California's updated voluntary vehicle retirement program is now available. The program is administered by the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) and provides $1,000 per vehicle and $1,500 for low-income consumers for unwanted vehicles that have FAILED their last Smog Check Test and that meet certain eligibility guidelines.
The Old Car Buy Back and Scrap Program pays monetary incentive for qualified, operating, and registered vehicles. The Old Car Buy Back and Scrap Program is a voluntary program that takes older vehicles off the road to reduce air pollution. The program is sponsored by your local Air Quality Management District or Air Pollution Control District. This Voluntary Accelerated Vehicle Retirement (VAVR) Program is not operated by the State of California.
Poor communities and neighborhoods frequently have fewer parks, lack equipment to take advantage of outdoor recreation, and are in need of more environmentally-friendly public transportation. With this in mind, the Environment Program makes a small number of multi-year grants to support regional organizations that partner with residents of these communities.
A $1,000 Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) incentive is offered to local residents within the AVAQMD jurisdiction which includes the cities of Lancaster and Palmdale and unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County (see list of District zip codes above). AFV incentives are one per household, one per person towards new alternative fuel vehicle purchases or lease agreements made with local Antelope Valley Dealerships. Electric Home Charging Units and incentives for AFVs purchased outside of the District are no longer offered.
This program provides operating and capital assistance for transit agencies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve mobility, with a priority on serving disadvantaged communities. Approved projects in the program will support new or expanded bus or rail services, expand intermodal transit facilities, and may include equipment acquisition, fueling, maintenance and other costs to operate those services or facilities, with each project reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The AID Demonstration provides incentive funding for eligible entities to accelerate the implementation and adoption of innovation in highway transportation. The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) published on February 19, 2014 (https://federalregister.gov/a/2014-03452) requests grant applications for the AID Demonstration and provides selection criteria, application requirements, and technical assistance with Grants.gov during the grant solicitation period.