Funding & Incentives

On behalf of our dedicated stakeholders, we have identified the following federal, state, and local incentive programs that are currently available to assist fleet operators in the deployment of natural gas vehicles and infrastructure development. As the landscape of funding opportunities for these types of projects is ever-changing in California, please contact us at funding@cngvp.org for more information on how to apply for and potentially receive grant awards.

Program NameFunding AgencyTotal Funding AvailablePer Vehicle Funding IncentivesApplication DeadlineAdditional Details
Voucher Incentive ProgramAir Resources BoardCurrently open on a first-come, first-served basis$10,000-$60,000 per vehicle; applicants may apply for up to 10 vouchersFirst come, first served until funds are exhaustedOnly eligible for fleets with 10 or fewer vehicles
HVIP’s Low NOx Natural Gas Engines ProgramAir Resources BoardCurrently open on a first-come, first-served basisIncentives of up to $45,000 per new vehicle and $50,000 for repowersFirst-come, first-served until funds are exhaustedVehicles must be equipped with the Cummins Westport L9N or ISX12N engine. Vehicle scrappage is NOT required.
Lower Emission School Bus ProgramAir Resources BoardIndividual air districts set their own funding levels and eligibilityVaries by air districtVaries by air districtFunding prioritized for small and medium school districts.
Carl Moyer ProgramAir Resources Board and implemented by the air districtsFunding varies by district$25,000 – $400,000 per vehicle, based on vehicle class and functionVaries by air districtAlso offers incentives of up to 50% of new alternative fuel station costs.
AVAQMD AB 923 FundsAntelope Valley Air Quality Management DistrictNo maximum establishedNo maximum establishedOpen on an ongoing basisVehicles/engines must operate within CA 75% of the time, and within AVAQMD for at least 50% of the time.
AVAQMD Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program (Carl Moyer Program)
Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District$725,000$100,000December 10, 2021Vehicles/engines must operate within CA 75% of the time, and within AVAQMD for at least 50% of the time.
BAAQMD Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program (Carl Moyer Program)
Bay Area Air Quality Management District$50,000,000Funds are awarded based on cost-effectiveness up to $30,000 per ton of weighted emission reductions for diesel and $100,000 for near zero and zero emission. Funding limits vary widely depending on project and technology type.First-come, first-servedCan be stacked with CalCAP loans. HVIP for zero emission projects only, or federal or, local funding. Cannot be stacked with VW or CEC Alternative Fuel & Vehicle funding.
CARB Supplemental Environmental Projects
California Air Resources BoardApproximately $4 million each yearNo max establishedFirst-come, first-servedProjects can either be designed by a violator or chosen from a list of CARB-approved projects. This project is known for funding clean school buses.
Natural Gas Vehicle Incentive ProgramCalifornia Energy CommissionThough funding is not currently available, funds may become available Q2 2019Up to $25,000 per new vehicleApplicants may still reserve their place on the waitlist, which will help ensure receipt of funds when funding becomes availableCurrent waitlist of applicants is $6,313,000.
EKAPCD Carl Moyer Program
Eastern Kern Air Pollution Control DistrictNot SpecifiedUp to 80% of vehicle costs, but not more than $100,000 per applicantFirst-come, first-servedFunding is based on eligibility and cost-effectiveness of the project which is determined by engine/equipment type, hours of operation, and project life.
EKAPCD Lower Emission School Bus ProgramEastern Kern County Air Pollution Control DistrictNo maximum established$140,000 First-come, first-servedPre-1977 buses will be funded first.
EKAPCD AB 2766 DMV Grant Voucher ProgramEastern Kern County Air Pollution Control DistrictNo maximum established$2,000 for PZEV, $3,000 for ZEVFirst-come, first-servedVehicles cannot be leased.
DERA School Bus Rebate Program
Environmental Protection Agency$10,000,000$20,000Wednesday, October 30th at 4pm PTThe buses being replaced must have accumulated at least 10,000 miles in the last year and have a 2006 or older engine.
Voucher Incentive ProgramNational Fuel$1,000,000Varies based on fuel use amountFirst-come, first-servedVehicles must fuel in the National Fuel service area.
Placer County Carl Moyer Program Placer County Air Pollution Control District$1 millionVaries depending on project typeMay 31, 2019 by 5pmOff-road equipment replacements are applicable to small off-road fleets only. Original applications are due in person.
