Transportation

Community CarShare Program

The SacMetro AQMD has been awarded grant funds by the California Air Resources Board from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, which are proceeds from the State's Cap-and-Trade Program. These grant funds will be used to launch a pilot car sharing program to benefit disadvantaged communities (CarShare) in the greater Sacramento area. The SacMetro AQMD is partnering with Zipcar, the city of Sacramento, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), the Sacramento Housing Redevelopment Authority, Mutual Housing and Policy in Motion.

FY 2017 Notice of Funding Available for Small Shipyard Grants

This notice announces the intention of the Maritime Administration to provide grants to small shipyards. Under the Small Shipyard Grant Program, there is currently $9,800,000 available for grants for capital and related improvements to qualified shipyard facilities that will be effective in fostering efficiency, competitive operations, and quality ship construction, repair, and reconfiguration.

Low or No Emission (Low-No) Vehicles and/or related equipment, facilities

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Solicitation of Project Proposals for the Low or No Emission Program (Low-No) Program. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of $55 million of Fiscal Year 2017 funds for the purchase or lease of low or no emission vehicles as well as related equipment or facilities. Only $31.5 million is available under the Continuing Resolution that expires on April 28, 2017. Synopses and full announcement are posted on Grants.gov site as opportunity FTA-2017-003-LowNo.

Alternative Fuel Mechanic Training - San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD)

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is currently accepting applications to develop and advance the education of personnel on the mechanics, safe operation and maintenance of alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure. Eligible educational subjects include the following: alternative fuel engines, fueling practices and vehicle fuel systems, fuel station components, operational safety and procedures, technical or mechanic training, or alternative fuel technology overview. For more information about the program, please review the program guidelines.

Feather River Mini Grant Program to Reduce VMT (Yuba and Sutter Counties)

The types of projects that are eligible to apply for the Mini Grants must reduce vehicle miles travelled directly or through public education programs. The projects should benefit the people of Yuba and Sutter Counties. Ideal projects will tie into larger efforts to reduce pollution from motor vehicles. Examples of eligible projects for the Mini Grant Program include: - May Is Bike Month energizer stations in Yuba/Sutter counties http://www.mayisbikemonth.comUp to $100 per station

#DrivingClean - Light- Duty Financing Assistance in Disadvantaged Communities (Bay Area only)

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) and Community Housing Development Corporation (CHDC) announced a pilot program offering residents in targeted disadvantaged communities the opportunity to purchase fuel efficient, and ultra-clean, vehicles. This project will allow CHDC to provide financial assistance (price buy-down grants and loans) opportunities enabling consumers to purchase advanced technology vehicles, which will result in immediate greenhouse gas benefits and clean transportation.

FY17 Supplemental for State-Amtrak Intercity Passenger Rail Committee

Upon award of the grant, NNEPRA will, in full cooperation with the SAIPRC Officers, use received funds to select a contractor and to support payments to the selected contractor for providing analytical, strategic planning, and administrative support to implement Section 209. These services will facilitate and support the relationship between state SAIPRC Members, Amtrak, and FRA.