Air Quality Mitigation Program

The Air Quality Mitigation Fund (AQMF), will be administered by the Harbor Community Benefit Foundation (HCBF), to award funding for projects and programs that reduce Port-related air emissions through the implementation of zero or near-zero emission technology.

The AQMF was established through a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and the Harbor Community Benefit Foundation (HCBF). In 2004, POLA set aside funding for air quality mitigation through a settlement associated with the approval of the China Shipping Container Terminal Project (China Shipping). Approximately $5 million of the China Shipping funds are available for projects to reduce Port-Related air emissions in nearby neighborhoods, especially the communities of San Pedro and Wilmington.


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What is the Air Quality Mitigation Fund program?
The goal of AQMF Program is to implement programs, projects, and approaches that demonstrate reductions in Port of Los Angeles-related air emissions in the communities of San Pedro, Wilmington and other surrounding communities in the San Pedro Bay area.

What types of projects or programs will be funded through the AQMF Program?
Projects may include the implementation and/or demonstration of freight movement technologies such as: hybrid or electric vehicles, zero or near-zero emissions cargo handling equipment, ship emissions reduction technologies, catenary truck technologies, zero or near-zero tailpipe emissions truck technologies, among others.

Projects funded by the AQMF are expected primarily to demonstrate achievable emissions reduction benefits in San Pedro and Wilmington, and within a 25-mile boundary of the San Pedro Bay (but benefits may also extend beyond the 25-mile boundary).

Does HCBF have a priority for AQMF funds?
Special emphasis will be placed on zero emissions technologies, however, near-zero emissions technologies will be considered.

How can I apply for grant funding through the AQMF Program?
You will need to submit your online application once the Request for Proposals (RFP) is released.

When will the RFP be released?
The Request for Proposals is anticipated to be released by mid-2018. You can sign up for our mailing list for notification.

How can I join the AQMF mailing list?
You can join the AQMF mailing list filling out the AQMF Outreach Survey Form. You will be asked to provide some contact and background information, which will help to structure our outreach process. Click here for more information.

How can I find local partners? What resources are available?
Interested applicants can start with the resources below to find out more about establishing local partnerships: