What is GMERP?
The Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program (GMERP) is an incentive program sponsored by a $1 billion state bond measure passed by voters in 2006. The program partners the Air Resources Board (ARB) and the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (AQMD) to offer assistance to owners and operators of on-road heavy-duty vehicles with the purchase of new equipment and technologies. The goal of the program is to improve public health by reducing pollution associated with diesel emissions from goods movement throughout the state of California.
Main Grant Year 4:
Main Grant Year 2:
UPDATED: Approved Year 2 Rank List (PDF)
The AQMD received $9.1 million under the Proposition 1B: Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program and is soliciting applications for heavy-duty diesel truck replacement, retrofit, and other options. Funding is available for up to $60,000 to replace your 2003 or older truck with a new 2010-compliant truck or up to $10,000 to install a verified diesel particulate filter retrofit. Other options include engine repower and three-way truck transactions.
How do I apply?
We are currently not accepting applications for this program.
General Eligibility Requirements:
- Own and operate a Class 7 or 8 diesel truck
- Prove mileage over previous two (2) years
- Clear vehicle title with two (2) years DMV registration & insurance
- Commit to 90% or 100% operation in California
- Operate in an approved vocation moving goods for sale in California trade corridors
- More Eligibility and Funding Information can be found here.
Other important documents are available below:
Eligible Engines for Medium Heavy Duty Class 7 Trucks (updated 12/21/2012)
Eligible Engines for Heavy Heavy Duty Class 7 & Class 8 Trucks (Updated 12/21/2012)
The AQMD held a GMERP workshop on February 23, 2011 to present changes to the program and help truck owners with their applications. Truck dealers and other stakeholders attended and received information on this solicitation. The presentation is available here (PDF).
The video of the presentation, including workshop partciipant's questions and answers is available here.
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