Jan 31, 2014 │1-3pm │Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
4801 Rockhill Road Kansas City MO 64110

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.


  • 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) Program-Amanda 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

There is no cost to attend this meeting, but registration is required. REGISTER NOW

Jan 23, 2014 │1-3pm
Wichita, KS

Location: Bank of America Building, 100 N. Broadway

Central Kansas Clean Cities will hold it’s first stakeholder meeting on January 23rd.

Fleet managers, business and civic leaders and other members of the public are invited to attend and should RSVP to David Johnson at

1:00 Registration
Light refreshments sponsored by Black Hills Energy.
1:30 Program David Johnson – Introduction
Jeff Beasley – VP of Customer Care, Westar
Kelly Gilbert – Metropolitan Energy Center
U.S. DOE Clean Cities / KC Regional Clean Cities
Area Clean Cities Successes
Designation & Membership Benefits
Elsie Eisenbarth – Director of Support Services, Westar Round up: Westar and Clean Cities
3:00 Networking & Tour
Networking & Charging station tour

The MEC, KCKCC and OAI, Inc., partnership was a great success for the 2013/2014 training classes. They are looking forward to new programs that will be offered in the future. We will keep you posted as plans are made.

Thank you for attending the 2013 Annual Reception. The Agents of Change this year are Bill Roush, Dennis Brown and Al Pugsley.

Join us for the annual Midwest CNG Coalition meeting. Hear about all the new and exciting CNG projects in the Midwest and how some of these projects came together. There will be plenty of time for networking. Take the chance to introduce yourself to the group and tell us your “stake” in the industry. If you’re a fleet new to CNG, take this chance to meet all the experts all in one place.
When: Monday, December 16, 2013
Where: Missouri Gas Energy Offices
3420 Broadway
Kansas City, Missouri 64111 USA

Attire: Business Casual
RSVP by: Monday, December 16th
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****Please note that the Clean Cities Annual Reception is a separate event from the Midwest CNG Coalition Meeting. If you would like to attend both, you will need to register separately on CVENT.****
You’re Invited!! Please join us for our 2013 Annual Reception. We’d like to recognize your contributions to the Coalition’s many successes this year, celebrate those accomplishments, and thank you for your enduring support of our educational events and demonstration opportunities.
When: Monday, December 16, 2013
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: Boulevard Brewing Co – 2501 Southwest Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64108

RSVP by: Wednesday, December 11th
For more information please email Angela Song.
****Please note that the Clean Cities Annual Reception is a separate event from the Midwest CNG Coalition Meeting. If you would like to attend both, you will need to register separately on CVENT.****

The Mid-America Collaborative is sponsoring a Train-the-Trainer Workshop to disseminate in-depth technical information on biodiesel fuels and on the performance of biodiesel and biodiesel blends in a variety of diesel engine technologies at use in the field. Training takes place on Friday, November 15, 2013  from 10:00am – 4:30pm CST.  It’s happening out of state at the Iowa Biodiesel Board, 1255 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy,Ankeny, Iowa 50023.  Read more.

Metropolitan Energy Center is in the business of helping you get good wood. What are we talking about? Be checking in this space for much more in the near future.

MEC is now accepting applications for a free 6-week training program in Environmental Remediation. If interested, contact Rachel Gayle at 816-285-3059 or email her at