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Work Group Meeting to Implement Fiscal Year 2021-22 Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project (CORE)

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) invites you to participate in a Webinar work group meeting on the implementation of the Board-approved Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-22 Funding Plan for Clean Transportation Incentives (Funding Plan), including policy for the Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project (CORE). Each year, staff conducts additional public process following Board approval of the Funding Plan to define new mechanisms and criteria for the FY while completing annual updates to the Implementation Manual. In addition, staff will take this opportunity to engage with stakeholders and establish protocol to successfully reopen the project after limited funding was exhausted in 2020.

Agenda:   https://bit.ly/3rv0vVD 

This workgroup meeting will be recorded, and the recording will be made available to the public via CARB’s webpage. A link to the recording will be available two weeks after the meeting date on the Low Carbon Transportation Investments Meetings and Workshops page. The agenda will be also be posted prior to the meeting.

Stay informed about upcoming CORE workgroups by registering for CARB’s list serve today: https://bit.ly/3EoaOzZ

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If you have questions or comments regarding this work group, please contact Todd Sterling.

If you require a special accommodation or need this document in an alternate format (i.e. Braille, large print) or another language, please contact Eloy Florez as soon as possible. TTY/TDD/Speech to Speech users may dial 711 for the California Relay Service.

California CORE Project FY21-22 Changes

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On Friday, November 19, 2021 the California Air Resources Board (CARB) conducted a Board Meeting via Zoom to present programmatic changes to current clean transportation incentives, including potential changes to the California Clean Off-Road Equipment (CORE) Project. CARB announced it has allocated approximately $195 million to continue funding the CORE Project for FY21-22.

Potential changes to the CORE Project for FY21-22: Based on Board priorities and input received from stakeholders, staff is considering the following changes to the program:

  • Equity and Small Business Considerations: Staff will evaluate methods to build awareness and make funds more accessible to small businesses while continuing to prioritize the deployment of CORE-funded equipment in low-income, disadvantaged, underserved and rural communities. This includes a $30 million set-aside for zero-emission small off-road equipment purchases made by small California landscaping companies or sole proprietors following legislative direction.
  • New Equipment Categories: Staff has received interest from manufacturers of off-road equipment types that are not currently eligible to participate in CORE, such as those used in construction, agriculture, and lawn and garden. Staff sees a significant opportunity to expand the eligible equipment categories to include equipment used in these industries.
  • Voucher Amounts, Off-Ramps for Mature Equipment Categories, and Other Programmatic Changes: CORE is intended to spur market growth of advanced technology in off-road equipment. Staff will continue to adjust voucher levels in a way that continues to move the needle to advance technology, ensure equipment diversity, and maximize the impact of available funding. Potential adjustments could include reducing voucher amounts for equipment categories that are further along in their commercialization arc, establishing project caps, and adjusting enhancements, as appropriate.

These changes and plans to reopen the project to new voucher requests, and other topics to be included in the FY 2021-22 Implementation Manual will be discussed in more detail in upcoming CORE Workgroup meetings beginning of 2022. Information about upcoming workgroup meetings will be announced via GovDelivery notice soon (follow link to subscribe to CORE GovDelivery email notifications if you have not already). CALSTART will provide more details via email.

For questions or comments, please email info@californiacore.org.

Upcoming CARB Regulatory Training Webinars

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Join the California Air Resources Board (CARB) as they inform the public on several new regulatory programs that are needed to meet federal & state ambient air quality standards as well as mandated timelines for reaching carbon neutrality in CA. These programs are going through the public process designed to get input from people and industries affected by the eventual requirements. Learn more about existing regulations and the new programs by signing up for one of CARB’s training sessions.

Training Schedule:

1st session 9/28/2021 @ 1pm: https://bit.ly/3jpMqpq

2nd session 10/12/2021 @ 1pm: https://bit.ly/3zuB35p

3rd session 10/26/2021 @ 1pm: https://bit.ly/2WHwMxb

4th session 11/11/2021 @1pm: https://bit.ly/2V5KIk0

 

Questions? Check out: https://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/offroadzone/landing/training.htm

2021 California Climate Investments Annual Report Released!

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California Climate Investments (CCI) releases 2021 Annual Report! Another record year for CCI – $3.1 billion invested in more than 51,000 projects across California with 1 billion prioritizing underserved and low-income communities. These investments aim to improve public health, fire prevention, affordable housing, and energy efficiency, as well as significant reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases. Read more about how CCI is putting cap and trade dollars to work to improve quality of life for all Californians.

Click here for the full report: https://bit.ly/3xNhjt5

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