Air Quality and Climate

Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program

The goals of the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program are to provide monies to fund transformative capital improvements that modernize California’s intercity rail, bus (including feeder buses to intercity rail services, as well as vanpool services that are eligible to report as public transit to the Federal Transit Administration), ferry, and rail transit systems (collectively referred to as transit services or systems inclusive of all aforementioned modes unless otherwise specified) to achieve all of the following objectives: 1. Reduce emissions of greenhouse gases

Businesses and Fleets

Bay Area Air Quality Management District offers funding opportunities for On-Road Clean Air Vehicles, Infrastructure, and Off-Road Equipment to reduce air pollution in the bay area. On Road and Infrastructure opportunities include Trucks, Electrical Vehicle Charging Stations, Heavy Duty EVs, Light Duty EVs, Hydrogen Fueling stations, and School Bus upgrades. Off Road Equipment includes marine, agriculture and locomotive equipment.

Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program (AHSC)

The Strategic Growth Council's Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program funds land-use, housing, transportation, and land preservation projects to support infill and compact development that reduces greenhouse gas ("GHG") emissions. These projects facilitate the reduction of the emissions of GHGs by improving mobility options and increasing infill development, which decrease vehicle miles traveled and associated greenhouse gas and other emissions, and by reducing land conversion, which would result in emissions of greenhouse gases.

Lower-Emission School Bus Program

The primary goal of the Air Resources Board's (ARB's) Lower-Emission School Bus Program is to reduce school children's exposure to both cancer-causing and smog-forming pollution. The program provides grant funding for new, safer school buses and to put air pollution control equipment (i.e., retrofit devices) on buses that are already on the road.

Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reduction Loan Program

The purpose of this loan program is to lower overall greenhouse gas emissions by expanding existing capacity or establishing new facilities in California to reduce the amount of California-generated green materials, food materials, and/or alternative daily cover being sent to landfills. Eligible applicants include government entities, regional or local sanitation agencies, waste agencies, and joint power authorities; private, for-profit entities; and nonprofit organizations (except private schools). Eligible Projects -

Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District -Goods Movement Emission

The Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program (GMERP) is an incentive program sponsored by a $1 billion state bond measure Proposition 1B passed by voters in 2006. The Air Resources Board (ARB) and the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD) are program partners offering assistance to owners and operators of on-road heavy-duty vehicles and locomotives with the purchase of newer emission equipment and technologies.

Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program

The Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program (Carl Moyer Program) provides grant funding for cleaner-than-required engines and equipment. Grants are administered by local air districts. ARB works collaboratively with the districts and other stakeholders to set Guidelines and ensure the Program reduces pollution and provides cleaner air for Californians. The Carl Moyer Program achieves reductions in emissions of key pollutants which are necessary for California to meet its clean air commitments under regulatory requirements.