Air Quality Mitigation Program

The Air Quality Mitigation Fund (AQMF) provides approximately $5 million for projects to reduce port-related air emissions in the San Pedro Bay area. Projects funded by the AQMF must demonstrate achievable and quantifiable emissions reduction in San Pedro and Wilmington, within a 25-mile boundary of the San Pedro Bay. Harbor Community Benefit Foundation (HCBF) is seeking applications to award funding for demonstration or implementation zero emissions technologies, near-zero emissions technologies, or emission reduction technologies.

Applicants must submit their Letters of Interest electronically using the online form available via Submittable at the link below.

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. View the Press Release for more information.

Deadline to submit LOI is Friday, October 26th, 2018 by 4:00 PM PST.

 

 

Your feedback is very important to us. Your comments and questions will help us not only to structure the outreach process better but also address any potential concerns you may have regarding the selection process and subsequent project demonstration and implementation. To provide feedback, please email meghan@hcbf.org and sign up for the AQMF mailing list to provide comments.

 

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE AQMF MAILING LIST

 

Please complete the AQMF Mailing List Signup Form and let us know who you are. You will be added to the AQMF mailing list, so we can send you information about the AQMF notifications and additional resources.

 

Air Quality Mitigation Program Timeline

 

 

 

AQMF Webinar Resources – NEW! 

On Tuesday, September 18th, HCBF hosted a webinar to provide interested applicants with more information about how they can apply to the AQMF program. The presentation slides and supplemental notes are provided below.

The AQMF team answers the questions from applicants on a regular basis. Click HERE to view the latest update on questions from potential AQMF applicants.

About AQMF

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.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE CHINA SHIPPING AGREEMENT

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

Click HERE to view questions from other potential AQMF applicants

 

What is the Air Quality Mitigation Fund program?
The goal of AQMF Program is to implement programs, projects, and approaches that demonstrate port-related air emission reduction in the communities of San Pedro, Wilmington and other surrounding communities in the San Pedro Bay area. HCBF intends to support viable technology companies, so they not only reduce emissions throughout the duration of the project but also keep implementing those technologies and continually grow their businesses in the LA region. Achieving a high rate of success would mean that the technology companies would likely stay in the area after the completion of this program and continue reducing emissions. This would also contribute to job creation and economic development at both local and regional levels.

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?
HCBF is looking for zero emission, near zero emission, and emission reduction technologies, with special emphasis on zero emission technologies

How can I apply for grant funding through the AQMF Program?
You need to submit your Letter of Interest (LOI) onlineLOIs are due October 26th, 2018 by 4:00 PM PST.

When will the RFP be released?
The Request for Proposals will be an invitation only process following Letter of Interest (LOI) submissions. HCBF is currently requesting LOIs due September 28th. 

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: