Incentives by Industry

Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced Transportation and Manufacturing Sales and Use Tax Exemption
The California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority (CAEATFA) offers a full sales and use tax exclusion to manufacturers that promote alternative energy and advanced transportation.

California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (IBank) CLEEN Center
The IBank established the California Lending for Energy and Environmental Needs (CLEEN) Center to offer financing to public agencies and non-profit corporations to help achieve the State’s greenhouse gas reduction goals and increase market confidence in green investing.

Agricultural/Timber

Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Agriculture
The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration administers a partial exemption from the sales and use tax for the sale, storage, use, or other consumption of farm equipment, machinery and their parts.

Beginning Farmer Bonds
These bonds are used to back below-market interest rate financing for eligible agricultural land, construction/improvements, breeder livestock, and equipment for qualified farmer.

Timber Harvesting Partial Sales and Use Tax Exemption
The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration offers a partial exemption from sales and use tax for sales and purchases of equipment, machinery and their parts designed primarily for off-road use in commercial timber harvesting operations.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
To learn more about applying for a guaranteed loan, please visit the SBA or find a District Office near you.

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development
The USDA provides funding opportunities for rural small businesses through loans, loan guarantees, and grants.

Biotech/Health Care

Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Manufacturing
The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration administers a partial exemption of sales and use tax on certain manufacturing and research and development equipment purchases and leases.

Advanced Transportation and Manufacturing Sales and Use Tax Exemption
The California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority (CAEATFA) offers a full sales and use tax exclusion to manufacturers that promote alternative energy and advanced transportation.

California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development (CalSEED) Initiative
Provides small grant funding for entrepreneurs and researchers to demonstrate concept feasibility of their new clean energy technology ideas.

California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (IBank) CLEEN Center
The IBank established the California Lending for Energy and Environmental Needs (CLEEN) Center to offer financing to public agencies and non-profit corporations to help achieve the State’s greenhouse gas reduction goals and increase market confidence in green investing.

Energy and Environment

Advanced Transportation and Manufacturing Sales and Use Tax Exemption
The California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority (CAEATFA) offers a full sales and use tax exclusion to manufacturers that promote alternative energy and advanced transportation.

Air Quality Improvement Program Clean Rebate Project
This project is designed to promote the purchase of battery electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and fuel cell electric vehicles. Rebates of up to $7,000 per light-duty vehicle are available for individuals, nonprofits, government entities, and business owners who purchase or lease an eligible vehicle.

Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program
The California Energy Commission offers a competitive grant program that provides up to $100 million annually towards innovative transportation and fuel technologies that help California meet its energy, clean air, and climate-change goals.

California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (IBank) CLEEN Center
The IBank established the California Lending for Energy and Environmental Needs (CLEEN) Center to offer financing to public agencies and non-profit corporations to help achieve the State’s greenhouse gas reduction goals and increase market confidence in green investing.

Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program
This program provides grant funds for cleaner-than-required engines and equipment. Eligible projects include cleaner on-road trucks, school and transit buses, off-road equipment, marine vessels, locomotives, agricultural equipment, light duty vehicle scrap, and lawn mowers.

Cool California Funding Wizard
The Funding Wizard can help you find grants related to energy efficiency upgrades and rebates, with a particular emphasis on sustainable and environmentally-friendly business practices.

Electric Program Investment Charge
The California Energy Commission funds applied research and development, technology demonstration and deployment, and market facilitation to create new energy solutions, foster regional innovation, and bring clean energy ideas to the marketplace.

California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development (CalSEED) Initiative
Provides small grant funding for entrepreneurs and researchers to demonstrate concept feasibility of their new clean energy technology ideas.

Hybrid and Zero Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project
These vouchers are intended to reduce about half the incremental costs of purchasing hybrid and zero-emission medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks and buses. Vouchers range from $20,000 to $110,000, with additional funds available for fleets located in disadvantaged communities.

Natural Gas Research Program
From the California Energy Commission, this program focuses on conducting research that leads to technology advancements that reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. Funding comes from, and must benefit, California’s investor-owned utility ratepayers.

Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Manufacturing
The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration administers a partial exemption of sales and use tax on certain manufacturing and research and development equipment purchases and leases.

Film and Television

Film and Television Tax Credit Program 2.0
The California Film Commission provides tax credits to qualified productions (TV projects and feature films) that are produced in California.

Teleproduction Exemption
The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration offers a partial sales and use tax exemption for the sale, storage, use or other consumption of machinery, equipment including component parts to a qualified person used primarily in tele production or other postproduction service.

Food Processors

Food Production Investment Program
The Energy Commission’s Food Production Investment Program (FPIP) provides competitive grants to California’s food processing industry to adopt commercially available and advanced energy technologies at their plants to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

Advanced Transportation and Manufacturing Sales and Use Tax Exemption
The California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority (CAEATFA) offers a full sales and use tax exclusion to manufacturers that promote alternative energy and advanced transportation.

California Competes Tax Credit
The California Competes Tax Credit is an income tax credit available to businesses who want to come, stay, or grow in California.

New Employment Credit
The New Employment Credit is an income tax credit available to companies that hire qualified full-time employees within designated geographic areas.

Research & Development Tax Credit
A business may qualify for an income tax credit if it paid for or incurred qualified research expenses while conducting qualified research activity in California.  Qualified research expenses include wages, supplies, and contract research costs.

Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Manufacturing
The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration administers a partial exemption of sales and use tax on certain manufacturing and research and development equipment purchases and leases.

Manufacturing

Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Manufacturing
The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration administers a partial exemption of sales and use tax on certain manufacturing and research and development equipment purchases and leases.

California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (IBank) CLEEN Center The IBank established the California Lending for Energy and Environmental Needs (CLEEN) Center to offer financing to public agencies and non-profit corporations to help achieve the State’s greenhouse gas reduction goals and increase market confidence in green investing.

Transportation

Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Manufacturing
The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration administers a partial exemption of sales and use tax on certain manufacturing and research and development equipment purchases and leases.

Advanced Transportation and Manufacturing Sales and Use Tax Exemption
The California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority (CAEATFA) offers a full sales and use tax exclusion to manufacturers that promote alternative energy and advanced transportation.

California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development (CalSEED) Initiative
Provides small grant funding for entrepreneurs and researchers to demonstrate concept feasibility of their new clean energy technology ideas.

California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (IBank) CLEEN Center
The IBank established the California Lending for Energy and Environmental Needs (CLEEN) Center to offer financing to public agencies and non-profit corporations to help achieve the State’s greenhouse gas reduction goals and increase market confidence in green investing.

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