Eastern Kern Air Pollution Control District 2020 DMV GRANT PROGRAM

  1. Assembly Bill 2766 (AB 2766) authorized the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to collect a motor vehicle registration clean air surcharge of $4 per vehicle to implement the California Clean Air Act (CCAA). Revenue generated from AB 2766 are directed for use in the purposes of reducing air pollution generated from motor vehicles and other related sources. The Eastern Kern Air Pollution Control District (District) allocates a substantial portion of annual AB 2766 funds to support its DMV Grant Program and DMV Grant Voucher Program.

    The DMV Grant Program is designed to provide a mechanism for the fair, unbiased distribution of AB 2766 funds to eligible emission reduction projects located within Eastern Kern County. This Request for Proposal (RFP) describes eligible projects and addresses the requirements for submitting a project proposal. The District reserves the right to reject any or all project proposals. Project funding varies from year-to-year but is generally around $250,000.

    District staff reviews all project proposals submitted by the deadline to determine eligibility and potential grant amount. All applications become property of the District. If the DMV Grant Program is oversubscribed, a public project selection meeting may be held in April 2020 (exact date TBD), where projects will be selected using a random selection process. All applicants are welcome to attend this meeting, however it is not mandatory to be present. The selected project list will be presented to the District’s Board of Directors for approval at the May 2020, Board meeting. Once approved, project agreements will be developed and presented to the Board for final approval at the July 2020, Board meeting.

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