American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards
On Aug. 26, 2009, Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the selection of 25 cost-share projects under the Clean Cities program that were funded with nearly $300 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. These projects have sped the transformation of the nation's vehicle fleet, putting more than 9,000 alternative fuel and energy efficient vehicles on the road, and established 542 refueling locations across the country. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has estimated they will help displace approximately 38 million gallons of petroleum per year.
In 2009, DOE also announced the recipients of 23 cost-shared grants for Petroleum Reduction Technologies Projects for the Transportation Sector (Areas of Interest 1-3). The project awards, which totaled approximately $13.6 million, funded infrastructure, vehicle, and educational projects that increase availability and awareness of alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles. Grants provided a more than two-to-one leverage in funding, meaning every federal dollar spent was matched by at least two dollars from the project partners.
The grant recipients are listed by project type below.