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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
California Fleets and Workplace Alternative Fuels Project Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards Bay Area Air Quality Management District Complete Jan 2013

States impacted:

  • California

California Fleets and Workplace Alternative Fuels Project

The California Fleets and Workplace Alternative Fuels Project is a statewide effort to develop templates and best practices for permitting AFV refueling infrastructure, collaborate with colleges on first responder training, promote workplace EV charging, and work with fleets to implement petroleum reduction strategies.

Learn more about the Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards.

$1,000,000 Award

$100,000 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Southern California Clean Cities Coalition
  • Los Angeles Clean Cities Coalition
  • Long Beach Clean Cities
  • San Francisco Clean Cities Coalition
  • Silicon Valley Clean Cities (San Jose)
  • East Bay Clean Cities Coalition (Oakland)
  • Central Coast Clean Cities
  • San Diego Regional Clean Cities Coalition
  • Clean Cities Coachella Valley Region
  • Western Riverside County Clean Cities Coalition
  • San Joaquin Valley Clean Cities
  • Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition
California Plug-in Electric Vehicle Readiness Project Electric Vehicle Community Readiness South Coast Air Quality Management District Complete Sep 2011

States impacted:

  • California

California Plug-in Electric Vehicle Readiness Project

The objective of this proposal was to create a unified statewide approach to planning and implementation of critical plug-in electric vehicle charging infrastructure activities in order to support and expand the market for plug-in electric vehicles in California.

Learn more about the Electric Vehicle Community Readiness.

$982,565 Award

$201,209 Local matching funds

Cape Cod National Seashore National Parks Initiative Massachusetts Clean Cities In progress Feb 2017

States impacted:

  • Massachusetts

Cape Cod National Seashore

Cape Cod National Seashore, with support from Massachusetts Clean Cities, will replace three conventional vehicles with plug-in electric vehicles and install electric vehicle charging stations for the park's fleet use. The park's fleet currently contains four hybrid vehicles, as well as trams and shuttles that operate on biodiesel. This project will help the park further reduce fleet petroleum use.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.

Partners

  • Massachusetts Clean Cities
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site National Parks Initiative In progress Feb 2017

States impacted:

  • North Carolina

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

The Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site is working with Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition to convert two existing pick-up trucks to use propane and install an on-site propane fueling station. Additionally, the park plans to also replace an older gasoline mower with a new propane mower.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.

Partners

  • Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition (Western North Carolina)
Carolina Blue Skies and Green Jobs Initiative American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards Triangle J Council of Governments Complete May 2010

States impacted:

  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina

Carolina Blue Skies and Green Jobs Initiative

The Carolina Blue Skies & Green Jobs Initiative is a two-state effort to increase availability and use of alternative fuels, while simultaneously deploying alternative fuel vehicles and advanced technology vehicles in North and South Carolina. The project successfully deployed a total of 519 vehicles including 389 propane vehicles, 81 compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles, 40 hybrid-electric vehicles, and nine neighborhood electric vehicles. The project also added 141 refueling stations, including 111 electric vehicle charging points, 11 E85 stations, eight biodiesel stations, six CNG stations and five propane stations.

Learn more about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards.

$12,004,175 Award

$19,509,710 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Land-Of-Sky Regional Council—Land-of-Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition
  • South Carolina Energy Office—Palmetto State Clean Fuels Coalition
  • Biogen Idec
  • BuildSense
  • Charlotte Mecklenburg Utilities
  • City of Asheville
  • City of Charlotte Airport
  • City of Charlotte Charlotte Solid Waste Services; City of Fayetteville
  • City of Greensboro
  • City of Hendersonville
  • City of Raleigh
  • City of Rock Hill
  • City of Rocky Mount
  • City of Winston-Salem
  • County of Chatham;
  • Triangle J Council of Governments
Catoctin Mountain Park National Parks Initiative In progress Sep 2015

States impacted:

  • Maryland

Catoctin Mountain Park

Working with the State of Maryland Clean Cities coalition, Catoctin Mountain Park will replace two conventional vehicles with plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and install three electric vehicle charging stations for park and public use. The park also will replace four gasoline lawnmowers with propane mowers and share their use with a nearby military base. The project also includes an idle-reduction education and outreach initiative.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.

