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California Energy Commission Announces Grant Funding Opportunity for Hydrogen Refueling Infrastructure 1/30/2020

The California Energy Commission’s Clean Transportation Program (formerly known as the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program) announces the availability of up to $115.7 million in grant funds, subject to future appropriations and Clean Transportation Program Investment Plan funding allocations, for hydrogen refueling infrastructure projects that will expand California’s early commercial light duty hydrogen refueling and fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) markets and to accommodate the projected FCEV roll-out in 2021-2024. Of the up-to amount, $45.7 million is currently available.

For more information: https://www.energy.ca.gov/solicitations/2019-12/gfo-19-602-hydrogen-refueling-infrastructure

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Solicitation for Volkswagen Mitigation Combustion Freight and Marine Funding 12/10/2019

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is pleased to announce that the application period for the competitive Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Combustion Freight and Marine project funding is open. This solicitation is open to eligible owners of in-use freight trucks, switcher locomotives, ferries, tugboats and towboats throughout California.

The South Coast Air Quality Management District is administering $60 million statewide in two equal installments of $30 million each for projects that will repower or replace older internal combustion vehicles, equipment and engines with the cleanest commercially available internal combustion or hybrid technologies certified by CARB.

The Combustion Freight and Marine program is part of the VW Environmental Mitigation Trust, a nationwide program that provides $423 million for California to fully mitigate the excess nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions caused by VW’s use of illegal emissions testing defeat devices in VW diesel vehicles. California’s funding will support advanced technology vehicle and equipment deployments and accelerate the zero emission transformation of the heavy duty fleet. More than 50 percent of the total project funds are expected to benefit disadvantaged or low-income communities.

For more information on the Combustion Freight and Marine program, visit www.aqmd.gov/vw/ or call the VW Combustion Freight and Marine Hotline at (833) 894-7267.

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Solicitation for Volkswagen Mitigation Zero Emission Transit, School, and Shuttle Bus Funding 10/21/2019

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is pleased to announce that the application period for the Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Zero Emission Transit, School, and Shuttle Bus program is open. This solicitation is open to eligible bus owners throughout California, and funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is administering $130 million statewide in two equal installments of $65 million each for replacing internal combustion engine buses with zero emission buses.

The Zero-Emission Transit, School, and Shuttle Bus program is part of the VW Environmental Mitigation Trust, a nationwide program that provides about $423 million for California to fully mitigate the excess nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions caused by VW’s use of illegal emissions testing defeat devices in VW diesel vehicles. California’s funding will support advanced technology vehicle and equipment deployments and accelerate the zero emission transformation of the heavy duty fleet. More than 50 percent of the total project funds are expected to benefit disadvantaged or low-income communities.

If you have any questions regarding this announcement, please contact the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District at (833) 287-6663.

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