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 and selection and require strict accountability and transparency to ensure proper and effective use of public funds.
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Goods Movement Emissions Reduction Program
The San Diego County Air Pollution Control District(District) is pleased to announce the availability of funds from the Proposition 1B Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program (GMERP). The 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.
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) recently released Advisory MSC 13-28 which provides additional compliance flexibility for fleets that demonstrate good faith efforts to comply with the January 1, 2014 deadline of the CARB Truck and Bus Regulation. Additional information about this advisory can be found here on CARB’s Truck Stop website. It is strongly recommended that affected fleets review this information as soon as possible, as the changes could impact your fleet’s compliance status in 2014. For any questions relating to this advisory, please contact the CARB Diesel Hotline at 866-6DIESEL or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The advisory has also made changes that enhance eligibility for small fleets (1-3 trucks) looking to apply for new or used replacement trucks (model year 2010 or newer) through the Proposition 1B Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program (GMERP).
As a result,small fleets (1 to 3 trucks) meeting the requirements outlined in Advisory MSC 13-28 are encouraged to submit GMERP applications by no later than 5:00 p.m. on December 12, 2013. Applications must meet all applicable GMERP eligibility requirements in order to take advantage of this flexibility.
The Proposition 1B Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program (GMERP) has made the following changes to the current backup application solicitation:
Application period has been extended!
All applications are now due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 12, 2013
Improved eligibility for small fleets! ARB has recently expanded eligibility for small fleets (1-3 trucks). Interested eligible applicants must apply no later than December 12, 2013 and have projects completed in 2014.
Older engine model years (1993 and older) now eligible for funding! Eligible engine model years now include all 2006 and older diesel engines.
The first solicitation for applications for the Prop 1B Program closed on October 10, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. However, as announced in the Notice of Funding Availability, the District will continue to accept applications as backup projects only until 5:00 p.m. on December 12, 2013. Back up projects will be evaluated and considered only if funding is available after funds are awarded to project applications that were received during the first solicitation, which ended on October 10.
Please review the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) and applications posted below for more information about eligibility, application process and project requirements. Also available are hints and tips to obtain a copy of your Certification of Compliance in TRUCRS, which will be required as part of your grant application. Facsimile, email, and incomplete submittals will not be accepted.
Up to $6.15 million in GMERP funding is expected to be available for owners of heavy-duty diesel trucks used in freight movement to upgrade to cleaner technologies. The District will offer matching funding of up to $20,000 per truck for eligible alternative fuel replacement and repower projects that operate at least 50% within San Diego County.
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