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Grants for Air Emissions Reductions

Grant funds are available from local, state and federal agencies for air emission reductions that go beyond current regulatory requirements. Potential grant opportunities are summarized below. Eligibility for the various programs is indicated for heavy-duty vehicles (HDV), harbor craft (HC), cargo handling equipment (CHE), ocean-going vessels (OGV), rail locomotives (RL). Some programs provide funding on an ongoing basis (like the Technology Advancement Program); others release funding periodically. Not all programs will be accepting applications at this time. Please contact the appropriate organization for more information.

San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan Technology Advancement Program
Agency: Port of Long Beach and Port of Los Angeles
Project Types: Technology demonstrations
Eligible Source Categories: HDV, HC, CHE, OGV, RL
The Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles jointly manage a Technology Advancement Program (TAP) to support development and demonstration of new technologies in the port environment. The TAP is primarily funded by both Ports with additional funding from participating agencies. Information for submitting proposals is available in the Program Guidelines available on the CAAP Web site.
More information: Port of Long Beach (ph: 562-283-7100) or the Port of Los Angeles (ph: 310-732-3675); www.cleanairactionplan.org

San Pedro Bay Ports Zero-Emission Technology Development Program (ZE-TDP)
Agency: Port of Long Beach and Port of Los Angeles
Project Types: Zero-emission technology demonstrations and research
Eligible Source Categories: HDV, HC, CHE, RL
The ZE-TDP funds technology research and demonstration projects specifically focused on carbon-free and electric technologies. Information for submitting proposals is available in the Program Guidelines available on the CAAP Web site.
More information: Port of Long Beach (ph: 562-283-7100) or the Port of Los Angeles (ph: 310-732-3675); www.cleanairactionplan.org

Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Mitigation Grant Program
Agency: Port of Long Beach
Project Types: Facility improvements and electric fleets
Eligible Source Categories: Terminal facilities
This program funds facility and fleet improvements that reduce or avoid greenhouse gas emissions. Eligible projects include energy-efficiency improvements, renewable energy, electric fleet vehicles, and landscaping projects.
More information: Port of Long Beach (ph: 562-283-7100); www.polb.com/grants

SCAQMD's Technology Advancement Office
Agency: South Coast Air Quality Management District
Project Types: Technology demonstrations
Eligible Source Categories: HDV, HC, CHE, OGV, RL
This program uses cooperative partnerships with private industry, academic and research institutions, technology developers, and government agencies to cosponsor projects intended to demonstrate the successful use of clean fuels and technologies that lower or eliminate emissions. Programs are selected for funding based on solicited and unsolicited proposals.
More information: http://www.aqmd.gov/tao/about.html

Carl Moyer Program
Agency: South Coast Air Quality Management District
Project Types: Retrofits, repowers, replacements
Eligible Source Categories: HDV, HC (no fishing vessels), CHE, OGV, RL
The Carl Moyer Program is a grant program implemented by ARB and local air districts that funds the incremental cost of cleaner-than-required engines. Only emissions reductions that are surplus to regulatory requirements are eligible for Carl Moyer funding. SCAQMD administers both a Lower Emission Heavy Duty Engine Program and a Heavy Duty Truck Fleet Modernization Program.
More information: http://www.aqmd.gov/tao/implementation/carl_moyer_program_2001.html

Voucher Incentive Program
Agency: South Coast Air Quality Management District
Project Types: Retrofits and replacements
Eligible Source Categories: HDV
These funds can be used to replace old, high-polluting vehicles with newer, lower-emission vehicles or to install emission control technology on a heavy-duty vehicle. Applicants interested in participating must purchase their replacement truck or retrofit device through an AQMD-approved VIP Participating Dealership or Retrofit Installer, which are listed at the Website below.
More information: http://www.aqmd.gov/tao/Implementation/VIP.htm

"SOON" Program for Off-Road Diesel Equipment
Agency: South Coast Air Quality Management District
Project Types: Retrofits, repowers, replacements
Eligible Source Categories: CHE
The Surplus Off-Road Opt-In for NOx (SOON) Program provides funding assistance to applicable fleets for the purchase of commercially-available low-emission heavy-duty engines to achieve near-term reduction of NOx emissions from in-use off-road diesel vehicles.
More information: http://www.aqmd.gov/tao/implementation/SOONProgram.htm

Proposition 1B Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program
Agency: California Air Resources Board and South Coast Air Management District
Project Types: Retrofits, repowers, replacements
Eligible Source Categories: HDV, HC, CHE, OGV, RL
This program is a partnership between the State Air Resources Board and local agencies (like South Coast Air Management District) to quickly reduce air pollution emissions and health risk from freight movement along California's trade corridors. Local agencies offer financial incentives to equipment owners to upgrade to cleaner technologies. Projects must achieve early or extra emission reductions not otherwise required by law or regulation.
More information: http://www.aqmd.gov/tao/implementation/Prop1B.htm and http://www.arb.ca.gov/bonds/gmbond/gmbond.htm

Air Quality Investment Program (AQIP)
Agency: South Coast Air Management District
Project Types: Replacements and programs to reduce traffic-related emissions
Eligible Source Categories: HDV, HC, CHE, OGV (possible)
This semi-annual program uses funding from companies that choose to "buy-out" of the Rule 2202 Rideshare Program. Funding is allocated to projects that cost-effectively reduce emissions to offset those that would otherwise be reduced by increased rideshare efforts. About $1 million per year is available for this mobile source emission reduction program.
More information: http://www.aqmd.gov/trans/aqip.html

"Clean Transportation Funding" Program
Agency: Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (South Coast Air Quality Management District)
Project Types: Technology demonstrations, replacements, retrofits, education programs
Eligible Source Categories: HDV, CHE
The Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee implements an annual work program to allocate funding on a competitive basis. Up to $15 million in annual funding is available for this program for a number of different funding programs, including categories for on- and off-road vehicles and equipment operating at ports.
More information: http://www.cleantransportationfunding.org/

National Clean Diesel Campaign (Diesel Emissions Reduction Act)
Agency: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Project Types: Retrofits, repowers, and replacements; technology demonstrations
Eligible Source Categories: HDV, HC, CHE, OGV, RL
This program provides funding to reduce emissions from diesel equipment through retrofit, repower, and replacement projects. The Emerging Technologies category also provides funding for technology demonstrations.
More information: http://www.epa.gov/otaq/diesel/grantfund.htm

Other Programs

West Coast Collaborative
Eligible Source Categories:
HDV, HC, CHE, OGV, RL
The West Coast Collaborative is a partnership of federal, state, and local government, the private sector, and environmental groups committed to reducing diesel emissions along the West Coast. The Collaborative administers and tracks a number of grant funding programs targeted at reducing air emissions.
More information: http://westcoastcollaborative.org/

California Air Resources Board Grants and Market-Based Incentives
Eligible Source Categories
: HDV, HC, CHE, OGV
The California Air Resources Board administers and tracks a number of grant funding and other market-based incentive programs targeted at reducing air emissions.
More information: http://www.arb.ca.gov/ba/fininfo.htm

Federal NGV Tax Incentives
Eligible Source Categories: HDV
The federal government offers vehicle buyers and owners a number of tax incentives for natural gas vehicles, including income tax credits for alternative fuel vehicles and alternative fuel infrastructure, and excise tax credits to the seller of natural gas.
More information: http://www.ngvamerica.org/incentives/federalTax.html

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