Dear Bay Area Community,
The Air District is currently offering funding and accepting applications for projects that propose the purchase and deployment of on- and off-road zero-emission vehicles, mobile and stationary equipment, infrastructure, and more.
Examples of eligible equipment types include:
Batteries as alternatives to prime and back-up generators
Zero-emission cars, buses, trucks, and motorcycles
Zero-emission cargo handling and warehouse equipment
Electric vehicle charging infrastructure
Projects that propose to scrap and replace existing combustion equipment may qualify for higher award amounts; however, scrapping existing equipment is not a prerequisite for eligibility to this program.
Up to $450,000 in funding is available. Applicants may apply for funding that will reimburse up to 50 percent of the cost of purchasing eligible vehicles and equipment, and the cost of installing eligible equipment, that will be operated and installed in eligible areas.
Interested parties are encouraged to check the West Oakland Zero Emission Grant Program web page for updates, to obtain a copy of the Program Guidance, and to submit an application.
The Air District will review, evaluate, and issue awards to eligible applications on a first-come, first-served basis until funding has been exhausted.
Funding is provided by a grant from the Reformulated Gasoline (RFG) Settlement Fund. Created as the result of an antitrust class action, the purpose of the RFG Fund is to achieve clean air and fuel efficiency benefits for California consumers.
Some types of projects may be eligible for co-funding with other Air District, state, or federal grants. Applicants are responsible for covering all costs that are not covered by this grant.
The Air District reserves the right to cancel or revise the terms of the solicitation at any time.
New Pre-Application Workshops
Interested parties are strongly encouraged to attend a pre-application webinar before submitting an application. The webinars will cover program requirements, the application process, evaluation criteria, and grantee/project sponsor’s administrative requirements.
Please note that registration is required for participation in a webinar, and early registration is encouraged as the webinars will be held online and are limited to 100 attendees.
Webinar 5: December 10, 2019, from 2 PM to 3 PM PST (Register)
Webinar 6: December 17, 2019, from 1 PM to 2 PM PST (Register)
Based on demand, additional workshops may be scheduled. Notices about additional pre-application workshops will be posted to the program web page.
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