Inflation Reduction Act Programs

Clean Heavy Duty Vehicle Program

The transportation sector is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, accounting for 27 percent of all emissions in 2020. Transportation also is a major source of smog-forming nitrogen oxides and particulate matter, which can trigger asthma attacks and other health problems for the most vulnerable among us.

This program will invest $1 billion to help Tribal, state, and local governments and other entities offset the cost of replacing heavy-duty Class 6 and 7 commercial vehicles with zero-emission vehicles, deploy supporting infrastructure, and train and develop the necessary workforce. At least $400 million must go to areas not meeting national air quality standards. 

Grants to Reduce Air Pollution at Ports

Ports can be a significant source of diesel pollution, and those living near ports that bear the brunt of this pollution are often people of color and low-income families. This program provides funding for zero-emission port equipment and technology and to help ports develop climate action plans. This will ensure that our nation’s ports, a critical part of our infrastructure and supply chain, helps address public health and environmental impacts on surrounding communities.

This program provides $3 billion to EPA to award rebates and grants on a competitive basis for the purchase or installation of zero-emissions port equipment and technology and the development of climate action plans to reduce air pollutants at ports. Funding for zero-emission equipment or technology shall not be used for automation. Of that funding, $750 million is provided for ports located in areas designated as nonattainment for air pollution.

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