SCAQMD Issues $22 Million for Clean Transportation Projects
In California, the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) has released three new solicitations for Clean Transportation Funding: 1) the 2015 Local Government Match Program; 2) Major Event Center Transportation Programs; and 3) Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Funding Opportunities. These programs have more than $22 million available for clean transportation projects.
The 2015 Local Government Match Program provides matching funds to cities and counties for qualifying projects. The cities and counties must be located within the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). Categories of interest to the NGV industry this year include alternative-fuel infrastructure, fleet maintenance facility upgrades, medium- and heavy-duty alternative fuel vehicles, and street sweeping operations in the Coachella Valley. The deadline for submission is September 4, 2015.
The MSRC has offered funding for implementation of Event Center Transportation programs for the past four years. Major event center destinations located in the SCAQMD are the targets for this funding opportunity and include sports arenas, fairgrounds, stadiums, race tracks, speedways, Convention Centers, etc. This Event Center Transportation Program funding opportunity spans two fiscal years – FY 2015 and FY 2016. This is intended to provide additional flexibility in the development and implementation of event center transportation projects. The deadline for submission is July 29, 2016.
The third solicitation provides incentive funding to assist in the construction of alternative fuel refueling infrastructure within the SCAQMD. Categories include funding for construction of new or expanded alternative fuel fueling stations and incentives for the modification of fleet maintenance facilities. The funding opportunity includes public and private site owners, fleet owners, infrastructure providers, fuel providers and school districts. Funding is available for the construction or expansion of alternative fuel refueling stations; incentives to fleets to upgrade their existing vehicle maintenance facilities; and support fleets purchasing alternative fuel vehicles. The deadline for submission is July 29, 2016.