Utilize Incentivized Programs to Recharge Your Fleet

BUY AMERICA – 5323(j)

FTA’s Buy America requirements prevent FTA from obligating an amount that may be appropriated to carry out its program for a project unless "the steel, iron, and manufactured goods used in the project are produced in the United States" (49 U.S.C. § 5323(j)(1)). FTA’s Buy America requirements apply to third-party procurements by FTA grant recipients. The goal of this program is to ensure U.S. funded projects bolster companies with products developed, manufactured, and sold in the USA.

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Low or No Emission Vehicle Program – 5339(c) (Low-No)

The Low or No Emission competitive program provides funding to state and local governmental authorities for the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses as well as acquisition, construction, and leasing of required supporting facilities. On June 25, 2021, FTA announced approximately $182 million in funding for low and no emissions buses and the facilities that support them.

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New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, known as NYSERDA, promotes energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources. These efforts are key to developing a less polluting and more reliable and affordable energy system for all New Yorkers. Collectively, NYSERDA’s efforts aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, accelerate economic growth, and reduce customer energy bills.

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CARB (California Air Resources Board) Low Carbon Transportation Investment Projects

These low carbon transportation investment projects are a key component in California’s long-term transformation to clean and equitable transportation. California Air Resources Board (CARB) funded projects have spurred heavy-duty advanced clean technologies and charted paths to clean transportation equity.

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The Airport Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) Program

The Airport Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) and Infrastructure Pilot Program improves airport air quality and facilitates use of zero emissions technologies at airports. Created in 2012, the program allows airport sponsors to use Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funds to purchase ZEVs and to construct or modify infrastructure needed to use ZEVs.

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American Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Transit Fund

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the availability of $10 million in Fiscal Year 2021 competitive grant funding to support transit services for American Indian Tribes and Alaska Native villages in rural areas. FTA's Tribal Transit Program is authorized by Congress to support public transportation for federally recognized Indian Tribes and Alaska Native villages, groups, or communities. The funding helps Tribes to meet the needs of Tribal citizens, including older adults, people with disabilities, and youth in rural areas.

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Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP)

California’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) plays a crucial role in the deployment of zero-emission and near-zero-emission technologies. HVIP accelerates commercialization by providing point-of-sale vouchers to make advanced vehicles more affordable.

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Raise Funding

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to apply for $1 billion in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 discretionary grant funding through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grants.

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To learn more about funding opportunities for your fleet, contact our partners at VMC.

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