How to Apply Kern County Air Pollution Mitigation Fund

 Application Instructions

For Vehicle and equipment projects

Proponents of vehicle or equipment projects are required to submit a written pre-proposal statement of 5 pages or less. This pre-proposal should be submitted at least 3 weeks before the application deadline in order to allow adequate response time. Please send your pre-proposal to Laura Fernandez, Grants Associate, at

The pre-proposal should include the following information:

  • Full contact information from the applicant.
  • Short description of the applicant, and applicant’s tax status and EIN.
  • Brief description of the proposed project.
  • Describe the existing vehicle fleet, or existing equipment related to the topic of this grant request.
    • If requesting funds for vehicle purchase, provide information about the total number of fleet vehicles. List each vehicle, specifically showing each vehicle’s age, engine type, fuel type, horsepower, and estimated annual mileage. This description may be attached as a separate spreadsheet or similar. Any vehicles which would be replaced by new clean fueled or zero-emissions vehicles must be specifically identified.
    • If requesting funds for equipment purchase, please generally follow the above format.
  • Describe the new vehicles or equipment to be purchased with grant funds. If applicable, include documentation of CARB certification for the new vehicles or equipment to be purchased with grant funds, and the warrantee by the manufacturer and/or dealer. Also include a written price quotation from the vehicle or equipment vendor.
  • Describe how any required matching funds will be secured.

*Please note that if your project is awarded a grant, before the grant may be paid you will have to provide proof of scrapping of any old vehicles or equipment replaced through this grant.

Submit Your Application

  • Submit your application to Rose Foundation by May 19, 2017.
  • Applicants will be notified of the Fund’s decision in August.

Please note: Rose Foundation may require additional information to evaluate a proposal. The applicant will be contacted if additional information is required. Although the trustee is located in Oakland, the Kern County Air Pollution Mitigation Fund is only open to Kern County-based applicants and all projects must benefit Kern County.


Tim Little, Executive Director
tlittle -at-
(510) 658-0702 x301

For technical questions or assistance with the application system, please contact:

Laura Fernandez, Grants Associate
lfernandez -at-
(510) 658-0702 x3104

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