Air District Offers $575K In Mobile Emission Reduction Grants: Applicant Workshop To Be Held October 18

By Staff Reports

(Victorville) – The Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District is now accepting proposals for projects that reduce smog-forming emissions from motor vehicles and help improve air quality in the High Desert portion of San Bernardino County and in Riverside County’s Palo Verde Valley.

Proposals will be accepted through December 3, 2012 at 5:00PM. Approximately $575,000 in AB2766 grant program monies are available to public or private entities for projects that reduce emissions from mobile sources, which account for more that 60% of air pollutant emissions gauged in the High Desert.

The AB2766 program is funded through vehicle registration fees, which the local air agency uses to support programs that reduce air pollution from motor vehicles, as required by law. A prospective Applicant Workshop will be held on October 18, 2012 at 9:00AM at MDAQMD headquarters, located at 14306 Park Avenue in Victorville.

Eligible projects include transit and parking management projects, demonstration projects in telecommuting, videoconferencing and alternative fuel vehicles, electric/alternative fuel vehicle infrastructure development and public education programs. The incremental cost of purchasing or leasing clean fuel/electric vehicles or repowering existing vehicles to operate on alternative fuel may also be eligible for funding in an amount not to exceed 25% of the total project cost. Public and private entities are encouraged to submit proposals either as sole or joint applicants.

For more information on the competitive grant process, to obtain a copy of the Call for Projects or to reserve a space for the Applicant Workshop, please call (760) 245-1661, ext. 1885.

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