GFO-20-606 – Zero-Emission Drayage Truck and Infrastructure Pilot Project

Departmental Grant ID:
GFO-20-606
Portal ID:
4525
Status:
Active
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:
Categories:

Details

Purpose:

This is a competitive grant solicitation. The California Energy Commission (CEC) and California Air Resources Board (CARB or Board) announce the availability of $44.1 million in funds to support large-scale deployments of on-road, zero-emission Class 8 drayage and regional haul trucks as well as the necessary zero-emission vehicle fueling infrastructure needed for service operation.

Description:

For the purpose of this solicitation, drayage trucks are defined as on-road heavy duty trucks that transport containers and bulk to and from the ports and intermodal railyards as well as many other locations. Regional haul truck, for the purpose of this solicitation, have daily ranges of 200 to 400 miles on a single charge or refueling event and are designed for day use and typically return to a home base each night.

Funds provided through this proposed solicitation include $20.1 million from the CEC’s Clean Transportation Program and $24 million for projects eligible under CARB’s FY 2019-20 Funding Plan for Clean Transportation Incentives (FY 2019-20 Funding Plan). CEC funding will support zero-emission vehicle infrastructure and installation, and workforce training and development. CARB funding will be allocated towards the purchase of on-road zero-emission Class 8 trucks. Other costs associated with administrative and data collection tasks will be supported by either CEC or CARB.

The overarching goals for the Zero-Emission Drayage Truck and Infrastructure Pilot Project solicitation are to: (1) advance zero-emission technology for Class 8 on-road trucks with a focus on regional haul or drayage service; (2) understand fleet dynamics when deploying a large number of zero-emission trucks and supporting infrastructure, including assessing the ability of fleets to recharge or refuel large numbers of trucks on a daily basis – sometimes multiple times per day; (3) support zero-emission, on-road heavy-duty truck manufacturers to realize economies of scale that come with larger production volumes; (4) holistically reduce greenhouse gas (GHG), criteria pollutant, and toxic air contaminant emissions in and around ports and freight facilities; and (5) provide economic, environmental, and public health benefits to disadvantaged and low-income communities.

 

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Other

This solicitation is open to local air districts, California-based public entities, and California-based non-profit organizations. Private sector parties (i.e., technology manufacturers and end-users) interested in securing funding for a technology or strategy, must partner with an eligible Applicant. Only projects submitted by eligible Applicants will be evaluated.      

Eligible Geographies:

All proposed projects must be located in California.

Matching Funding Requirement:

Applications must include a minimum 50 percent total match share of the total allowable project costs (i.e., the sum of requested grant amount plus the Applicant’s match share). Match costs for infrastructure and workforce training and development may be counted towards the CEC’s grant agreement; match costs for trucks may be counted towards CARB’s grant agreement. 

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantor.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
March 2021
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
Until funds expire 

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$44,100,000
Expected number of awards 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.
Dependent
Estimated amount per award 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.
Dependent
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
No
Requires Matched Funding? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
50%
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:

Funds provided through this proposed solicitation include $20.1 million from the CEC’s Clean Transportation Program (formerly known as the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program) and $24 million for projects eligible under CARB’s FY 2019-20 Funding Plan for Clean Transportation Incentives (FY 2019-20 Funding Plan).

Funding Method: 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 disbursed on a reimbursement basis (where the Recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor). 

How to Apply

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

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
Kevyn Piper, 1-916-654-4845, Kevyn.Piper@energy.ca.gov