Want to join a great team? VCC is hiring for a Program Coordinator! The Program Coordinator will act as the project manager for Virginia Clean Cities efforts and coordinate various local events and initiatives to best leverage resources, increase the number of alternative fuel vehicles on the road, and increase alternative fuel use to facilitate petroleum reduction. The Program Coordinator will help ...Continue Reading →
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Announces Climate Pollution Reduction Grant Program Now Available
Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced program guidance for planning grants under the $5 billion Climate Pollution Reduction Grant (CPRG) program, which is a part of the Inflation Reduction Act.
The two-stage program will encourage states, air agencies, municipalities, and tribes to create and implement comprehensive climate ...Continue Reading →
Mid-Atlantic Electrification Partnership
An Electrification Ecosystem of Intermodal Leadership and Intercity Travel
This project will create a regional electric vehicle (EV) ecosystem in Virginia, the District of Columbia, Maryland and West Virginia. The ecosystem project will connect the Mid-Atlantic Region’s cities, employing multiple EV and infrastructure sub-projects, including multimodal hubs, such as airports, seaports and logistics centers. It will also address educational, planning and ...Continue Reading →
Funding Opportunity Coming Soon!- Energy Improvements in Rural or Remote Areas Program
Be on the lookout in March! The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED) recently announced that they intend to issue a funding opportunity for up to $300 million to improve the cost, reliability, environmental impact, and climate resilience of energy systems in rural or remote areas across the country with 10,000 or fewer inhabitants.
The anticipated funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for the Energy Improvements in Rural or Remote Areas (ERA) program aims to fund ...Continue Reading →
Virginia Alternative Transportation Fuels Report 2022
For the year ending December 31, 2022, the Commonwealth of Virginia saw an increase in the number of tracked alternative fuel fleet vehicles by 0.2%. At 28,892 vehicles in 101 green fleets, the current percentage of alternative fuel vehicles used in tracked clean fuel Virginia fleets is 44.3 percent of their vehicles. Hybrid electric, electric, and propane vehicles made minor net gains in the past year, while no net fleet ...Continue Reading →
Biden-Harris Administration Announces $1.5 Billion Available Through the 2023 RAISE Grant Program
The U.S. Department of Transportation has published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for $1.5 billion in grant funding through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant program for 2023. The popular program helps communities around the country carry out projects with significant local or regional impact.
RAISE discretionary grants help project sponsors at the State and ...Continue Reading →
Deadline Approaching for NAFA’s 100 Best Fleets
Applications are due by Tuesday, January 31, 2023 for your fleet to be considered in the 100 Best Fleets in the Americas competition! With just under two weeks until the deadline, there is still time to prepare a winning application. Open to any fleet in North, Central, or South America, this program recognizes peak-performing public and commercial fleet operations, as well as the the Fleet ...Continue Reading →
Upcoming Funding Announcement from the DOE Vehicle Technologies Office
Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0002893
The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Vehicle Technologies Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Fiscal Year 2023 Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement”. Building a clean and equitable energy economy and addressing the climate crisis is a top priority of the Administration. This anticipated FOA will advance the ...Continue Reading →
Survey: Virginians support a modern, electrified transportation system
Generation180 developed this updated survey to make the case for continued transportation electrification in Virginia—bringing jobs, new economic investment, reduced carbon emissions and cost savings for satisfied drivers along the way.
The third edition of the Virginia Drives Electric survey includes new and updated findings indicating Virginians are overwhelmingly in favor of the benefits inherent with electric vehicles and ...Continue Reading →
Biden-Harris Administration, USDOT Make Available One of the Largest Investments in 50 Years to Expand Intercity Passenger Rail Across America
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) today issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) announcing the availability of almost $2.3 billion in funding to expand and modernize intercity passenger rail nationwide through the Federal-State Partnership for Intercity Passenger Rail Grant Program (Partnership Program). Thanks to President ...Continue Reading →