underserved communities across New York State to these cost-saving opportunities. NYSERDA anticipates awarding up to ten contracts to organizations covering each of the ten New York economic development regions. These organizations will deploy trusted, local Community Energy Advisers who engage with residents, small businesses, and multifamily building owners on how to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. Community energy advisers will work with New Yorkers of all income levels but will focus especially on low-to-moderate income households and communities. NYSERDA encourages locally-based organizations and/or constituency-based organizations with strong community ties in their region to apply. Successful organizations will already be well-positioned to engage the local communities to influence and drive clean energy actions of residents, small business, multifamily building owners, and other stakeholders. NYSERDA also encourages organizations to partner on the program proposal and implementation. The successful proposer must demonstrate a clear understanding of the Community Energy Engagement Program and experience in providing engagement (energy awareness and education) services to residents, small businesses, and multifamily building owners. Proposers must demonstrate the ability to provide, at a minimum, all services as outlined in the RFP, including the ability to be flexible and responsive to changing program needs and any previous experience in successful locally-based engagement programs. Proposals due: June 20, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. EST For additional details, and associated documents visit the program and solicitation pages. NYSERDA will hold one non-mandatory, online, informational session for interested proposers on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Applicants who intend to participate can register at Community Energy Engagement Program Webinar. Any technical questions should be directed to: Jessica Waldorf jessica.waldorf@nyserda.ny.gov or Community Energy Engagement Program ceep@nyserda.ny.gov

Available Funding Opportunities

State Clean Diesel Program


This is not an AFIG or NGV grant opportunity but a companion program at Pennsylvania DEP entitled the State Clean Diesel Program.  The clean diesel program's goal is to improve air quality by decreasing emissions from diesel-powered motor vehicles.  The grant program is funded through an annual allocation from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's State Clean Diesel Program. Applications are due March 31st, 2015


http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/newsroom/14287?id=20694&typeid=1


NEW YORK TRUCK VOUCHER INCENTIVE PROGRAM

The New York Truck – Voucher Incentive Program (NYT-VIP) is a $19 million ‘first come – first served’ incentive program that aims to accelerate the deployment of alternative fuel vehicles and diesel emission control devices (DECDs) for medium to heavy duty commercial fleets in New York. The NYT-VIP is an important partnership between the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT), and CALSTART.


The NYT-VIP comprises of three unique funds that will be administered in different stages throughout the three-year program. By promoting the use of advanced vehicle technologies, NYT-VIP will help reduce diesel emissions and promote a more fuel independent New York.


Vendors (dealers) that market and sell alternative fuel vehicles and DECDs can apply for a voucher incentive to reduce the cost to the Vehicle Purchaser. Once the Vehicle Purchaser receives the new vehicle or DECD at the discounted rate, the Vendor will be redeemed the full voucher amount.


NYT-VIP's Three Funds


Voucher Incentives are First Come - First Serve!


1. New York State Electric Vehicle - Voucher Incentive Fund (NYSERV-VIF) - vouchers NOW Available!


2. New York City Alternative Fuel Vehicle - Voucher Incentive Fund (NYCAFV-VIF) - Vouchers NOW Available!


3. New York City Diesel Emission Reduction - Voucher Incentive Fund (NYCDER-VIF) - Vouchers Coming Soon!


Hunts point clean trucks program

The Hunts Point Clean Trucks Program (CTP) is kicking off its third year offering rebate incentives to truck owners in the South Bronx! Kick Off the New Year with a New Truck!  Receive up to $70,000 towards the purchase of a 2010 or newer truck! Interested in scrapping an old truck? Contact  the CTP and learn how to receive up to $5,000 for scrapping an older vehicle without any other commitment. Looking to reduce emissions from your truck? The CTP covers the purchase and installation of an emission reduction device at no cost to you. Put Your Best Truck Forward in 2014 and Let the Hunts Point Clean Trucks Program Help You Do It! Please note that the 2014 Rebate Matrix will be revised to reflect new rebate amounts. Stay tuned for more information in the upcoming weeks. Questions about the Hunts Point CTP? Call: 877-310-2733, or  Email: hpctp@tetratech.com


U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Clean Cities program and the U.S. Department of Interior’s National Park Service (NPS) Transportation Related Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Clean Cities program and the U.S. Department of Interior’s National Park Service (NPS) are accepting proposals for transportation-related projects that use renewable and alternative fuels, electric drive and advanced vehicles, and fuel-saving initiatives that reduce petroleum use and benefit air quality. Projects implemented through this initiative will help NPS reduce vehicle congestion, noise, air pollution, and dependence on imported petroleum.

