Clean Cars 4 All

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clean cars for all., california climate investments. 2018 outcomes, $10.3 million implemented for this program. image depicts a graphic of 2018 outcomes that displays funding distributions, expected benefits and total funding.

Financial incentives to retire older, more polluting vehicles and replace them with newer, cleaner hybrid and zero-emission vehicles or alternative mobility options.

  • This program has received $102.0 million

  • $21.2 million has been implemented

Who can access funds?

Low-income residents within and near disadvantaged communities of the San Joaquin Valley and South Coast air districts, with expansion underway in the Bay Area and Sacramento air districts.

South Coast program

San Joaquin program

Bay Area program

Sacramento program (coming soon)

Program factsheet (English & Español)

Project story

Anticipated Timelines

Available through air districts on a first-come, first-served basis

Financing Assistance for Lower-Income Consumers

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vehicle financing assistance for lower-income consumers, california climate investments. 2018 outcomes, $1.4 million implemented for this program, image depicts a graphic of 2018 outcomes that displays funding distributions, expected benefits and total funding.

Offers lower-income consumers a low-interest loan and a vehicle price buy-down to purchase a new or used zero-emission, plug-in hybrid electric, or hybrid vehicle. Lenders are offered a loan loss reserve to mitigate their risk.

  • This program has received $25.9 million

  • $1.6 million has been implemented

Who can access funds?

Lower-income residents statewide.

For Bay area residents, visit CHDC page

Program Factsheet

Anticipated Timelines

Low-interest loans and buy-downs available first-come, first-served; program administration awarded competitively.

Clean Vehicle Rebate Project

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clean vehicle rebate project, california climate investments. 2018 outcomes, $143.2 million implemented for this program. image depicts a graphic of 2018 outcomes that displays funding distributions, expected benefits and total funding.

Rebates for the purchase or lease of new, eligible light-duty vehicles, including electric, fuel-cell, and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

  • This program has received $708.4 million

  • $484.0 million has been implemented

Who can access funds?

As of June 5, 2019, funding is only available for qualified lower-income applicants. All other applications for vehicles already purchased/leased will be processed and placed on a rebate wait list. Qualified applicants on the rebate wait list will receive payment if the project receives more funding from the State of California.

Program factsheet (English & Español)

Project story

Anticipated Timelines

Not yet announced.

Clean Mobility in Schools Pilot Project

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CARB's Clean Mobility in Schools program is a new transportation equity project being funded through CARB’s Low Carbon Transportation Program pursuant to SB 1275 (De León, Chapter 530, Statutes of 2014). The grant program will deploy scalable clean transportation and mobility strategies for reducing GHG emissions from schools in disadvantaged communities. Strategies may include electric vehicles and electric vehicle supply equipment in schools (K – 12), car sharing for staff at schools to rotate using zeroemission vehicles, and outreach to students, parents and the community.

  • This program has received $10.0 million

  • To be announced

Who can access funds?

Public schools districts in disadvantaged communities.

Anticipated Timelines

Not yet announced.

Clean Truck and Bus Vouchers (HVIP and Low NOx Engines)

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hybrid and zero-emission truck and bus voucher incentives project (hvip), california climate investments. 2018 outcomes, $196.4 million implemented. image depicts a graphic of 2018 outcomes that displays funding distributions, expected benefits and total funding.

Promotes clean vehicle adoption by offering vouchers for the purchase of zero-emission, hybrid, and low NOx emitting trucks and buses.

  • The program received $362.9 million

  • $227.4 million has gone to implemented projects

Who can access funds?

Public and private operators of medium- and heavy-duty truck and bus fleets.

Anticipated Timelines

As of July 23, 2019, all funds available for HVIP for Fiscal Year 18-19 have been requested, and a wait list is in effect. Vouchers can still be requested, however they will not be reviewed or approved until more funds are available. Additional funds are anticipated to be available in January 2020.

Zero- and Near Zero-Emission Freight Facilities

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Advanced technology demonstration projects provide funding for pre-commercial demonstrations of advanced vehicles, engines, equipment, and transportation systems.

  • This program has received $135.7 million

  • $132.7 million has been implemented

Who can access funds?

Local air districts, other California public entities, and nonprofits, which may partner with private sector parties (e.g., end-users, manufacturers) as providers or demonstrators.

Anticipated Timelines

Not yet announced.

Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Pilot

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Supports the deployment of zero-emission trucks, transit buses, or school buses, or school buses, including potential funding for charging or fueling infrastructure.

  • This program has received $85.0 million

  • $82.8 million has been implemented

Who can access funds?

