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ARB Announces Third Public Workshop on FY 2015-16 Plan for Air Quality Improvement Program

March 6, 2015
The Air Resources Board (ARB) invites officials to participate in the third public workshop to discuss the development of the FY 2015-16 Funding Plan for the Air Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) and Low Carbon Transportation Investments. 
 
ARB staff will seek input on draft funding allocations, project categories, and project criteria for these programs as well as recently signed legislation affecting program implementation.

Workshop Details
 
Thursday, March 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cal/EPA Headquarters Building
Coastal Hearing Room, 2nd Floor
1001 I Street
Sacramento
 
This workshop will also be webcast for participants unable to attend in person.
 
ARB has posted more information about the workshop and a copy of the workshop notice.
 
ARB has also posted additional  more information about the AQIP and ARB’s Low Carbon Transportation Investments.,
 
If you have questions regarding the workshop, please contact Andrew Panson at (916) 323-2809.
 
Background
 
AQIP is a voluntary mobile source incentive program administered by ARB. ARB focuses AQIP investments on technology advancing projects that support California’s long-term air quality and climate change goals in addition to providing immediate emission benefits. Each year, ARB approves the AQIP Funding Plan, which serves as the blueprint for expending AQIP funds. Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed FY 2015-16 Budget includes a $23 million allocation for AQIP projects.
 
Cap-and-Trade auction proceeds provide an additional funding source for ARB’s advanced technology clean transportation incentive programs, expanding the types of projects ARB has funded through AQIP. The FY 2014-15 budget appropriated $200 million to ARB for Low Carbon Transportation projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions with an emphasis on low carbon freight and passenger transportation investments that benefit disadvantaged communities. These investments are being implemented through the administrative framework established by AQIP. The Governor’s proposed FY 2015-16 budget includes a $200 million allocation for ARB for Low Carbon Transportation to continue ARB’s investments from the FY 2014-15 funding cycle.


 
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