Please contact Empire Clean Cities with your grant questions at info@EmpireCleanCities.org or (212) 839-7728

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Past Funding

2014 DIESEL EMISSIONS REDUCTION ACT (DERA) FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

Description: EPA has released a $5 million Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) request for proposals (RFP) for clean diesel projects at marine and inland water ports located in areas of poor air quality. Port authorities and state or local government agencies with jurisdiction over transportation or air quality are eligible to apply.  Community groups, terminal operators, shipping carriers and other related entities are encouraged to participate through partnerships with eligible applicants. Applicants may submit proposals that request up to $2 million for projects that reduce emissions from drayage trucks, marine engines, locomotives, and cargo handling equipment used in port operations. Grant funds may be used for EPA/CARB verified retrofit technologies, EPA verified idle reduction technologies for marine vessels and locomotives, and early vehicle/equipment replacements or repowers with certified engine configurations. This RFP will close on December 11, 2014, at 4 pm EST.   Link to Informational Webinars scheduled for: Tuesday, October 7 at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, October 16 at 2 p.m. EDT Audio call-in: 1-866-299-3188 code: 202-343-9413# For additional information and to access a copy of the RFP, please visit www.epa.gov/otaq/ports/ports-dera-rfp.htm

 PON 2818 New york state compressed natural gas infrastructure program

Description: The objective of The New York State Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Infrastructure Program is to increase the number of publicly accessible CNG refueling stations in New York State. PON 2818 solicits proposals for funds to purchase and install equipment for the retail sale of compressed natural gas in New York. It is estimated that approximately twelve (12) new CNG refueling stations will become operational as a result of this PON.


NYSERDA will make available up to $300,000 per site for eligible capital costs, including installation labor, to Proposers providing 50%cost share, or up to $500,000 per site for eligible capital costs, including installation labor, to Proposers providing 75% cost share. The CNG stations funded under the Program must be publicly accessible.


Proposal submissions due 5:00 PM Eastern time on July 9, 2014


 If interested in the station grant contact Empire Clean Cities by June 10th!

NYSERDA PON 2881 Institutionalizing Integrated Solutions Supporting Accessible Multimodal Transportation

In partnership with the New York State Department of Transportation, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority seeks proposals that have the potential to reduce the energy consumption and associated greenhouse gas emissions of the existing multi-modal transportation system in NY State.


In funding this solicitation, the sponsors seek to promote an integrated, multi-faceted, energy-efficient, and sustainable transportation system through the identification of innovative strategies, policies, emerging technologies and partnerships, and through useful demonstrations and system designs that validate underutilized commercial products in NY State.


Proposals Due: May 29th, 2014 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time


Five categories of projects will be considered for funding;







2014 Vehicle Technologies Program Wide Funding


The Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) on behalf of the Vehicle Technology Office (VTO), announced the 2014 Vehicle Technologies Program Wide Funding Opportunity, to accelerate research and development of new vehicle technologies that gives drivers and businesses more transportation options and protects the environment in communities nationwide. This new funding includes support for the Energy Department’s EV Everywhere Grand Challenge, a broader initiative launched in March 2012 to make plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) more affordable and convenient to own and drive than today’s gasoline-powered vehicles within the next 10 years.


