GFO-20-601 – Blueprints for Medium-and-Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure

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Closed (45 total applications submitted)
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The purpose of this solicitation is to accelerate the deployment of MD/HD ZEVs and ZEV infrastructure with a holistic and futuristic view of transportation planning. 


This is a competitive grant solicitation. The California Energy Commission's (CEC's) Clean Transportation Program (formerly known as the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program) announces the availability of up to $3 million in grant funds for planning "blueprints" that will identify actions and milestones needed for implementation of medium- and heavy-duty (MD/HD) zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) and the related electric charging and/or hydrogen refueling infrastructure. 

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Business
  • Individual
  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

This solicitation is open to all public and private entities. Eligible entities must have a role in the development, planning, permitting, or oversight of the planned MD/HD ZEVs and/or ZEV infrastructure. 

Eligible Geographies:

All blueprint projects must be located in California and include only geographic regions within California. 

Matching Funding Requirement:

There are no match requirements for blueprint projects awarded under this solicitation. 

Important Dates

The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
October 2020
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
Until the funds expire

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State

Funding Source Notes:

Assembly Bill (AB) 118 (Nunez, Chapter 750, Statues of 2007), created the Clean Transportation Program. 

The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

Funds are reimbursed after the invoice has been approved by the CEC. 

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.


For questions about this grant, contact:
Doug Harvey, 1-916-654-4747,