Program Manager Fund
Transportation Fund for Clean Air
Fund for Clean Air (TFCA) is a grant program funded by a $4 surcharge
on motor vehicles registered in the Bay Area. This generates approximately
$22 million per year in revenues.
The purpose of the TFCA
program is to provide grants to implement the most cost-effective projects
in the Bay Area that will decrease motor vehicle emissions, and thereby
improve air quality. Projects must be consistent with the 1988 California
Clean Air Act and the Bay
Area Ozone Strategy.
TFCA funds are available through two main channels: the Regional Fund
and the County Program Manager Fund. The Regional Fund receives about
60% of the TFCA revenues and is administered directly by the Air District.
The Program Manager Fund receives approximately 40% of the TFCA revenues
and is administered in coordination with the Bay Area's nine county congestion
management agencies (CMAs).
The TFCA provides funding for:
that are awarded grants via the competitive Regional Fund process
Facility Program (a grant program for public agencies)
Buy Back (an incentive program for owners of older light-duty vehicles)
County Program Manager Fund.
The TFCA program can fund a wide range of project types, including the
purchase or lease of clean air vehicles; shuttle and feeder bus service
to train stations; ridesharing programs to encourage carpool and transit
use; bicycle facility improvements such as bike lanes, bicycle racks,
and lockers; arterial management improvements to speed traffic flow on
major arterials; smart growth projects; and transit information projects
to enhance the availability of transit information.
Public agencies within the Air District's jurisdiction can apply for TFCA
funds. Public agencies can apply for funding either directly to the Air
District for Regional Funds, or to the County Program Manager Fund via
the CMA in the respective county.
entities can apply for TFCA grants, directly or via a public agency, to
implement certain clean air vehicle projects only. Non-public
entities can apply directly for Regional Funds. In certain cases, non-public
agencies also may be able to apply for County Program Manager Funds via
the respective CMA.
Wiley Supervising Environmental
Planner (415) 749-4622