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New Grant Helps OCED Expand Work on Regional Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Technology Initiatives



On February 19th, the California Energy Commission (CEC) issued a Notice of Proposed Award related to its Grant Solicitation GFO-18-603 entitled “Outreach, Education, and Collaborative Planning for California’s Central Valley”. The funding will help implement new outreach, education, and collaborative planning activities that will accelerate the adoption of alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies in California’s Central Valley.


Two proposals were recommended for funding, including one submitted by the Fresno Metro Black Chamber Foundation entitled “Electric Vehicle Marketing and Uptake in Valley Shared Mobility Systems”. The award amount proposed for this project is $614,945 with an additional $364,590 being provided by project partners as match.


Among the project partners is OCED, who will receive a portion of the project budget to assist in bilingual (English and Spanish), multi-modal marketing efforts within the target counties of the project: Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, San Benito, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tulare, and Tuolumne. This partnership expands OCED’s work on regional alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technology initiatives. OCED is currently involved in other regional projects support by the CEC, the California Air Resources Board, and the U.S. Economic Development Administration.