SECAT ProgramSacramento Emergency Clean Air Transportation SystemApproximately $11.5 million availableUp to $40,000 per 14,001-33,000 lbs vehicle; Up to $60,000 per 33,001+ lbs vehicleFirst-come, first-served until funds are exhaustedSECAT may add additional funds in 2019.
Sacramento Metropolitan AQMD Carl Moyer Program
Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District$10,000,000Projects are eligible for reimbursement for up to a maximum of 80 percent of total equipment costs or the SMAQMD cost-effectiveness threshold for the emissions reduced, whichever is less.First-come, first-servedThere is no cap on maximum funding per project or applicant.
Community Clean Freight Truck GrantSacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District$3,000,000Up to $200,000 per truck. No maximum per project.December 16m 2019 at 5:00pm PTReplaced vehicle must be 2007-2009 only and powered by diesel fuel, must operate at least 20,000 miles per year for Class 7/8 and 10,000 miles per year for Class 5/6 in California.
SMAQMD 2019 School Bus Solicitation
Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District$5 million$230,000December 20, 2019The school bus must operate in a Sacramento county School District.
SDAPCD Grant ProgramSan Diego County Air Pollution Control District$25-28 millionVariable based on project categorySeptember 20, 2019 by 5pm PTProjects must have at least 75% of their total activity for the project life in California and at least 50 percent within San Diego County.
San Joaquin - Truck Replacement Program San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control DistrictNo max established; funding will be added throughout the yearUp to $100,000 per new vehicleFirst-come, first-servedOld vehicle must have operated at least 75% in CA and 50% in SJVAPCD for past 2 years; New vehicle must operate 90-100% in CA and 50% in SJVAPCD.
San Joaquin - Off-Road Repowers and Retrofits (Agriculture) San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control DistrictNo max establishedUp to 80% for Tier 2 repower, 85% for Tier 3/Interim Tier 4/Tier 4 repower, 100% retrofitFirst-come, first-servedVehicle must operate at least 75% of the annual hours within California and 50% within SJVAPCD boundaries.
San Joaquin Public Benefit Grants Program - New Alternative Fuel Vehicle PurchaseSan Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District$8,000,000$20,000First-come, first-servedFunding is limited to light- and medium-duty vehicles
SCAQMD Carl Moyer ProgramSouth Coast Air Quality Management District$132 millionThe lesser of either 50% of total vehicle cost or the incremental costJune 4, 2019 by 1pm PTVehicles/engines must operate within SCAQMD boundaries at least 75% of the time
SCAQMD Voucher Incentive Program South Coast Air Quality Management District$2.5 millionTruck replacement vouchers range from $10,000 to $60,000First-come, first-servedOnly eligible for fleets with 10 or fewer vehicles; applicants may apply for up to 10 vouchers.
SCAQMD Clean Fuels Program
South Coast Air Quality Management DistrictApproximately $8 million50%First-come, first-servedAwards are generally limited to $1 million or less per project.
Prop 1B Goods Movement Emission Reduction ProgramSouth Coast Air Quality Management District$5,000,000Up to $200,000 per truck. No maximum per project.First-come, first-servedProgram-funded equipment must be used at least 90% of the time in California and commit to goods movement.
Tuolumne County APCD Carl Moyer Program
Tuolumne County Air Pollution Control District$200,000 per yearNot specifiedFirst-come, first-servedFunded projects must have at least 75 percent of their total activity for the project life in California.
Title 17 Federal Loan Guarantees for Renewable Energy Projects and Energy Efficient Projects
U.S. Department of Energy$4.5 billionNo max establishedJanuary 12, 2022 by 3pm ETApplication must include a report containing an analysis of the potential environmental impacts of the Project that will assist DOE in assessing whether the Project will comply with all applicable environmental requirements.
Voluntary Airport Low Emission Program / Airport Improvement Program
U.S. Federal Aviation Administration$10,000,000Between 75% and 90% of project's eligible costsNovember 1 each yearEquipment must remain at the airport for its useful life and replaced if damaged. Supporting fueling infrastructure is also eligible for funding.
Port Infrastructure Development Grant
U.S. Maritime Administration$292,730,000Up to 80% of project costsSeptember 16, 2019Projects must either be located within the boundaries of a coastal seaport or be outside, but directly related to port operations or an intermodal connection to a port.
VCAPCD Clean Air Fund
Ventura County Air Pollution Control District$25,000-$30,000No max establishedFirst-come, first-servedThis program follows Carl Moyer guidelines.