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Outside funding &
transportation
electrification pilot
projects for utilities
Photo @Dylan VanWeelden
Outside Funding and You
Why should utilities care about outside funding?
1. Possibility to fund creative, innovative pilot...
Outside Funding Opportunities at a Glance
Private/Foundation Funders are often
open to solicitation for one-off pilots
(wi...
Types of Proposals/Projects
1. Design pilot tailored to funding opportunity
● Identify funding opportunity
● Design pilot ...
Types of Partner
Organizations
1. Municipalities
2. Clean Cities Coalitions
3. Engineering/planning/
implementation firms
...
Utility roles
As contributor/partner (project
dependent):
● Contribute cost-share through staff time
● Contribute cash cos...
AMP (Affordable
Mobility Platform)
● Self-Service Ride &
Drive/carshare platform
● Utilities can place a vehicle
in their ...
E Tractors Project
● Pilot purchased an electric
tractor to be used/tested at
rural farms over project
period
● Goal is to...
Questions?
Contact:
● Sam Schanfarber
Business Development Manager
sams@forthmobility.org
● Kelly Stevens
Senior Manager, ...
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Sam Schanfarber, Business Development Manager and Kelly Stevens, Senior Manager, Strategic Communications & Partnerships at Forth gave this presentation at the PNW Utility Roundtable on June 3, 2021.

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Transportation Electrification Funding Opportunities by Kelly Stevens and Sam Schanfarber

  1. 1. Outside funding & transportation electrification pilot projects for utilities Photo @Dylan VanWeelden
  2. 2. Outside Funding and You Why should utilities care about outside funding? 1. Possibility to fund creative, innovative pilots designed by utility 2. Receive collateral/new programs by contributing cost-share to a pilot designed by another entity
  3. 3. Outside Funding Opportunities at a Glance Private/Foundation Funders are often open to solicitation for one-off pilots (within org charter) outside of RFPs • Family Foundations (Walton; Alumbra) • Non-profit Foundations (Bonneville Environmental Foundation; Energy Foundation) Federal, State, & Municipal funding opportunities; usually solicit multiple RFPs for specific types of projects: ● Department of Energy ● Department of Transportation ● Department of Commerce ● Department of Environmental Quality ● State Infrastructure Grants
  4. 4. Types of Proposals/Projects 1. Design pilot tailored to funding opportunity ● Identify funding opportunity ● Design pilot around what funder seeks OR modify previous program 2. Find funding for new idea ● Idea typically stems from a partner or could be from utility ● Seek funder willing to fund pilot
  5. 5. Types of Partner Organizations 1. Municipalities 2. Clean Cities Coalitions 3. Engineering/planning/ implementation firms 4. Local NGOs 5. National NGOs 6. OEMs/EVSE Manufacturers
  6. 6. Utility roles As contributor/partner (project dependent): ● Contribute cost-share through staff time ● Contribute cash cost-share offset by grant funds ● Implement program(s) or collateral from project ● Provide project data to prime As a prime: ● Manage all grant reporting and required PR ● Project manage scope of grant ● (As applicable) seek additional funding or build sustainable revenue model
  7. 7. AMP (Affordable Mobility Platform) ● Self-Service Ride & Drive/carshare platform ● Utilities can place a vehicle in their service territory to be utilized by customers ● Pilot currently being funded by APPA+BEF ● In the pilot stage, utility provides cost-share and promotes program
  8. 8. E Tractors Project ● Pilot purchased an electric tractor to be used/tested at rural farms over project period ● Goal is to advance rural transportation electrification ● Multiple partners ● Utility has joined project as a funder, a communications and distribution partner, and provide infrastructure incentives
  9. 9. Questions? Contact: ● Sam Schanfarber Business Development Manager sams@forthmobility.org ● Kelly Stevens Senior Manager, Strategic Communications & Partnerships kellys@forthmobility.org

Sam Schanfarber, Business Development Manager and Kelly Stevens, Senior Manager, Strategic Communications & Partnerships at Forth gave this presentation at the PNW Utility Roundtable on June 3, 2021.

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