Drive Clean in the San Joaquin


Contact Valley CAN at:

  • (209) 808-2939
  • (559) 852-9282
  • (661) 372-4122
  • or for assistance with your application.

Own a 2006 or older high polluting car that you’re willing to give up?

Get money from the Valley Air District to replace your older, high-polluting vehicle with a newer hybrid or electric vehicle. The program is limited to vehicle owners residing in the jurisdiction of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District who meet the income and vehicle requirements.

The District Governing Board has approved updates to the DCSJ Replace Program which includes the eligibility of model year 2006 and older vehicles while also no longer requiring an emission failure. 

Complete one of the following methods to apply:
   - Scroll down on this page to check your eligibility and submit an online application.
   - Attend a vehicle replacement event to receive in-person assistance and drop off your paperwork.

Funding Options

Use the incentive calculator to estimate your potential funding level
Replacement Vehicle Types
(Model year must be 8 years old or newer. In 2024, eligible model years include 2017, 2018, and newer.)
  • Hybrid 35+ - Gas powered and electric motor vehicle with fuel economy of at least 35 MPG (example Toyota Prius Hybrid)
  • PHEV/EV - Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle utilizes power from a battery and an onboard gas powered generator (example Chevy Volt); Electric Vehicle is purely powered by a battery charged from an external electrical source (example Nissan Leaf)
New Car

How much money can I get?

How Does The Funding Work?

The Valley Air District's Replace program is available to individuals whose household income is at or below 300 percent of federal poverty level (FPL). The table below indicates the funding available based on the type of vehicle you intend to purchase, your household income and whether you live in a Disadvantaged Community. The incentive calculator above can estimate your potential funding level.

Federal Poverty Level (FPL)
Household Size 225% 300% 400%
1 $32,805 $43,740 $58,320
2 $44,370 $59,160 $78,880
3 $55,935 $74,580 $99,440
4 $67,500 $90,000 $120,000
5 $79,065 $105,420 $140,560
6 $90,630 $120,840 $161,120
7 $102,195 $136,260 $181,680
8 $113,760 $151,680 $202,240
9 $125,325 $167,100 $222,800
10 $136,890 $182,520 $243,360
10+ for each additional person add $11,565 $14,160 $20,560
ASPE Poverty Guidelines
CC4A Funding Levels
Federal Poverty Level: ≤300%
(Disadvantaged Communities)
(Non-Disadvantaged Communities)
Hybrid 35+ $7,000 $7,000
PHEV $11,500 $9,500
ZEV $12,000 $10,000
* Leased vehicles must be new and Clean Vehicle Rebate Program eligible.

Eligibility & Application

Answer the questions to confirm your eligibility and get your application started


Replacement funding cannot be combined with the Drive Clean in the San Joaquin Rebate funding, however, new car purchases may be eligible for the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project provided by the California Air Resources Board through the California Center for Sustainable Energy.

Only one car replacement is allowed per household, per lifetime.

Private party purchases do not qualify.

Check Your Eligibility

Do you own a 2006 or older (2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, etc.) vehicle that you’re willing to give up?
Have you owned this vehicle for at least 6 months?
Has this vehicle been in use for the past 24 months?
Is this vehicle currently operable?
Do you have a valid CA Driver's License that is not expired?
You are not eligible to submit an application for the Drive Clean in The San Joaquin Replace Program
You are eligible to submit an application for the Drive Clean in The San Joaquin Replace Program!

Next steps:
  1. Submit application.
  2. Receive approval based on verified information provided by the applicant.
  3. Shop for new vehicle
  4. Complete purchase of new vehicle & retire the old vehicle.

Is your dealership interested in becoming a partner in the Drive Clean in the San Joaquin Replace Program?

The Valley Air District is seeking interested new and used vehicle dealerships to become an approved Drive Clean in the San Joaquin dealer. In order to participate, interested dealerships must submit a complete application and agree to program requirements for participating dealers. If you have any questions about becoming a participating dealership please contact our Drive Clean in the San Joaquin Program staff at (559) 230-6000 or email