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
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.
HVIP’s Low NOx Natural Gas Engines ProgramAir Resources Board$9.9 millionIncentives of up to $40,000 per new vehicleFirst-come, first-served until funds are exhaustedVehicles must be equipped with the Cummins Westport ISL G NZ engine.
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.
Natural Gas Vehicle Incentive ProgramCalifornia Energy CommissionThough funding is not currently available, funds may become available Q1 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 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.
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.
LAX - Zero & Near-Zero Emission Heavy-Duty Vehicle Incentive ProgramLos Angeles World Airports$500,000$50,000February 28, 2019Leases are permitted.
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.
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 - 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.
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 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 PTOpens March 2019; vehicles/engines must operate within SCAQMD boundaries at least 75% of the time