CARB Light-duty Clean Transportation Equity Incentives Symposium on April 18, 2024

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March 8, 2024

CARB Light-duty Clean Transportation Equity Incentives Symposium


Join us on April 18, 2024 in-person or remotely

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) invites community members and interested stakeholders to join our 2nd Annual Clean Transportation Equity Incentive Symposium. The Symposium brings together project administrators, outreach partners, community groups, and other key stakeholders to reflect on and provide transparency into CARB’s suite of equity-focused, light-duty and mobility incentive programs. This full-day event will include a keynote address from a special guest in CARB’s leadership, as well as panel discussions, breakout rooms, networking opportunities, and more. Please see the Symposium website for more details on the event, including the day’s agenda.

The Symposium will be held both in-person and remotely, allowing flexibility to participate in the way that works best for you. Travel scholarships are also available to help support the cost of travel for those who demonstrate need. Please visit the Symposium website to apply.

The event will be hosted on April 18th, 2024 at the CalEPA building in downtown Sacramento.

Date:                Thursday, April 18, 2024
Time:                9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location:          CalEPA Building
                         1001 I Street,
                         Sacramento, CA 95814

Remote:           CARB will provide link to remotely participate prior to event


Participation is highly valued. Please register by April 8, 2024, and let us know if you plan to attend in-person or remotely, to ensure we can accommodate your participation and make the necessary arrangements.


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 goals of a 50% reduction in petroleum use in vehicles by 2030 and reducing short-lived climate pollutants, as well as the goal to deploy 5 million zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) by 2030. Additionally, these incentives provide important early steps to transform the transportation sector, supporting Governor Newsom’s recent Executive Order N-79-20 calling on the State to accelerate the transformation to a zero-emission transportation fleet. Lastly, these investments reduce ozone precursor emissions and toxic diesel particulate emissions, supporting the State’s goals in these areas.

More Information

CARB’s clean mobility and light-duty vehicle projects are designed to support the long-term transformation of California’s fleet and ensure that this transformation occurs in an equitable manner. The projects include the following vehicle purchase incentives and clean mobility investments:

  • Clean Cars 4 All: Provides incentives to help lower-income consumers living in priority populations to replace their old higher-polluting vehicles with newer and cleaner transportation options. Additionally, buyers of plug-in electric vehicles (PHEV) and battery electric vehicles (BEV) are also eligible for home charger incentives or prepaid charge cards if home charger installation is not an option.
  • Financing Assistance for Lower Income Consumers: Provides financial resources to help lower-income Californians purchase advanced clean vehicles. The project offers vehicle price buy-downs (grants) at the point of sale, guarantees fair financing through lower-interest loans, and provides home charger incentives or portable chargers and prepaid charge cards where there are home charger installation barriers.
  • California E-Bike Incentive Project: Provides voucher incentives to low-income California residents for the purchase of electric bikes (e-bikes) including cargo e-bikes and adaptive e-bikes. The project also commits a portion of the project funding to e-bike safety, education, and training.
  • Access Clean California: Helps streamline access to California Climate Investments' consumer-facing, equity-focused clean transportation and clean energy incentive programs for low-income and disadvantaged communities. The project also provides resources to nonprofits, community-based organizations, and similar grassroots organizations to help families in low-income and disadvantaged communities learn about, apply for, and participate in clean transportation and clean energy incentive programs.
  • California Integrated Travel Project: Supports various projects across CARB’s light-duty and clean transportation programs by helping to develop a streamlined payment strategy for transit and electric vehicle charging. This project is being developed by the California Integrated Travel Project and administered by the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority.
  • Sustainable Community-Based Transportation Equity Mobility Projects: Supports the transportation needs (other than vehicle ownership) of low-income residents and those living in low-income, disadvantaged, and tribal communities. Currently, CARB's Sustainable Community-Based Transportation Equity Mobility Projects includes Clean Mobility Options, Clean Mobility in Schools, and the Sustainable Transportation Equity Project.
  • Sustainable Community-Based Transportation Equity Planning and Capacity Building Project: Increases transportation equity in disadvantaged and low-income communities by improving the local understanding of residents’ transportation needs, helping develop organizational and community capacity building so communities are ready to plan for clean transportation solutions, and preparing communities to implement community-identified projects that fill transportation gaps and improve clean transportation access.


If you have questions or comments regarding this event, please contact Nicholas Nairn-Birch, Air Pollution Specialist, at (279) 208-7913 or Tabetha Willmon, Manager, at (279) 842-9682.

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