A total of $10,000,000 is available for Phase 1 of the LMFP through the Call for Projects and selection process.
Note: Before proceeding with the application, please consult the Last Mile Freight Program Guidelines for qualification criteria.
About the Program
SCAG has partnered with the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) to establish Program Guidelines and issue a Call-for-Projects for the Last-Mile Freight Program (LMFP). The LMFP is a component of a larger goods movement emissions reduction effort established by the MSRC. Last-mile freight activity is a critical component of supply chains for both consumers and intermediary businesses dealing with physical goods. E-commerce has had a profound impact on last-mile delivery growth and, in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated the frequency of deliveries, adding further stress to global supply chains. At the same time, air quality challenges continue to impact public health throughout the SCAG region.
As part of SCAG’s Connect SoCal Plan (2020–2045 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy), the Accelerated Electrification strategy is a Key Connection of the Plan seeking to de-carbonize or electrify vehicles, including those operating within the goods movement sector. The LMFP represents an initial step towards implementing freight-related clean vehicles/equipment and infrastructure to support air quality improvement goals.
SCAG has developed a two-phased approach for the LMFP:
: Focusing on the commercial deployment of zero-emission or near-zero-emission (ZE/NZE) heavy- and/or medium-duty on-road trucks (including ZE/NZE equipment and supporting infrastructure).
: Expanding Phase 1 projects through coordination with both public- and private-sector stakeholders to more broadly deploy innovative technologies that are currently being demonstrated by leading last-mile delivery companies, particularly in e-commerce-related use-cases.
Call for Projects
The Phase 1 Call for Projects application period will be open between February 22, 2021 and April ##, 2021 and will focus on commercial deployment of ZE/NZE heavy- and/or medium-duty on-road trucks (including ZE/NZE equipment and supporting infrastructure).
This application consists of the following sections:
A. Applicant Information
B. Project Information
C. Project Benefits
D. Letters of Intent/Support
E. Project Description
F. Fleet and Infrastructure Components
G. Project Location
H. Funds, Sources and Use of Project Funds & Implementation Risk
I. Scope of Work (an upload of the completed Scope of Work will be required)
J. Budget and Schedule Worksheet (an upload of the completed Budget and Schedule Worksheet will be required)
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