Learn about the eligibility requirements and find out if you are eligible to replace your vehicle and receive Clean Cars for All funding.

Participants that submitted an application between July 1, 2022 and January 31, 2024 can review 2022-2023 CCFA Eligibility Requirements 

You are eligible if...
You live in the Bay Area, within the Air District’s jurisdiction.
The household income falls within one of the specified income brackets.
The California Certificate of Title (pink slip) is under your name, registered in California, a model year 2007 or older, operational, and under 10,000 pounds.
New Applicant
You are a new applicant to a vehicle replacement grant program.


Currently, Clean Cars for All is open to income qualified residents who live within the Air District's jurisdiction in the nine Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, southwestern Solano, and southern Sonoma.  You can check to see if your residence is eligible (inside the "District Boundary" map layer) by entering your home address in the map's search bar below.


To qualify for Clean Cars for All, you must have an annual household income at or below our income cap. These caps are shown in the table below.

Household Size Annual Household Income Cap
1 $45,180
2 $61,320
3 $77,460
4 $93,600
5 $109,740
6 $125,880
7 $142,020
8 $158,160
9+ Add $16,140 for each additional person
Please count yourself, your partner, and any dependents from your tax return.
Clean Transportation Options Grant Amount +DAC Census Tract ***
Hybrid** $7,000 $7,000
Plug-In Hybrid $9,500* $11,500*
Battery Electric $10,000* $12,000
Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle $10,000 $12,000
Mobility Option $7,500 $7,500

* Up to $2,000 is available for an EV charger rebate. Learn more by downloading the Electric vehicle charger Rebate Manual.
** Conventional hybrids will not be available as a replacement option for new applications beginning October 31, 2024, and awarded participants cannot purchase after December 31, 2024.
*** To confirm if you reside in a DAC census tract, view our Disadvantaged Community Census Tract Guide.

New Applicant

Participants who received funding from Clean Vehicle Assistance Program, Driving Clean Assistance Program, Clean Cars 4 All Sacramento, Clean Cars 4 All San Diego, Replace Your Ride, Tune‐in & Tune‐up, and Drive Clean in the San Joaquin, statewide Clean Cars 4 All, statewide Financing Assistance program, or any other program deemed ineligible to be combined, stacked or received in addition to CCFA by the Air District or the California Air Resources Board are not eligible for the CCFA Program. Participants must retire their vehicle through Clean Cars for All and may not sell their vehicle or receive funding by retiring the same vehicle through the Consumer Assistance Program (CAP) or Vehicle Buy Back Program (VBB).

Retired Vehicle Eligibility

The vehicle to be retired must meet the following requirements:

  1. Model year 2007 or older (e.g. 2007, 2006, 2005, etc.).
  2. Gasoline or diesel‐powered light or medium duty vehicle (up to 10,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight Rating [GVWR]).
  3. Currently registered to an individual with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) with a valid and unexpired registration sticker, or have all fees paid to the DMV and have a registration that has not been expired more than 120 days. Exceptions may be allowed, refer to Exceptions section below.
  4. Continuously registered in California with the DMV during the two consecutive years preceding the current registration expiration date, with no breaks in registration totaling more than 120 days. Exceptions may be allowed, refer to Exceptions section below.
  5. Vehicle must be functioning. Participant may be required to undergo a tailpipe smog check test, completion of an Acceleration Simulation Mode (ASM) test or completion of a functionality test performed by the Air District, GRID Alternatives, or authorized dismantlers.

Vehicle Exceptions

An unregistered vehicle or currently registered vehicle not meeting requirements (c) and (d) in the Retired Vehicle Eligibility section may also be eligible if proven to have been driven primarily in California for the last two years and not registered in any other state or country in the last two years. Documentation may include the following:

  • Proof of insurance for two consecutive years, without lapses totaling more than 120 days; or
  • Two invoices from an Automotive Repair Dealer registered with the Bureau of Automotive Repair. Invoices must be from two separate calendar years and the oldest may not be older than 24 months. Invoices must include the following:
    • Automotive Repair Dealer’s valid registration number
    • Name and address of the Automotive Repair Dealer
    • Description of a repair or maintenance operation performed on the vehicle
    • Vehicle year, make, model and vehicle identification or license plate number matching the vehicle to be retired
    • Date of the repair or maintenance visit

Vehicles Not Eligible for Retirement

The following vehicles are not eligible to participate in the CCFA Program:

  • Dismantled or salvaged vehicles that have not been reregistered pursuant to section 11519 of the Vehicle Code.
  • Registered to a non-profit or business.
  • Operated by a public agency or fleet licensed and registered pursuant to Health and Safety Code sections 44019 and 44020.
  • Undergoing a transfer of ownership.

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