Eligibility

Learn how to find out if you are eligible to replace your vehicle and receive Clean Cars for All funding.

You are eligible if...
 
 
Location
You live in an eligible community in the Bay Area.
 
 
Income
The household income falls within one of the specified income brackets.
 
 
Vehicle
The California Certificate of Title (pink slip) is under your name, registered in California, a model year 2005 or older, operational, and under 10,000 pounds.
 
 
New Applicant
You are a new applicant to a vehicle replacement grant program.

Location

Currently, Clean Cars for All is only open to income qualified Bay Area residents who live in communities impacted by higher levels of pollution. The following zip codes qualify:

94063 94545 94606 94928
94066 94547 94607 95002
94080 94550 94608 95020
94083 94553 94609 95021
94086 94560 94612 95035
94088 94561 94614 95037
94089 94564 94615 95046
94102 94565 94621 95050
94103 94572 94623 95051
94107 94577 94624 95054
94124 94578 94702 95110
94128 94579 94706 95111
94130 94580 94710 95112
94303 94587 94801 95113
94509 94589 94802 95116
94525 94590 94804 95122
94530 94592 94805 95131
94541 94601 94806 95133
94544 94603 94850 95134

Income

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

Annual Income
Household Size Max Grant Mid Grant Base Grant
1 $30,578 $40,770 $54,360
2 $41,198 $54,930 $73,240
3 $51,818 $69,090 $92,120
4 $62,438 $83,250 $111,000
5 $73,058 $97,410 $129,880
6 $83,678 $111,570 $148,760
7 $94,298 $125,730 $167,640
8 $104,918 $139,890 $186,520
For more than 8 people, add this amount to the amount above. $10,620 $14,160 $18,880
Please count yourself, your partner, and any dependents from your tax return
Grant Hybrid Plug-in Hybrid Battery Electric Fuel Cell Mobility Option*
Max Grant $7,000 $9,500 +EVSE** $9,500 +EVSE* $9,500 $7,500
Mid Grant $5,000 $7,500 +EVSE** $7,500 +EVSE* $7,500 $7,500
Base Grant Not available $5,500 +EVSE** $5,500 +EVSE* $5,500 $7,500

*The Mobility Option provides a pre-paid card for public transit and the purchase of an electric bicycle and bike accessories.

**Participant may be eligible for an additional rebate to install a level 2 home charging station (up to $2,000) or receive a level 2 portable charger (up to $600). Learn more by downloading the Electric Vehicle Charger Rebate Manual.

New Applicant

Applicants who received funding from Clean Vehicle Assistance Program, Driving Clean Assistance Program, Clean Cars 4 All Sacramento, Replace Your Ride, Tune‐in & Tune‐up, and Drive Clean in the San Joaquin 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:

  • Model year 2005 or older (e.g. 2005, 2004, 2003, etc.).
  • Gasoline or diesel‐powered light or medium duty vehicle (up to 10,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight Rating [GVWR]).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

Vehicle Exceptions

An unregistered vehicle or currently registered vehicle not meeting the Retired Vehicle Eligibility 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

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Last Updated: 11/30/2018