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FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE


FUNDING TIPS

KEEP EXISTING TRUCK REGISTERED AND IN OPERATION
Maintain continuous DMV registration and continue moving goods the majority of the time. Do not register trucks as “Planned Non-operation.”

STAY COMPLIANT
Fleets must remain compliant at all times with the applicable CARB rules for the assistance of any grant funding requested in the application.

CLEAR ALL OUTSTANDING CARB VIOLATIONS
All truck(s) and/or fleet must be clear of CARB citations and investigations prior to payment.

TRUCRS REPORTING
Report/register your truck(s) in CARB’s Truck Regulation Upload, Compliance, and Reporting System (TRUCRS) or Air Resources Board Equipment Registration (ARBER) for drayage truck and transport refrigeration unit as applicable.



HEAVY-DUTY AIR QUALITY LOAN PROGRAM

Loan assistance available to small businesses with 51% or more operations in CA and own 10 or fewer diesel trucks, $10 million annual revenue limit, 100 or fewer employees. This program can be used to supplement a voucher (e.g. VIP, HVIP or TIMBER).

Loan assistance available for:

  • The purchase (not refinance) of new/used on-road heavy-duty trucks with with 2007 or newer model year engines certified to engine emission standards of 1.20 g/bhp-hr NOx and 0.01 g/bhp-hr PM or cleaner;
  • Engines fueled with diesel, compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), or other fuels;
  • CARB-verified diesel emission control devices (exhaust retrofits); and
  • Trailers with the purchase of an eligible truck or retrofit.
To apply to this program:
  • The borrower applies for a loan at a participating CalCAP lender by filling out the Borrower Eligibility Criteria and Self-Certification Form (Sample Form). CalCAP lenders and truck dealerships may be able to assist the borrower in completing this form. In addition, the borrower completes the lender’s required loan application forms.
  • If the borrower qualifies based on the lender’s loan underwriting standards, loan documents are prepared and signed by the borrower and lender.
  • Lender disburses funds to the borrower.

For more information on applying, contact a participating lender.

LOAN PROGRAM FACTSHEET



CARL MOYER VOUCHER INCENTIVE PROGRAM (VIP)
Funding available on a a first-come, first-served basis to fleets that are compliant with the Truck & Bus Regualtion who own 10 or fewer diesel trucks with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) greater than 14,000 lbs. Must operate a minimum of 75% of the time in California and have a California-based registration for the past two years.

Funding is available for:
  • Up to $60,000 for diesel truck replacement of model year 2009 or older engines with a 2013 or newer engine that is at or below 0.20 g/bhp-hr oxides of nitrogen and 0.01 g/bhp-hr particulate matter.

To apply to this program:

Learn more at the program homepage and contact a participating dealership to apply.

VIP FACTSHEET


HYBRID & ZERO-EMISSION TRUCK AND BUS VOUCHER INCENTIVE PROJECT (HVIP)

HVIP provides point-of-sale discounts to vehicle purchasers. There’s no waiting for a rebate check or a tax credit. HVIP works closely with truck and bus dealers to apply the voucher incentive at the time of purchase. Funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Funding is available for:

  • Up to $315,000 is available for California purchasers and lessees of fuel cell zero-emission trucks and buses.
  • Up to $175,000 is available for California purchasers and lessees of zero-emission buses.
  • Up to $40,000 available for trucks and buses with engines meeting the optional low NOX standard.

Learn more at www.californiahvip.org.



CARL MOYER MEMORIAL AIR QUALITY STANDARDS ATTAINMENT PROGRAM

The Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program (Carl Moyer Program) provides financial opportunities for the incremental cost of cleaner than required trucks, engines, and equipment. The Carl Moyer Program is implemented through the cooperative efforts of the CARB and local California air pollution control or air quality management districts (districts).

Funds are available to fleets or truck owners who have operated vehicles with manufacturer Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) greater than 14,000 lbs. in California for a minimum of two years and operated at least 51 percent of the time in Claifornia.

Funding available for:

  • Replacements, repowers, or conversions of a vehicle with a model year 2010 or older engine.
  • Fleets with 10 or less vehicles: Replacing older engines with 2013 or newer model year engines certified to a PM emission standard of 0.01 g/bhp-hr and a NOx standard of 0.20 g/bhp-hr or lower.
  • Fleets with more than 10 vehicles: Replacing older engines with engines certified to the optional low NOx standard (0.10 g/bhp-hr NOx) or cleaner (except school buses, log trucks, low mileage work trucks, agricultural vehicles, and vehicles operating exclusively in NOx Exempt areas).

