The Ombudsman of the California Air Resources Board (ARB) is reaching out to small business development centers, economic development agencies, utility business representatives and others that may regularly interface with small business owners or those who hire or serve them.
How to use the “ARB Funding Programs: Vehicles and Equipment” chart:
Applicability: The resources on this chart apply primarily to owners of light and heavy-duty diesel trucks /buses (gross vehicle weight 14,000 pounds or more) operated in California at least 51% of the time.
Pending: This indicates that changes are being made to eligibility or other criteria to reflect recent direction from ARB’s Board. Check the ARB website below for updates.
Reading the chart: The black bar across the top of the chart identifies the content of the column below. Websites for each program appear in either the “Where to Apply” or “Comments” column.
Caveat: While the programs identified are commonly available, funding availability varies based on a number of factors, including demand and whether the application is in advance of a compliance date. For that reason, your customer will need to contact the entity listed and confirm funding availability and the eligibility of their vehicle.
Related resources for your customers: For assistance, you may also refer your customers directly to ARB’s (866) 6 DIESEL / (866-634-3735) hotline
Truck Stop website: http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/truckstop/tb/truckbus.htm
Questions, Comments, Suggestions: Please feel free to contact Jenna Latt, your Regional Ombudsman Representative at (626) 575-7097.