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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
Project Fever, Fostering Electric Vehicle Readiness Electric Vehicle Community Readiness American Lung Association of the Southwest Complete Sep 2011

States impacted:

  • Colorado

Project Fever, Fostering Electric Vehicle Readiness

The project developed a comprehensive electric vehicle and electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) readiness and implementation plan for Colorado. This plan targets regulatory, permitting, planning, policy and marketing, education, and outreach initiatives to prepare for electric vehicles and charging infrastructure deployment.

Learn more about the Electric Vehicle Community Readiness.

$500,000 Award

Puget Sound Clean Cities Coalition Petroleum Reduction Project American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards Puget Sound Clean Air Agency Complete Jan 2009

States impacted:

  • Idaho
  • Oregon
  • Washington

Puget Sound Clean Cities Coalition Petroleum Reduction Project

The Puget Sound Clean Cities Coalition Petroleum Reduction Project was an ambitious and multi-faceted effort to generate lasting petroleum displacement across Washington State. The project acquired more than 650 alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles and developed infrastructure for biodiesel, E85 ethanol, compressed natural gas (CNG), and electric vehicles. The effort additionally helped deploy more than 200 light-duty CNG taxis and a supported a large roll-out of electrified ground support equipment and corresponding charging infrastructure at Sea-Tac International Airport. The project also included multiple efforts which provided the region with key information on strategies to further reduce petroleum use.

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

$14,999,770 Award

$22,317,164 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Alaska Airlines
  • City of Bellevue
  • City of Everett
  • City of Issaquah
  • City of Kirkland
  • City of Mercer Island
  • City of Olympia
  • City of Renton
  • City of Seattle
  • City of Sammamish
  • City of Tacoma
  • CleanScapes
  • King County
  • Pierce County
  • Port of Seattle
  • Tacoma Public Utilities
  • University of Washington
  • Western Washington University
  • Waste Management
  • WorldCNG
  • WSU Extension Energy
  • Snohomish County
  • Puget Sound Clean Air Agency
Ready to Roll! – Southeastern Pennsylvania's Regional Electric Vehicle Action Plan Electric Vehicle Community Readiness Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission Complete Sep 2011

States impacted:

  • Pennsylvania

Ready to Roll! – Southeastern Pennsylvania's Regional Electric Vehicle Action Plan

The project delivers a regionally-coordinated plan to address the introduction of plug-in electric drive vehicle charging infrastructure into the five counties of southeastern Pennsylvania. The project will provide strategic direction to the implementation of policies, procedures, and incentives to accelerate the deployment of EVs and EV infrastructure.

Learn more about the Electric Vehicle Community Readiness.

$387,698 Award

Recipe for Fueling Diversity in the Energy Capitol of the World Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards Houston-Galveston Area Council In progress Jan 2013

States impacted:

  • Texas

Recipe for Fueling Diversity in the Energy Capitol of the World

The Recipe for Fueling Diversity in the Energy Capitol of the World project worked to expand access to natural gas, propane, and biodiesel transportation fuels across the eight-county Houston-Galveston area. Key activities of the project included conducting an assessment of current alternative fueling infrastructure in the region and creating a plan for increasing the future infrastructure to meet demand; incorporating planning for alternative fuel vehicles into the Transportation Improvement Program and State Implementation Plan; and creating a program with the region's community colleges to train fleet managers and mechanics, first responders, and permitting and code officials.

Learn more about the Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards.

$500,000 Award

$61,000 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Houston-Galveston Clean Cities
REFUEL COLORADO, A Roadmap to Increase Alternative Fuel Use in Colorado Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards Colorado Energy Office Complete Jan 2013

States impacted:

  • Colorado

REFUEL COLORADO, A Roadmap to Increase Alternative Fuel Use in Colorado

The project REFUEL COLORADO, A Roadmap to Increase Alternative Fuel Use in Colorado worked to add alternative fuel vehicles to state purchasing agreements; trained and deployed energy coaches who will work directly with public and private fleets to assess and successfully implement opportunities for alternative fuel vehicle use; conducted an audit of the state fleet to identify options for alternative fuel vehicle use; and created a stakeholder-driven policy and regulatory roadmap for alternative fuels in Colorado.

