Zero-Emission Freight and Marine Projects

Applications for zero-emission freight and marine projects are now being accepted. Interested parties are encouraged to learn about this funding opportunity and submit applications. Funding will be awarded on a competitive basis to projects located in California.

Funding Availability and Timeframe

Applications are being accepted until 1 p.m. PDT August 31, 2020. Up to $35 million will be awarded to eligible projects statewide through this solicitation on a competitive basis. Projects that benefit disadvantaged or low-income communities may be prioritized for award.

A second solicitation offering an additional $35 million is expected to be released in mid-2022.


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Eligibility and Key Requirements

Public agencies and private businesses are eligible to participate in this program.

Eligible projects include:

Key project requirements include:

A complete description of the eligibility requirements, application instructions, evaluation criteria, and other requirements is available in the Guidance document located in the “Resources” section below.

Required Supporting Documentation

The following is a partial list of key supporting documentation that is needed for completing an application. A complete list of all information required to complete the application is available in the Guidance document.

For All Projects:

Additionally, for Scrap and Replace/Repower Projects

Additionally, for Shore Power Projects

Pre-Application Webinars

Applicants are highly encouraged to attend at least one pre-application webinar that will give background on the Zero-Emission Freight and Marine Program. Each webinar is limited to 100 attendees. Registration is required.

The webinars cover the program requirements, applicant eligibility, project eligibility, the application process, and how to use the online application system. The following webinars have been scheduled:

Recordings of the webinars will be posted in the “Resources” section for on-demand viewing.



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All questions regarding this solicitation should be submitted in writing to  Questions and answers will be compiled and posted under the “Resources” section.

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