TAP Guidelines and Funding Opportunities

The ports’ Technology Advancement Program (TAP) is focused on clean technologies and associated infrastructure for port-related mobile sources that operate in and around ports. The ports have identified TAP funding priorities to include demonstration of pre-commercial zero- or near-zero emission technologies for harbor craft, ships and locomotives as well as innovative charging infrastructure for all port source categories. Due to advancements in technology for cargo-handling equipment, only zero-emission project concepts will be considered. Lastly, the ports will support the deployment of zero-emission heavy-duty Class 8 trucks through their respective Clean Truck Fund programs; therefore, project concepts that propose to only demonstrate zero-emission trucks without specific focus on innovative or new infrastructure solutions will not be considered under the TAP.

As a unique funding program, the ports use several approaches to identify and support potential projects. An Open Request for Information (RFI) is available for a proposer to upload and submit a project concept through an online portal at any time. Projects with approved concepts will be invited to submit a full proposal; however, an invitation to submit a full proposal does not guarantee funding will be awarded. Other approaches may include Requests for Proposals (RFP) and Port-Initiated Projects to spur technology development or if there are multiple interests in demonstrating a certain technology. Be sure to check the website periodically for news and announcements regarding funding opportunities!

More information on project identification, selection and awards is found in the TAP Guidelines:

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