At its June 15 meeting, the Valley Air Board allocated $30.4 million in additional funding for vehicle replacement and repair programs, plus an additional $1 million toward the residential air filter program. Source: Valley Air

June 15, 2023 — San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District Board

Documented by Esteban Solis Loya

What happened: At its June 15 meeting, the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District Board appropriated $30.4 million in additional grant funds from the California Air Resources Board for the district’s Drive Clean in the San Joaquin Vehicle Replacement and Repair Programs.

The programs are open to income-eligible owners of 2006 or older high-polluting vehicles who wish to repair or replace them with a newer gas, hybrid, or electric vehicle.

The additional funds will go toward existing vehicle replacement applications, as well as new applications, which the district anticipates it will begin accepting in late summer. Interested participants can get more information and join the interest list here.

Repair program events are planned throughout the Valley starting at the Stockton Fairgrounds on July 22, and 15 additional events scheduled throughout the Valley.

And also: The board approved allocating an additional $1 million for the Valley-wide Clean Air Rooms Residential Air Filtration Incentive Program for residents living in eligible disadvantaged and low-income communities.

Applications are now being accepted, and eligible residents will receive a free air filtration device and filter.

To learn more about how to apply for a free air filter, contact the Valley Air District: (559) 230-6000.

Up next: The board is scheduled to meet again on Aug. 17.

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