State of California
California Air Resources Board

The California Air Resources Board (CARB), part of the California Environmental Protection Agency, is an organization which reports directly to the Governor's Office in the Executive Branch of California State Government.  The ARB’s mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare and ecological resources through the effective and efficient reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering the effects on the economy of the state.  In pursuit of this mission, the ARB provides funding to support development and use of low and zero-emission transportation solutions, through such programs as:

  • The Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program
    provides incentive funds for the incremental cost of cleaner than required engines and equipment. Eligible projects include cleaner on-road, off-road, marine, locomotive and stationary agricultural pump engines, as well as forklifts, airport ground support equipment, and auxiliary power units.  Owners and operators of vehicles can apply for Carl Moyer funds by submitting relatively simple applications to the ARB.
  • The Innovative Clean Air Technology (ICAT) Program
    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.  Approximately $1 million is awarded annually for ICAT programs selected by the ARB through a competitive procurement.
  • The Lower Emission School Bus Program
    The State Legislature appropriated and Governor Schwarzenegger approved $25 million in the 2005-2006 fiscal year State budget for the Lower-Emission School Bus Program. Of this $25 million, $12.5 million is to be spent on new bus purchases and $12.5 million to retrofit in-use diesel buses with Level 3 particulate filters.

The ARB also maintains a list of federal, state, and local economic incentives available to buyers of low and zero-emission vehicles, which can be accessed at:

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