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.
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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 by replacing existing, high-polluting Class 6, 7 or 8 vehicles with newer, lower-emission vehicles, or by installing a Verified Diesel Emission Control Strategy (VDECS or “retrofit”) on qualifying Class 6 vehicles. These VIP projects must be completed no later than December 31, 2014.
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.Electronic or facsimile submittals will not be accepted.
Applicants are required to submit information showing compliance with the Truck and Bus Rule. 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.
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: Mobile Source Incentives Section
Proposition 1B Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program (GMERP) - Commercial Harbor Craft
The District is now accepting applications for the GMERP Year 4 round of funding for Commercial Harbor Craft. Approximately $800,000 in GMERP funding is available for eligible commercial diesel harbor craft vessels used in freight movement to upgrade to cleaner technologies. Eligible vessel types include tugboats/towboats, work boats, pilot vessels, and high-use commercial fishing vessels involved in goods movement. Projects funded under this Program must achieve early or extra emission reductions not otherwise required by law or regulation.
All applications must be received no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, May 30th. Facsimile, email, and incomplete submittals will not be accepted.
Please review the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) and applications posted below for more information about eligibility, application process and project requirements.
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.
1st Solicitation Status:
CARB and the San Diego Air Pollution Control Board have preliminarily approved approximately $6.3 million for applicants in the San Diego region. The District only has approximately $5.9 million available in the 1st solicitation. Should the District continue to be over-subscribed at time of contracting with applicants, any projects falling below the funding line will be placed on a backup list. The rank list can be viewed at the link below:
Please note the following while reviewing the preliminary rank list
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. Applicants that have passed a compliance check and are above the funding line will be contacted by the District in the next few weeks to fully execute a contract with your company.
Any companies that have not passed a compliance check by March 13th (including large fleets that cannot complete required good faith effort actions by this date) will be moved to a project backup list.
Backup projects may be funded if additional funding becomes available or CARB modifies current eligibility policy. All backup projects should be able to demonstrate compliance as soon as possible, no later than June 30th, 2014.
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.
2nd Solicitation: Applications are being evaluated by District staff. The District anticipates a preliminary rank list being made available in March/April 2014.