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 (SMAQMD) 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.
Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program Status
Main Grant Year 4:
ARB approved approximately $7.4 million for applicants in the Sacramento Region in 2014 with new truck purchase grants of up to $50,000 to replace heavy-duty diesel trucks (GVWR over 19,500 lbs.) with engine models years 2006 and older for fleets in compliance with the 2014 requirements of the ARB Truck & Bus Regulation.
General Eligibility Requirements
- All applicants must meet the eligibility requirements in the current Guidelines for the Proposition 1B Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program. Basic eligibility requirements are subject to change:
- Own and operate a Class 6, 7, or 8 diesel truck;
- Move goods as part of a sales transaction;
- 75% operation within California for the past 2 years;
- Commit to at least 50% travel within the four California trade corridors;
- Commit to 90% or 100% operation in California;
- Drayage trucks (including dray-off trucks) are NOT eligible;
- More Eligibility and Funding Information can be found here (PDF).
- The District will rank all eligible projects, based on the following prioritization:
- Zero-emission trucks;
- Small fleets;
- Large fleet
Within each prioritization category, the District will rank all projects competitively based on the calculated emission reductions.
Other important documents are available below:
Air District Contacts