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Preapproval for CVRP Rebates

Are you interested in receiving preapproval for the CVRP rebate? Get the details below.

CVRP Rebate Now Pilot

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CVRP offers an option to get preapproved for a rebate through a pilot program called CVRP Rebate Now. The pilot is currently available for increased rebates to low and moderate-income residents in San Diego County and the counties that make up the San Joaquin Valley, and provides the opportunity to be preapproved for a CVRP rebate prior to purchasing or leasing an eligible vehicle. See table below for timeline of development of CVRP Rebate Now.

Date Rebate Now Action Item
January 30, 2018 Rebate Now launches as a pilot program in San Diego County, available for both standard rebate applicants and increased rebate applicants.
April 6, 2021 The Rebate Now Pilot expands to the San Joaquin Valley and the pilot program is limited to Low/Moderate Income applicants only.

The CVRP Rebate Now option will be launched statewide after a successful pilot. More details will be announced in our Frequently Asked Questions as statewide planning is finalized.

How to Get Preapproved for CVRP Rebate Now

get preapproveFollow this simple process to get preapproved:

  1. Apply online
  2. Submit requested supporting documentation
  3. Watch your status page for updates from our CVRP Processing Team.  We will provide notifications if we need additional documentation and notify you when you are preapproved

Rebate funds are reserved for you at the time your application is received. CVRP will review your application materials and you will be preapproved if you meet applicant eligibility requirements.

Be sure to review general CVRP eligibility guidelines and the pilot limitations described above before applying.

How to Use Your Preapproved Rebate

how to useA preapproved rebate can be applied directly to the price of an eligible vehicle at the time of purchase at a participating dealership, or you may choose to receive your preapproved rebate by check after purchase.

To apply your rebate toward your vehicle down payment, you must visit a participating dealership and opt to apply your preapproved rebate amount toward the vehicle purchase or lease. The dealership will then claim the rebate online after negotiations are complete. If you prefer to claim the rebate yourself, you may purchase or lease the vehicle at any dealership.

If the dealership claims the rebate:

If you allow the dealership to apply the rebate amount toward your purchase or lease transaction, you are authorizing the dealership to claim the rebate upon your behalf, and they must provide vehicle documentation to CVRP. The rebate amount should be reflected as a line item on your signed purchase or lease agreement. After CVRP receives the documentation, your reserved funds will be transferred in its entirety to the dealership.

If you choose to claim the rebate:

If you choose to claim the rebate yourself, you must claim the rebate online before it expires. You are then responsible for providing CVRP a complete copy of your purchase/lease agreement and proof of registration within 14 calendar days. Without completion of these two steps, CVRP will release the reserved rebate funds reserved for your application, and you will need to submit a new application. Any new application will go through the standard application process and your eligibility will be subject to the Terms and Conditions, Implementation Manual, and fund availability in place at the time your new application is received.

Preapproval Timelines

preapproval timelineAfter submitting your online application and supporting documents, CVRP staff will review your documents for completeness and eligibility. For current application processing times, see our Frequently Asked Questions.

Once preapproved, your CVRP Rebate Now amount is available for 14 days. If you have not yet claimed your rebate within ten days, a one-time option to extend for an additional 14 days will be made available to you. This option will be sent to you via email and made available on your status page. If you are approaching the end of your preapproval expiration date and wish to take advantage of the extension, please make sure that you watch for this email and check your status page. You may extend your preapproval on your status page or by contacting us before your preapproval expires. If your preapproval expires, you will have to reapply.

For rebates claimed by a participating dealership, the preapproved rebate amount is applied to your purchase/lease transaction at the time of sale. If you choose to claim the rebate yourself, your rebate check will be issued within 90 days of final application approval.

Eligible Vehicles

eligible vehiclesView our list of eligible vehicles and standard rebate amounts. Your preapproved rebate amount for each vehicle type will be listed in your confirmation email and on your status page after you apply.

If choosing to claim the rebate yourself, please review all vehicle eligibility requirements in advance of purchase or lease.

Participating Dealerships

To apply your preapproved rebate from the dealership during your purchase or lease transaction, your dealership must be a participating dealership enrolled in the CVRP Rebate Now preapproval pilot. The list of participating dealerships is updated frequently. The option to enroll as a participating dealership is currently limited to dealerships located in San Diego County and the counties that make up the San Joaquin Valley.

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