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Technology Advancement Program

The Technology Advancement Program (TAP) is the District’s strategic approach to encouraging innovation and development of new emission reduction technologies. The TAP will consist of an ongoing review of new technology concepts, interagency partnerships, funding for technology advancement programs, and collaborations to build and expand local capacity for research and development in the San Joaquin Valley.

  1. Available funding, requests for proposals
  2. Contact Information
  3. Technology focus areas
  4. Ongoing proposal submittal

Available funding, requests for proposals

Funding opportunities made available through the TAP will be released as Requests for Proposals (RFP’s). Current and past RFP’s are available below. To receive notifications of any future RFP’s when they open, please sign up for our email list here.

Current RFP
    There is currently no open RFP, please see the ongoing proposal submittal section at the bottom of this page (here) for information about submitting proposals for District review
Past RFP's
  • TAP11-01: The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (District) is seeking proposals for projects demonstrating new and innovative emission reduction technologies that have the potential for broad applicability in the San Joaquin Valley, and will assist the District in meeting its air quality goals.

    Date Issued: Wednesday, July 05, 2011
    Closed: Friday, August 19, 2011
    Total Funding: $1,400,000
    Expected number of awards: 5 to 8
    Download: Request for Proposal TAP11-01, Workshop Presentation, Workshop Questions and Responses

    RFP Workshop Date: Thursday, July 21, 2011 9:30AM to 11:00AM
    RSVP to: WebERIP@valleyair.org
    See RFP Section 3.2 for details.


  • TAP10-01: The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (District) is seeking proposals for projects demonstrating new and innovative emission reduction technologies that have the potential for broad applicability in the San Joaquin Valley, and will assist the District in meeting its air quality goals.

    Date Issued: Wednesday, June 03, 2010
    Closed: Friday, July 09, 2010
    Total Funding: $900,000
    Expected number of awards: 3 to 6
    Download: Request for Proposal TAP10-01

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Contact Information

District staff is available to assist you with technology advancement opportunities. Please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance.

Phone: 559-230-5800
Email: weberip@valleyair.org

For updates on the TAP program by email, including notification of new funding opportunities, please sign up for our email list here.

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Technology focus areas

In order to encourage technology development in critical areas that best serve the Valley’s needs to reach attainment, the District has established this set of technology focus areas tailored for Valley businesses and sources of emissions:

  • Renewable Energy - projects that overcome the barriers to utilizing renewable energy, such as remote solar energy/storage, vehicle-to-grid, wind energy, or peak shaving systems
  • Waste Solutions - Waste systems or technologies to minimize or eliminate emissions from existing waste management systems and processes, including waste to fuel systems (such as dairy digesters and other bio-fuel applications).
  • Mobile Sources - retrofit technologies for reducing particulate and/or NOX emissions from heavy-duty trucks, clean alternative fuels, vehicle hybridization, and efficiency improvements to on-road or off-road equipment
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Ongoing Proposal Submittal

The TAP will accept written proposal and concept papers for new technology on an ongoing basis. The District staff will review and critique these proposals. A list of potential projects from the submitted proposals, including evaluations of potential projects will be maintained and will be utilized for consideration when establishing technology focus areas and funding allocations for technology advancement.

Download: Proposal Submittal Guidelines

Note: These proposal guidelines are not for available funding. For information on open funding opportunities, click here.

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