Public Workshop on the Fiscal Year 2020-21 Funding Plan for Clean Transportation Incentives

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September 3, 2020

Public Workshop on the Fiscal Year 2020-21 Funding Plan for Clean Transportation Incentives

Public Workshop on September 29, 2020

The California Air Resources Board (CARB or Board) invites you to participate in the second public workshop on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21 Funding Plan for Clean Transportation Incentives.  The FY 2020-21 Funding Plan will describe CARB’s proposed investments from the Air Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) fund. 

The workshop meeting will be held via Zoom webinar at the following date and time:

DATE:                 Tuesday, September 29, 2020
TIME:                  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (PT)
LOCATION:        Webinar/Teleconference 

Please register for the Clean Transportation Incentives Funding Plan Workshop Webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about how to join the webinar by computer or by telephone. 


Purpose of Workshop

This is the second public workshop in a series of workshop and work group meetings CARB staff will hold on the FY 2020-21 Funding Plan.  Staff will discuss and seek input on the options for expending the $28 million for the Air Quality Improvement Program included in the State budget.  Additionally, staff will present and request input on potential refinements for projects receiving funds this year and for projects that have remaining funds from prior fiscal years, including funds from Low Carbon Transportation.

The workshop agenda is now available and staff’s presentation and a discussion document outlining initial proposals on project categories, funding allocations, and project criteria for this funding will be posted prior to the workshop on CARB’s Low Carbon Transportation/AQIP website

All interested stakeholders are invited to attend. 

More Information


AQIP:  AQIP is a voluntary, mobile source incentive program that focuses on reducing criteria pollutant and diesel particulate emissions with concurrent reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.  The FY 2020-21 budget includes $28.64 million for AQIP.  AQIP has provided funding for the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP), truck and bus vouchers, and advanced technology demonstrations and the Truck Loan Assistance Program since 2009. 

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 deferred action on the FY 2020-21 Cap‑and‑Trade Expenditure Plan, including Low Carbon Transportation. CARB will develop allocations for FY 2020-21 Low Carbon Transportation funds after the Cap-and-Trade Expenditure Plan is finalized.

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, and program implementation details, and provides the justification for these investments. 


If you have questions regarding the workshop, please contact Ms. Andrea Morgan, Air Resources Engineer, at (916) 323-6169.

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, as soon as possible.  TTY/TDD/Speech to Speech users may dial 711 for the California Relay Service.