Announcements

Current Announcements

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Important Program Update! Reservation List Now in Effect 2

April 8th, 2021

The Clean Vehicle Assistance Program has now set up a Reservation List as of 3/17/2021 to meet the financial obligations of approved applicants. All available funds have been awarded or reserved for those who applied and have been approved. For more information, please read on. A Reservation List means: All program funds are now committed to program participants who have completed a qualifying application and received an Approval Letter. Approved applicants have 60 days to redeem their grant. If the grant is not redeemed, those funds become… Read more

Important Program Update! Reservation List Now in Effect 1

March 17th, 2021

The Clean Vehicle Assistance Program has now set up a Reservation List as of 3/17/2021 to meet the financial obligations of approved applicants. All available funds have been awarded or reserved for those who applied and have been approved. For more information, please read on. A Reservation List means: All program funds are now committed to program participants who have completed a qualifying application and received an Approval Letter. Approved applicants have 60 days to redeem their grant. If the grant is not redeemed, those… Read more

Past Announcements

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Pandemic Response: Temporary Program Changes 4

February 22nd, 2021

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 until further notice. Due to the pandemic, participants should expect significantly longer wait times. We are working hard to minimize our application processing time, but currently, participants can expect to wait three months or more to hear back about their eligibility. We appreciate your patience and understanding. Due to ongoing disruptions caused by the… Read more

Pandemic Response: Temporary Program Changes 3

July 29th, 2020

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, participants should expect longer wait times. We appreciate your patience and understanding. 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… Read more

Pandemic Response: Temporary Program Changes 2

June 30th, 2020

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, participants should expect longer wait times. We appreciate your patience and understanding. 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… Read more

Pandemic Response: Temporary Program Changes 1

May 27th, 2020

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. May Updates: We have extended the deadline to… Read more

Update Response: Temporary Program Changes

March 20th, 2020

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!

February 14th, 2019

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

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

September 14th, 2018

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

September 7th, 2018

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

June 4th, 2018

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

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We’ve Launched the Clean Vehicle Assistance Program!

June 4th, 2018

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

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