|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 13, 2007
ARB Solicits Proposals for $25 Million in Available Alternative Fuel Grants
SACRAMENTO -- The California Air Resources Board (ARB) is now accepting grant proposals for a total of $25
million in available funding from the Alternative Fuels Incentives Programs for the purposes of incentivizing biofuels
and high efficiency, low emitting vehicle technology.
Funds from the program, made available by the passage of AB 1811 in 2006, will help develop specific measures to
reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. These funds are to be awarded by June 30, 2007, consistent with
an expenditure plan jointly developed by the ARB and the California Energy Commission (CEC).
ARB and CEC staff are proposing that monies be expended in the following categories:
- Infrastructure for dispensing E85 (fuel that is 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline) and potentially other alternative
fuels ($7 million)
- Startup of small biofuels production facilities ($5 million)
- Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle demonstration projects ($5 million)
- Transit bus projects ($2 million)
- Incentives for PZEVs and ZEVs ($1.5 million)
- Alternative fuel vehicle research ($3.5 million)
- Funding for consumer education and outreach ($1 million)
The deadline for submitting a grant proposal is March 19, 2007. ARB and CEC staff will review the proposals in
March 2007 and develop recommendations for awarding grants in April 2007. ARB and CEC staff will update the Board
in May and awards will be made in late May and June 2007.
To apply for a grant or for more information about the Alternative Fuels Incentives Programs, please click here.
The Air Resources Board is a department of the California Environmental Protection
Agency. ARB's mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through effective
reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy. The ARB oversees all air
pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain health based air quality standards.