The IDEAL Communities Partnership Project

Building partnerships between IDEAL communities and the California Energy Commission's Clean Transportation Program

Incentives for EV Charging for California’s Community Colleges

On Thursday, April 6th, we hosted a webinar highlighting new zero-emissions transportation opportunities for our California Community Colleges. 

You can find a recording of that webinar here: Webinar Recording on Zoom

You can find a copy of the presentation slides here: Presentation Slides

For questions regarding the webinar, please email 

The IDEAL Communities Partnership Project

Programs and Initiatives

  1. Assessing the Clean Transportation Program’s zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) projects.
  2. Develop outreach and engagement strategies, plans, and activities that prioritize IDEAL principles.
  3. Establish the IDEAL ZEV Student Ambassador Program to engage IDEAL communities through student-led outreach and advocacy.
  4. Develop and host the IDEAL Communities Partnership Forum.

Partnering for Real Change

The California Energy Commission's Clean Transportation Program provides funding to transform California’s transportation systems through the clean transportation projects that develop and deploy innovative technologies, helping to attain the State’s climate goals while improving environmental, economic, and social benefits, especially for those communities most impacted by historical and current inequities. The Foundation for California Community Colleges (the Foundation) supports those efforts by leveraging the reach of all 116 California community colleges, by increasing access to resources that enhance the quality of life for all.

Listening Sessions for the Clean Transportation Program's Community Benefits Framework

The California Energy Commission’s Clean Transportation Program (CTP) is hosting listening sessions to hear directly from communities and support the development of the CTP's Community Benefits Framework. This framework will allow for better defining, measuring, and tracking of CTP investments and their associated community benefits. If you are interested in participating, please send an email to and we can help connect you with staff in the Clean Transportation Program.

For more information, please see the following: 

Listening Sessions Overview || Draft Example of Discussion Guide

IDEAL Communities Forum

To watch recordings of the IDEAL Communities Forum held on August 8th, 2022, please see the links below:

English Recording - 

Spanish Recording -

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Who we serve

The Foundation serves as the official foundation supporting the Board of Governors, Chancellor’s Office, and the entire California Community College system, including 116 colleges and 73 districts, serving nearly 2 million students.

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