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Valley Air AB 617
San Joaquin Valley
Community Engagement and Protection

Funding for Disadvantaged Communities

The District administers a comprehensive incentive-based grant program to reduce emissions throughout the San Joaquin Valley.

Community Engagement: AB 617 and the recent Cap and Trade extension legislation is expected to bring significant additional funds to the Valley to help reduce emissions and improve public health in disadvantaged communities. The goals of AB 617 further reinforce the District’s mission to work in partnership with Valley communities to develop and implement Valley-centric solutions to its air quality challenges. The District will fully engage Valley residents and solicit their input to ensure that the expenditure of these funds reflects the needs and interests of Valley residents. Keep checking here for the most up-to-date list and information on new AB 617 funding opportunities.

$80 million to Achieve Early Reductions from Qualifying Projects Under Moyer and Proposition 1B

Examples of eligible project categories are as follows:

  • Heavy-duty diesel agricultural equipment (tractor) replacement
  • Medium and heavy-duty on-road truck replacement with zero/near-zero emission technology
  • Heavy-duty emergency vehicle replacement with diesel or natural gas technology
  • Agricultural irrigation pump replacement/electrification and associated infrastructure
  • Agricultural zero-emission utility vehicle deployment/replacement
  • Alternative fuel infrastructure (fueling stations)
  • Locomotive (line-haul, short haul, switcher) replacement with cleaner diesel/hybrid/zero-emission technology
  • Yard truck replacement with zero-emission technology
  • Forklift/cargo handling equipment replacement with zero/near-zero emission technology
  • School bus replacement with zero/near-zero emission technology

To meet the aggressive expenditure timelines under the state law and to ensure that the early benefits associated with AB 617 are realized, the District will utilize qualifying project applications and solicit additional applications for a wide variety of eligible, cost-effective project categories.

Projects Currently Approved for Funding

The District is soliciting input from all Valley communities, organizations, businesses, and other interested stakeholders to assist in determining the types and locations for voluntary incentive project investment. Towards that end, the District is conducting a series of comprehensive Valley-wide workshops, community meetings and targeted outreach campaigns. The main focus of this effort is to ensure that these funds are spent in the areas that will achieve the greatest benefit to public health and further the District’s mission of improving public health for all Valley residents.

IMPACTED COMMUNITIES AND INVESTMENT PRIORITIES

These workshops will provide information on the types of projects available, process and prioritization for funding and the steps necessary to apply for funds. Most importantly, these workshops will provide an opportunity for Valley residents to provide ideas and input on the types of projects that they feel would be most beneficial for their communities.

LIST OF UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

Community Clean Air Project Survey: English Español

For assistance or if you have any questions, please contact our central office: (559) 230-6000