Application Deadline Extended for $936K in Mobile Emission Reduction Grants


By Staff Reports

(Victorville) – The Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District has extended its deadline for receiving proposals for projects that reduce smog-forming emissions from motor vehicles while helping to improve air quality within its 20,000 square mile jurisdiction to March 31, 2015.

Approximately $936,000 in AB 2766 grant program funds are available for projects that will result in a reduction of emissions from mobile sources, vehicles traveled, vehicle trips, or for public education programs that support such reductions within the High Desert portion of San Bernardino County or Riverside County’s Palo Verde Valley.

The AB 2766 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.

Examples of past projects funded through the program include the Amargosa Road Park and Ride Lot in Victorville, public electric vehicle charging stations located at the MDAQMD’s headquarters and a new compressed natural gas fueling facility in the City of Blythe’s Public Works yard.

Public and private entities are encouraged to submit proposals either as sole or joint applicants.

All proposals must be received by 5:00PM on March 31. For more information on the competitive grant process or to obtain a copy of the Call for Projects, please call (760) 245-1661, ext. 1885.

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