Check to see if you are eligible for the Clean Cars for All program and submit an application.

How to Apply

Clean Cars for All is currently closed and will reopen in January 2021. Current grantees can access their application through the Grantee Portal.

CCFA Terms and Conditions
CCFA Clean Vehicle Checklist

You will be asked to provide documentation for the following categories in your Clean Cars for All application:

  • Form W-9
    • Submit a Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification (Form W-9)
    • Download the PDF form.
  • Income Verification
    • You have two options to verify your income:
      • Your Federal Tax Return Transcript from the most recent tax year filed. Request an online transcript on the IRS website, and download an example Transcript.
      • A copy of your most recent Federal Tax Return (IRS Form 1040) and an IRS Form 4506-T (Request for Transcript of Tax Return, Section 6), which the Air District will submit to the IRS on your behalf.
        • See an example of Form 4506-T.
        • Download and fill out a Form 4506-T (form must be completed electronically and have a wet signature). 
        • Instrucciones para completar el Formulario 4506-T del IRS
    • If you did not file taxes, you must submit a notarized Household Income Affidavit to the Air District (see example) AND an IRS Form 4506-T (Request for Transcript of Tax Return, Section 6) to request “Record of Account.” See an example Form 4506-T. IRS Form 4506-T must be completed electronically and have a wet signature. The Air District will submit the Form 4506-T to the IRS on your behalf. 
  • Copy of valid California Driver License
  • Copy of Vehicle Title
  • DMV Vehicle Registration History for the last 2 years (registered and unregistered vehicles)
    • You can obtain a copy of your registration history online or in person at the DMV.
  • Proof of Operability (only required if...)
    • An unregistered vehicle not meeting the Retired Vehicle Eligibility (referenced in Terms and Conditions) may be eligible if proven to have been driven primarily in California for the last two years and to not have been 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
  • Proof of Residency (only required if California Driver's License does not reflect current address)
    • Examples include utility bill, cell phone bill, pay stub, property tax, etc.

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