Other Funding Programs

While the MSRC provides Clean Transportation Funding for various mobile source emission reduction projects, a number of other agencies offer funding for similar projects. For individual incentive programs for commuters and businesses, please see the Drive Smart page. 

Funding sources for Alternative Fuels and Other Lower-Emission Vehicle Projects

California Air Resources Board (CARB)
  • The Carl Moyer Air Quality Standards Attainment Program provides funding for cleaner on- & off-road, marine, locomotive, and agricultural emission sources.
  • The Lower Emission School Bus Program provides grants for school districts to replace high emitting school buses. CARB has allocated all of the funds from this program to the local air districts to distribute the funding.
  • The Prop. 1B Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program provides funding to local agencies for projects to reduce air pollution emissions from freight movement along California's trade corridors. Eligible projects may include upgrading trucks, locomotives, and harbor craft, and installing electrical infrastructure at truck stop/distribution centers as well as for ships at berth.
South Coast AQMD (SCAQMD)

The SCAQMD’s Technology Implementation section provides links to various SCAQMD funding programs including the local administration of the Carl Moyer, Proposition 1B, and Lower- Emission School Bus Programs, as well as the Air Quality Investment program (under Rule 2202) for on-road motor vehicle mitigation, and others. 

California Energy Commission (CEC)

The CEC's funding page provides information on requests for proposals, funding programs, contracts and solicitations. A subscription service is available to receive notifications (enter your email address in the "subscribe" box).

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)
  • USEPA's Grants page lists opportunities as well as how to apply, open announcements and a database of recently awarded grants
  • USEPA's Region 9 page provides information about California and the Pacific Southwest
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
  • The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization provides a Small Business Toolbox for Doing Business with DOE
  • The DOE's Clean Cities Program is a government/industry partnership designed to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector and provides information about current financial opportunities, related financial opportunities available through organizations and agencies outside Clean Cities, and previously funded Clean Cities projects.
U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration (FTA)

The FTA lists its grant programs, as well as how to apply for and manage FTA grants.