To incorporate many of the
Guidance Document policies further technical
research and additional funding resources may be required.
This page provides resource links as a starting point to begin further
technical research. Included below is a list of: resources;
funding resources available to local
governments; and, other sources that may facilitate the incorporation and implementation of the
Guidance Document polices. (from Appendix E of the
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- AB2766 Subvention Fund
Cities within the jurisdiction of the South Coast Air Quality Management
District (AQMD) receive a portion of the fees charged to register motor
vehicles. AQMD disburses this fund to the cities on a quarterly basis.
The revenue must be used to fund projects and programs that reduce
emissions from mobile sources.
- Air Quality
Investment Program (AQIP) - Rule 2202 - AQMD
AQIP funds are used to reduce emissions to levels that are equivalent to
levels that would have been achieved if the employer had implemented other
strategies in the rule. The AQMD accepts emission reduction proposals and
awards contracts on a bi-annual basis. Qualified AQIP proposals may
include the purchase of clean on-road and off-road vehicles, and projects
that enhance mobility (e.g. shuttle services)
Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program
The Carl Moyer program is designed to facilitate the
introduction and use of low-emission, heavy-duty engines. Funds may be
used to help purchase or repower new vehicles. New vehicles and equipment
must achieve a 30 percent reduction of NOx emissions compared
to current emission standards.
Clean Cities Program - U.S. Department of Energy
The Clean Cities Program is a locally based public/private alliance to
expand the use of alternative fuels to gasoline and diesel fuel. By
combining local decision-making with voluntary action by partners, the
grassroots approach of Clean Cities departs from traditional top-down
federal programs. It creates an effective plan carried out at the local
level for creating a sustainable nationwide alternative fuels mark
Congestion Mitigation and
Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program
This program is implemented by the local transportation commissions or
metropolitan planning organization. Funding is available for transit
improvement projects and alternative fuels.
for Small Business - AQMD
Small businesses that are planning to purchase air pollution control
equipment may apply for a loan guarantee under the California Capital
Access Program (CalCAP). To be eligible for assistance, a business must be subject to AQMD
rules and regulations and must meet the definition of small business set
by the U.S. Small Business Administration (typically less than 500
employees and $5 million annual gross revenue).
Lower Emission School Bus Program
AQMD requires public schools and private operators with more than 15 or
more school buses to purchase or lease cleaner buses to protect children
from exposure to toxic diesel emissions. AQMD grants are available to
public school districts for the purchase of clean school buses
(e.g. compressed natural gas or low-emitting diesel), and for the retrofit
of diesel buses with particulate traps.
- Mobile Source Air Pollution
Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) – Competitive Grants
The discretionary funds are to be used for clean air projects that results
in direct and tangible reductions in air pollution from vehicles within
the South Coast Air District. Project categories include clean fuel
vehicles, alternative fuel infrastructure, transportation control
measures; such as ridesharing telecommuting, videoconferencing, parking
management, traffic synchronization and research and development of new
clean air technologies, as well as educational projects.
California Department of Transportation
Provides grants for: public and intermodal transportation planning studies;
training and development of transit planning professionals; environmental
Justice in transportation planning; and, transportation and land-use planning
projects that support livable communities. Also check the Funding
Chart for an overview of funding sources in California.
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