Special District

Clean Fleets Program

The Clean Fleets Program is an incentive program that offers grant funding to help offset a portion of the cost of purchasing or leasing new light- and medium-duty zero-emissions vehicles for fleets that operate within the Air District’s jurisdiction.

Cultural, Community and Natural Resources Grant Program

California voters passed the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018 (Proposition 68) on June 5, 2018. Proposition 68 authorized the Legislature to appropriate $37 million to the California Natural Resources Agency (the “State”) for competitive grants that protect, restore, and enhance California’s cultural, community and natural resources. This resulted in the Cultural, Community and Natural Resources (“CCNR”) Grant Program.

Pilot Trip Reduction Grant Program

For this first cycle (FYE 2019), up to $7 million is available to support the demonstration of microtransit solutions that provide first- and last-mile connections to mass transit in the Bay Area’s highly impacted and priority development areas.

The goal of this program is to test the potential of microtransit services to reduce single-occupancy commute-hour vehicle trips by conveniently and cost-effectively connecting commuters to mass transit. Eligible pilot projects must either operate in an area where no similar service exists or significantly expand existing service.

Climate Tech Finance Program - Bay Area

Learn how to apply for subsidized financing for emerging technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Public-sector facilities can apply for loans ranging from $500,000 to $30 million, over up to 30-year terms. Small businesses can apply for loan guarantees on loans of up to $20 million, with a maximum guarantee of $2.5 million. Projects may be eligible for up to 90 percent guarantees through this program.

Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grants

The Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration grant program seeks to develop community capacity to sustain local natural resources for future generations by providing modest financial assistance to diverse local partnerships focused on improving water quality, watersheds and the species and habitats they support. The Five Star and Urban Waters program will award approximately $1.7 million in grants natio​nwide.

Solid Waste Management Grants

This program reduces or eliminates pollution of water resources by providing funding for organizations that provide technical assistance or training to improve the planning and management of solid waste sites.
  • Evaluate current landfill conditions to identify threats to water resources.
  • Provide technical assistance or training to enhance the operation and maintenance of active landfills.
  • Provide technical assistance or training to help communities reduce the amount of solid waste coming into a landfill.

Community Solar Pilot Program

The Community Solar Pilot Program is a new program administered by the Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) to provide solar energy benefits to low-income households. With program oversight and direction provided by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), CSD will provide up to $5 million in funding for two or more community solar projects for the purposes of making the benefits of solar energy more available to eligible low-income households, lowering residents’ energy bills, and providing co-benefits to communities, including economic and workforce development.

Existing Shuttle/Feeder Bus and Regional Ridesharing Services Grant - Bay Area Only

Reducing single-occupancy commute trips is one of the key strategies for improving air quality in the Bay Area. For FYE 2019, up to $4 million in Transportation Fund for Clean Air (TFCA) funding will be awarded through the Existing Shuttle/Feeder Bus and Regional Ridesharing Services Grant Program to public agencies to support the operation of two types of trip-reduction services: