Low Carbon Transportation Investments and Air Quality Improvement Program (AQIP)

This page last reviewed June 20, 2017

CA Climate Change InvenstmentsThe California Air Resources Board's (CARB) Low Carbon Transportation and AQIP programs provide mobile source incentives to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, criteria pollutants, and air toxics through the development of advanced technology and clean transportation.

Low Carbon Transportation investments are supported by California Cap-and-Trade auction proceeds projects.  AQIP, established by the California Alternative and Renewable Fuel, Vehicle Technology, Clean Air, and Carbon Reduction Act of 2007 (AB 118, Statutes of 2007, Chapter 750), is a voluntary incentive program administered by CARB to fund clean vehicle and equipment projects, research of biofuels production. Per statute these funds must be used to further the purposes of Assembly Bill 32 (AB 32; Nuņez, Chapter 488, Statutes of 2006).  Each year, the legislature appropriates funding to CARB for low carbon transportation and the air quality impacts of alternative fuels, and workforce training.  The AQIP Guidelines and annual Funding Plans guide CARB's implementation of AQIP.  For more information on clean transportation projects, incentives, and financing, please visit Moving California.

Current Low Carbon Transportation and AQIP Projects 


April 6, 2017 Funding Plan Workshop Postponement

  • CARB is postponing the workshop originally scheduled for April 6, 2017 to discuss the Fiscal Year 2017-18 Funding Plan for Low Carbon Transportation Investments, Air Quality Improvement Program, and the potential $25 million Volkswagen settlement funds for zero-emission vehicle aspects of vehicle replacement programs.  A new date and location will be provided in a subsequent workshop notice and listserv. 

NEW!June 8, 2017 Clean Vehicle Rebate Project Funding Update

  • Currently, funding for CVRP is available and applications are being accepted.  Funding is appropriated for the rebate project each year in the State Budget.  FY 2016-17 funding is expected to be exhausted in early July.  CVRP will reserve $8 million for qualified lower-income applicants, as described here, thereby prioritizing payments to low- and moderate-income applicants in accordance with program requirements.  Should funds be exhausted before new funding is allocated to the project, all other applicants will be placed on a waitlist.

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  • The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District has been selected as the Grantee to administer the Off-Road Mobile Equipment Trade-Up Pilot Project in the San Joaquin Valley

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