TRU Funding Assistance
Funding programs supporting the accelerated deployment of cleaner transport refrigeration units (TRU) are a crucial component of California’s efforts to promote sustainability in the freight sector. The list below includes funding programs, both active and under development, which may provide funding for cleaner TRUs, as well as supporting electric charging or fueling infrastructure. Each of these programs have different funding requirements, application timelines, and limited funding availability. CARB encourages interested stakeholders to act early and utilize funding while it is available.
Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project
The Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project features a streamlined voucher process for buyers to receive funding that will offset the higher costs of clean, commercial ready zero-emission equipment including terminal tractors, transport refrigeration units, cargo-handling equipment, and more.
CORE's Toll- Free Hotline: 1-866-919-CORE or 1-866-919-2673
Available Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm PT. Se habla español.
AB 617 Community Air Protection Incentives
AB 617 Community Air Protection Incentives are available for projects that result in immediate air quality benefits to the most impacted communities across the State. The Community Air Protection Incentives 2019 Guidelines, approved by the Board in May 2019, represent CARB’s next steps in taking advantage of new opportunities for incentives to help clean up sources of air pollution.
Proposition 1B: Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program
Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program
Phone: (866) 634-3735 / 866 6-DIESEL
Low Carbon Fuel Standard
The Low Carbon Fuel Standard is designed to encourage the use of cleaner low-carbon fuels in California, encourage the production of those fuels, and therefore, reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Electricity utilized for electric TRUs may generate Low Carbon Fuel Standard credits that can offset costs for facility upgrades.
Energy Infrastructure Incentives for Zero-Emission Commercial Vehicles
The California Energy Commission offers incentives for zero-emission infrastructure, which includes zero-emission TRU infrastructure, through Energy Infrastructure Incentives for Zero-Emission Commercial Vehicles.
Help Line: 1-877-367-4493
Electric Utility Transportation Electrification Programs
Many of California’s electric utilities, supported by the California Public Utilities Commission, provide incentives that support transportation electrification activities, including TRUs and supporting infrastructure. Opportunities will vary by region. Please contact your local electric utility for more information.
Clean Diesel and Diesel Emissions Reduction Act Programs
The Clean Diesel Program and Diesel Emissions Reduction Act Programs provide support for projects that protect human health and improve air quality by reducing harmful emissions from diesel engines. This program includes grants and rebates funded under the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act. Please contact the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for more information.
DERA Helpline: 1-877-623-2322