The New York Clean Transportation Prizes (NYCTP) will allocate up to $85 million across the state for innovative, impactful solutions that improve clean transportation and mobility options and reduce transportation emissions, with a particular focus on underserved communities. Energetics will provide implementation assistance to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), who is administering the NYCTP, throughout the five-year program.
The NYCTP consists of three distinct competitions, or challenges:
- Clean Neighborhoods Challenge: Up to three $10 million grand prizes will be awarded to innovative projects that address local air pollution reduction at scale in disadvantaged communities.
- Electric Mobility Challenge: Up to three $7 million grand prizes will be awarded to projects that demonstrate innovative safe and convenient electric mobility options that help solve disadvantaged community transportation needs.
- Electric Truck & Bus Challenge: Up to three $8 million grand prizes will be awarded to projects that demonstrate electrified solutions to the deployment of medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles or their replacement through other electrified transportation modes.
Potential participants are currently forming teams and developing solutions to one of the three challenge areas. A group of independent experts will evaluate these proposals, resulting in the award of up to five planning grants (per challenge). The selected teams will use the planning grants to develop and enhance their proposals and then submit those proposals for grand prize consideration. Each challenge will award up to three Grand Prizes and winners will receive between $7 and $10 million (depending on the challenge area) to implement the proposed project.
Energetics transportation staff are compiling data, reports, case studies, and toolkits for NYCTP applicants to use as resources when preparing their challenge submissions and will support awardees by answering their questions, helping them develop proposed work scopes, and providing feedback on their deliverables.
Learn more about the NYCTP by visiting the competition website.