IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Clean Air For All Programs initial application period has closed, but you can continue to submit applications for a backup list.
The San Diego County Air Pollution Control District launched the Clean Air for All Grant Campaign to help businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies swap their polluting heavy machinery and equipment for electric and low carbon emission alternatives. Funded by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the Clean Air For All Program has provided more than $91 million dollars in funding to projects in San Diego, successfully reducing air pollutant emissions that are early and surplus to regulatory requirements.
The Clean Air for All solicitation is for the following three grant programs:
Funding is also available through the Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program (GMERP) for eligible projects such as Transport Refridgeration Units (TRUs), cargo handling equipment and locomotives; the GMERP details and Notice of Funding Availability documents can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/sdapcd-gmerp.
Grant applicants are not required to familiarize themselves with these funding sources as District staff will match projects with the most appropriate funding program.
Equipment/Vehicle Replacement - Replacing existing equipment/vehicles
with new, emission certified equipment/vehicles.
Includes off-road (construction, industrial, cargo handling, agricultural) equipment, locomotives, and limited opportunities are also available for on- road heavy-duty trucks.
Engine Repower - Repower an existing engine with a new, emission certified engine.
Infrastructure - Installing projects that provide alternative fuel or power in support of program-covered sources.
School - Projects at public schools (serving students in any grade K-12) located in disadvantaged communities, including Zero-Emission School Bus Replacement, Zero-Emission Lawn and Garden Equipment Replacement, Composite Wood Products meeting NAF (no added formaldehyde) or ULEF (ultra-low emitting formaldehyde) standards, and Air Filtration Enhancement and Replacement using new filters with MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) of 14 or greater.
Stationary Source - Projects located in disadvantaged communities, including hexavalent chromium plating facilities or any stationary source categories approved by CARB.
CARB offers an online calculator to allow applicants to estimate the cost-effectiveness of on-road equipment repowers or replacement projects, which is a key evaluation criterion for some projects. Use of the calculator is for estimateion purposes only and does not guarantee a project will qualify for funding. For assistance calculating the cost-effectiveness of off-road projects including marine, please contact District Staff.
The Clean Air For All Programs initial application period has closed,
but you can continue to submit applications for a backup list.
Environmental Justice Maps:
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