January 30, 2020, Work Group Meeting for the Fiscal Year 2020-21 Heavy-Duty Investment Strategy

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Work Group Meeting for the Fiscal Year 2020-21 Heavy-Duty Investment Strategy, January 30, 2020

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) invites you to participate in a work group meeting to begin developing the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21 Investment Strategy for Heavy-Duty Vehicles and Off-Road Equipment.  The Strategy, built upon previous years’ work, will be incorporated into the upcoming FY 2020-21 Air Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) and Low Carbon Transportation Investments Funding Plan.  The meeting agenda is available, and if there are handouts, they will be posted to the program website ahead of the meeting.


The work group meeting will be held by teleconference at the following date and time:

DATE:                January 30, 2020
TIME:                 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
DIAL-IN #:          888-469-0510
PASSCODE:      7744525


If you would like to attend the meeting in person, limited space will be available at:

LOCATION:       California Environmental Protection Agency
                          California Air Resources Board | Coastal Hearing Room
                          1001 I Street Sacramento, California 95814

Participation by teleconference is encouraged.  If attending in person, please notify CARB staff, Mr. Jason Crow at (916) 323-7525 in advance and check-in at the 1st floor Visitor Center upon arrival.  CARB staff will be available to escort you to the meeting room.


California Climate Investments Low Carbon Transportation Funding:  The Low Carbon Transportation program is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment, particularly in disadvantaged communities.  CARB’s Low Carbon Transportation Program is designed to accelerate the transition to low carbon freight and passenger transportation with a priority on providing health and economic benefits to California’s most disadvantaged communities.  These investments support the State’s climate change strategy pillars of a 50 percent reduction in petroleum use in vehicles by 2030 and reducing short-lived climate pollutants and the Governor’s goal to deploy 5 million ZEVs by 2030.  These investments also reduce ozone precursor emissions and toxic diesel particulate emissions, supporting the State’s goals in these areas.

The Legislature has appropriated nearly $1.7 billion to CARB for Low Carbon Transportation projects over the past six budget cycles.  These funds are being used to fund zero-emission and plug-in hybrid passenger vehicles through CVRP; light-duty vehicle equity projects to increase access to clean transportation in disadvantaged communities and for lower‑income Californians; deployment incentives for clean trucks and buses; and advanced technology demonstration projects for freight trucks and equipment.

For more information about the Air Quality Improvement Program and Low Carbon Transportation Investments, visit the program website.

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Annual Funding Plan:  The annual funding plan is each year’s blueprint for expending Low Carbon Transportation and AQIP funds appropriated to CARB in the State budget.  The plan describes CARB’s policy drivers and vision for advanced technology mobile source investments, eligible project categories and criteria, project funding allocations, program implementation details, and provides the justification for these investments.  If CARB is appropriated Low Carbon Transportation funding, the Funding Plan will also address the requirements of AB 1550 (Gomez, Chapter 369, Statutes of 2016) related to disadvantaged and low-income community investments.

For more information about the development of the FY 2020-21 Funding Plan, please visit the Funding Plan website.

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If you have questions or comments regarding this work group or you are interested in being placed on a project-specific email list, please contact Mr. Jason Crow, Air Pollution Specialist, at (916) 323-7525.

If you require a special accommodation or need this document in an alternate format (i.e. Braille, large print) or another language, please contact Ms. Stella Ling‑Taylor, Air Pollution Specialist, at (916) 322-6369 as soon as possible.  TTY/TDD/Speech to Speech users may dial 711 for the California Relay Service.