Public Benefit Grant Program

The District is currently providing funding opportunities under several components of its Public Benefit Grants Program to local public agencies. The program was developed and designed to meet the needs and challenges faced by Valley public institutions by providing funds towards a wide variety of clean-air, public-benefit projects which will provide a direct benefit to Valley residents.

Components & Incentive Amounts:

New Alternative Fuel Vehicle Purchase

This component provides funding for the purchase of new alternative fueled vehicles (Electric, Plug-In Hybrid, CNG, LNG, LPG, etc). Applications for this component are currently being accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. For specific information about the requirements of the component, please review the program guidelines.


Maximum Funding: Up to $20,000 per vehicle, with a limit of $100,000 per agency per year.

Community Improvement Projects that Reduce Vehicle Use and Emissions

The District is accepting applications from public agencies requesting match assistance funding for land use and community development projects that reduce vehicle use and emissions through enhanced walkability and increased use of zero and near-zero emission transportation options. Applications for this component are currently being accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. For specific information about the requirements of the component, please review the program guidelines.


Maximum Funding: Up to $3,000,000 per project, up to 50% of the total project cost, with a limit of $3,000,000 per agency per funding cycle.

Alternative Fuel Infrastructure

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (District) is currently seeking proposals from public agencies for alternative fuel infrastructure projects that have the potential to provide broad benefits to San Joaquin Valley residents and to assist the District in meeting its air quality goals. Funding opportunities are available through this Request for Proposal (RFP).

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (District) has extended the deadline to submit proposals for the Alternative Fuel Infrastructure RFP until April 18, 2016

Date Issued Close Total Funding
Monday, November 23, 2015 Monday, April 18, 2016 $5,000,000
DOWNLOAD: RFP Documents

District staff is available to assist you with grant opportunities under the Public Benefit Grants Program. Please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance.

Enhanced Transportation Strategies

This component provides funding for projects that will implement enhanced transportation strategies. The District is currently seeking proposals from public agencies with qualifying projects that have the potential to provide broad benefits to San Joaquin Valley residents and to assist the District in meeting its air quality goals. Funding opportunities are currently available through this open Request for Proposal (RFP).

The District will have an informational meeting about the RFP on October 2, 2014 from 10:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. in the District's Central Region Office VTC Room. The meeting will also be available in our Northern and Southern offices via live video teleconference, and via teleconference for those who cannot attend in person. To participate via teleconference please call (646) 364 – 1285 and use the access code: 642505

Date Issued Close Total Funding
September 17, 2014 November 17, 2014 $8,000,000
DOWNLOAD: RFP Documents | INFORMATIONAL MEETING FAQ

New Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

This component is currently under development.



Applicant Eligibility

Funding for this program is limited to public agencies such as cities, counties, special districts (i.e. water districts, irrigation districts, etc.), and public educational institutions (i.e. school districts, community colleges, state universities, etc.) located within the geographic boundaries of the District.