Partners

  • State of Maryland Clean Cities
Cedar Breaks National Monument National Parks Initiative In progress Sep 2015

States impacted:

  • Utah

Cedar Breaks National Monument

Through its partnership with Zion National Park, Utah Clean Cities worked with park officials to expand Zion’s electric vehicle initiative to neighboring Cedar Breaks National Monument. Cedar Breaks has installed one electric vehicle charging station and deployed one plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. The project is helping to expand the availability of electric vehicle charging stations throughout National Park Service units in the Southern Utah region. The project also includes an idle-reduction education and outreach initiative.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.

Partners

  • Utah Clean Cities
Central Texas Fuel Independence Project Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards City of Austin, Austin Energy Complete Jan 2013

States impacted:

  • Texas

Central Texas Fuel Independence Project

The Central Texas Fuel Independence Project expanded an interagency agreement to include alternative fueling infrastructure procurement; delivered electricity and natural gas vehicle safety training; hosted electric vehicle and natural gas workshops to educate potential fleet users in the Austin and San Antonio region; and held training seminars regarding multifamily housing and workplace electric vehicle charging.

Learn more about the Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards.

$500,000 Award

$100,512 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Alamo Area Clean Cities (San Antonio)
Chicago Area Alternative Fuels Deployment Project American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards City of Chicago, Department of Transportation Complete Dec 2009

States impacted:

  • Illinois
  • Indiana

Chicago Area Alternative Fuels Deployment Project

The Chicago Area Alternative Fuels Deployment Project deployed alternative fuel and hybrid vehicles and installed alternative fuel fueling and electric vehicle charging stations throughout the Chicago region. The project included a wide variety of project partners (large and small private companies, municipalities, non-profits, and utilities) and alternative fuels/advanced vehicle technologies (electric vehicles, compressed natural gas, propane, E-85, and hybrid technologies). By embracing all types of partners and fuels, these ambitious projects were able to build sustainable clean vehicle programs that optimized petroleum displacement and environmental benefits. Chicago’s transportation landscape was transformed by the addition of green vehicles and fueling stations that helped promote energy security, reduce transportation costs, and improve air quality. In total, the project deployed more than 400 clean vehicles and 225 alternative fueling stations.

Learn more about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards.

$14,999,658 Award

$24,625,322 Local matching funds

Partners

  • ComEd
  • Chicago Area Electric Vehicle Charging Station Project, City of Chicago—Department of Fleet and Facility Management
  • Clean Energy
  • Doreen’s Pizza
  • DuPage County—Division of Transportation
  • Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
  • Exel-Diageo
  • Foodliner
  • Gas Technology Institute (GTI)
  • GO Airport Express
  • Green Taxi Program
  • Groot Industries
  • I-Go Car Sharing
  • Ozinga Ready Mix
  • Peoples Gas
  • SCR Medical Transportation
  • Village of Downers Grove; Waste Management
  • Waste Management
  • City of Chicago, Department of Transportation
Christiansted National Historic Site National Parks Initiative In progress Sep 2015

States impacted:

  • Virgin Islands

Christiansted National Historic Site

Christiansted National Historic Site, located in the U.S. Virgin Islands, commemorates urban colonial development and offers visitors a chance to experience the history and lifestyle of that time. The park is planning to deploy two all-electric vehicles in its fleet and install two electric vehicle charging stations (EVSE) within the historic site. The project will serve multiple functions: to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, to promote sustainable transportation, and to diversify the park's fleet to include alternative fuel vehicles. The new vehicles will also be used to educate island residents about EVSE and clean energy technology in transportation through the park's interpretive program on climate change and sustainability.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.