Environmental Management Department 2021-2022 Fee Schedule
$35 Million in new funding for zero-emission projects in California!
Sac Metro Air District is forwarding this opportunity on behalf of our partners at the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.|
VW Light Duty Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program
Funding Available: $5 million
Opens: February 2021
The funding will be available to purchase and install new charging stations for battery-electric vehicles while:
In advance of the solicitation, the VW administrator developed a draft guidance document and is seeking comments from interested parties.
- Directing a minimum of 50 percent of funds to disadvantaged and low-income communities; and Expanding EV charging access statewide and closing geographic gaps in coverage.
Deadline for feedback is
January 28, 2021.
The VW administrator will also be holding two pre-solicitation webinars where they will review the proposed criteria for eligibility, funding restrictions, and evaluation:
Public comments and questions may also be submitted online through:
Monday, January 11th at 10 a.m. (Register)
Thursday, January 21st at 3 p.m. (Register)
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is serving as the statewide administrator of the funding for the VW Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Grant under contract with the California Air Resources Board.
Bay Area Air Quality Management District is the regional agency responsible for protecting air quality in the nine-county Bay Area. Connect with the Air District via
The excess NOx emissions caused by VW's use of illegal emissions testing defeat devices in VW diesel vehicles. In California, the Zero-Emission Freight and Marine, or ZEF&M, along with four other categories will provide VW Environmental Mitigation Trust funding to eligible projects. The four other categories and the regional air quality agencies assigned to administer the funds statewide on behalf of the California Air Resources Board include: The California Air Resources Board estimates that the funding for all five categories will result in over 10,000 tons of NOx reductions over a 10-year period which will fully mitigate the NOx impacts caused by the VW defeat devices.
For more information on the VW Environmental Mitigation Trust and details on eligibility requirements for the ZEF&M category, visit www.californiavwtrust.org.
Sac Metro Air District 2021 Community Air Quality Grant Solicitation Announcement
2021 Community Air Quality Grant Solicitation
Application process opens Monday, March 29, 2021
Sac Metro Air District has over $18 million in mobile source incentive funding
to improve air quality in Sacramento. Most of this funding is available in
Sacramento, Solano, and Yolo Counties in partnership with the Yolo-Solano Air
Quality Management District. The application period will open on March 29, 2021
and close on May 28, 2021. Applicants are encouraged to develop their
proposals now. The primary purpose of this funding is to promote zero
emission equipment used instead of diesel in communities impacted by air
pollution. However, applications are accepted for other categories, and one
common application is used for all funding.
Eligibility and Funding Summary
Funding will be available to replace medium and heavy-duty vehicles with zero- emission trucks and buses, install low carbon fueling infrastructure, replace older farm tractors, upgrade locomotives, or complete other eligible projects. Applications are open to private companies, government agencies, and other entities to promote clean transportation and goods movement in Sacramento. Any applications not funded may be used to advocate for more funding in the future, so we request that you apply for any projects that might help achieve the goal of reducing vehicle and equipment emissions.
District will accept applications from March 29, 2021 to May 28, 2021. Final
details about the program solicitation will be posted on the website by March
29, 2021. Staff will have a Zoom webinar to discuss the program in April.
Details will be made available soon. Please visit our website for more
information and updates:
SMUD Shine Awards
Shine is a community development program designed to support and revitalize communities in the Sacramento region.
Shine Awards range from $5,000 to $100,000, are competitive and funding is limited. Any incorporated nonprofit organization within SMUD's service territory is eligible to apply. Shine Awards are available at three funding levels:
- Spark (up to $10,000)
- Amplifier (up to $50,000)
- Transformer (up to $100,000)
While we'll consider a variety of projects, we are primarily interested in proposals in the following areas:
- Community education related to energy efficiency, renewable energy, health and safety, technology skills and STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
- Neighborhood revitalization or beautification
- Inclusive and equitable clean energy solutions, including energy efficiency, energy conservation and greenhouse gas reduction
- Services provided to low-income electricity customers
- Community and workforce development, particularly for diverse and under-served communities
- Public transit and walkability access and safety
Apply by Monday, July 30 by 5 p.m.
Apply here and learn more information!
We look forward to receiving and reviewing your application
We highly recommend that you attend one of our many free informational webinars to learn more about Shine and the application process:
- Wednesday, June 16, 9 - 11 a.m.
- Friday, June 25, 3 - 5 p.m.
- Wednesday, July 7, 1 - 3 p.m.
- Friday, July 16, 9 - 11 a.m.
Monday, July 26, 3 - 5 p.m.
SMUD EV Incentive Program
A rebate project to increase access to electric vehicle (EV) chargers throughout Sacramento County is launching with up to $15.5 million in funds available for qualifying local businesses and nonprofit organizations.
The rebates will be available through the Sacramento County Incentive Project to install both commercial-grade Level 2 chargers and high-powered DC fast chargers. The project is an initiative of the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP), which works with local community partners to develop and implement regional incentive projects for charging infrastructure that supports the adoption of EVs statewide.
South Sacramento Chosen for Community Air Protection Program
On September 27, 2018, CARB selected 10 communities across the state to be the first communities to develop and implement a community emission reduction plan and/or an air monitoring plan. The South Sacramento - Florin community was one of the 10 to be selected. This community will be a part of the inaugural implementation year for the State's Community Air Protection Program for air monitoring.