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Stay informed about key dates and deadlines. Timeline is subject to change at NYSERDA’s discretion.

Launch & Assessment

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Eligible organizations are invited to learn more and assess their fit for the Electric Truck & Bus Challenge.

Learn More

Competition Period

Registration Deadline

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Before submitting a proposal, principal organizations must complete registration no later than Thursday, July 22, 2021, at 3:00 PM Eastern Time.

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Competition Period

Competition Period

Proposal Deadline

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Proposals will be accepted online for five weeks after registration has closed. All applications are due no later than
Thursday, August 26, 2021, at 3:00 PM Eastern Time.

View Proposal

Competition Period

Administrative Review

August-September 2021

Over a period of four weeks, the Electric Truck & Bus Challenge team will review each submission to ensure it complies with proposal requirements and rules.

Review Period

Scoring Committee

October-November 2021

The Scoring Committee will score and provide feedback on their assigned submissions using the scoring rubric. Scores are normalized for fairness.

Review Period

Phase One Award Selection

Winter 2021-2022

Selection Period

The Selection Panel will review the top-scoring submissions and may request
additional information to select and announce up to five Phase One Awardees in early 2022.

Phase Two Planning Period

February - May 2022

Phase One Awardees will receive a planning grant of $100,000, up to $50,000 of in-kind support, and up to $50,000 in funding for their community partners to strengthen their solutions.

Selection Period

Phase Two Award Selection

Summer 2022

Up to three Phase Two Awardees will each receive an award of up to $8 million to implement their proposed solutions in New York State’s disadvantaged communities.

Selection Period