Clean Ports Program: Zero-Emission Technology Deployment Competition

Active
Yes
Status
Posted
Published Date
February 28th, 2024
Close Date
May 28th, 2024
Total Funding
$2,790,000,000.00
Award Ceiling
$500,000,000.00
Award Floor
$2,000,000.00
Expected No. Awards
90
Opportunity No.
EPA-R-OAR-CPP-24-04

Agency

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Environment

Funding Instrument

Grant

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is offering a grant opportunity called the Clean Ports Program: Zero-Emission Technology Deployment Competition. This program aims to help ports nationwide transition to zero-emission (ZE) operations by funding ZE port equipment and infrastructure. The funding will be used to reduce mobile source emissions, including criteria pollutants, air toxics, and greenhouse gases, at United States ports. The Clean Ports Program also includes funding for climate and air quality planning activities, such as emissions inventories, strategy analysis, community engagement, and resiliency measure identification. This funding opportunity builds on the EPA's Ports Initiative and is made possible by funding from the Inflation Reduction Act. The grant has an estimated total program funding of $2,790,000,000, with an award ceiling of $500,000,000 and an award floor of $2,000,000. The EPA expects to make approximately 90 awards. Eligible applicants can find more information on eligibility in Section III of the Notice of Funding Opportunity. The deadline for applications is May 28, 2024. For further information, interested parties can contact cleanports@epa.gov.

Description

The EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) is issuing this NOFO to announce the availability of funds and solicit applications from eligible entities to help ports nationwide transition to zero-emission (ZE) operations under the EPA’s Clean Ports Program. The EPA’s Clean Ports Program will fund ZE port equipment and infrastructure to reduce mobile source emissions (criteria pollutants, air toxics, and/or greenhouse gases) at United States ports, delivering cleaner air for communities across the country. The Clean Ports Program will also fund climate and air quality planning activities as part of a separate NOFO – including emissions inventories, strategy analysis, community engagement, and resiliency measure identification – that will build the capacity of port stakeholders to continue to reduce pollution and transition to ZE operations over time. This new funding opportunity, made possible by funding from the Inflation Reduction Act, builds on the EPA’s Ports Initiative, an ongoing program that helps our nation’s ports, a critical part of our infrastructure and supply chain, address public health and environmental impacts on surrounding communities.

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