Learn more at the program homepage.



MOYER TRUCK IMPROVEMENT BENEFITTING EMISSION REDUCTION (TIMBER)

Available on a first-come, first-served basis to fleets that are compliant with the Truck & Bus Regulation and either the NOX Exempt Area Extension or Log Truck Phase-In Option. Must operate a minimum of 75% of the time in California and have a California-based registration for the past two years. Must engage at least some of the time in logging and operate a minimum of 6,000 miles per year or consume 1,100 gallons of diesel fuel per year during the previous two years depending on engine model year.

Funding is available for:

  • Up to $60,0000 for replacement of trucks that have hauled logs in the past 12 months;
  • Replacing truck with a new/used 2010 or newer engine that is at or below 0.50 g/bhp-hr NOx and 0.01 g/bhp-hr PM.
To apply to this program:
  • The buyer fills out and submits a completed TIMBER application and required documentation at a participating dealership.
  • The dealership forwards the application to a participating air district.
  • The air district evaluates and approves the completed application within ten business days.
  • The owner is responsible for the cost of the vehicle minus the TIMBER voucher amount.
Learn more at the program homepage and apply at a participating dealership.

TIMBER FACTSHEET



AGRICULTURE TRUCKS - FARMER PROGRAM

The Funding Agricultural Replacement Measures for Emission Reductions (FARMER) Program provides funding through local air districts for agricultural harvesting equipment, heavy-duty trucks, agricultural pump engines, tractors, and other equipment used in agricultural operations.

Learn more at the program homepage.



SCHOOL BUS FUNDING PROGRAMS

Hybrid & Zero-Emission Truck & Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP)
Statewide program that provides vouchers to help offset the incremental cost of eligible hybrid, low NOx engine, hydrogen fuel cell or battery electric trucks and buses. For school bus purchases, fleets can get up to $220,000 per bus, plus an additional $15,000 per bus if operated in a disadvantaged community. Up to $30,000 per battery electric bus or truck is available towards the purchase of charging equipment.

Rural School Bus Pilot Project (RSBPP)
Statewide program administered through the North Coast Air Quality Management District (NCUAQMD) to replace old school buses with new lower carbon transportation choices. $10M is available for FY 17-18. The program gives preference to school districts located in small air districts. California Energy Commission School Bus Replacement Program
Program that provides up to $78.7 million in grant funds for the replacement of the oldest school buses in California. This program emphasizes replacement with electric buses. Priority is to school districts and county offices of education containing disadvantaged communities and with a majority of students eligible for free or reduced-price meals in the prior year.

AB 617 - Community Air Protection Funds
$250 M in Community Air Protection Funds are available to support early action emissions reductions in communities most affected by air pollution, first year funds will provide immediate reductions through the Carl Moyer Program. School bus replacements are an eligible project type.

Carl Moyer Program
The Carl Moyer Program provides funding for cleaner-than-required engines and equipment. School buses are one of the many categories of equipment funded through the program, grant amounts vary depending on the project type.

Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust
The Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust provides approximately $423 M for California to mitigate excess emissions caused by VW’s use of illegal defeat devices. The approved Beneficiary Mitigation Plan outlines there is $130 M available for zero-emission transit, school, and shuttle buses.

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) will administer funding for buses. Funding will be available in two installments starting in the first quarter of 2019, first come first served. SJVAPCD will lead the public process to determine implementation details. Sign up for the VW Environmental Mitigation Trust Email List to receive updates.

Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) and School Bus Program Rebates
The Diesel Emissions Reduction Act of 2010 allows the EPA to offer grants and rebates to reduce harmful emissions from older, dirtier diesel vehicles.

Lower-Emission School Bus Program (LESBP)
The Lower-Emission School Bus Program (LESBP) provides funding to replace high-emitting pre-1994 model year school buses with lower-emitting new school buses, and to equip in-use diesel school buses with ARB-verified diesel retrofit devices to reduce toxic PM emissions.

Local air districts follow the LESBP guidelines when using local funds for school bus projects. For information on local funding programs, contact your local air pollution control district.

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) implements the program statewide on behalf of CARB, prioritizing funding for school districts in the small and medium air districts. For eligible school bus owners, when the application period is open, you can apply for funding directly to the SJVAPCD.



