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Goods Movement Emission
Reduction Program

December 16, 2014
January 22, 2015
Application Period is currently closed, please visit our GMERP website at a later time for further funding updates or visit our SECAT Program website to see if you qualify for funding

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.

Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program Status

Main Grant Year 4:

Preliminary 1st Solicitation Ranked List (PDF)
Preliminary 2nd Solicitation Ranked List (PDF)

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.

2nd Solicitation:

Applications are accepted beginning 8:00 AM Friday October 11, 2013 through 5:00 PM Thursday December 12, 2013.

Small Fleets (1 to 3 trucks) Can Apply for Prop. 1B Grants

We are holding a priority solicitation for eligible small fleets (1 to 3 trucks) that participate in goods movement.
Large fleets may also apply.

  • ARB has issued a regulatory advisory to provide guidance on how it will handle compliance for fleets that make good faith efforts to comply with the Truck and Bus Regulation deadline.
  • We are expanding this solicitation to allow funding for all engine model years that are 2006 and older.
  • The District will accept applications from 8:00 AM October 11 through 5:00 pm December 12, 2013.
  • All applicants must meet the eligibility requirements in the 2013 Guidelines for the Proposition 1B Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program.  Basic eligibility requirements are:
    • 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:
    1. Zero-emission trucks;
    2. Small fleets;
    3. Large fleet
      Within each prioritization category, the District will rank all projects competitively based on the calculated emission reductions.
Within each prioritization category, the District will rank all projects competitively based on the calculated emission reductions.
  • Grant funding will be provided in 2014 and all projects must be completed by December 31, 2014.

Other important documents are available below:

August 21, 2013 Applicant Workshop Presentation (PDF)
ARB Revised Heavy Duty Diesel Trucks Equipment Project Specifications (PDF)
Eligible Engines for Medium Heavy Duty Class 7 Trucks (PDF)
Eligible Engines for Heavy Heavy Duty Class 7 & Class 8 Trucks (PDF)

Air District Contacts

Pat Robinson
(916) 874-6276

Kristian Damkier
(916) 874-4892