As part of the ongoing work of the Transportation Electrification Partnership, and LACI’s efforts to bring the benefits of the green economy to disadvantaged communities (DAC), LACI is calling for submissions for consideration to deploy zero emissions mobility solutions within low income communities in the City of Los Angeles and County of Los Angeles.
Applications are due by June 20, 2019.
Zero emission mobility pilot projects and demonstrations will help bring the benefits of the green economy to neighborhoods who often lack the first and last mile solutions required for emissions-free mobility, yet are burdened with poor air quality from various sources. The path to a zero emissions future includes addressing community needs as well as key technology, business model and educational challenges. Pilot projects will be deployed with and within selected disadvantaged communities. Lessons from these projects will be shared and used to inform new projects and policy recommendations.
LACI is excited to invite proposals from:
To apply, cities will need to articulate the following:
LACI has already identified an interest in funding deployments of the following technologies:
FUNDING AMOUNT AND SOURCES:
Funding is made possible by a grant to LACI from the California Workforce Development Board along with the Transportation Electrification Partnership. As part of this grant, LACI will be able to dedicate $300,000 or more for zero emission mobility pilots (hardware, software, permits, signage, etc.) in 2-3 selected communities in Los Angeles County. LACI may be able to secure additional funding and LACI’s corporate partners may, in some cases, be able to provide in-kind donations of goods or services.
The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), a private nonprofit organization, is creating an inclusive green economy by unlocking innovation (working with startups to accelerate the commercialization of clean technologies), transforming markets (through partnerships in transportation, energy and sustainable cities) and enhancing communities (through workforce development, pilots and other programs). Founded as an economic development initiative by the City of Los Angeles and its Department of Water & Power (LADWP), LACI is recognized as one of the most innovative business incubators in the world by UBI. In the past seven years, LACI has helped 78 portfolio companies raise $221M in funding, $220M in revenue, create 1,750 jobs, and deliver more than $393M in long term economic value. Learn more at laci.org