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
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
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
Voucher Incentive ProgramAir Resources BoardCurrently open on a first-come, first-served basisUp to $45,000 per vehicleFirst come, first served until funds are exhaustedOnly eligible for fleets with 10 or fewer vehicles
Prop 1B Goods Movement ProgramAir Resources Board and implemented by the air districtsFunding varies by air district$25,000 – $200,000 per new vehicle, depending on vehicle class and fuel typeVaries by air districtNew vehicles must operate 90% of the time within California and primarily along key trade corridors
Natural Gas Vehicle Incentive ProgramCalifornia Energy CommissionThough funding is not currently available, funds may become available this summerUp 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 $4 million
SECAT ProgramSacramento Emergency Clean Air Transportation SystemApproximately $12M 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 2018
Truck Voucher ProgramSan Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District$8 million35% of new vehicle costs up to a maximum of $50,000First come, first servedVehicles must operate 75% of time in California and 50% of time in the San Joaquin Valley
School Bus Replacement ProgramCalifornia Energy Commission$94.1 millionUp to $165,000 per new vehicleSeptember 20, 2018Priority given to school buses operating in disadvantaged communities; also offers infrastructure funding
Rural School Bus Pilot ProgramCalifornia Air Resources Board$10 millionUp to $165,000 per new vehicleAugust 10, 2018Maximum of 12 buses per application