Public Meeting to Consider Approval of the Fiscal Year 2023-24 Funding Plan for Clean Transportation Incentives (11/16/2023)
The California Air Resources Board (CARB or Board) will conduct a public meeting at the date and time noted below to consider the approval of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023-24 Funding Plan for Clean Transportation Incentives (Funding Plan).
Date: November 16, 2023
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: California Environmental Protection Agency
California Air Resources Board | Byron Sher Auditorium
1001 I Street Sacramento, California 95814
Remote Option: Zoom
This public meeting may continue at 9:00 a.m. on November 17, 2023. Please consult the public agenda, which will be posted ten days before the November 16, 2023, Board Meeting, for important details, including the day on which this item will be considered and how the public can participate via Zoom if they choose to be remote.
To achieve California’s climate change, air quality, zero-emission vehicle deployment, and petroleum reduction goals, CARB has adopted an aggressive, multipronged strategy that uses incentives to complement regulatory approaches. Annually, the State appropriates funding to a portfolio of incentive programs, and each program plays a unique role to improve air quality, enhance community protection, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. These incentive programs support the transition to a zero‑emission economy across multiple sectors, including investments in the transportation sector administered through the Clean Transportation Incentives Funding Plan.
The projects covered in the Funding Plan are designed to achieve immediate emission reductions and support the equitable transformation of California’s vehicle and equipment fleet to zero‑emissions where feasible, and as clean as possible where zero‑emissions are not yet feasible. With these investments, CARB strives to maximize benefits for disadvantaged communities, low-income communities, and low-income households (priority populations).
The Funding Plan covers approximately $624 million in clean transportation investments from different funding sources appropriated to CARB in several budget bills passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor:
- $140 million appropriated to CARB for clean transportation equity programs established under Senate Bill (SB) 1275 (De León, Stats. 2014, Ch. 530) ($50 million from the General Fund and $90 million in cap-and-trade auction proceeds from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund or GGRF).
- $484 million appropriated for heavy-duty zero-emission trucks, public school buses, fleets, and off-road equipment ($375 million from the General Fund, $80 million in cap‑and‑trade auction proceeds from GGRF, and $28.6 million from the Air Quality Improvement Fund).
CARB staff will present the Funding Plan for the Board to consider for approval at the Board Meeting. The Funding Plan may be found on CARB’s website.
Written Comment Period & Comment Submittal
Interested members of the public may present comments orally or in writing during the meeting and may provide comments by postal mail or by electronic submittal before the meeting. To be considered by the Board, written comments not submitted during the meeting, must be received no later than November 6, 2023, and addressed to the following:
Clerks’ Office, California Air Resources Board
1001 I Street, Sacramento, California 95814
Please note that under the California Public Records Act (Government Code section 7920.000 et seq.), your written and oral comments, attachments, and associated contact information (e.g., your address, phone, email, etc.) become part of the public record and can be released to the public upon request.
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