The California Air Resources Board (CARB or the Board) is pleased to announce a grant solicitation of $18 million for an administrator to implement the Statewide Financing Assistance for Lower-Income Consumers Pilot Project for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-18.  This is one of a suite of CARB funded pilot projects that, together with committed partners, are employing innovative solutions to bring the benefits of clean transportation to lower-income and disadvantaged communities that are most impacted by pollution.

The goal of the project is to help improve access to affordable financing mechanisms for lower-income consumers throughout California to purchase or lease these clean vehicles by providing low cost loans and vehicle price buy-down grants.  This solicitation is open to federal, state or local government entities or agencies, and California nonprofit organizations with expertise in building key partnerships, coordinated outreach and education in disadvantaged communities, and general knowledge of CARB’s Low Carbon Transportation Equity Projects.

Applications submitted in person or via a delivery service provider (U.S. Postal Service, UPS, FedEx, etc.) must be delivered to CARB no later than 5:00 p.m. (PST), Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Additionally, CARB will hold a Grant Applicant Teleconference on November 14th. See Atlas’s calendar for the event info.