Eligible Applicants – Individuals, domestic Entities, foreign entities, incorporated consortia, unincorporated consortia


Submission Deadline for Concept Papers: 2/19/2014 8:00 PM EST


Submission Deadline for Full Applications: 4/1/2014 8:00 PM EST


Expected Date for EERE Selection Notifications: 7/31/2014


Expected Timeframe for Award Negotiations: August 2014


Average Award Amount – EERE anticipates making awards that range from $500,000 to $10,000,000


Required forms and templates for full applications are available at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/default.aspx#FoaIdd95c8658-d41c-4447-9c66-a6051fe1f726


Applicants may submit more than one application to this FOA, provided that each application describes a unique, scientifically distinct project.  All applications must be for a standalone project that is not dependent or contingent upon another application submitted to this or any other FOA


Questions related to the FOA must be submitted to: FOA0000991@NETL.DOE.GOV


Questions related to the registration process and use of the EERE Exchange website should be submitted to: EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov


NYSERDA PON 1896 nEW yORK sTATE cLEAN aIR School Bus Program Round 3

NYSERDA’s Clean Air School Bus Program, Round 3 has been renewed for 2014!  As in the past, schools can apply for funding for diesel emission reduction technologies, diesel fuel-fired coolant heaters, and alternative fuel school buses.   An important change this year is that there is no longer a cap on the amount of money each fleet can receive for fuel-fired heaters.  Fleets that had previously reached the maximum can apply to receive more heaters.


Applicants operating a school bus fleet in New York State can apply for funding to have their currently operating school buses retrofitted with diesel emission reduction technology, diesel fuel-fired coolant heaters, or alternative fuel school buses. Eligible applicants include municipalities and school districts, and private contractors that own or operate school buses in select counties.


Funding is available on an open-enrollment (first-come, first-served) basis, but hurry because there is not much funding remaining!  Through this Program, funds may be awarded for up to 100% of the equipment and installation costs of the eligible emission reduction technologies, coolant heaters, and alternative fuel school buses for one or more school buses, up to a fixed amount for each type of project.


You can download the entire program description and application at http://www.nyserda.ny.gov/Funding-Opportunities/Current-Funding-Opportunities/PON-1896-New-York-State-Clean-Air-School-Bus-Program-Round-3.aspx.  Please feel free to contact Adam Ruder with any questions at (518) 862-1090 x3411 or ar3@nyserda.ny.gov.


May 2013 – Nearly $490 Million in Funding Available for State, Local, and Tribal Governments

Nearly $490 million of funding is available for state, local, and tribal governments from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Department of Transportation (DOT), Economic Development Administration (EDA), Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Funders’ Network that can be used to support climate and energy initiatives, including sustainable planning, sustainable transportation, renewable energy, and urban forestry. For full eligibility and application details, please visit the links provided below.
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Funders’ Network Local Sustainability Matching Fund – between $25,000 and $75,000 per project

Application Due: May 22, 2013
Eligible Entities: The proposal must be submitted by a team of at least two partners who are (1) the sustainability director of a city (municipality) or a county and (2) the local, place-based foundation.


The Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities (TFN) announces round 3 of the Local Sustainability Matching Fund. The Matching Fund is intended both to support significant urban sustainability projects and to build bridges between public sector sustainability leaders and local foundations. The Fund will provide matching investments from national foundations on a competitive basis to build partnerships between sustainability directors and local place-based foundations to advance discrete sustainability initiatives that demonstrate broad-based community support and engagement.


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HUD Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants – Total funding available TBD

Application Due: May 28, 2013
Eligible Entities: Public housing authorities, local governments, nonprofits, tribal entities, and for-profit developers that apply jointly with a public entity.


The Choice Neighborhoods program targets funding to improve severely distressed public and/or HUD-assisted Multifamily housing that is located in distressed neighborhoods. Planning Grants support the development of comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plans which, when implemented, will be expected to achieve the following three core goals: 1) Housing: Replace distressed public and assisted housing with high-quality mixed-income housing that is well-managed and responsive to the needs of the surrounding neighborhood; 2) People: Improve educational outcomes and intergenerational mobility for youth and supports delivered directly to youth and their families; and 3) Neighborhood: Create the conditions necessary for public and private reinvestment in distressed neighborhoods to offer the kinds of amenities and assets, including safety, good schools, and commercial activity, that are important to families’ choices about their community.
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DOT Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER Discretionary Grant program) – $473.847 million

Application Due: June 3, 2013
Eligible Entities:State, local, and tribal governments, including U.S. territories, transit agencies, port authorities, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), other political subdivisions of State or local governments, and multi-State or multi-jurisdictional groups applying through a single lead applicant.


