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Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund - Zero-Emission Freight and Marine Program.

Opportunity Title:

Zero-Emission Freight and Marine Program Solicitation


The ZEFM Program will fund projects that accomplish one or more of the following:

• Scrap and replace heavy-lift forklifts, port cargo handling equipment, airport ground support equipment, or marine engine in ferry, tugboats and towboats with new, commercially available, zero-emission technologies, or

• Install shore power systems for oceangoing vessel at port terminals.

By funding cost-effective, zero-emission projects and awarding at least 75 percent of funding to projects that reduce emissions in California’s disadvantaged and low-income communities, 4 the ZEFM program seeks to maximize NOx reductions and benefits. It also seeks to drive widescale adoption of zero-emission off-road equipment that has typically relied on conventional diesel technologies. This document describes eligibility criteria, program requirements, available funding, the application and evaluation process, and the award of Trust funds. At its sole discretion, the VW Administrator reserves the right to modify this solicitation and its aspects.


Applicants may be individuals, businesses, nonprofits, or government entities based in California or with a California-based affiliate. Indian Tribes are also eligible applicants, provided all funding sources are reported to ensure that NOx reductions are not double counted.

Total Award Available:


Application Deadline:

Until funds are exhausted.

Grant Management Associates has years of experience with opportunities like this one. Contact us today for a consultation.

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