Supporting Transportation Electrification – Leadership, Learning, Assistance, and Resources (STELLAR) is an initiative dedicated to promoting equitable transportation decarbonization by engaging underserved communities, providing technical assistance, and offering workforce training.

This initiative funds 13 Chicago community-based organizations to effectively engage and represent their communities to expand access to clean transportation. Participating community-based organizations :


Project goals

STELLAR will build each community-based organization’s ability to engage and represent their community on transportation decarbonization through technical assistance and capacity-building opportunities. STELLAR encompasses a range of initiatives that include community engagement programs, outreach efforts, and workforce development training by OAI, Inc. on vehicle electrification. By combining these components, we strive to create a comprehensive framework that supports more equitable transportation decarbonization.

Funding information

STELLAR is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) under the Office of Vehicle Technologies award number DE-EE0010614.