The FY 2013 TIGER program is designed to invest in road, rail, transit, and port projects that may help achieve critical national objectives which include environmental sustainability, livability, and economic competitiveness. Priority will also be given to projects that are expected to quickly create and preserve jobs and stimulate rapid increases in economic activity. Applicants must request no less than $10 million, or $1 million minimum in rural areas, and provide at least 20 percent match.


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EDA Economic Development Assistance Programs Federal Funding Opportunity – Total funding available TBD

Application Due: Varies by program year; next due date is June 13, 2013
Eligible Entities: State and local governments, federally recognized tribes, non-profits, institutions of higher education.


Under the Economic Development Assistance Programs (EDAP) Federal Funding Opportunity announcement, EDA will make construction, non-construction, and revolving loan fund investments under the Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs. Grants made under these programs will leverage regional assets to support the implementation of regional economic development strategies designed to create jobs, leverage private capital, encourage economic development, and strengthen America’s ability to compete in the global marketplace. EDA is soliciting applications from rural and urban communities to develop initiatives that advance new ideas and creative approaches to address rapidly evolving economic conditions. EDA’s investment priorities include environmentally sustainable development and economically distressed and underserved communities.


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DOE Tribal Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Deployment Assistance – $2,500,000

Application Due: June 20, 2013
Eligible Entities: Indian Tribes, Tribal Energy Resource Development Organizations, and Tribal Consortia


DOE is soliciting applications to install community-scale or facility-scale renewable energy and/or energy efficiency energy projects on Indian lands.  The renewable energy and/or energy efficiency projects are intended to provide electricity and/or heating and cooling or efficiency measures for existing tribal buildings, including homes, businesses, community buildings, government buildings, or other tribal facilities.  Projects selected under this Funding Opportunity Announcement are intended to reduce energy costs and increase energy security for Indian Tribes and tribal members.


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EPA Science for Sustainable and Healthy Tribes – $6 million

Application Due: June 25, 2013
Eligible Entities: State and local governments, Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments, U.S. territories or possessions, public nonprofit institutions/organizations (includes public institutions of higher education and hospitals), and private nonprofit institutions/organizations (includes private institutions of higher education and hospitals) located in the U.S.


EPA, as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing research to develop sustainable solutions to environmental problems that affect tribes. The objectives of the awards to be made under this solicitation are to improve understanding of: 1) the health impacts of climate change on tribal populations; and 2) the health impacts of indoor air pollution exposures that derive from or are directly affecting traditional tribal life-ways and cultural practices. In both cases, projects should focus on impacts to vulnerable sub-populations of the Tribal communities. Proposals should also consider sustainable, culturally appropriate and acceptable pollution prevention, and adaptation/mitigation strategies.
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DOE Community-scale Clean Energy Projects in Indian Country – $4,500,000

Application Due: June 27, 2013
Eligible Entities: Indian Tribes, Tribal Energy Resource Development Organizations, and Tribal Consortia


DOE is soliciting applications to install community-scale or facility-scale clean energy systems on Indian lands to provide electricity and/or heating and cooling for local use in tribal buildings. For purposes of this announcement, “clean energy systems” include renewable energy systems and combined heat and power systems. Projects selected under this Funding Opportunity Announcement are intended to reduce energy costs and increase energy security for Indian Tribes and tribal members.


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USDA 2014 National Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program – $900,000

Application Due: July 15, 2013
Eligible Entities: State governments, county governments, city or township governments, special district governments, federally recognized Native American tribal governments, Native American tribal organizations, public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities, independent school districts, public and State controlled institutions of higher education, nonprofits, private institutions of higher education


The USDA National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council seeks grant proposals to address the following priority issues: 1) Making Urban Trees and Forests More Resilient to the Impacts of Natural Disasters and the long-term Impacts of Climate Change; 2) Green Infrastructure Jobs Analysis; 3) Utilizing Green Infrastructure to Manage and Mitigate Stormwater to Improve Water Quality. Potential grantees should work collaboratively with other organizations and entities not traditionally involved in urban and community forestry.


