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Clean Cities has awarded nearly $400 million to fund hundreds of projects across the country that reduce petroleum use in transportation. These project awards contribute to Clean Cities' primary goal of reducing petroleum use in the U.S. by 2.5 billion gallons per year by 2020.

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Project Initiative/Award Awardee Status Date
Acadia National Park National Parks Initiative In progress Sep 2015

States impacted:

  • Maine

Acadia National Park

At Acadia National Park, visitors and staff can travel among park destinations, inns, campgrounds, and neighboring communities on buses powered by alternative fuels. The park is working with Maine Clean Communities to introduce eight alternative and fuel-efficient vehicles to replace inefficient gasoline-powered vehicles. Acadia National Park is also installing two electric vehicle charging stations that will be available to the public.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.

Partners

  • Maine Clean Communities
Accelerating Alternative Fuel Adoption in Mid-America 2017 Alternative Fuel Vehicle Community Partner Projects Metropolitan Energy Center, Inc. In progress Oct 2017

States impacted:

  • Kansas
  • Missouri

Accelerating Alternative Fuel Adoption in Mid-America

This project incorporates both the deployment of alternative fuel vehicles and alternative fueling access with a focus on compressed natural gas access on major travel corridors. The project will also generate best practices documents, case studies, and deployment guides to leverage community based business and community relationships to accelerate adoption and awareness of alternative fuels.

Learn more about the 2017 Alternative Fuel Vehicle Community Partner Projects.

$3,803,793 Award

$3,826,624 Local matching funds

Partners

  • City of Kansas City, MO.
  • Stirk Compressed Natural Gas
  • City of El Dorado
  • 24/7 Travel Stores
  • Kansas City International Airport
  • Grain Valley School District
  • Sparq Natural Gas
  • Garden City
  • Blue Springs School District
Accelerating Alternatives for Minnesota Drivers Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest Complete Jan 2013

States impacted:

  • Minnesota

Accelerating Alternatives for Minnesota Drivers

The Accelerating Alternatives for Minnesota Drivers project provided safety and technical assistance and training related to plug-in vehicle (PEV) and natural gas fueling infrastructure; established the Minnesota Natural Gas Vehicle Workgroup and created a strategic plan for statewide natural gas vehicle implementation; establish a Minnesota green fleet recognition program; and created the DriveElectricMN.org website as an online resource for electric vehicle (EV) users (and potential EV users) in Minnesota.

Learn more about the Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards.

$248,788 Award

$26,658 Local matching funds

Advancing Alternative Fuel Markets Adoption and Growth Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition, Inc. Complete Jan 2013

States impacted:

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Virginia

Advancing Alternative Fuel Markets Adoption and Growth

The Advancing Alternative Fuel Markets Adoption and Growth project in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and northern Virginia developed recommendations for uniform fire and building codes for alternative fueling infrastructure; established signage for each alternative fuel that is uniform across the project region; conducted workshops and webinars to disseminate alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) information to fleets; and provided a platform for sharing best practices among AFV users and potential users.

Learn more about the Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards.

$500,000 Award

$156,152 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition
  • Virginia Clean Cities
  • State of Maryland Clean Cities
Advancing Alternative Fuel Markets in Florida Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards University of Central Florida Complete Jan 2013

States impacted:

  • Florida

Advancing Alternative Fuel Markets in Florida

The Advancing Alternative Fuel Markets in Florida project developed model codes, ordinances, purchasing guidelines, and incentives; conduct safety and training programs for first responders, service technicians, mechanics, code officials, fleet managers, and key decision makers; and develop a strategic plan for the coordinated deployment of alternative fueling infrastructure across Florida.

Learn more about the Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards.

