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FTA grant monies available to help modernize bus fleets 

FTA Administrator Nuria Fernandez has announced the availability of approximately $1.47 billion in competitive grant funds to help modernize bus fleets and facilities across the country, which will support good-paying jobs and help reduce carbon emissions, leading to cleaner air, healthier communities, and better transportation.

The combined announcement is the first FTA competitive grant opportunity under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. It supports the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to modernize our nation’s transportation infrastructure, create and maintain good-paying jobs, and combat climate change as we build out clean energy fleets.

FTA’s Low or No Emission (Low-No) Grant Program makes funding available to help transit agencies purchase or lease U.S.-built low or no emission vehicles that use advanced technologies, including related equipment or facilities, for transit revenue operations. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides $5.5 billion over five years for the Low-No Program—more than 10 times greater than the previous five years of funding. For Fiscal Year 2022, approximately $1.1 billion will be available for grants under this program.

FTA’s Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program makes funding available to help transit agencies purchase and rehabilitate buses, vans and related equipment, and build bus facilities. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides nearly $2 billion over five years for the Bus and Bus Facilities Program. For Fiscal Year 2022, approximately $372 million for grants will be available under this program.

The deadline to apply is May 31.

Links:
Low or No Emission & Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Competitive Programs FY2022 Notice of Funding
Low or No Emission (Low-No) Grant Program
Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program


Energy Policy Institute at Boise State offering EV webinar

The Energy Policy institute at Boise State University is offering a webinar entitled “Power Talks: EV Infrastructure, Policy and Fleet Change. the webinar is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27. REGISTER HERE.


Idaho Power offers electric vehicle supply equipment funding

Eligible Idaho Power business customers may apply for funding to install Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE charging stations) for electric passenger vehicles, forklifts or other transportation technology. Here is how the TVCCC is partnering with Idaho Power in the project:

TVCCC will provide up to $15,000 in calendar year 2022 toward Idaho Power EVSE Level 2 charging stations in Ada County and Canyon County. TVCCC will be able to fund two projects at the full $7,500 level.

Idaho Power will identify potential projects for TVCCC funding and would seek permission from the customer before discussing the application with TVCCC

TVCCC funding must be approved by the Coalition’s Board of Directors before funds will be committed.

Funding is limited and applicants are not guaranteed funding. LEARN MORE


TVCCC offers travel/training assistance opportunities

Keeping on top of the latest technologies and advances in the use of alternative fuels can be difficult, especially with limited travel/training budgets. The Treasure Valley Clean Cities Coalition (TVCCC) wants to assist individuals, agencies, companies, etc. learn more about current trends and advances in alternative fuels and vehicles.

Our continuing education program could help you or your organization by providing funding to help make an educational trip possible. For more information, please contact Mark Carnopis at (208) 258-2702 or Email: mcarnopis@valleyregionaltransit.org.

DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION

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TVCCC Contact Information
Randi Walkins
Coordinator – Clean Cities Coalition
Telephone: (208) 608-7554
E-mail: info@tvcleancities.org