GOODS MOVEMENT EMISSION REDUCTION PROGRAM (PROP 1B)

The Local Air Districts are not currently accepting applications for this program.

Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program is a partnership between the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and local agencies (like air districts and seaports) to quickly reduce air pollution emissions and health risk from freight movement along California's trade corridors. Projects funded under this program must achieve early or extra emission reductions not otherwise required by law or regulation.

Funds are currently available through participating air districts for heavy-duty truck replacement or repower and TRU replacement. Infrastructure projects supporting replacement trucks and/or TRUs utilizing advanced technologies are also eligible.

Available to fleets that are compliant with the statewide Truck and Bus Rule. Vehicles must have either California base-plated registration, California International Registration (IRP), or Dual-plated registration (California base-plated/California IRP and Mexico only). For trucks carrying goods across the California-Mexico border, owners must commit to operate the new/upgraded equipment at least 90% of the time in California and at least 50% travel in the four trade corridors for the term of the contract.

Eligible vehicles include:

Vehicle Class

GVWR (lbs)

Eligble EMY

Min. Annual VMT

8

>33,001

2009 or Older

20,000

7

26,001-33,000

2009 or Older

20,000

6

19,501-26,000

1998-2009

10,000

5

16,001-19,500

2000-2009

10,000



The program is available for:
Table 1: Equipment Project Options for Trucks

Eligible Truck Options

Max Program Funding

Project life

All Fleet

CLass 5

Class 6

Class 7

Class 8

A

New MY 2015+ engine zero emmision truck

$80,000

$100,000

$200,000

$200,000

5 Years*

B

New MY 2015+engine hybrid zero emission mile truck

$50,000

$65,000

$150,000

$150,000

C

New MY 2015+ engine optional low-NOx truck (0.02 g/bhp-hr or less)

$40,000

$50,000

$100,000

$100,000

D

New MY 2015+ engine hybrid truck

$35,000

$45,000

$80,000

$80,000

E

New MY 2015+ engine natural gas truck

$25,000

$40,000

$65,000

$65,000

Available to Small Fleets Only

 

Class 6

Class 7

Class 8

5 Years*

I

Repower with a new MY 2015+ engine

 

$10,000

20,000

$20,000


(*) Project life for Class 5 & 6 trucks: 5 years or 300,000 miles, whichever comes first; 5 years or 500,000 miles for Class 7 and 8 trucks.

Table 2: Equipment Project Options for Truck Infrastructure

Eligible Infrastructure Options

Max. Program Funding

Project Life

K

Electric infrastructure for truck stop to reduce diesel engine use

Lower of 50 percent of eligible costs or a funding level that provides a cost- effectiveness of 0.10 lbs/State $

10 years

L

Infrastructure for electric charging stations with replacement of one electric truck

Lower of 50 percent of eligible cost or $30,000 plus funds for the replacement of one truck.

M

Infrastructure for the fuel cell fueling stations with replacement of one fuel cell truck.

Lower of 50 percent of eligible cost or $30,000 plus funds for the replacement of one truck.



Table 3: Equipment Project Options for Distribution Centers/TRUs

Eligible Equipment

Equipment Upgrade

Max Program Funding

Project Life

A

Existing trucks or trailers equipped with diesel TRUs.

Replace an existing TRU with a zero emission transport refrigerator (e.g. all-electric or fuel cell).

Lower of 80 percent of eligible cost or $50,000.

5 years

B

Existing freight facilities where trucks or trailers equipped with TRUs congregate.

Infrastructure and equipment to install an electric power plug that is compatible with electrically powered TRUs (e.g. all-electric, hybrid electric, or electric standby-equipped) at freight facilities.

Lower of 50 percent of eligible cost or $3,000.

5 years

C

Existing trucks or trailers equipped with diesel TRUs.

Replace 5 existing TRUs with 5 zero emission cryogenic transport refrigerators.

Lower of 80 percent of eligible cost or $100,000 for all 5.

5 years

D

Existing freight facilities where trucks or trailers equipped with TRUs congregate.

Infrastructure and equipment to install cryogenic refrigeration fueling station at freight facilities.

Lower of 50 percent of eligible cost or $100,000.

5 years

E

Existing Insulated Trailers at grocery stores

Purchase of an insulated trailer and installation of an electric power plug.

Lower of 50 percent of eligible cost or $40,000.

5 years



Learn more at the program homepage.



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