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Pacific Southwest, Region 9

Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations

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California Air Resources Board

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CARB Air Quality Improvement Program (Assembly Bill 118)

The Air Quality Improvement Program (AQIP), established by the California Alternative and Renewable Fuel, Vehicle Technology, Clean Air, and Carbon Reduction Act of 2007 (Assembly Bill (AB) 118), is a voluntary incentive program administered by the Air Resources Board to fund clean vehicle and equipment projects, research on biofuels production, and the air quality impacts of alternative fuels, and workforce training.

CARB Innovative Clean Air Technologies Program (ICAT)

ICAT is an Air Resources Board program that co-funds the demonstration of innovative technologies that can reduce air pollution. Its purpose is to advance such technologies toward commercial application, thereby reducing emissions and helping the economy of California. Unfortunately, due to continuing budget constraints, ARB will NOT conduct the ICAT program in the 2011 calendar year. Please sign up for the ICAT listserve to receive information regarding future solicitations.

Providing Loan Assistance for California Equipment (PLACE) Program

ARB is developing innovative financing programs to provide fleet owners, particularly small business owners, easier access to loan opportunities. The ARB's loan programs may offer several options to increase financing accessibility, including loans, loan guarantees, and other mechanisms to assist industries affected by ARB regulations.

Programs include the 2011 ARB Direct Loan Program, to assist ARB in implementing a low-interest direct loan program for small trucking fleets; the PLACE Program for Off-Road Vehicles, a loan guarantee program available for off-road vehicle owners needing assistance for financing retrofits, repowers and replacements; the PLACE Program for On-Road Vehicles (formerly On-Road Heavy-Duty Vehicle Air Quality Loan Program), which offers financial assistance to fleet owners subject to two regulations approved by the Board in December, 2008; and the Goods Movement Emissions Reduction Program, which may potentially offer loan assistance to upgrade equipment used in freight movement along California's trade corridors.

Clean Vehicle Rebate Project

The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project ( CVRP) is funded by the California Environmental Protection Agency's Air Resources Board and administered statewide by the California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE).

California Zero Emission Agricultural UTV Rebate Program

The Zero-Emission Agricultural UTV Rebate Program is funded by the California Air Resources Board and administered statewide by the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District. The program was established to promote the production and operation of zero-emission agricultural utility terrain vehicles in California agricultural operations. There is no restriction on the number of vehicles one entity can purchase and rebates are issued on a first come first serve basis.

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