WASHINGTON - The Department of Energy (DOE) has selected 25 cost-share projects under the Clean Cities program that will be funded with nearly $300 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

The projects will speed the transformation of the nation's vehicle fleet, putting more than 9,000 alternative fuel and energy efficient vehicles on the road, and establishing 542 refueling locations across the country. The DOE also estimates they will help displace approximately 38 million gallons of petroleum per year. Other efforts under the Clean Cities program include public education and training initiatives to further the program's goal of reducing the national demand for petroleum.

The vehicles and infrastructure being funded include the use of natural and renewable gas, propane, ethanol, biodiesel, electricity, and hybrid technologies. And with the cost share contributions from the recipients, every federal dollar spent will be matched by nearly two dollars from the project partners.

Final details and funding level of each project is subject to modification based on further contract negotiations between the selected entity and DOE.

Funding was award to the following Clean Cities projects:

North Central Texas Council of Governments

North Central Texas Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology - $13,181,171

South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD)

UPS Ontario-Las Vegas LNG Corridor Expansion Project - $5,591,611

Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Drayage Truck Replacement Initiative - $9,408,389

San Bernardino Associated Governments

J.B. Hunt LNG Truck Project: Made in America Initiative - $9,950,708

Maryland Energy Administration

Maryland Hybrid Truck Goods Movement Initiative - $5,924,190

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

Statewide Alternative Fuel Vehicle Program for CNG, LPG, EV, and HEV Vehicles and Fueling Stations Initiative - $13,299,101

Clean Fuels Ohio

Ohio Advanced Transportation Partnership (OATP) - $11,041,500

Utah Clean Cities Coalition

Clean Cities Transportation Sector Petroleum Reduction Technologies Program - $14,908,648

Clean Energy Coalition

CEC Michigan Green Fleets Initiative - $14,970,144

Railroad Commission of Texas

Texas Propane Fleet Pilot Program - $12,633,080

City of Chicago, Department of Environment

Chicago Area Alternative Fuels Deployment Project - $14,999,658

Puget Sound Clean Air Agency

Puget Sound Clean Cities Petroleum Reduction Project - $14,999,927

Texas State Technical College

Development of a National Liquid Propane (Autogas) Refueling Network, Clean School Bus/Vehicle Incentive & Green Jobs Outreach Program - $12,299,828

New Jersey Clean Cities Coalition

New Jersey Compressed Natural Gas Refuse Trucks, Shuttle Buses and Infrastructure - $14,997,240

Greater Long Island Clean Cities Coalition

Long Island Regional Energy Collaborative Promoting a Green Economy through Clean Alternatives -$14,994,183

DeKalb County

DeKalb County/Metropolitan Atlanta Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicle Project -$14,983,167

Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy

Paving the Way with Propane: The AutoGas Corridor Development Program - $8,605,100

State of Wisconsin

Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program - $15,000,000

Southern CA Assoc. of Governments Clean Cities Coalition

Expanding California's E85 Ethanol Fueling Infrastructure - $6,917,200

The Treasure Valley Clean Cities Coalition

Idaho Petroleum Reduction Leadership Project - $5,519,862

Metropolitan Energy Information Center

Midwest Region Alternative Fuels Project - $14,999,905

Greater New Haven Clean Cities Coalition, Inc.

Connecticut Clean Cities Future Fuels Project - $13,195,000

State of Indiana

Central Indiana Clean Cities Alliance Comprehensive Alternative Fuels Implementation Plan -$10,125,000

Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition

Hybrid Electric School Buses Provide New Horsepower for Kentucky - $12,980,000

Triangle J Council of Governments

Carolinas Blue Skies & Green Jobs Initiative - $12,975,388

View complete list of award winners and full project details.