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Friday January 31, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM CST
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Kauffman Foundation Conference Center 
4801 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110

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Aaron Brown, Program Coordinator - KC Clean Cities 
Metropolitan Energy Center 

KC Regional Clean Cities Stakeholder Meeting - Grants & Funding 

Come learn more about Clean Cities and alternative fuels and vehicles. We will discuss the upcoming Congestion Mitigation Air Quality(CMAQ) funding:

CMAQ Details*

  • CMAQ RFP should be announced by the end of January 2014.
  • This round of RFP’s will be programming the next 3 years of funding (in the past it has only been 2 years at a time), so this next month is a critical time. There will not be another RFP for another 3 years.
  • CMAQ is one of the easiest funding sources to apply to(in comparison to other federal grants)
  • CMAQ will pay up to 80% of the incremental costs(additional cost of the alt fuel components, historical percentage subject to change)
  • CMAQ can be applied to Infrastructure costs
  • CMAQ is the best(and only) option right now to receive alt fuels funding in our region.
  • Priority counties: Jackson, Johnson, Wyandotte, Clay and Platte
  • Eligible Entities include Public and Government fleets

*This information is subject to change, please attend this workshop and stay tuned for the actual RFP to be announced for specific details.


Coalition Business

  • Welcome and introductions
  • What is Clean Cities
  • Clean Cities Updates-Kelly Gilbert and Aaron Brown, MEC-Clean Cities

Grant Updates

  • Midwest Regional Alternative Fuels Project Update (ARRA Grant - 2009-2013)
  • Mid-America Collaborative Update (MAC Grant 2013-14)
  • Mid-America Regional Council and the Congestion Mitigation Air Quality(CMAQ) ProgramAmanda Graor, MARC
  • Applying for CMAQ Funding – Sam Swearngin, City of KCMO
  • History of the KCMO CNG Program and utilization of CMAQ funds
  • Walkthrough of CMAQ application process