The FHWA has opened applications for the first round of a new $400 million competitive grant program. The Reduction of Truck Emissions at Port Facilities (RTEPF) program seeks to reduce emissions from idling trucks at American ports. Idling is a known source of air pollution for ports of all sizes and surrounding communities. Successful projects could improve health and wellbeing for workers, drivers, and community members, as well as saving fuel and reducing congestion.
Eligible projects include:
- The development of port-related infrastructure that reduced emissions from port-related truck idling;
- On-truck technologies that reduce emissions from port-related truck idling;
- The use of zero or low emission powertrains or fuels on trucks;
- Reducing truck congestion within or adjacent to ports, including through enhanced intermodal rail connections; and
- Reducing port-related emissions from idling trucks, including through port electrification and improving the efficiency of port operations.
FY2022-2023 funding for the FTEPF Grant Program totals $160 million. Applications are due by June 26, 2023. The Notice of Funding Opportunity and the grant application can be found at this link. A fact sheet on the program is also available at this link. For more information about the FTEPF Grant Program, Program Manager Chip Millard can be reached at [email protected].