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The San Diego Air Pollution Control District administers a number of state and local funding programs to reduce emissions from mobile sources.  These programs follow strict state guidelines for eligibility, cost-effectiveness an d selection and require strict accountability and transparency to ensure proper and effective use of public funds.

Click here to subscribe to APCD’s “Air Quality – Grants & Incentives” list serve to receive e-mail updates on upcoming funding opportunities and other information.

Contact us at (858) 586-2600 or cleanairgrants@sdapcd.org and one of our grants and incentives specialists can help you figure out how you may be able to get funding through one of our programs.

General Information
Carl Moyer Year 15 Projects Selected For Funding (Updated 11/6/13)
VIP Dealerships and Dismantlers
Proposition 1B GMERP Approved Dismantlers

Programs Accepting Applications

  • Voucher Incentive Program (VIP)

The San Diego County Air Pollution Control District (District) is currently accepting applications for projects requesting funds from the Voucher Incentive Program (VIP). The VIP provides a streamlined approach to reduce emissions for qualified on-road diesel trucks with Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 14,001 pounds or higher. Vouchers are available to replace qualifying trucks with newer, lower-emission vehicles, or to install Verified Diesel Emission Control Strategies (VDECS or “retrofits”). Trucks with engine model year 2006 or older are eligible for this program. These VIP projects must be completed by no later than December 31, 2015. Applications are submitted through approved San Diego Air Pollution Control District VIP truck dealerships or retrofit installers.

Applications will be reviewed and approved on a first-come, first-served basis (based on the date of receipt by the District) until funds are exhausted. Vouchers for eligible truck replacement projects range from $5,000 to $45,000.  Up to $10,000 is available for qualified retrofit projects.

Funding is currently restricted to San Diego County based fleets of three or fewer trucks that have operated at least 75% each year in California in the past 24 months. Applicants are required to submit information showing current compliance with the Truck and Bus Regulation. If a submitted application is incomplete, illegible, or any documentation is missing or unclear, the District will reject the application immediately and return it to the applicant. Other voucher requirements are outlined in the Notice of Funding Availability and the Application Package. 

We highly encourage participating dealerships/installers to submit applications online through the County’s online Citizen Access system - https://publicservices.sdcounty.ca.gov/citizenaccess/ Dealerships/installers can also submit one original signed completed application and one copy via mail, delivery, or in person to:

San Diego County Air Pollution Control District
10124 Old Grove Road
San Diego, CA 92131
Attn: -Voucher Incentive Program

For more information about the program, contact us at cleanairgrants@sdapcd.org or 858.586.2600.

Notice of Funding Availability

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Voucher Incentive Program Application Package

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Voucher Incentive Program Inspection Form

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Voucher Incentive Program Approved Dealers, Retrofit Installers and Dismantlers

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Taxicab
Pilot Taxicab Replacement Program (2015)

On January 28, 2015 the Air Pollution Control Board approved the Pilot Taxicab Replacement Program to upgrade current standard gasoline taxicab owners with permits to operate at the San Diego International Airport to new hybrid or alternative fuel vehicles. Existing taxicabs with permits to operate at the Airport that are 1) standard gasoline vehicles, and 2) Model Year 2005 or newer, are eligible to apply. The program is tentatively scheduled to open on February 20, 2015.

Application forms will not be available online because of the specificity of each form and vehicle type. Instead, the District will email/mail all potentially eligible taxicab owners directly with forms for their specific vehicles. Once the new vehicle has been purchased, and the old vehicle has been taken to a District approved dismantler, the taxicab owner will complete and return the application/invoice form and required attachments to the District by mail, email, fax, or hand-delivery within 30 days of purchase.

All interested applicants must make their existing taxicabs available for inspection on February 20, 2015 at the Taxicab Holding Lot at 1200 Harbor Island Drive. Further information about the inspection event will be posted when available and emailed directly to taxicab owners.

Additional important information can be found below:  

For questions about the Pilot Taxicab Replacement Program, please contact the District at (858) 586-2600 or cleanairgrants@sdapcd.org.


Programs Not Currently Accepting Applications

  • Carl Moyer Program (Year 16)

August 14, 2014 - Due to overwhelming demand, the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District (District) is suspending acceptance of Carl Moyer Program (Year 16) applications at this time. If you have submitted an application during this solicitation, the District will be evaluating your application and contacting you regarding your application status. If the District determines that there are not enough eligible projects to utilize all the Carl Moyer Program (Year 16) funds after evaluating the applications received to date, the District will reopen the solicitation for projects.

For questions about the Carl Moyer Program, please contact the District at (858) 586-2600 or cleanairgrants@sdapcd.org.


  • Proposition 1B Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program (GMERP) – Heavy-Duty Trucks

The Proposition 1B Goods Movement Emission reduction Program (GMERP) is a partnership between the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and local agencies 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.  Eligible applications include owners of heavy-duty diesel trucks used in freight movement to upgrade to cleaner technologies.

Year 4

INELIGIBLE Engine Summary – GMERP Year 4 - MHD for Class 6 and Class 7 Trucks
INELIGIBLE Engine Summary -  GMERP Year 4 - HHD for Class 7 and Class 8 Trucks
Verification of Receipt of Vehicle(s)/Engine(s) to be Dismantled/ Destroyed Form
Frequently Asked Questions  
GMERP Preliminary Rank List – 1st solicitation - 2/27/2014
GMERP Preliminary Rank List – 2nd solicitation – 4/17/2014

Please note the following while reviewing the preliminary rank lists

  • Equipment projects listed on the preliminary ranked list are not guaranteed to receive Program funding. 
  • Selection for funding is contingent upon the availability of funding and the successful completion of CARB’s 2014 Proposition 1B compliance check.
  • All old trucks and engines on the rank list must continue to be registered with the DMV and kept in operation until the time that they are destroyed.
  • Old trucks and engines cannot be destroyed, and new trucks cannot be ordered or purchased, until directed by the District.

1st and 2nd Solicitation Update (Applications received August 26 - December 12) – 10/16/2014
All contracts have been fully executed and all contractors have ordered or purchased new equipment per the requirements in their contract with the District. All new equipment must be operational no later than December 31, 2014 unless the District has notified specific contractors of a different date.  For general questions regarding new equipment or the dismantling process, please refer to the GMERP FAQ document posted on our website, or contact staff directly.

  • Proposition 1B Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program (GMERP) – Commercial Harbor Craft

GMERP Preliminary Rank List – 2nd solicitation – 10/16/2014

Please note the following while reviewing the preliminary rank lists

    • Equipment projects listed on the preliminary ranked list are not guaranteed to receive Program funding. 
    • Selection for funding is contingent upon the availability of funding.
    • All old equipment and engines on the rank list must continue to be kept in operation until the time that they are destroyed.
    • Old engines cannot be destroyed, and new equipment cannot be ordered or purchased, until directed by the District.

2nd Solicitation Update (Applications received April 1- May 30) – 10/16/2014
All applicants have been approved by the Air Pollution Control Board for funding and will be receiving contracts in October/November 2014. All new equipment must be operational no later than December 31, 2015 unless the District has notified specific contractors of a different date. 


 

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