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Title Due Date Maximum Award Amount Description
California Clean Fuel Reward Program No Due Date Given $750.00

The California Clean Fuel Reward is available to anyone who buys or leases a new electric vehicle with a battery capacity greater than 5 kWh from a participating automotive retailer. The customer must register the vehicle in California and the customer must reside in California. 

The California Air Resources Board and your electric utility want to make it easier to own an EV. That’s why we’re providing the California Clean Fuel Reward to people who purchase or lease an eligible* new Battery Electric (BEV) or Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) vehicle at participating automotive retailers. This is on top of any applicable federal, state, and local incentives, rebates, and tax credits. 

Explore other electric vehicle incentives that may be available to you. 

*Please see program rules for complete eligibility requirements.
Community Air Grants $300,000.00

The purpose of the Community Air Grants is to provide community-based organizations with logistical and technical assistance to support their efforts in improving local air quality. Projects are intended to further the purposes of AB 617 and AB 32 by designing and executing projects that build capacity in communities through supporting community-based organizations’ and community members’ participation in the Community Air Protection Program. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis.

The following are eligible to apply for a Community Air Grants: 1) A California community-based organization holding a current tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code 2) A California organization, not affiliated with a local, municipal, city, county, or state governmental agency or entity, and holding a tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as the Grantee, in partnership with a California community-based organization without Section 501(c)(3) status designated as a sub-grantee, and 3) A California Native American Tribe.  For the purposes of this grant, this includes all Federally Recognized Tribes, and other California Native American Tribes, as defined by Governor’s Executive Order B-10-11. The total funding available for this project is $10 million.

Incentive grants help owners replace older high-polluting  vehicles and equipment with newer models that have much lower emissions —or zero emissions. In addition to funding mobile sources, grant funds may also be used to reduce greenhouse gases, toxic and smog-forming pollutants at stationary sources and may fund infrastructure projects such as zero-emission charging stations. Incentive funds also support implementation of AB 617 (C. Garcia, Chapter 136, Statutes of 2017) programs and local strategies that air districts and communities identify through AB 617 Community Emissions Reduction Programs.
The Next EPIC Challenge: Reimagining Affordable Mixed-Use Development in a Carbon-Constrained Future $1,000,000.00

The purpose of this solicitation is to fund a design-build competition that will challenge multi-disciplinary project teams to design and build a mixed-use development – using cutting-edge energy technologies, tools and construction practices - that is affordable, equitable, emissions-free and resilient to climate change impacts and extreme weather events.

Deadline to Submit:

  • Concept Application Abstracts: April 9, 2021 - 5PM PDT
  • Full Applications for the Design Phase: July 28, 2021 - 5PM PDT
  • Application Materials for the Build Phase: June 23, 2023 - 5PM PDT
Residential EV Charging Incentive Program No Due Date Given Varies

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD) and the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) has established a residential Electric Vehicle (EV) charging incentive program to offset Level 2 (240v) EV charger hardware costs. This program will be available to residents within the South Coast AQMD’s four-county jurisdiction.

The program will provide an incentive to buy-down the cost of residential chargers, which typically range from $400-$800. The program is administered on a first-come, first-served basis and provides up to a $250 rebate or the cost paid for the charger, whichever is lower.  Low-income residents can qualify for a total rebate of $500 or the cost paid for the charger, whichever is lower
Vehicle & Engine Upgrades No Due Date Given Varies

One of South Coast AQMD’s roles is to encourage the immediate use of commercially available, low, near-zero and zero emissions mobile and stationary technologies.  A variety of financial incentives, which include grants for incremental funding, subsidies or vouchers, are designed to promote voluntary introduction of new technologies on an accelerated schedule.  These incentives also provide manufacturers with justification to gear up for mass production of cleaner technologies.
Locomotive Program No Due Date Given Varies

The Locomotive Program provides incentive funds for the replacement of old high-polluting locomotives to new Tier 4 units. Alternative switcher locomotives include genset locomotives (Multi-engine switcher) and electric-hybrid locomotives. Multi-engine switchers are typically powered by two or three off-road engines, while electric hybrids use a small diesel engine to charge batteries that provide locomotive power.
Truck Replacement Program No Due Date Given Varies

The District is currently accepting applications to replace on-road diesel trucks with cleaner technology units or to expand fleets with the cleanest technology available. Truck replacement projects that will accelerate emission reductions in low income and disadvantaged communities experiencing greater air quality impacts may receive priority through the project review and selection process. Projects funded under this program must achieve emission reductions not required by law or regulation. Please note that Truck Replacement Program is not a rebate program, any new truck purchased prior to contract execution is ineligible. For additional information, please contact the SJVAPCD grants program staff by email or phone (559) 230-5800.
Proposition 1B: Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program No Due Date Given Varies

The Proposition 1B: Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program (GMERP) provides incentives to quickly reduce air pollution emissions and health risk from freight movement along California's trade corridors. Financial incentives will be provided to owners of equipment used in freight movement to upgrade to cleaner technologies through truck replacement or engine replacement. Projects funded under this Program must achieve emission reductions not required by law or regulation. Please note that the Proposition 1B Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program is not a rebate program. Any new truck or new engine purchased, or installed prior to contract execution is ineligible. Please sign up for our Incentive Programs e-mail lists for notification of when the application period opens.
California Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project No Due Date Given Varies

The California Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) is a unique and streamlined program to help speed the early market introduction of clean, low-carbon hybrid and electric trucks and buses. HVIP accomplishes this by addressing the biggest barrier to the purchase of medium- and heavy-duty advanced trucks: the high incremental cost of these vehicles in the early market years when production volumes are still low. All fleets are eligible, whether they're public or private, large or small. If your fleet might be interested in participating in HVIP, please visit the CALSTART website to learn more. The HVIP is administered and implemented through a partnership between ARB and CALSTART (which was selected by ARB via a competitive grant solicitation).
Vanpool Voucher Incentive Program No Due Date Given Varies

The Vanpool Voucher Incentive Program (VVIP) provides subsidies to Valley residents to participate in vanpools in lieu of using single occupant vehicle commutes. The purpose of the VVIP is to encourage commuter rideshare practices among frequent long distance (greater than 20 miles) riders in the San Joaquin Valley. For more information about the program, please review the program guidelines and application.