National Clean Cities Grant
|Federal Agency:U.S. Department of Energy
||Type of Funding: Competitive
|Project Name: National Clean Cities Grant
||Requested Dollar Amount: $276,168
|Estimated Completion: June 2011
||Awarded Dollar Amount: Not selected for award
|Project Quarterly Report: Download (PDF)
||Matching Dollar Amount: $1,560,078
Lead partner: Arizona Department of Commerce
Partners: Peoria, Casa Grande, Goodyear, Mesa, Phoenix and Scottsdale.
Peoria’s Grant Request: $276,168
Peoria’s Cash Match: $1,560,078
Total Grant Request (all partners) $5,125,343
Total Grant Match (all partners) $12,540,864
The Arizona Department of Commerce Energy Office and the cities of Casa Grande, Goodyear, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix and Scottsdale developed a partnership for this grant application with the goal to expand alternative fuel use in Arizona. There are three foundational objectives to this grant proposal. The first objective involves the use of alternative vehicles. Local government participants are committing to purchase alternative fuel vehicles in an effort to promote viable alternative fuel uses. The second objective is to develop the alternative fueling infrastructure that is needed to support the alternative fuel vehicles. This will be accomplished by developing new alternative fueling stations or retrofitting fueling stations to allow for alternative fuel.
The final element is focused on a statewide expansion of alternative fuel use. Last year, the Arizona Department of Commerce Energy Office, through statutory authority, was directed to administer the Arizona Bio-fuels Conversion Grant program. However, with the downturn in the economy, funds were not appropriated for this program. Grant funds from the DOE Clean Cities Grant would be used to support this State Grant Program. This objective provides grant funding support to commercial, county, city, town and school district motor fuel dispensing sites to convert to an alternative fuel source. This funding would be made available statewide by the Arizona Department of Commerce through the Arizona Bio-fuel Conversion Grant Program. Funding this grant project will move Arizona much further in that direction.