The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a $96 million funding opportunity to support decarbonizing the domestic transportation sector. The funding will focus on expanding electric vehicle (EV) charging accessibility, create cleaner non-road vehicles through electrification and the use of alternative fuels, and develop electric drive components and materials to maximize EV efficiency and affordability. Non-road vehicles, including agricultural and construction equipment, rail, marine and aviation, are a major source of pollution, emitting more carbon pollution than any other sector of the U.S. economy. Lowering vehicle emissions will support President Biden’s goal to achieve to net-zero economy by 2050. Further, in accordance with President Biden’s Justice40 Initiative, applicants for this funding must show how proposed projects will benefit traditionally disadvantaged communities that lack access to clean energy sources.

Applying & Partner Development

If you are interested in partnering with Minnesota or North Dakota Clean Cities Coalition on an application, please reach out to or by 8/15 or sooner. Click here for full details.

Submission Deadlines:

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 8/25/2022, 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 11/10/2022 5:00 PM ET

Areas of Interest:

  1. Electric Drive System Innovations
  2. Non-Road Electric Vehicle Charging Concepts
  3. Powertrain Materials for Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs)
  4. Multi-Functional Material and Structure Research and Development
  5. Decarbonization of Off-Road, Rail, and Marine Technologies
    1. Natural Gas Engine Demonstration for Non-Road, Including Off-Road, Rail, and Marine Applications
    2. Low-GHG Concepts for Off-Road Vehicles and Equipment
    3. Advanced Opposed Piston 2-Stroke (OP2S) Hydrogen Combustion Architecture for Heavy-Duty Transportation, Including On-Road and Non-Road (Off-Road, Rail, and Marine) Applications
    4. Demonstration of Dimethyl Ether Medium-Duty Engine for Non-Road Applications
  6. Clean Energy Mobility Solutions for Underserved Communities
  7. No Home Charging
    1. Innovative Demonstrations, Technical Assistance, and Best Practices
    2. Electric Vehicle Charging for Overnight Parking
  8. Community Engagement, Outreach, Technical Assistance, and Training in Underserved Communities
  9. Community-Driven Electric Vehicle Charging Deployment in Underserved Communities
  10. Innovative Medium- and Heavy-Duty EV Charging and Hydrogen Regional Fueling Corridor Infrastructure Plans
  11. Addressing Critical Training Needs for Transportation Decarbonization
  12. Demonstration and Deployment – Open Topic
  13. Transportation Energy Analysis