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Electrify The South Collaborative
If you are a local government interested in participating in an upcoming ETS Collaborative Virtual Event, please contact Dory Larsen at

The Electrify the South Collaborative convenes Southeastern local governments to identify challenges, find solutions and enhance their ability to access and implement federal transportation electrification funding made available through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act.


The Collaborative is facilitated by Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) and Southeast Sustainability Directors Network (SSDN), with funding from a generous Movement Infrastructure Grant from Mosaic.


The Collaborative is an ongoing effort that will build upon the in-person kickoff event in Savannah, Georgia on September 14 and 15, 2023, at which a diverse pool of participants (sustainability staff, city manager, elected official, fleet staff, planning staff, finance staff, etc.) will gather. Collaborative participants that reflect and represent the diversity of regional local governments and will engage in peer-to-peer learning to better position themselves and the region to leverage federal funds to achieve electric transportation goals.

Local governments that were unable to participate in Savannah are encouraged to participate in upcoming quarterly online Collaborative meetings. Meanwhile, SACE and SSDN will continue to gather and share information about funding opportunities, technical assistance resources, and municipal best practices and successes.


Find information that was shared at the kickoff event here: 

The goals of the collaborative are to:

  1. Equip local governments with the knowledge, tools, and technical assistance needed to apply directly for federal funding and to influence state formula funding planning and implementation

  2. Strengthen peer-to-peer networks to support information sharing and application collaboration where applicable

  3. Discuss how to ensure Justice40 guidelines are integrated into project planning and implementation

  4. Enhance local government and state agency collaboration to ensure state-led program design and funding priorities align with local needs and priorities

  5. Support rural and urban communities in the Southeast to capture a proportional share of federal investments

Questions about the event? Please email Dory Larsen, Senior Electric Transportation Program Manager at the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.

About Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy's Electrify the South program leverages research, advocacy, and outreach to accelerate the equitable transition to electric transportation across the Southeast.

About Southeast Sustainability Directors Network
The Southeast Sustainability Directors Network (SSDN) addresses problems associated with climate change through sustainability efforts — work that creates a healthy, clean, and more stable environment for current and future generations. SSDN connects local government sustainability professionals throughout the region to accelerate, scale, and implement sustainable best practices so that communities are equipped to adapt to and mitigate climate change.

Participating Local Governments



City of Little Rock



City of Birmingham



Broward County

City of Boca Raton
City of Boynton Beach

City of Clearwater
City of Coral Gables


City of Hollywood
City of Homestead

City of Islamorada

Leon County
City of Maitland

City of Miami

City of Oldsmar

Orange County

Palm Beach County

City of Palm Coast

City of Saint Petersburg

Sarasota County 

City of Sunrise

City of Tarpon Springs

City of West Palm Beach

City of Winter Park



Athens-Clarke County Unified Government 

City of Atlanta

Chatham County  

Keep Columbus Beautiful Commission

DeKalb County
Fulton County Government

City of Sandy Springs

City of Savannah

City of Tybee Island, GA


City of New Orleans


North Carolina



Buncombe County

Town of Cary
City of Chapel Hill

City of Charlotte

Charlotte Area Transit System

Chatham County


Durham County
City of Greensboro

Town of Holly Springs

Forsyth County

Orange County

Town of Pittsboro

City of Raleigh


City of Wake Forest

Town of Weaverville

City of Wilmington


South Carolina

City of Beaufort

BCD Council Of Governments

City of Charleston

Charleston County 

City of Columbia

Fairfield County 

City of Greenville
The Town of Kiawah Island

City of Spartanburg



City of Chattanooga

City of Knoxville

Memphis-Shelby County

City of Nashville


Albemarle County

City of Arlington
City of Charlottesville 
Fairfax County

Falls Church



City of Virginia Beach

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