Learn more about the Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards.

$500,000 Award

$107,129 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Denver Metro Clean Cities Coalition
  • Southern Colorado Clean Cities Coalition
  • Northern Colorado Clean Cities Coalition
Removing Barriers, Implementing Policies and Advancing Alternative Fuels Markets in New England Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards Greater Portland Council of Governments Complete Feb 2014

States impacted:

  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont

Removing Barriers, Implementing Policies and Advancing Alternative Fuels Markets in New England

The project Removing Barriers, Implementing Policies and Advancing Alternative Fuels Markets in New England worked to diversify the availability of transportation fuels across Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Project activities included harmonizing alternative fuel vehicle permitting, regulations and safety protocols between northern New England states; evaluating regulations that inhibit the use of alternative fuels; and coordinating standards for fuel quality assessment and labeling.

Learn more about the Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards.

$725,703 Award

Partners

  • Maine Clean Communities
  • Ocean State Clean Cities
  • Massachusetts Clean Cities
  • Vermont Clean Cities
  • Granite State Clean Cities Coalition
Rocky Mountain National Park National Parks Initiative In progress Sep 2015

States impacted:

  • Colorado

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park, with more than 3 million annual visitors, is the fifth most-visited park in the NPS system. With support from Northern Colorado Clean Cities, the park is planning to purchase one propane pickup truck and two Chevy Volts, install two electric vehicle charging stations, and boost idle-reduction through technology deployment and a comprehensive education and outreach program.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.

Partners

  • Northern Colorado Clean Cities Coalition
Safe Alternative Fuel Deployments in Mid-America Alternative Fuel Vehicle Deployment Initiatives Metropolitan Energy Center, Inc. In progress Mar 2015

States impacted:

  • Kansas
  • Missouri

Safe Alternative Fuel Deployments in Mid-America

The Safe Alternative Fuel Deployments in Mid-America: a Training Initiative for Combined AFV and State Fire and Rescue Training (SAF-D) project will collaborate with the State Fire & Rescue Training Institutes in Missouri and Kansas to adapt existing alternative fuel safety curriculum to their existing training structures. The project will help incorporate low-cost training on alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure into state training systems, allowing far more first responders to be trained on these technologies than would be otherwise. In addition, the project will develop an online training resource for first responders that also leverages and promotes existing resources.

Learn more about the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Deployment Initiatives.

$250,000 Award

$62,420 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Kansas City Regional Clean Cities
Safety Training and Design, Permitting, and Operational Guidance for Garage Facilities Maintaining and Parking Natural Gas, Propane, and Hydrogen Vehicles Alternative Fuel Vehicle Workplace Safety Programs Marathon Technical Services USA Inc. In progress Oct 2016

States impacted:

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Delaware
  • Missouri
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Safety Training and Design, Permitting, and Operational Guidance for Garage Facilities Maintaining and Parking Natural Gas, Propane, and Hydrogen Vehicles

This project will develop a unified reference guide of design requirements, and provide in‐person training and tours that showcase best practices for garage/maintenance facilities that service natural gas, propane, and hydrogen vehicles.

Learn more about the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Workplace Safety Programs.

$750,000 Award

$190,912 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Clean Fuels Ohio
  • Clean Cities-Georgia
  • Central Oklahoma Clean Cities (Oklahoma City)
  • Long Beach Clean Cities
  • Greater New Haven Clean Cities Coalition
  • Virginia Clean Cities
  • St. Louis Clean Cities
  • Tucson Clean Cities
  • Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition
  • Wisconsin Clean Cities
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site National Parks Initiative Granite State Clean Cities Coalition In progress Feb 2017

States impacted:

  • New Hampshire

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, the only National Park Service site in the state of New Hampshire, is teaming up with the Granite State Clean Cities Coalition to begin transitioning its landscaping equipment to alternative fuels. The park will replace one diesel mower with a propane-fueled model and put the new mower to work maintaining multiple cultural landscapes.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.

Partners

  • Granite State Clean Cities Coalition