West Oakland Zero Emission Grant Program

Learn about a program that will award grant funding to help accelerate the adoption of zero-emission vehicles and equipment operated in West Oakland and surrounding areas.


The West Oakland Zero-Emission Grant Program has re-opened and is currently accepting applications.

The Air District’s West Oakland Zero-Emission Grant Program will award up to $450,000 in funding to help owners and operators pay for a portion of the cost of purchasing and deploying new on- and off-road zero-emission vehicles, infrastructure, or other mobile or stationary equipment that will be operated and installed within West Oakland and the surrounding eligible areas.

Examples of eligible new zero-emission vehicle and equipment include:

  • Battery electric or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, including passenger cars, buses, and medium- and heavy-duty trucks;
  • Fully electric lawn and garden equipment;
  • Battery electric Transportation Refrigeration Units (TRUs);
  • Battery storage units and hydrogen fuel-cell technology to replace diesel generators.
  • Battery electric or hydrogen fuel cell off-road equipment such as ground support and cargo-handling equipment; and
  • Electric vehicle charging stations or hydrogen fueling stations.

Other types of vehicles and equipment may also be eligible if they can meet all program and application requirements.

The Air District will review, evaluate, and rank all eligible applications received by September 19, 2019. Awards will be issued to the highest ranked applications until funding is exhausted. If funding is not exhausted after all eligible applications received by September 19, 2019, have been issued awards, then the awards will be issued to eligible applications received after September 19, 2019, on a first-come, first-served basis until funding is exhausted.

Applicants who are selected for award must commit to own and operate the funded vehicles and equipment in the eligible area for a minimum of five years.


Applicants must attend at least one pre-application workshop before submitting an application. Each workshop will be held online via webinar and is limited to 100 attendees. Registration is required.

The workshops will cover the Program requirements, applicant eligibility, project eligibility, the application process, and evaluation criteria. The following workshops have been scheduled:

  • September 6, 2019, 1 PM to 2 PM PDT (Register)
  • September 12, 2019, 10 AM to 11 AM PDT (Register)
  • October 3, 2019, from 11 AM to 12 PM PDT (Register)

Based on demand, additional workshops may be scheduled. Interested parties are encouraged to sign up to return to this web page for regular updates.

How to apply

  1. Review the Program Guidance for complete eligibility and program information.
  2. Attend an application workshop to learn about the program and application process (this is highly encouraged).
  3. Apply – complete and submit the online application (see link below) along with all necessary attachments, then print and mail one copy of all documents and a completed W-9 form to the address below:

Apply to the West Oakland Zero-Emission Grant Program
 Apply Here 

Bay Area Air Quality Management District
ATTN: SID/West Oakland Zero-Emission Grant Program
375 Beale Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94104


Funding for the West Oakland Zero-Emission Grant Program is provided by a grant from the Reformulated Gasoline Settlement Fund. Created as the result of an antitrust class action, the purpose of the RFG Fund is to achieve clean air and fuel-efficiency benefits for California consumers.

Some types of projects may also be eligible for co-funding with other Air District, state, or federal grants. Applicants are responsible for covering all costs that are not covered by this grant.


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Last Updated: 9/3/2019