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.
Proposition 1B: Goods Movement Emissions Reduction Program
Proposition 1B funding may be available for projects that achieve early or extra emissions reductions not otherwise required by law.
Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program
Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS)
The LCFS 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 LCFS credits that can offset costs for facility upgrades.
Electric Utility Transportation Electrification Programs
Many of California’s electric utilities, supported by the California Public Utilities Commission, provide incentives that support the deployment of zero-emission technologies, including TRUs and supporting infrastructure. Opportunities will vary by region. Please contact your local electric utility for more information.
Clean Diesel and Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) Programs
The Clean Diesel Program and DERA 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.
Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project (CORE)
CORE will feature 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.
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.
Food Production Investment Program
The Food Production Investment Program will help producers replace high-energy-consuming equipment and systems with market-ready and advanced technologies and equipment. The program will also accelerate the adoption of technologies that can substantially reduce energy use and costs and associated GHG emissions. Please contact the California Energy Commission for more information.