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Alt Fuel Infrastructure

The APCD's grant program provides funding for eligible projects located in San Luis Obispo County that provide fuel or power to a covered source (for example: on-road, off-road, agricultural and marine vessel emission sources). 

Eligible project categories include:

  • Electric Vehicle Charging Stations: New, conversion of existing, and expansion to existing non-residential EV charging stations.
  • Alternative Fueling Station: New, conversion of existing, and expansion to existing hydrogen and natural gas fueling stations.
  • Shore Power: Shore-side electrification for berthing a marine vessel.
  • Additional projects may be considered on a case-by-case basis

Application materials are provided below:

Program Overview (4 pages)

Alternative Fuel and Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Application


Americans with Disabilities Act

Please note that before work commences on your alt fuel project, you must obtain all required land use permits from agencies needed to install and operate the installation. The installation must comply with all applicable rules and regulations, including the Americans with Disabilities Act. A copy of the finalized building permit must be provided to APCD before the grant project is paid. 

For more information on the Americans with Disabilities Act and how it applies to your project, please refer to the page 535 Section 11B-228.3.1 in the Federal Resources and excerpts from the 2016 California Building Code related to New Accessibility Regulations for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations. 

Hydrogen Infrastructure 

On December 17, 2018 SLO County APCD held a Hydrogen Infrastructure Webinar to review the key points from the Hydrogen Request for Proposal. The webinar video has been made available below. If you have any questions, please contact Andy Mutziger at 805-781-5912. 


Community Air Protection Program (AB617)

On May 23, 2018, the APCD Board authorized additional grant funding in the amount of $614,063 from California Assembly Bill 617 - Community Air Grants Program. AB 617 seeks to ensure that all Californians benefit equitably from our State's air quality and climate efforts, especially those who live in the areas of California most severely impacted by air pollution. 

Eligible projects for this funding, which will focus on under-served areas in our county, will be administered using the Carl Moyer grant program guidelines and include, but are not limited to the replacement of diesel equipment, including heavy-duty on-road vehicles (transit, waste haulers, and heavy-duty trucks), agricultural tractors and irrigation engines, and construction equipment.

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