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Alaska

VW-NGV-soltution

Final Plan

The Final Beneficiary Mitigation Plan was released in November of 2018 and submitted to the Trustee in December.  The Plan includes the following funding allocations and anticipated timing of solicitations:

  • School bus replacement – 50%
    • February 2019 - $2 million
    • Fall 2019 - $2 million
  • Public transit bus replacement – 10%
    • February 2019 - $800,000
  • Commercial marine vessel upgrade – 10%
    • Fall 2019 - $800,000
  • Electric vehicle charging infrastructure – 15%
    • Spring 2019
    • Railbelt and Copper Valley Region - $950,000
    • Southeast Alaska - $125,000
    • Other areas of the state - $135,000
  • Replacement of diesel engines used for prime power – 15%
    • January 2019 - ~$500,000
    • Spring 2019 - ~$250,000
    • Spring 2020 - ~$250,000
    • Spring 2021 - ~$250,000

Additional Details on Solicitations/Funding:  For Classes 4-8 shuttle or transit buses the engines/buses may be replaced with new cleaner diesel engines/vehicles, alternative fueled engines/vehicles (e.g., CNG, propane, electric hybrid), or all-electric engines/vehicles. Alaska will require 80% matching funds from applicants for the upgrade/replacement of eligible public transit buses because there are federal funds available to the state and urbanized areas for the replacement of public transportation and fixed-route buses via both state formula allocation and competitively. VW Trust funds may be used as mandatory cost-share for these federal funds.

Ferries or tugs equipped with unregulated, Tier 1, or Tier 2 marine engines may be repowered under EMA 4. These tugs and ferries may be repowered with any new Tier 3 or Tier 4 diesel or alternate fueled engine, or with all-electric engines. In addition, under the DERA Option (EMA 10), commercial marine vessels with pre-Tier 3 engines operated at least 1,000 hours per year are eligible for upgrade.  Alaska will require mandatory matching funds, and cap the funds at $200,000 per project.

New Funding Opportunity - Deadline June 14, 2019

The Energy Authority is now accepting applications for the School Bus Replacement/Repower Program and for Public Transit Bus Replacements as part of the Volkswagen Settlement Beneficiary Mitigation Plan. The solicitations end at 5:00 pm on June 14, 2019. All application material is available on the Authority website http://www.akenergyauthority.org/Programs/vwsettlement. Questions about the application or assistance with the required information should be sent to Betsy McGregor at (907) 771-3957, bmcgregor@akenergyauthority.org, or vwsettlement@akenergyauthority.org. All questions must be submitted by May 30, 2019. Q&A will be posted on the Authority’s VW Settlement Program website under the School Bus Replacement section by June 6, 2019. 

School Bus Replacement (EMA 2) $1.7 million: Eligible Mitigation Action 2 includes the repower or replacement of Types A-D school buses. Vehicles eligible for scrappage and repower or replacement include those with engine model years of 2009 or older. The engines/buses may be replaced with new cleaner diesel engines/vehicles, alternative fueled engines/vehicles (e.g., CNG, propane, electric hybrid), or all-electric engines/vehicles.  Two requests for applications (RFA) will be released for the upgrade/replacement of eligible school buses, each allowing for the disbursement of up to $1.7 million. Applications for school bus upgrade/replacement are being accepted now through June 14, 2019. The second solicitation will be released in fall 2019. 

Public Transit Bus Replacement (EMA 2) $700,000: Eligible Mitigation Action 2 includes the repower or replacement of Classes 4-8 shuttle or transit buses. Vehicles eligible for scrappage and repower or replacement include those with engine model years of 2009 or older. The engines/buses may be replaced with new cleaner diesel engines/vehicles, alternative fueled engines/vehicles (e.g., CNG, propane, electric hybrid), or all-electric engines/vehicles.  Up to $700,000 will be made available for the upgrade/replacement of eligible public transit buses. Alaska will require 80% matching funds from applicants for the upgrade/replacement of eligible public transit buses because there are federal funds available to the state and urbanized areas for the replacement of public transportation and fixed-route buses via both state formula allocation and competitively. VW Trust funds may be used as mandatory cost-share for these federal funds.

 

Final Plan

Where to Send Comments

NGVAmerica
Comment Letter

Member Support
Letter

Webinars, Meetings, Workshops

Informational
Website

Legislative Proposals

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