- Educational Institution
- Local Government
- Native/Tribal Entity
- Private Sector
- State Government
- Education and Workforce Development
- Energy Infrastructure
Reserved for Energy
Submission Deadline for Concept Papers: 3/12/2024 5:00 pm ET
This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) seeks applications to address outreach, education, technical assistance, workforce training, and other innovative demonstration or deployment projects that advance the mission of an affordable, equitable, and decarbonized transportation system.
There are three areas of interest in this FOA:
- Clean Cities Outreach, Engagement, and Technical Assistance: The objective is to fund projects that strengthen Clean Cities coalitions’ ability to achieve the Clean Cities mission, vision, and goals, by enabling coalitions to undertake high-impact activities. Project activities must emphasize bringing zero emission vehicles and infrastructure to local communities in alignment with the U.S. National Blueprint for Transportation Decarbonization. Successful applications should demonstrate significant impact on transportation emissions reduction.
- Training on Zero Emission Vehicle and Infrastructure Technologies for Critical Emergency Response Workers: The objective of this area of interest is to provide risk mitigation, training, and education of first responders and emergency response professionals to address situations involving zero emission vehicles and infrastructure technologies. This area of interest targets the development of local, state, regional, or national outreach, awareness, and partnership building efforts. Existing training materials, curricula, websites, online tools, and other relevant information resources previously developed in cooperation with EERE or accepted by EERE should be leveraged to the maximum extent possible. Projects can develop training in areas where gaps exist in current training curricula, including adapting curricula to fit other related stakeholder groups such as, but not limited to, fire marshals, emergency/disaster planners, homeland security offices, departments of transportation, and insurance companies. Projects must approach development and dissemination strategically by involving multiple stakeholder groups that have the expertise and authority to recommend parameter/codes for infrastructure (i.e., suggesting optimized Electric Vehicle (EV) charging in parking garages with risk mitigation); immediate emergency response techniques; make-safe and towing best practices; and development and/or deployment of local/regional stranded energy management plans. Projects are encouraged to provide in-person training workshops or build partnerships to incorporate existing online training materials into training programs and encourage widespread reach of these training sessions. Projects addressing communities that are among the top zero emission vehicle markets in the United States are highly encouraged.
- Clean Transportation Demonstration and Deployment: The objective of this area of interest is to explore novel solutions to transportation and related clean energy challenges through small-scale demonstration and deployment projects not otherwise addressed in this FOA. This could include projects to address challenges unique to their geographic areas and solutions with potential for replication in other areas across the country, or other ways to accelerate clean transportation deployment. DOE encourages projects with the largest potential impact on transportation emissions reduction.