Grants & Incentives

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The District develops and administers a comprehensive suite of highly-successful voluntary incentive programs targeted at reducing harmful emissions throughout the Valley. These innovative programs provide an opportunity for Valley residents, businesses, public agencies and other organizations to get involved and make a positive impact on the Valley’s air quality. The District is constantly updating existing programs and developing new programs as new, cleaner technologies emerge to ensure we remain on the cutting edge of emission reduction technology. Additionally, the District is consistently working to ensure that the Valley receives its fair share of available federal, state and local funding for incentives. Through a combined public/private investment of more than $2 billion, the District has been able to reduce tens of thousands of tons of harmful emissions through a variety of cost-effective, voluntary and often first-of-their-kind incentive programs. List of projects funded in the last 10 years throughout the Valley.

  • Emergency Vehicle Replacement Program

    Provides incentives to replace existing in-use emergency vehicles with new reduced-emission vehicles.

  • Clean Green Yard Machines: Commercial

    Provides incentives for the replacement of landscape maintenance equipment to lawn care providers.

  • Bike Paths

    Provides funds to establish bicycle infrastructure such as Class I or Class II bicycle paths.

  • Alternate Fuel Mechanic Training

    Provides funds for mechanic education or training in alternative-fuel vehicles and infrastructure.

  • E-Mobility Commerce

    Provides funds to develop or expand electronic telecommunication services.

  • Public Benefit

    Provides funds to purchase new, alternative-fuel vehicles and infrastructure and develop advanced transit and transportation systems.

  • Charge Up!

    Provides funds for businesses and public agencies to purchase and install electric vehicle chargers for public use.

  • Electric School Bus Incentive Program

    Provides funds to replace existing yellow school buses with all electric school buses to transport public school children to and from school.

  • Plug in Electric Vehicle Resources Center

    Provides information about plug-in electric vehicles including available incentive funding, charging infrastructure and locations, and the District’s activities to increase and sustain electric vehicles in the Valley.

  • Public Transportation Subsidy and Park & Ride Lots

    Provides funds to subsidize transportation passes for bus, shuttle and commuter rail services. Funds are also available for the construction of park and ride lots.

  • Heavy Duty Waste Haulers

    Provides incentives for cleaner heavy-duty waste haulers to solid waste transportation companies and owner/operators hauling from waste transfer stations to landfills and waste facilities within the District boundaries.

  • Tune in Tune Up Car Repair Program

    Provides free auto emission evaluation and repair vouchers to residents.

  • Drive Clean in the San Joaquin

    Provides funding for the Repair or Replacement of older polluting vehicles or a Rebate towards the purchase of eligible new, clean-air vehicles.

  • Burn Cleaner

    Provides incentives to change out open hearth and older, polluting wood-burning devices for cleaner, wood- and gas-burning devices.

  • Plug in Electric Vehicle Resources Center

    Provides information about plug-in electric vehicles including available incentive funding, charging infrastructure and locations, and the District’s activities to increase and sustain electric vehicles in the Valley.

  • Vanpool Voucher

    Provides incentives to encourage vanpooling to reduce single occupant vehicle commutes.

  • Clean Green Yard Machines: Residential

    Provides incentives to replace gas-fueled lawn and garden equipment for new zero-emission electric equipment.

  • Clean Vehicle Fueling Infrastructure Program

    Provides incentives for new stations, conversion of an existing fueling station, and expansion of stations for hydrogen fuel, liquefied and compressed natural gas (L/CNG), and battery charging stations for heavy-duty vehicles.

  • Alternatives to Agricultural Open Burning Incentive Program

    Provides incentives for chipping or shredding agricultural material. The material must be used for soil incorporation or land application on agricultural land as an alternative to the open burning.

  • Clean Green Yard Machines: Commercial

    Provides incentives for the replacement of landscape maintenance equipment to lawn care providers.

  • Low-Dust Nut Harvester Replacement Program

    Provides incentives to replace nut harvesting equipment with low-dust harvesting equipment.

  • Farmer Ag Truck Replacement Program

    The FARMER Ag Truck Replacement Program provides incentive funds for the replacement of heavy-duty diesel ag trucks.

  • Electrified Dairy Feed Mixing Program

    New pilot program to target the installation of electric feed mixing equipment at Valley dairies and other confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs).

  • Off-Road Replacement

    Provides incentives to replace mobile in-use, off-road, heavy-duty equipment used in construction and other non-agricultural operations.

  • Ag Pump Replacement

    Provides incentives to repower or replace irrigation pump engines/motors used in agricultural operations.

  • Hybrid Voucher Program

    Provides incentives to replace in-use, off-road tractors and mobile equipment used in agricultural operations.

  • Agricultural Tractor Trade-Up Program

    Provides incentive to replace in-use, off-road tractors and mobile equipment used in agricultural operations.

  • Tractor Replacement Program

    Provides incentive to replace in-use, off-road tractors and mobile equipment used in agricultural operations.

  • Locomotives: Prop 1B

    Provides incentives to locomotives involved in goods movement for replacements, retrofits or installation of a locomotive emissions capture and control system.

  • Off-Road Mobile Equipment Repowers

    Provides incentives to repower in-use, heavy-duty, off-road equipment.

  • Alternate Fuel Mechanic Training

    Provides funds for mechanic education or training in alternative-fuel vehicles and infrastructure.

  • Trucks: Prop 1B

    Provides incentives to truck owners for truck replacement for heavy-duty on-road trucks involved in goods movement.

  • Charge Up!

    Provides funds for businesses and public agencies to purchase and install electric vehicle chargers for public use.

  • Truck Replacement

    Provides incentives to truck owners for truck replacement for heavy-duty on-road trucks.

  • Drive Clean

    Provides rebates towards the purchase of eligible new, clean-air vehicles.

  • Public Transportation Subsidy and Park & Ride Lots

    Provides funds to subsidize transportation passes for bus, shuttle and commuter rail services. Funds are also available for the construction of park and ride lots.

  • Plug in Electric Vehicle Resources Center

    Provides information about plug-in electric vehicles including available incentive funding, charging infrastructure and locations, and the District’s activities to increase and sustain electric vehicles in the Valley.

  • Zero-Emission Ag Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV)

    Provides incentives for the replacement of existing diesel or gasoline-powered UTVs in agricultural operations.

  • Locomotive Program

    Provides incentives to railroads to purchase new, lower-emission locomotives.

  • Restaurant Charbroiler Technology Partnership

    Provides eligible restaurants with lower-emission, under-fired charbroiler equipment to demonstrate new technology.

  • E-Mobility Commerce

    Provides incentives to government agencies and public education to develop or expand electronic telecommunication services.

  • Technology Advancement

    Provides funding for businesses and individuals to develop new emission-reduction technology.

  • Hybrid Voucher Program

    Provides incentives to vehicle owners to purchase new hybrid and electric trucks and buses.

  • Alternate Fuel Mechanic Training

    Provides funds for mechanic education or training in alternative-fuel vehicles and infrastructure.

  • Plug in Electric Vehicle Resources Center

    Provides information about plug-in electric vehicles including available incentive funding, charging infrastructure and locations, and the District’s activities to increase and sustain electric vehicles in the Valley.