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Final-Fiscal Year 2013 Vehicle Technologies Program-Wide Funding Opportunity

The U.S. Department of Energy Final-Fiscal Year 2013 Vehicle Technologies Program-Wide Funding Opportunity.  The Vehicle Technologies Program (VTP) is to develop more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly technologies for highway transportation vehicles.  To do this VTP funds the advanced technology Research & Development needed to achieve these goals. VTP’s specific goals are to enable the use of advanced electric drive technologies in vehicles by developing low-cost batteries, advanced power electronics and electric motors, along with the development and validation of models and simulation tools to predict the performance of advanced conventional and electric-drive vehicle systems.  This FOA contains a total of 11 areas of interest in the general areas of advanced lightweighting and propulsion materials; advanced battery development; power electronics; advanced heating, ventilation, air conditioning systems; and fuels and lubricants. Full Application Submission Deadline 4/29/2013 8:00 PM ET




NYSERDA: New York Truck-Voucher Incentive Program


The New York Truck-Voucher Incentive Program (NYT-VIP) is designed to continue expanding the use of DECD equipment, CNG, battery electric hybrid, and fully battery electric medium- and heavy-duty trucks within fleets in NYC and parts of NY State, contributing to a reduction in harmful emissions and our state's dependence on foreign petroleum. Vouchers will be available for up to $60,000 for new battery electric trucks. Additionally, vouchers are available for: Funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis through three funding sources: New York State Electric Vehicle-Voucher Incentive Fund ($9 million); New York City Private Fleet Alternative Fuel Vehicle-Voucher Incentive Fund ($6 million); New York City Private Fleet Diesel Emission Reduction-Voucher Incentive Fund ($4 million).


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New York State Bio-Fuel Station Initiative: Driving Energy Independence for the Empire State (PON 2290)

Accelerating the installation of retail E85 and biodiesel service stations throughout New York. The goal of the program is to create an expanded network of stations for the public and private vehicles that are capable of being operated on these renewable fuels.


Applications will be accepted until July 5, 2015 and the total available funding is approximately $5 million.


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NYSERDA: NYS Clean Air School Bus Program, Round 3 (PON1896) 

Applicants can apply for a project grant to have their currently operating school buses retrofitted with US EPA or California Air Resource Board-certified/verified, emission-reducing technology or NYS DOT-approved diesel fuel-fired coolant heaters. Emission-reducing technologies include: oxidation catalysts, crank-case ventilation filters, flow-through filters, and particulate traps or filters and NOx controls. Applicants can also apply for a project grant to support the purchase of an alternative fuel bus. Eligible applicants include municipalities, school districts, private contractors and State agencies, departments, and public authorities.


Applications will be accepted until December 30, 2013 and the total available funding is $1.7 million.


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Hunts Point Clean Trucks Program

The Hunts Point Clean Trucks Program (CPT) 2013 Rebate Matrix offers up to $70,000 to qualifying applicants towards the purchase of a 2010 or newer truck. Truck owners in Hunts Point and Port Morris are encouraged to apply for these rebate incentives.



For more information please contact Hunts Point CTP at (877) 310-2733 or hpctp@tetratech.com.




 

AFV Refueling Property Credit

If you have installed or have plans to install refueling stations for your alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs), then you may qualify for up to $30,000 in tax credits. The Section 30C credit for Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property includes a 30% credit, capped at $30,000 for business/investment use per site and $1,000 for personal use.


