State or Federal?
The Financing Assistance Project is intended to encourage and accelerate the adoption of zero-emission and near zero-emission, on-road light duty vehicles in lower-income households. The higher cost of these vehicles can be a significant barrier to vehicle owner ship for lower-income consumers. This project will help improve access to affordable financing mechanisms, including a vehicle price buy-down (in the form of a grant) coupled with a low interest loan to qualified lower income consumers to purchase advanced technology clean vehicles. The project requires public outreach that should target lower-income consumers with an emphasis on consumers in disadvantaged communities.
Eligible Entities
Local Public Agencies, Nonprofit Organizations, State Government
Eligibility Notes
Solicitation is open to federal state, or local government agencies and nonprofit organizations with expertise in the implementation of financing programs, grant programs, and general knowledge of the California Air Resources Board's clean vehicle programs.
Most Recent/Current Due Date
Jul 06, 2017
Most Recent RFP Release Date
May 18, 2017
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Max Award
Total Possible Multi-Year Award
# of Awards
Annual or Multi-Year?
Preliminary Items
An optional teleconference will be held on June 14, 2017.
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time
(888) 995-9567
Passcode 6300143
The questions and answers from the teleconference and any questions received by email will be posted on the CARB webpage at:,
Match Required?
Match Notes
Voluntary cash or in-kind contributions will be considered in the evaluation process.
California Environmental Protection Agency, California Air Resources Board (CARB)
Total Amount Available for All Grants
Competition Notes
Scoring will be based upon the applicant’s ability to successfully act as the Grantee based upon its experience/expertise administering financing assistance programs (which includes, but not limited to, lending institutions, banks, credit unions, or community development financial institutions,), grant programs, and direct community outreach and education to lower income consumers.
Further Information
Laura Zaremba-Schmidt
Air Resources Engineer
(626) 459-4394
Link to Further Information
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