DEQ is now accepting applications to fund all-electric projects through the Clean Air Communities Program (CACP). Through a competitive application process, DEQ will award $20 million to government entities for all-electric projects that will eliminate harmful air pollutants and mitigate climate change.
Oct. 2020 – Application period begins
Oct. 21, 2020 Informational webinar for potential applicants. The webinar was recorded and is available for viewing. View FAQs from the webinar.
Jan. 11, 2021 – Application deadline
March 2021 – Awards announced
Note: DEQ reserves the right to adjust the dates listed above if necessary.
The CACP Request for Applications (RFA) provides an overview of the application timeline and process, information on eligibility and program funding requirements, project selection criteria, and instructions on how to apply. The RFA, application template, and required and supporting documents are provided below in the appendices.
Note that on Oct. 27, DEQ revised the competitive bid requirement of the application, and the RFA and application template reflect this change. A new document, Appendix F: Statement of Certification, has been added to the application.
$20 million from the Trust has been allocated for CACP. Eligible projects will be awarded to state and local governments across the Commonwealth through a competitive application process. Eligible projects will be selected on the basis of emission reductions and cost-effectiveness of emission reductions ($VW/Ton of NOx). Priority will be given to applications for projects in low income counties/cities, minority counties/cities, or counties/cities listed on the U.S. EPA’s 2020 Diesel Emission Reduction Act Priority Area List. Projects located in counties/cities identified on multiple lists will receive a higher ranking. Sign up to receive email notifications regarding the competitive application process.
|ELIGIBLE PROJECTS||EMISSION REDUCTION STRATEGY||ALLOWED VW EXPENDITURE AMOUNT|
|Class 8 Local Freight Trucks & Port Drayage trucks||Replacement; scrappage required||Up to 75% for government-owned all-electric replacement, including electric charging infrastructure costs|
|Class 4-7 Local Freight Trucks||Replacement; scrappage required||Up to 75% for government-owned all-electric replacement, including electric charging infrastructure costs|
|Class 4-8 Shuttle Buses||Replacement; scrappage required||Up to 75% for government-owned all-electric replacement, including electric charging infrastructure costs|
|Airport Ground Support Equipment||Replacement; scrappage required||Up to 75% for all-electric replacement, including charging infrastructure costs|
|Freight Switching Locomotives||Repower and replacement; scrappage required|
|Ferries/Tugs||Repower; scrappage required||Up to 75% for governmental owned all-electric repower, including electric charging infrastructure costs|
|Oceangoing Vessels||Shorepower||Up to 75% for government-owned shore-side infrastructure|