New York State will support long-term, transformational and integrated solutions that expand the use of electric and active transportation modes, reduce vehicle traffic, and improve quality of life in disadvantaged communities. The Clean Neighborhoods Challenge will award up to three grand prizes of $10 million each to support a transition to clean, safe, and more convenient transportation for all New Yorkers.
36% of New York State’s greenhouse gas emissions are from the transportation sector. Source
Vehicle pollution makes millions of Americans sick and costs billions of dollars in avoidable health costs. Source
Transportation costs comprised the second-largest expense category for the average household, after housing costs.
How to Participate
Learn more about key steps to participating in the Clean Neighborhoods Challenge.
Before registering, complete our optional Organizational Readiness Tool to help determine eligibility and assess your fit for the challenge.
After assessing your fit through the Organizational Readiness Tool, registration is required by Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Once you’ve registered for the Clean Neighborhoods Challenge, complete and submit your proposal no later than Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
5. Phase One Awards
Informed by Scoring Committee results, the Selection Panel will review top-scoring submissions and select up to five Phase One Awardees in Winter 2021.
6. Phase Two Awards
Phase One Awardees will enter into an agreement with NYSERDA for a $100,000 planning grant to strengthen their proposals for the opportunity to win a $10 million award.
Let’s work together to build a cleaner, healthier State of New York.
The Clean Neighborhoods Challenge will fund scalable, community-aligned clean transportation solutions that reduce local air pollution, help to overcome persistent transportation challenges, improve quality of life, and remove barriers to widespread electric and active transportation use in New York State’s disadvantaged communities. Solutions will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality in support of Governor Cuomo’s nation-leading climate goals. Only 91 Days to register.
Awards:- $3 Million