California now accepting applications for alt fuel truck program

Updated Jun 13, 2016

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) in California is now accepting applications for the Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program which has made approximately $50 million available to qualifying owners of heavy-duty diesel trucks and transport refrigeration units (TRUs).

Vehicle owners who would like to upgrade their California-registered Class 6 to 8 diesel trucks and TRUs to cleaner technologies are encouraged to attend a SCAQMD webinar prior to applying. The program will also provide funding for electrification infrastructure at truck stops, rail yards or other freight facilities as well as electric charging stations, hydrogen fueling units, and TRU electric power plugs or cryogenic fueling stations.

Program funding provides up to $200,000 in truck replacement costs for clean advanced technologies (see table below for additional details) and up to $100,000 for zero emission TRUs.

Those interested in the program are encouraged to attend a complimentary one-hour SCAQMD webinar on June 23 at 2 p.m. PDT. Registration for the webinar is now open at

Topics that will be covered in the webinar include: key eligibility criteria; technology options and funding amounts; deadlines and application overview; and SCAQMD responses to questions submitted by webinar attendees when registering.

Deadline for funding is August 4.

On June 3, the SCAQMD released the newest round of Proposition 1B funding. The Proposition 1B Program is administered by a partnership between SCAQMD and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to quickly reduce air pollution from freight movement along California’s trade corridors. Projects must achieve early or extra emission reductions not otherwise required by law or regulation. For more information, visit:

Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program funding table:

Screen Shot 2016-06-10 at 5.09.50 PM