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PREVIOUS FUNDING

PON 2755 ELECTRIC VEHICLE-ENABLING TECHNOLOGY DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM PON 2755, which seeks proposals for projects that research and demonstrate innovative technologies, policies, and systems that can help make electric vehicles more economically viable, reduce their impacts on the electric grid, and/or improve their (already significant) environmental benefits. Two categories of projects will be considered for funding:
  1. Feasibility and Market Research Studies, including activities and research in one or more of the four Focus Areas to develop plans and related planning processes, strategies, and policies for New York State that have the potential to achieve the solicitation goal. This includes research to identify market characteristics that impact policy decisions related to the solicitation goal. These studies generally consist of paper studies resulting in a publishable final report. Projects funded in this category will be limited to a maximum of $75,000 per project of NYSERDA funds.
  2. Integration and Demonstration of New Technologies that have the potential to achieve the solicitation goal while advancing one or more of the four Focus Areas. Demonstration projects generally consist of equipment installations or software deployment over an extended period accompanied by data collection and analysis that results in a publishable and publicly available final report.
Projects funded in this category will be limited to a maximum of $500,000 per project of NYSERDA funds. This solicitation is not for new technology development and is not intended to pay primarily for electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) deployment. More information and all forms required for submission of proposals can be found by visiting this link Proposals are due to NYSERDA on October 22 at 5 pm. Questions can be directed to Adam Ruder at ar3@nyserda.ny.gov or 518-862-1090 x3411. [button size="small" style="style1" link="http://www.nyserda.ny.gov/Funding-Opportunities/Current-Funding-Opportunities/PON-2755-Electric-Vehicle-Enabling-Technology-Demonstration-Program.aspx" target="_blank"]MORE INFO[/button]

Cascade Sierra Solutions NY/NJ Trailer Aerodynamics Program

EPA Region 2 awarded $1.4 million in Recovery Act/Clean Diesel funds to Cascade Sierra Solutions for trailer aerodynamic retrofits in New York and New Jersey.

WHO CAN APPLY:

o Trucking company of any size

o New York or New Jersey operations

o Dry vans or reefers

REBATES:

$500 for Advanced Trailer Side Skirts (est. fuel savings = 5% or more)

$1,000 for Advanced Trailer End Fairings (est. fuel savings = 5% or more)

$300 for Trailer Gap Fairings (est. fuel savings = 1% or more)

PON 2058A from NYSERDA; Approximately $1 Million Available; Cap of $250,00- per project

Do You?:

Currently own or lease a diesel fleet

Operate your fleet in New York City

If you interested in this funding opportunity, please contact NYCLHVCC at: info@nyclhvcc.org or (212) 839-7728


PON 2058A by NYSERDA: New York City Private Fleet Diesel Retrofit Program

Approx: $1 Million Available; Cap of $250,000 per project

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), in partnership with the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT), announce the New York City Private Fleet Diesel Retrofit Program (“Program”). This public-private partnership is designed to encourage the use of diesel emission controls by private- sector companies and non-profit entities operating diesel vehicles in New York City.

NYSERDA will fund up to:

80% of the cost of purchasing and installing California Air Resource Board (CARB) or Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) verified/certified emission reduction equipment on medium and heavy duty diesel vehicles. (gross vehicle weight > 14,000 pounds)

The websites below show the list of current CARB and EPA DECD technologies and manufacturers.

www.epa.gov/otaq/retrofit/verif-list.htm

www.arb.ca.gov/diesel/verdev/vt/cvt.htm

This PON solicits applications for projects that maximize the environmental benefits of accelerating the introduction of advanced diesel emission controls into private fleets in New York City.

Approximately $1 million is available through this PON to be awarded on a first-come first-served basis. Maximum award per applicant is $250,000.

If you interested in this funding opportunity, please contact NYCLHVCC at: info@nyclhvcc.org or (212) 839-7728


EPA’s National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program

$20 Million Available in Funding; DUE: MAY 15, 2012

Since 2008, EPA has funded nearly 60,000 pieces of clean diesel technology through the National Clean Diesel Campaign. These technologies included emissions and idle control devices, aerodynamic equipment, engine and vehicle replacements, and alternative fuel options. These projects meet critical local air quality needs by deploying proven and emerging technologies much earlier than would otherwise occur.

If you have any questions or comments about this funding opportunity, please contact NYCLHVCC by May 19, 2012 at: info@nyclhvcc.org or (212) 839-7728.

New York State Biofuel Distributor Program: PON 2454

Approx $700,000 available; 50% of the costs up to $150,000 per site; DUE JUNE 1, 2012 by 5pm EST

NYSERDA‘s objective is to increase the number of petroleum terminals in New York State that offer renewable biofuels such as ethanol or biodiesel at retailing fueling stations. PON 2454 solicits proposals for funds to purchase and install equipment for bulk storage, handling and blending of Biofuels by petroleum terminal in New York.

