Proposition 1B Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program (GMERP)

New GMERP Trucks 2

Now Accepting Applications

(Updated 3/14/2017)

The $1 billion Proposition 1B: Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program (GMERP) 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 diesel exhaust (a known carcinogen) that is created by freight movement along California's trade corridors. Local agencies, such as the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District (District), apply to CARB for funding, and in turn offer financial incentives to owners of equipment used in freight movement to help them upgrade to cleaner technologies. Projects funded under this program must achieve early or extra emission reductions that are not otherwise required by law or regulation. 

Replace a Diesel Truck with a Natural Gas, Electric, Hybrid, or Hydrogen  Truck

The District is accepting grant applications until 3:00 pm, May 31, 2017, from compliant fleets only, to replace or repower commercial diesel-fueled trucks with new alternative-fueled equipment, install charging and fueling infrastructure, or install truck-stop electrification, using state funds.

Grants are available for owners of eligible class 5, class 6, class 7, and class 8 (GVWR 16,001-33,001+ lbs) diesel-fueled trucks that comply with the CA Truck & Bus Regulation and owners of freight distribution or parking facilities where fueling or charging infrastructure can be installed.  Truck replacement applications are submitted through our online application system.

Please review the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for more information about eligibility, application process, project requirements, and project funding amounts.

Applications must be received by the District by 3:00 pm, May 31, 2017

Submit applications online through the County’s online Citizen Access system -  

District staff will be available to help applicants use the online application system by appointment during the application period. Please contact the District at (858) 586-2600 or if you have questions about the program, have difficulty with the online application process, or if you have a project that does not fit into the online application categories.

Ranked Lists

After all applications are received from each solicitation, they are ranked according to Proposition 1B Program Guidelines. Proposed projects that appear on the ranked list have met basic eligibility criteria for the Program; however, this does not guarantee funding. Selection for funding is contingent upon a full evaluation to determine if a project meets all Program requirements. Links to prior ranked lists are below.

Important Links

GMERP Equipment Categories

  • Cargo Handling Equipment Replacement (RTG Crane, Yard Truck, and Zero-Emission Forklifts/Lifts)
  • Cargo Handling Equipment Infrastructure
  • Commercial Harbor Craft Repowers
  • Heavy-Duty Truck Replacement (Zero-Emission and Low NOx engines)
  • Locomotives
  • Ships at Berth (Shore Power)
  • Transport Refrigeration Unit Replacement (Zero-Emission or Cryogenic)
  • Transport Refrigeration Unit Infrastructure