Apply for Clean Bus Planning Awards through the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation

Published on: March 3, 2024

The new Clean Bus Planning Awards program from the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory leverages federal dollars for technical assistance to develop fleet electrification transition plans. The initiative also offers deployment assistance for participating transit agencies, making it easy to transition from planning to implementation.

Establishing a zero-emission transition plan is the first step in creating an economically and environmentally sound fleet and is required in applications for FTA’s low- and no-emission bus grants. Plans will create a vision backed by realistic targets and serve as a foundation and reference point for day-to-day operations during zero-emission bus deployment.

Eligible applicants include FTA grant recipients, including state and local governmental authorities, and tribes.

The application opened on February 20, 2024, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory will review applications on a rolling basis.

FTA partners with the Joint Office to offer new technical assistance to transit agencies shifting their fleets from diesel vehicles to low- and no-emission buses and ferries. The new program, established by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, supports transit entities as they transition to battery electric, hybrid, or hydrogen fuel cell technology that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and prepares the transit workforce with new skills and expertise.

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