Pacific Southwest, Region 9
Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations
Clean Air Technology Initiative:
Technology Advancement Funding
Technology Advancement Office (TAO)
AQMD's governing board established the Technology Advancement Office (TAO) in 1988 to assist the private sector in accelerating the development, demonstration and commercialization of low- and zero-emission technologies. The technical areas identified as the highest priority for the next three years include fuel cells for transportation and power generation, diesel alternatives, electric and hybrid-electric technologies, off-road applications of alternative fuel technologies, VOC reduction technologies for stationary sources, and infrastructure development. Any currently open Technology Advancement Request for Proposal (RFP) or other funding opportunities will be listed on the AQMD's comprehensive list of all the District's current RFPs.
Incentives for Voluntary Introduction of New Technologies
South Coast AQMD offers a number of funding/grant resources to encourage the immediate use of commercially available, low-emission mobile and stationary technologies. The incentive programs, which include incremental funding or subsidies, are designed to promote voluntary introduction of new technologies on an accelerated schedule. This also provides manufacturers with justification to gear up for mass production of the cleaner technologies.