In a continuing effort to reduce diesel emissions and mitigate climate change, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) is offering another round of funding to replace diesel vehicles with electric.

Leveraging proceeds from New Jersey’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), this solicitation is for local government vehicle electrification projects and eMobility projects in environmental justice communities. NJDEP estimates it will fund 20 to 25 projects.

“NJSBA has long been a supporter of school districts exploring the use of electric vehicles, including school buses, in order to save money and cut fuel emissions,” said Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, NJSBA executive director. “We urge districts to look into this grant opportunity.”

Project proposals are due on July 30, 2021.

Eligibility:

  • Local government vehicles including but not limited to shuttle, school bus and transit buses as well as eMobility projects which bring clean transportation to environmental justice communities through innovative ride sharing and ride hailing.
  • Privately owned school buses under contract with a public school district are eligible. Bus must remain in service with a public school for at least 3 years and in New Jersey for 5 years.
  • 100% of the incremental cost of the electric vehicle, plus the associated charging infrastructure will be provided.
  • Priority will be given to projects with the best GHG cost effectiveness that are in overburdened communities.
  • Vehicle being replaced must be decommissioned.
  • In addition, the funded vehicles will be required to install a datalogger and record telematics data for a period of two (2) years. Reimbursement for the datalogger will be provided as part of the grant.

Submit your proposal and/or questions to stopthesoot@dep.nj.gov

Transportation Electrification proposal form

eMobility proposal form

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