• Grants, Laws and Incentives

Making changes to improve Utah’s air quality isn’t always easy. That’s why at Utah Clean Cities, we do everything we can to make the process go smoother. We’ve compiled a list of various grants, incentives and laws that will make your transition to clean fuels seamless.

If you have any questions, or need more information in pursuing a grant, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Updated May 8th, 2019

Federal Incentives 

Low or No Emission (Low-No) Program FY 2019 Notice of Funding

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Solicitation of Project Proposals for the Low or No Emission Program (Low-No) Program. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of $85 million of Fiscal Year 2019 funds for the purchase or lease of low or no emission vehicles as well as related equipment or facilities. Synopses and full announcement are posted on Grants.gov site as opportunity FTA-2019-001-TPM-LowNo. Proposals must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov website by 11:59 PM Eastern Time by 5/14/2019.

Summary: The main purpose of the Low-No Program is to support the transition of the nation’s transit fleet to the lowest polluting and most energy efficient transit vehicles. The Low-No Program provides funding to State and local governmental authorities for the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses, including acquisition, construction, and leasing of required supporting facilities.

Eligible Applicants: An eligible applicant is a designated recipient of FTA grants, states, local governmental authorities and Indian Tribes.

Link and Instructions for attaching the supplemental form to the SF-424: All applicants must complete the Low-No program supplemental form and attach it to their submission in GRANTS.GOV.

Dates: An applicant must submit a proposal electronically by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on 5/14/2019. Any agency intending to apply should initiate the process of registering on the GRANTS.GOV site immediately to ensure completion of registration before the submission deadline.

A webinar for this funding opportunity will be held 2-3:30 p.m. EDT April 11, 2019. Register.

For Further Information ContactTara Clark, Office of Program Management, 202-366-2623 or consult our FAQs.

Federal Tax Credits for All-Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles

Federal Tax Credit Up To $7,500!

All-electric and plug-in hybrid cars purchased in or after 2010 may be eligible for a federal income tax credit of up to $7,500. The credit amount will vary based on the capacity of the battery used to power the vehicle. State and/or local incentives may also apply.

Click HERE to access more information!

Utah Clean Cities Incentives 

Together with the Lancer Group,
Utah Clean Cities can now offer you Bosch chargers at a reduced price!
How it works:
  • Purchase a Bosch charger from Utah Clean Cities for $100 less than anywhere else
  • $25 goes back to the Utah Clean Cities Idle Free school program
  • Carry a one-year warranty that can be extended to three years if installed by The Lance Group or other certified installer.
  • Pricing on other Bosch models are available

Contact Us for More information and to purchase

State Incentives 

Utah Department of Environmental Quality:

Volkswagen Settlement

The State of Utah became a beneficiary of over $35 million from the Volkswagen (VW) Environmental Mitigation Trust, part of a settlement with VW for violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA). The Governor has designated the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) as the lead agency to administer this funding, including the development of an Environmental Mitigation Plan (EMP). The EMP will provide a high-level overview of which eligible vehicle/equipment categories the State of Utah will fund through the settlement to reduce the excess nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from the VW, Audi, and Porsche vehicles that were not in compliance with the CAA.

Announcement of EVSE Projects Funded

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert entrusted the oversight of the settlement funds to Utah’s Department of Environmental Quality, according to a press release from the DEQ. About 11 percent of that money, or approximately $3.8 million, was designated for Electronic Vehicle charging equipment.

A full list of the applications funded includes:

  • Orem
  • Saratoga Springs
  • Provo
  • Utah Valley University
  • Timpanogos Cave National Monument
  • Clinton
  • Davis Technical College
  • Kamas
  • Kaysville
  • Murray City Power
  • Price City Municipal Corporation
  • Salt Lake County Health Department; Environmental Health Division
  • Sandy
  • South Salt Lake City
  • Utah Department of Transportation
  • Utah Division of Facilities Construction and Management
  • Weber State University
  • West Valley City Corporation

The remainder of the state’s settlement money will be awarded to government-owned vehicle/engine replacement projects for the Class 4-8 local freight truck, shuttle bus, transit bus, and school bus categories later this spring, the press release said. Those awarded the funds will have three years to complete their projects.


Utah Clean Diesel Program

The Utah Division of Air Quality (UDAQ) established the Utah Clean Diesel Program to promote diesel emission reduction strategies. Since 2008, over $12 million in state and federal grants have helped public and private fleet owners in Utah reduce emissions from their diesel vehicles and equipment.

Utah State Clean Diesel and DERA funding for 2020 will be announced in Late 2019- Stay  tuned.

UCAIR Utah Clean Air Partnership Logo

The Utah Clean Air Partnership (UCAIR) empowers all business, government entities and nonprofit organization to make innovative changes that improve Utah’s air. To qualify for funding, you must submit your project idea to UCAIR through a Letter of Intent Form, found here. This will outline your idea and allow for discussion between the applicant and UCAIR’s Grant Selection Committee.

If the idea is approved, applicants can then access and submit a full UCAIR Grant Application Form for final approval and funding. Keep in mind, not just any idea will receive funding. Be sure to review the UCAIR Grant Information Sheet, which will detail the process for submitting a grant request. Keep in mind, while any idea that reduces emissions will be considered, projects must be based on solid metrics and performance standards.

You can read more about or receive additional assistance on this grant directly from UCAIR

Vehicle Emissions Program

Vehicle Repair Assistance Program (VRAP)

Depending on the age and overall condition of a vehicle failing the emissions test, low-income vehicle owners may qualify for vehicle repair assistance. We require a completed application and supporting documentation.

Contact us for more Information on Grants & Incentives

Tammie Bostick (tammie.bostick@utahcleancities.org)
Emily Paskett (emily.paskett@utahcleancities.org)
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