Funding 2019

    Louisiana Clean Fuels is a resource for your business for clean project funding opportunities. Below is the funding that is currently available or funding that is typically reoccurring.

    Want to be notified when funding opportunities become available? Email us at info@louisianacleanfuels.org to get added to our contact list. For all other funding inquiries, contact Ann Vail at ann@louisianacleanfuels.org

    FISCAL YEAR 2019 ADVANCED VEHICLE TECHNOLOGIES RESEARCH FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT

    US Department of Energy announced a funding opportunity of up to $59 million for "new and innovative advanced vehicle technologies research." The opportunity is being funded through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, the funding prioritizes research in the following areas:

    • Advanced batteries and electric drive systems
    • Energy efficient mobility systems (EEMS)
    • Materials for more efficient powertrains
    • Co-optimized advanced engine and fuel technologies
    • Alternative fuels and new mobility options

     

    FOA Issue Date:

    4/3/2019

    Submission Deadline for Concept Papers:

    5/1/2019 5:00 PM ET

    Anticipated Date of Concept Paper Notifications:

    5/20/2019

    Submission Deadline for Full Applications:

    6/19/2019 5:00 PM ET

    Anticipated Date for EERE Selection Notifications:

    August 2019

    Anticipated Timeframe for Award Negotiations

    September 2019

     

    The teaming arrangements specified in the FOA for the Technology Integration areas of interest highly encourage or require partnering with Clean Cities coalitions. Please see the Clean Cities Coalition Network for contact information for your local coalition.

    AOI 6 may be of particular interest to Clean Cities coalitions and their stakeholders: 

    1. AOI 6a: Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFVs) and Infrastructure for Resiliency and Emergency Preparedness
    2. AOI 6b: New Mobility Services in Rural America
    3. AOI 6c: Alternative Fuel (e.g. natural gas) Proof-of-Concept in New Communities and Fleets
    4. AOI 6d: EV Data Collection
    5. AOI 6e: Open Topic

    Download the full FOA document for details on all of the areas of interest in this funding opportunity. For Louisiana, see the coalition contact information for Louisiana Clean Fuels and the Southwest Louisiana Clean Fuel Partnership (New Orleans coalition) below.

    For more information, including application requirements and deadlines, please visit the EERE Exchange website or Grants.gov

     

    Louisiana Clean Fuels

    Coordinator: Ann Vail
    ann@louisianacleanfuels.org
    225-342-7972
    Contact Us

    Parish Territory: All of Louisiana except for those parishes covered SLCFP

    Southeast Louisiana Clean Fuel Partnership

    Coordinator: Courtney Young
    504-483-8519
    slcfp@norpc.org

    Parish Territory: Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, and Tangipahoa

     


    FTA Low or No Emission (Low-No) Bus Program

    PROPOSAL DEADLINE: MAY 14, 2019

    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. Under the FAST Act, $55 million per year is available until fiscal year 2020.

    Eligible applicants include direct recipients of FTA grants under the Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula program, states, and Indian Tribes. Except for projects proposed by Indian Tribes, proposals for funding eligible projects in rural (non-urbanized) areas must be submitted as part of a consolidated state proposal. States and other eligible applicants also may submit consolidated proposals for projects in urbanized areas.

    Eligible projects include:

    • purchasing or leasing low- or no-emission buses
    • acquiring low- or no-emission buses with a leased power source
    • constructing or leasing facilities and related equipment (including intelligent technology and software) for low- or no-emission buses
    • constructing new public transportation facilities to accommodate low- or no-emission buses
    • rehabilitating or improving existing public transportation facilities to accommodate low- or no-emission buses

    Complete proposals must be submitted electronically through the grants.gov “APPLY” function by May 14, 2019.

    WEBINARS

    For help applying for this grant, see the National RTAP Webinar on FTA Low No Emissions Program Grant Writing.

    For more information on the Low-No funding opportunity, the FTA is hosting an informational webinar on April 11 at 1 pm CST. Click here to register for the webinar.

    Proterra hosted a webinar on Tuesday, April 2nd about the 2019 Low-No Program. They included an overview of the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), historic program trends, and useful tips to craft a compelling and successful proposal. Contact Proterra to request a recording of the webinar.

    For more information, see the 2019 Notice of Funding.

    Source: Federal Transit Administration


    Entergy eTech Incentives Program

    Entergy’s eTech program promotes the adoption of electric-powered alternatives to many applications that traditionally require fossil fuels. The program provides customer support by dedicated field representatives and financial incentives to Entergy customers who purchase select electric equipment. Entergy is offering financial incentives for such things as installing Level 2 EV Chargers (Plug), truck stop and fleet electrification, and truck refrigeration units. Many other technologies may qualify, so contact Entergy at etech@entergy.com for more information.

    Visit the Entergy eTech Incentives page for more information.


    Louisiana Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Fueling Infrastructure Tax Credit 

    The state offers a nonrefundable income tax credit of 30% of the cost of converting a vehicle to operate on an alternative fuel and the cost of alternative fueling equipment. For new original equipment manufacturer AFVs, a taxpayer may take a tax credit of 10% of the cost of the motor vehicle, up to $2,500. To qualify for the tax credit, vehicles must be dedicated AFVs and registered in Louisiana. Commercial vehicles should primarily be used in Louisiana and operate for at least four years. For the purpose of this incentive, alternative fuels include natural gas, propane, non-ethanol based advanced biofuels (excluding flexible fuel vehicles), and electricity if the vehicle has at least four wheels, is primarily for on-street use, can attain a minimum speed of 55 miles per hour, has a minimum battery capacity of four kilowatt-hours, and can be charged externally. Restrictions may apply.

    See the Alternative Fuels Data Center for more information. 


    Additional Funding Resources

    Explore the U.S. Dept. of Energy's Clean Cities Financial Opportunities page for additional current and upcoming funding opportunities for clean transportation projects.  Additionally, the Alternative Fuel Data Center's Laws and Incentives Database for Federal and local incentives for switching to cleaner fuels.