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AB2766 Motor Vehicle Emission Reduction Grants

ATTENTION: The ranking list of proposed projects will be now be posted on this webpage on October 7th (instead of Aug 5th) and the recommendations will be presented to the October 19th Board Meeting (instead of Sep 21st).

California Assembly Bill 2766 (AB2766), signed into law in 1990, permits MBARD to allocate a $4.00 per vehicle registration surcharge fee towards grant projects that reduce motor vehicle emissions such as roundabouts, adaptive traffic signal control systems, medium to heavy-duty vehicle electrification and light-duty zero emission vehicle incentives. Funds may also be used for related planning, monitoring, enforcement, and technical studies pursuant to the California Clean Air Act. Funds are available to public and private agencies as well as residents in Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties.  See the links below for more details.


The grant application period closed on Thursday, June 30th.

Application: FY2022-23 AB2766 Clean Air Management Grant Program

Application: FY2022-23 AB2766 Public Agency EV Replacement Grant Program

FY23 AB2766 Criteria and Procedures.docxAB2766 Activity Data Spreadsheet.xlsx



 TaskDue Date
Staff posts announcement and grant application packet to District website: www.MBARD.orgMarch 18, 2022
All applications due to the MBARD office no later than 4:00 pm.June 30, 2022
Staff posts list of all eligible applicants for FY2022-23 funding on the MBARD Website.July 1, 2022
Staff completes scoring and ranking of eligible FY2022-23 applications.October 7, 2022
Staff grant award recommendations presented at the October 2022 Board meeting. Selected projects are announced by the Board.October 19, 2o22

Project Recommendations

 ProgramPublic Agency or OrganizationProject Type or DescriptionRecommended GrantCounty
Clean Air ManagementMonterey-Salinas Transit DistrictZEV Transit Bus $350,000Monterey 
Clean Air ManagementCounty of MontereyDavis & Reservation Rd Roundabout $350,000Monterey
EV ReplacementMeals on Wheels of the Monterey PeninsulaFord E-Transit Cargo Van$10,000Monterey
EV ReplacementCity of SalinasFord F-150 Lightning$10,000Monterey
EV ReplacementCounty of San Benito, Administration Chevrolet Bolt EUV$10,000San Benito
EV ReplacementResource Management Agency of San Benito County Chevrolet Bolt EUV$10,000San Benito
Clean Air ManagementCity of Santa CruzZEV Street Sweeper $200,000Santa Cruz
Clean Air ManagementCounty of Santa Cruz, Department of Community Development and Infrastructure17th Ave Adaptive Traffic Signal$200,000Santa Cruz
Clean Air Management City of CapitolaZEV Street Sweeper$60,000Santa Cruz

List of Eligible Applications

ProgramAgency or OrganizationProject Type or DescriptionRequested Grant Amount
Clean Air MgmtCounty of Santa Cruz - Dept of Community Development and Infrastructure17th Ave Adaptive Traffic Signal$400,000
Clean Air MgmtCity of CapitolaElectric Street Sweeper$250,000
Clean Air MgmtMonterey-Salinas Transit DistrictSURF! Busway and BRT Roundabout$400,000
Clean Air MgmtMonterey-Salinas Transit DistrictMST Zero-Emission Transit Bus$10,000
Clean Air MgmtCity of Santa CruzElectric Street Sweeper$400,000
Clean Air MgmtCounty of MontereyDavis Rd and Reserveation Rd Roundabout$400,000
Public Agency EV ReplacementCity of SalinasFord F150 Lightning Pro$10,000
Public Agency EV ReplacementMeals on Wheels of the Monterey PeninsulaFord E-Transit Cargo Van$10,000
Public Agency EV ReplacementCounty of San Benito AdministrationChevrolet Bolt EUV$10,000
Public Agency EV ReplacementResource Management Agency of San Benito CountyChevrolet Bolt EUV$10,000