PON 2454 is open to any entity that:

Owns or operates one or more petroleum distribution terminal(s) located in New York State

Must have legal authority to make improvements to the site at which Biofuels will be located

If you have any questions or need assistance with this proposal, please contact NYSERDA directly at: ppb@nyserda.org or NYCLHVCC at: info@nyclhvcc.org/ (212) 839-7728

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced a new funding opportunity! If your fleet has a project that may fit the qualifications, please contact NYCLHVCC by February 7, 2011 at info@nyclhvcc.org or (212) 839-7728.

The Funding Opportunity Announcement released December 16, 2010 focuses on eight approaches to improving vehicle efficiency:

Advanced fuels and lubricants: Improve today’s vehicle fuels and lubricants to enable optimal performance of advanced combustion engines.

Light weighting materials: Accelerate commercial availability of lighter weight vehicles using advanced materials like magnesium and carbon fiber to dramatically reduce vehicle weight.

Multi-material light weight material prototype: Design, build, and test a light-weight vehicle that is 50% lighter than a baseline light-duty vehicle.

Advanced cells and design technology for electric drive batteries: Develop high energy or high power electric vehicles that significantly exceed existing state-of-the-art technologies in terms of performance and/or cost.

Advanced power electronics and electric motor technology: Develop the next generation of power inverters and electric motors to meet demanding performance targets while achieving significant reductions in cost.

Thermoelectric and enabling engine technology: Improve the efficiency of thermoelectric devices to convert engine waste heat to electricity. Develop early-stage enabling engine technologies to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions.

Fleet efficiency: Develop and demonstrate fuel efficient tire and driver feedback technologies that will positively affect efficiency of the fleet of passenger cars and commercial vehicles.

Advanced vehicle testing and evaluation: Conduct laboratory and field evaluations of advanced technology vehicles and related infrastructure, while developing new or modified test procedures.

EPA’s National Clean Diesel Campaign recently opened a grant competition to solicit applications for approximately $32 million in funding for clean diesel activities. The Request for Proposal (RFP) is posted on the NCDC website and contains details regarding eligibility, program guidelines and submission instructions. The RFPs will be open for 70 days, closing on January 13, 2011. Announcement of the award winners will be in May 2011.

For questions regarding this RFP please contact: EPA at CleanDiesel@epa.gov; 1-877-NCDC-FACTS or NYCLHVCC at: info@nyclhvcc.org.

Information on PON 1093


FY2011 Vehicle Technologies Program Wide FOA

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced a new funding opportunity! If your fleet has a project that may fit the qualifications, please contact NYCLHVCC by February 7, 2011 at info@nyclhvcc.org or (212) 839-7728.

The Funding Opportunity Announcement released December 16, 2010 focuses on eight approaches to improving vehicle efficiency:

Advanced fuels and lubricants: Improve today’s vehicle fuels and lubricants to enable optimal performance of advanced combustion engines.

Light weighting materials: Accelerate commercial availability of lighter weight vehicles using advanced materials like magnesium and carbon fiber to dramatically reduce vehicle weight.

Multi-material light weight material prototype: Design, build, and test a light-weight vehicle that is 50% lighter than a baseline light-duty vehicle.

Advanced cells and design technology for electric drive batteries: Develop high energy or high power electric vehicles that significantly exceed existing state-of-the-art technologies in terms of performance and/or cost.

Advanced power electronics and electric motor technology: Develop the next generation of power inverters and electric motors to meet demanding performance targets while achieving significant reductions in cost.

Thermoelectric and enabling engine technology: Improve the efficiency of thermoelectric devices to convert engine waste heat to electricity. Develop early-stage enabling engine technologies to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions.

Fleet efficiency: Develop and demonstrate fuel efficient tire and driver feedback technologies that will positively affect efficiency of the fleet of passenger cars and commercial vehicles.

Advanced vehicle testing and evaluation: Conduct laboratory and field evaluations of advanced technology vehicles and related infrastructure, while developing new or modified test procedures.