Local air districts, transit agencies, school districts, other California-based public entities, and California-based nonprofit organizations, which may partner with private sector parties as technology providers.

Anticipated Timelines

Not yet announced.

Rural School Bus Pilot Project

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2018 funding outcomes for rural school bus pilot project, california climate investments. image depicts a graphic of 2018 outcomes that displays funding distributions, expected benefits and total funding.

This pilot project helps rural school districts get rid of older, dirty school buses and replace them with ultra-clean and zero-emission models.

  • This program has received $55.0 million

  • $9.4 million has been implemented

The project could fund as many as 60 new school buses statewide, reducing roughly 10,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. 

Who can access funds?

Public School Districts, Public Charter Schools, County Office of Education, joint powers authorities, and the Division of State Special Schools in the State Department of Education.

Project Summary for year 2016-17 [Link]

Project story

Anticipated Timelines

The application period is closed.

  • Year 1 (2016-17) vehicles must be delivered by February 1, 2020.

  • Year 2 Projects (2017-18) agreements went to schools in Spring 2019.

  • Year 3 Projects (2018-19) will be selected in Summer of 2019.

Clean Mobility Options

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clean mobility options, california climate investments. 2018 outcomes, $5.5 million implemented. image depicts a graphic of 2018 outcomes that displays funding distributions, expected benefits and total funding.

A variety of clean mobility projects (including car share, bike share, vanpool, and ridesourcing) in disadvantaged communities using advanced clean vehicles (zero-emission or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles) and associated infrastructure.

  • This program has received $48.1 million

  • $9.6 million has been implemented

Who can access funds?

Pilot project administrators serving disadvantaged communities throughout California.

Project story

Anticipated Timelines

Call for projects will open in early 2020.

Advanced Technology Freight Demonstration Projects

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on-road advanced technology freight demonstration projects, california climate investments. 2018 outcomes, $31.9 million implemented. image depicts a graphic of 2018 outcomes that displays funding distributions, expected benefits and total funding.

Advanced Technology Freight Demonstration Projects provide funding for pre-commercial demonstrations of advanced vehicles, engines, equipment, and transportation systems. These advanced technology projects demonstrate zero-emission or near zero-emission vehicles and equipment that use less petroleum and emit less GHG emissions.

  • This program has received $84.0 million

  • $79.2 million has been implemented

Who can access funds?

Local air districts, other California public entities, and nonprofits, which may partner with private sector parties (e.g., end-users, manufacturers) as providers or demonstrators.

Project factsheet

Project story

Anticipated Timelines

Not announced yet.


Agriculture Worker Vanpools in San Joaquin

Provides affordable and reliable transportation for agricultural workers in disadvantaged and low-income communities. The project uses clean technology vehicles to get agriculture workers to their job sites, and reduces the number of single-occupancy cars on the road, improving air quality.

  • This program has received $10.7 million

  • $6.0 million has been implemented

Who can access funds?

The California Vanpool Authority (CalVans) was selected as the administrator in 2017 through a competitive solicitation process.

Project story

Anticipated Timelines

Fall 2019 through Winter 2020: Manufacturing and delivery of 111 new project vans and ongoing deployment of 154 existing vans

Spring 2020:  Deployment of about 265 hybrid vans for agricultural vanpools statewide

agriculture worker vanpools in san joaquin, california climate investments. 2018 outcomes, $6.0 million implemented. image depicts a graphic of 2018 outcomes that displays funding distributions, expected benefits and total funding.

The current $6 million project has deployed 154 15‑passenger hybrid vans. Approximately 70 percent of the fleet serves agricultural workers in the San Joaquin Valley, with remaining vans serving workers in the Coachella and Salinas Valleys, Santa Maria, and other disadvantaged and low-income agricultural areas statewide. This project will reduce vehicle miles traveled by 56 million miles, based on 13 riders per van.

CalVans was awarded a $4.7 million expansion in 2019 for 111 additional hybrid vans to serve agricultural workers living in low‑income and disadvantaged areas statewide. Vans will deploy for the spring 2020 harvest season.

CalVans uses several outreach methods, like having community outreach events in Spanish, using local radio, social media ads and videos, ads on web search engines and mobile devices, and ‘Live Chat’ on CalVans website. They use ridership surveys, vehicle telematics, and other participant feedback to estimate emission reductions and improve the program. The cloud-based “Silent Passenger” system provides real-time information on vanpool vehicles, providing the ability to schedule maintenance, track engine trouble codes, monitor speeds and track vehicle miles traveled.

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