Zero-Emission Freight and Marine Projects
SOLICITATION IS NOW OPEN.
Up to $34 million is available to eligible projects statewide through a first-come first-served solicitation.
The application deadline has been extended until March 22, 2022, or until all funds are awarded, whichever is sooner.
An additional $35 million is expected to be available by mid-2022.
Read the Program Guidance:
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Application Resources and References
- version dated September 28: update to solicitation deadline reflecting extension date (p. 17).
- version dated May 28: new text added to explain zero-emission certification or approval (p. 5).
- version dated May 17: removal of previous language about zero-emission certification or approval (p. 5)
- version dated May 12: original guidance
- Eligibility and Funding Summary Tables
- Cost effectiveness Threshold (For illustration only; refer to guidance for further details)
- Online Application User Guide: Video guide to application. Continue watching to view whole guide, or select topic from list at right.
- ZEFM Funding Program Q&A
Pre-Solicitation Webinar (5/18/2021)
Eligibility and Key Requirements
The following is a list of eligibility and key program requirements. A complete description of the eligibility requirements, application instructions, evaluation criteria, and other requirements are included in the Guidance document located in the “Resources” section below.
Public agencies and private businesses are eligible to participate in this program.
Eligible projects include:
- scrap and replace forklifts (with >8,000 lbs. lift capacity), airport ground support equipment (GSE) and port cargo handling equipment (CHE) with new zero-emission technologies;
- repower ferries, tugboats, and towboats by scrapping and replacing marine engines with new zero-emission, all-electric or fuel-cell, technologies; and
- install shore power at berths that serve ocean-going vessels.
Key project requirements include:
- For replacement and repower projects, the old equipment must be scrapped (destroyed).
- Funded equipment must be certified, verified, or otherwise approved by the U.S. EPA or CARB for operation in California.
- Funded equipment must be domiciled in and operate in the State of California for the duration of its project life.
- Funding recipients must report annually on operations for at least three years.
Required Supporting Documentation
The following is a partial list of key supporting documentation needed for completing an application. A complete list of all information required to complete the application is included in the Guidance document.
For All Projects:
Additionally, for Scrap and Replace/Repower Projects:
Additionally, for Shore Power Projects:
If you have questions about the solicitation, or need assistance using the online grants management system, please email us at [email protected] or call us at 1-844-9VW-FUND.