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Grants Available in the San Luis Obispo Area

Engine Emission Reduction Incentive Program

The APCD's Engine Emission Reduction Incentive Program (EERIP) provides funding to help pay for projects that reduce heavy-duty diesel engine emissions prior to any regulatory requirement. Projects can receive up to $150,000 per applicant, per calendar year under this incentive program as long as the project remains within the current cost effectiveness limits of the program. Click here to find out more.

Old Car Buy Back

The San Luis Obispo APCD old car buy back program will pay you $1,000 to voluntarily retire your 1994 or older car, pick-up truck or van. Follow this link to learn how!

School Bus Grant Program

The San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) AB 923 School Bus Replacement and Retrofit Program provides eligible school districts with funding to replace and retrofit school buses. Learn more here.


California Air District Natural Gas Vehicles Solicitation

The California Energy Commission's Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP) announces the availability of up to $10,000,000 in grant funds for California Air Districts to fund their existing or planned incentive programs for compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles. Deadline to Submit Application: February 28th, 2018, by 5:00 p.m. For more information click here.

Energy Department Announces $4 Million for Medium/Heavy-Duty, On-Road Natural Gas Engine Research

The Energy Department announced up to $4 million for research projects on medium- and heavy-duty natural gas engine technologies. The Department's Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) funds early-stage, high-risk research to generate knowledge upon which industry can develop and deploy innovative transportation energy technologies that improve efficiency, lower costs for families and businesses, and increase the use of secure, domestic energy sources. For more information and application requirements click here.

PG&E Clean Fuel Rebate

PG&E rebate for residential electric customers who are also electric vehicle drivers. The Clean Fuel Rebate is a one-time rebate of $500 starting in January 2017.For using electricity as a clean transportation fuel, eligible EV owners can receive one rebate per owned or leased EV.

Clean Vehicle Rebate Program

Thinking about buying a new car? California residents can get from $1,500 to $7,000 for the purchase or lease of a new, eligible zero-emission or plug-in hybrid light-duty vehicle. For more information check out the Clean Vehicle Rebate Program website.

Hybrid Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Program (HVIP)

The California Air Resources Board created HVIP in 2011 to introduce low emission hybrid trucks and buses into the vehicle market. This program launched on February 15, 2011 with the goal to reduce half the incremental costs in the purchase of hybrid heavy-duty trucks and buses that operate in the state of California. In the utilization and implementation of hybrid heavy-duty buses and trucks, greenhouse gas emissions and fuel usage decrease between 20 and 50 percent. To find out more about this program, visit HVIP.

For a list of funding opportunities from the California Energy Commission:


EPA's Clean School Bus Program and DERA (Diesel Emissions Reduction Program) Grants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean School Bus USA program began in 2003 to assist school districts by replacing older buses with new, low-emission buses to improve air quality and the health of American children.Click here to learn more!

Federal Natural Gas Vehicles for America Grant Programs

Click the link here to find more grants from NGV America, a national organization dedicated to the development of a growing, profitable, and sustainable market for vehicles powered by natural gas or biomethane.

For a list of all available Federal funding:

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