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Transportation Fund for Clean Air

TFCA is a local fund source of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (Air District). As the TFCA program manager for Alameda County, Alameda CTC is responsible for programming 40 percent of the $4 vehicle registration fee collected in Alameda County for this program. Through the Alameda CTC’s TFCA distribution formula, further detailed in Alameda CTC’s TFCA Program Guidelines, 70 percent of annual funding is available to the cities and county and 30 percent is available for transit-related projects. Approximately $1.8 million in TFCA funding is programmed annually.

Projects are to result in the reduction of motor vehicle emissions to be considered eligible for TFCA funding. In general, eligible projects are those that conform to the provisions of the Alameda CTC TFCA Program Guidelines and the Air District TFCA County Program Manager Fund Policies.

Projects must also meet the requirement of achieving an emission reduction cost-effectiveness, on an individual project basis, equal to or less than $90,000 of TFCA funds per ton of total reactive organic gases (ROG), oxides of nitrogen (NOx), and weighted particulate matter 10 microns in diameter and smaller (PM10) emissions reduced ($TFCA/ton emissions reduced), unless a different threshold has been established by the Air District.

TFCA project sponsors are required to comply with program requirements including expenditure deadlines, data collection and submittal of annual and final project reports. Data collection requirements vary by project type (see the sample monitoring forms below).


Staff contact: Jacki Taylor, 510.208.7413,