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The diesel engines in trucks, locomotives, ships, harbor craft, and cargo handling equipment are major contributors to the state’s air pollution challenges. This program seeks to reduce diesel emissions from freight transportation by providing funds for upgrading equipment and achieving air pollution emission standards beyond those required by law. Program funding is available to install shore power systems (grid-based and non-grid-based power) or ship emissions capture and control systems for vessels that are not subject to CARB’s Shore Power regulation. This funding is also for equipment owners to replace or convert cargo handling equipment (CHE) with zero emission technology.

The project categories include heavy-duty diesel trucks, freight locomotives, ships at berth, commercial harbor craft, cargo handling equipment, transport refrigeration units (TRU), and infrastructure for electrification of truck stops, distribution centers and other places where trucks congregate.
Eligible Entities
Local Public Agencies, Nonprofit Organizations, Private Corporations, State Government
Eligibility Notes
Applicants must be located within the four California trade corridors: the Bay Area, Central Valley, Los Angles/Inland Empire, and San Diego/Border.
Eligible applicants are owners/operators of :
Existing cargo ship berth or terminal
Existing diesel powered rubber-tired gantry
Existing diesel yard truck
Existing diesel powered lift

If there is no existing equipment, the owner of the future Program-funded equipment shall sign and submit the project application
Most Recent/Current Due Date
Mar 31, 2017
Most Recent RFP Release Date
Feb 03, 2017
Match Required?
Match Notes
Applicants must provide matching contributions from private, local, other state and federal sources. Match requirements depend upon program type.
California Environmental Protection Agency, California Air Resources Board
Total Amount Available for All Grants
Additional Notes
Award amounts and detailed program requirements are listed in the NOFA for each project type.
Further Information
Gregory Ushijima
Air QualitySpecialist
(908) 396-3301
Link to Further Information
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