Greenhouse Gas and Zero Emission On-road Mobile Source Standards


EPA is providing grants to support state governments that are interested in adopting and implementing Californias motor vehicle greenhouse gas and zero emission standards in accordance with Clean Air Act Section 177. The grants are provided under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Section 60105(g) [Public Law 117169, title VI, Aug. 16, 2022, 136 Stat. 2076]. Under section 177 of the Clean Air Act, states may adopt Californias motor vehicle standards. Section 177 specifies the criteria states must meet when they adopt Californias motor vehicle emission standards, including that the adopted standards to be identical to Californias standards, provide 2 years of lead time, and a waiver must be issued by EPA before a state can enforce such standards. Funding Priorities Fiscal Year 2024: The IRA Section 60105(g) grant program aims to assist states in the adoption and/or implementation of Californias greenhouse gas and zero emission motor vehicle standards.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Environmental Protection Agency
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2024 Once awarded, grants will be listed at
Clean Air Act, Section 177, as amended (P.L. 95-95, 42 US Code 7507)
Inflation Reduction Act, Section 60105(g) (P.L. 117-169)
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Assistance under this program is available to states that meet the requirements of Clean Air Act section 177. Section 302 of the Clean Air Act defines "states" as including the 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. States will also be eligible to apply as a group of states. To be able to use the funds for the eligible activities, states must also have a plan approved under Part D of the Clean Air Act. For certain competitive funding opportunities under this assistance listing, the Agency may limit eligibility to compete to a number or subset of eligible applicants consistent with the Agency's Assistance Agreement Competition Policy.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Not applicable.
For multi-state applications: partnership letters from states participating in the multi-state coalition are required.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Regarding pre-application assistance with respect to competitive funding opportunities under this assistance listing, EPA will generally specify the nature of the pre-application assistance, if any, that will be available to applicants in the competitive announcement. For additional information, contact the individual(s) listed in the competitive announcement.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants, except in limited circumstances approved by the Agency, must submit all initial applications for funding through
Award Procedure
For competitive awards, EPA will review and evaluate applications in accordance with the terms, conditions, and criteria stated in the competitive announcement. Competitions will be conducted in accordance with EPA policies/regulations for competing assistance agreements:
For competitive awards, deadlines will be specified in the competitive announcement.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 180 days.
Assistance agreement competition-related disputes will be resolved in accordance with the dispute resolution procedures published in 70 FR (Federal Register) 3629, 3630 (January 26, 2005) (available at . Copies of these procedures may also be found at:
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
The evaluation and selection criteria for competitive awards under this assistance listing will be described in the competitive announcement.
How may assistance be used?
Grants can be made available to eligible recipients to adopt and implement California’s motor vehicle greenhouse gas and zero-emission standards for mobile sources in accordance with section 177 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) (42 U.S.C. 7507). Assistance agreement awards under this program may involve or relate to geospatial information. Geospatial information is information that identifies the geographic location and characteristics of natural or constructed features or boundaries on the earth, or applications, tools, and hardware associated with the generation, maintenance, or distribution of such information. This information may be derived from, among other things, GPS, remote sensing, mapping, charting, and surveying technologies, or statistical data. Further information regarding geospatial information may be obtained by viewing the following website: Geospatial Resources at EPA (
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Grantees are required to conduct performance monitoring in accordance with Agency policy and requirements stated in the Uniform Grants Guidance 2 CFR 200.
Grants and cooperative agreements are subject to inspections and audits by the Comptroller General of the United States, the EPA Office of Inspector General, other EPA staff, or any authorized representative of the Federal government. Reviews by the EPA Project Officer and the Grants Specialist may occur each year.
Recipients must keep financial records, including all documents supporting entries on accounting records and to substantiate changes in grants available to personnel authorized to examine EPA recipients grants and cooperative agreements records. Recipients must maintain all records until 3 years from the date of submission of final expenditure reports as required by 2 CFR 200.334. If questions, such as those raised because of audits remain following the 3-year period, recipients must retain records until the matter is completely resolved.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching is . While there is no statutory or regulatory cost sharing requirement for this assistance listing, as a matter of policy the Agency may impose a cost sharing requirement in specific competitions. If the Agency decides to do this, the cost sharing terms will be stated in Section III of the competitive announcement.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
For FY 2024, EPA is developing this program and will determine the length and phasing of awards. EPA anticipates one round of funding for this assistance. Assistance agreements may be incrementally (annually) or fully funded.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Kaitlyn Leffert, Team Leader
Environmental Protection Agency, 2000 Traverwood Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 USA
Phone: 734-214-4062

Meg Patulski, Branch Manager
Environmental Protection Agency, 2000 Traverwood Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 USA
Phone: 734-214-4842
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 22$0.00; FY 23 est $0.00; FY 24 est $5,000,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Grants of up to $1,000,000 will be awarded to individual states and grants of up to $3,000,000 will be awarded to multi-state groups, with a minimum funding amount of $500,000 for single state and multi-state grants.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
2 CFR 200 and 1500 (EPA Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards; 40 CFR Part 33 (Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in United States Environmental Protection Agency Programs).
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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