South Coast AQMD Targets HD Trucks in Prop 1B Upgrades

February 4, 2021

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Commonly referred to as the Prop 1B Program, the Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program recently received further guidance by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), specifically on operational deadlines for projects funded under year five.

The Prop 1B Program provides funding to diesel equipment owners and operators to upgrade vehicles involved in goods movement in an effort to reduce the negative health impacts of poor air quality on communities located near ports, rail yards, distribution centers and roads with high truck traffic. The South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD) is specifically targeting heavy-duty diesel trucks as high priority goods movement equipment in need of upgrading.

South Coast AQMD is hosting a webinar on February 16 at 10:00 a.m. PT on how to secure Prop 1B funding.

Applicants for the program must be the legal owner of Class 5-6 (engine model year 2007-2009) or Class 7-8 (engine model year 2005-2009) trucks that are mainly used to transport goods. The trucks must have also been operated at least 75% in California in the last two years and have traveled (for each year of the past two years) at least 10,000 miles for Class 5-6 and 20,000 miles for Class 7-8.

Webinar for Interested Applicants

On February 16th at 10 a.m. PST, South Coast AQMD is hosting a one-hour complimentary webinar that will provide a comprehensive overview on how to secure funding from the Prop 1B program. The webinar will review key eligibility criteria, project options, and funding amounts, as well as deadlines and an application overview and the evaluation criteria.

Interested parties can register for the webinar here.

Application Materials and Requirements

The application forms can be accessed on South Coast AQMD’s website. The website also includes program announcement flyers and a virtual scheduling assistant for those wishing to discuss the program with South Coast AQMD staff.