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Solicitation for Volkswagen Mitigation Zero-Emission Freight and Marine Funding 6/18/2020

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is announcing the availability of $35 million in Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust funding statewide for the following projects:

  • Scrap and replace airport ground support equipment, port cargo handling equipment and forklifts with new zero-emission technologies;
  • Scrap and repower marine engines for ferries, tugboats, and towboats with new zero-emission, all-electric or fuel-cell, technologies; and
  • Install shore power at berths that serve ocean-going vessels.

The funding is being offered statewide through a competitive solicitation and applications will be ranked on potential reductions of NOx emissions. All funded equipment and vehicles must operate in California. A complete listing of all eligibility and funding requirements are detailed in the program solicitation. At least 75 percent of the $35 million allocation is expected to benefit disadvantaged and low-income communities.

A separate solicitation for this category offering an additional $35 million is tentatively scheduled to be released in mid-2022.

Applications are being accepted online and the application deadline is 1 p.m. PDT, August 31, 2020.

To get more information and apply, visit the program website.

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