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 and around West Oakland and Oakland International Airport.


The West Oakland Zero-Emission Grant Program has closed. If you would like to be notified of future Air District funding opportunities, please subscribe to the TFCA Mailing List.  

The Air District’s West Oakland Zero-Emission Grant Program will award up to $1 million 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, and mobile and stationary equipment that will be operated and installed within the eligible area.

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.

Funding will be awarded to eligible projects on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants are highly encouraged to submit their complete applications as early as possible.

The application period for the program closed at 4 PM on June 30, 2019.

The Air District will evaluate applications received and applicants with eligible projects will be issued awards on a first-come, first-served basis. Eligible applications received after funding has been exhausted may be placed on a contingency list in case additional funding becomes available later. Applicants who are selected for award must commit to own and operate the funded vehicles and equipment in the eligible for a minimum of five years.

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: 7/1/2019