$500,000 Award

Partners

  • Southeast Florida Clean Cities Coalition
  • Central Florida Clean Cities Coalition
  • Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition
Advancing New Mexico's Alternative Fuels Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department, Energy Conservation and Management Division Complete Jan 2013

States impacted:

  • New Mexico

Advancing New Mexico's Alternative Fuels

The Advancing New Mexico's Alternative Fuels project will work with the Governor's office and other appropriate entities to address alternative fuel vehicle road signage issues; provide recommendations to streamline alternative fuel infrastructure construction regulations, including zoning, codes, and permitting restrictions; help fleets across the state develop petroleum reduction plans; and expand compressed natural gas and propane vehicle safety and training initiatives.

Learn more about the Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards.

$500,000 Award

$363,070 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Land of Enchantment Clean Cities (New Mexico)
Aggregated Alternative Technology Alliance Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Procurement Aggregating Initiatives National Association of Regional Councils In progress Jan 2016

States impacted:

  • Arizona
  • Kansas
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Missouri
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington

Aggregated Alternative Technology Alliance

The Aggregated Alternative Technology Alliance (AATA) seeks to achieve nationwide economies of scale for alternative fuels and advanced vehicles. AATA plans to accomplish this through a coordinated strategy designed to increase deployment, increase knowledge, lower customer acquisition costs, support local economic development, and address potential challenges arising from large-scale procurement initiatives. AATA has assembled a team of national and regional partners with extended networks and relationships that can increase and aggregate the demand for alternative fuels and advanced vehicles. The AATA team will research and create bulk procurement templates to enable competitive pricing and lower up-front costs for alternative fuels and advanced vehicles. Five regional councils will lead fuel-neutral regional procurement efforts in multiple states nationwide.

Learn more about the Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Procurement Aggregating Initiatives.

$1,758,599 Award

$466,052 Local matching funds

Partners

  • National Association of Regional Councils
  • Mid-America Regional Council (MARC)
  • Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
  • Metro Area Planning Council
  • North Central Texas Council Of Governments
  • Pima Association of Governments
  • Electrification Coalition
  • Meister Consultants Group
  • Yborra & Associates, LLC
  • ICM Inc.
  • Propane Education & Research Council
  • Clean Communities of Central New York (Syracuse)
  • Metropolitan Energy Center
  • Tucson Clean Cities
  • Utah Clean Cities
  • Western Washington Clean Cities
  • Clean Fuels Ohio
Alternative Fuel Implementation Team (AFIT) for North Carolina Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards North Carolina State University, North Carolina Solar Center Complete Jan 2013

States impacted:

  • North Carolina

Alternative Fuel Implementation Team (AFIT) for North Carolina

The Alternative Fuel Implementation Team (AFIT) for North Carolina project will develop petroleum reduction toolkits for fleets; collaborate with neighboring states on uniform road signage to indicate alternative fuel availability; and disseminate best practices among potential fleets and alternative fuel vehicle users by hosting a southeastern alternative fuels symposium.

Learn more about the Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards.

$500,000 Award

$69,000 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Kentucky Clean Cities Partnership
  • Virginia Clean Cities
  • Palmetto State Clean Fuels Coalition
American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest EV Everywhere Plug‐In Electric Vehicle Local Showcases American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest In progress Aug 2016

States impacted:

  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Wisconsin

American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest

This project will demonstrate plug‐in electric vehicles via local showcases. The showcases will be held in key markets throughout major metropolitan areas in seven Midwest states, including Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Learn more about the EV Everywhere Plug‐In Electric Vehicle Local Showcases.

$999,997 Award

$1,005,179 Local matching funds

Blue Ridge Parkway National Parks Initiative In progress Sep 2015

States impacted:

  • Virginia

Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway has worked with the Land of Sky Clean Vehicles coalition to cut petroleum use in the park. Blue Ridge is acquiring four hybrids and four propane pickup trucks to replace less-efficient vehicles dating back to model year 1989. The vehicles are helping raise awareness of sustainability among the park's visitors. The park is also installing a propane refueling station.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.

Partners

  • Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition (Western North Carolina)