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Clean Ports Program

Federal Agency




To support the purchase and installation of zero-emission equipment and technology at ports, and the development of port climate action plans, with a focus on ports in nonattainment areas.

Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements

Eligible activities include 1) purchasing or installing zero-emission port equipment or technology for use at, or to directly serve, one or more ports; 2) conducting any relevant planning or permitting in connection with the purchase or installation of such zero-emission port equipment or technology; and 3) developing qualified climate action plans. There are two separate competitive grants under the Clean Ports Program.

Decarbonization Considerations

A detailed strategic plan is required to establish goals, implementation strategies, and accounting and inventory practices to reduce emissions, and describe how the applicants have implemented or will implement measures to enhance the resiliency of the ports.

Equity Considerations

Applicants are required to outline strategies to collaborate with, communicate with, and address potential effects on low-income and disadvantaged near-port communities and other stakeholders that may be affected by the implementation of the plan. Find more information about nonattainment areas here:

Helpful Tips

EPA invites manufacturers, fleets, ports, municipalities, school districts, utilities, and other stakeholders with zero-emission technology experience or understanding to respond to this RFI, by June 5, 2023. Note: This is not the application solicitation.

Other Notes

$2,250,000,000 is available until September 30, 2027. Additional $750,000,000 is available for nonattainment areas.

Deadline (Announced or Anticipated)

May 28, 2024

Funding Available


Max Award Amount

$500,000,000 (technology deployment competition); $3,000,000 (planning competition)

Expected Allocations

32 - 90 awards (technology deployment competition); 50 - 70 awards (planning competition)

Average Award (Estimated)


Matching Funds

Up to 20%

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