Update Response: Temporary Program Changes

The CVA Program team would like to send our best wishes to everyone impacted by the evolving health and economic crisis.  The CVA Program is open and will continue accepting applications during this crisis. However, due to ongoing disruptions caused by the evolving health and economic crisis, the CVA Program has made several programmatic changes to protect our team’s health and safety, while also accommodating program participants who are impacted by the evolving health and economic crisis.   Given the scope of disruption, we realize it… Read more


The CVA Program has Relaunched!

What’s NEW?! We are very excited to announce the CVA Program has relaunched and our online application is NOW OPEN! Before you begin your application, please take a moment to understand the program changes and browse our updated website for more information. Ready to begin an application? Apply now. Important CVA Program changes: Vehicle grant amounts have changed to a two-tier system. The highest grant amounts will be available for the lowest income level: $5,000 for a BEV or PHEV and $2,500 for a hybrid.… Read more

2018 Tulare County Ride & Drive Event Brings National Drive Electric Week to CA’s Central Valley

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release September 14, 2018 Benefits of Driving Plug-In Electric Vehicles Celebrated at Tulare County’s National Drive Electric Week Event Tulare County residents test drive electric vehicles at the Lindsay Farmer’s Market Lindsay, CA: –Tonight at the Lindsay Farmer’s Market Tulare County residents will experience electric vehicles through test drives and ride-alongs. The 2018 Tulare County Ride & Drive Event is one of more than 280 happening across the country as part of the annual National Drive Electric Week. The event will highlight… Read more

Press Briefing for Clean Vehicle Assistance Program’s Successful Launch

PRESS RELEASE New state program helps make clean cars affordable for lower-income Californians Clean Vehicle Assistance Program to use initial $5 million to provide grants and loans for new and used clean cars OAKLAND — The California Air Resources Board today announced a new statewide grant and loan program to help lower-income consumers across California get into the cleanest new and used cars on the market. The Clean Vehicle Assistance Program, run by the Oakland-based nonprofit Beneficial State Foundation, was launched with a $5 million… Read more


Check Out Our Blog Post

Our very own Michelle Barron published a blog post! Check out her story about joining the Clean Vehicle Assistance Program team and her personal commitment to work tirelessly for environmental justice for California's Central Valley. Read more


We’ve Launched the Clean Vehicle Assistance Program!

The Clean Vehicle Assistance Program is now LIVE! We are extremely excited to start serving CA residents by increasing access to affordable clean vehicles. Read more