Clean technology consulting firm Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA) recently surpassed the $1 billion mark for public agency grants and funding it has secured for clients. This includes more than 500 individual funding awards to help transportation stakeholders successfully transition to low- and zero-emission vehicles.
The awards include the deployment of more than 8,400 clean medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, hundreds of clean fuel and electric charging stations, and other innovative clean transportation projects, including $50 million in monetized credits to clients via California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard program. This milestone represents a 90% success rate on grant applications for GNA, reflecting the firm’s efforts to develop projects and grant applications that deliver on many public benefit goals.
“Our partners — the progressive fleets, vehicle manufacturers, and public agencies — are a huge part of this success, and this milestone represents the progress we are making together to transform transportation,” said Erik Neandross, CEO of GNA. “Grant funding, including new funding streams created by expanding LCFS programs and the federal infrastructure bill, will continue to rapidly grow the advanced transportation market for the foreseeable future. GNA looks forward to continuing to support our clients in maximizing the financial benefits of advanced vehicles and clean fuels.”
A few recent notable projects that GNA crafted winning grant applications for include:
- Joint Electric Truck Scaling Initiative (JETSI), a South Coast Air Quality Management District led project to deploy 100 battery-electric Class 8 Freightliner and Volvo trucks with NFI and Schneider in Southern California, benefitting disadvantaged communities and serving as a replicable model for other large-scale, zero-emission fleets.
- Frito-Lay’s initiative to replace the use of all diesel-powered freight equipment with near zero emission tractors using low carbon renewable natural gas fuel, and an array of on and off-road zero-emission technologies at one of its largest manufacturing facilities in Modesto, California.
GNA also offers the Funding 360 program, which informs on possible funding opportunities clients by tracking and reporting on new grants across North America.
“It is immensely rewarding to work with our clients to secure initial research grants, and then ramp up to full implementation with grants for deployment,” said Karen Mann, GNA Partner and Senior Vice President of Programs. “By paying attention to economic viability and technical feasibility of projects, we craft an impactful and achievable grant application, and help our clients define market direction for clean transportation.”