The Old Car Buy Back and Scrap Program

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.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Incentives

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.

Illegal Disposal Site Abatement Grant Program

The purpose of the grant is to clean up solid waste sites and solid waste at co-disposal sites where the responsible party either cannot be identified or is unwilling or unable to pay for timely remediation and where cleanup is needed to protect public health and safety and/or the environment. Widespread illegal dumping of solid waste adversely impacts Californians in many ways. Properties on which illegal dumping occurs lose economic value; create public health and safety and environmental problems; and degrade the enjoyment and pride in the affected communities.

Low Carbon Transit Operations Prgram

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.

Drought Response Program

The California Conservation Corps can work with schools, public agencies, and commercial properties.

There are five CCC crews trained to assist with water conservation work, including installation of new irrigation systems and turf removal for state and local agencies. The drought legislation also allows the CCC to help with water conservation measures on commercial properties.

The CCC has funding to complete water conservation projects through June 30, 2016.

Sales and Use Tax Exclusion for Advanced Transportation and Alternative Energy Manufacturing Program

SB 71 of 2010 established a sales and use tax exclusion (STE) for eligible projects on property utilized for the design, manufacture, production or assembly of advanced transportation technologies or alternative source (including energy efficiency) products, components, or systems.