Cache County Vehicle Repair and Replacement Assistance Program (VRRAP)

The Cache County Vehicle Repair and Replacement Assistance Program (VRRAP) provides funding assistance to individuals whose vehicle is failing vehicle emission standards to either replace their failing vehicle with a newer, cleaner one or to repair it. The program is administered by the Bear River Health Department and made possible through a grant sub-award from the Utah Division of Air Quality.

How it Works

An individual whose vehicle does not pass an emissions test may receive financial assistance to replace the failed vehicle with a newer, cleaner one or to repair it so that it passes a subsequent emissions test. The amount of financial assistance depends on household income, household size, and whether the applicant chooses to replace or repair the failed vehicle. Financial assistance can be as high as $5,000 for a vehicle replacement or $1,000 for a repair. The following table outlines the different levels of available financial assistance.

Vehicle Replacement Program

Poverty Level Assistance Amount for Tier 2 Bin 5 or cleaner Assistance Amount for Tier 2 Bin 2 or Cleaner
200% and below $ 4,000 $ 5,000
201 % to 250% $ 3,500 $ 4,500
251% to 300% $ 3,000 $ 4,000

Vehicle Repair Program

Poverty Level Assistance Amount Maximum Benefits
200% and below 100 % of repair bill Up to $1,000
201 % to 250% 75% of repair bill Up to $750
251% to 300% 50 % of repair bill Up to $500

The following table shows how the level of financial assistance an applicant qualifies for is determined.

2018 Federal Poverty Level

Household Size 200% 250% 300 %
1 24,280 $30,350 $36,420
2 32,920 $41,150 $49,380
3 41,560 $51,950 $62,340
4 50,200 $62,750 $75,300
5 58,840 $73,550 $88,260
6 67,480 $84,350 $101,220
Additional dependents add 8,640 $10,800 $12,960

Individuals may take their vehicle into an Inspection and Maintenance facility at any time to see if they are eligible.

Determining Eligibility

Eligible vehicles that qualify for financial assistance to be replaced or repaired are those that will not pass an emissions test and that also meet the following guidelines:

Vehicle being replaced must:

  • be a model year 2003 or older vehicle;
  • have failed an emissions test within 30 days of the application;
    • The emission test failure must not be due to a tampered emissions control system where the tampered system is the cause for failing the emission inspection;
  • be currently registered in Cache County or Franklin County, ID or operated on a regular basis within the nonattainment area and have been registered for at least 12 months preceding the application; and
  • be driven under its own power to the automobile dealership.

If an individual chooses the vehicle replacement option, the new vehicle must meet the following requirements:

  • be a federal Tier 2 Bin 5 or cleaner vehicle of the current model year or the previous five model years
    (see the list of vehicles below );
  • have an odometer reading of less than 70,000 miles;
  • cost no more than $35,000.00 before tax, title, and licensing; and
  • be purchased through a participating dealer.

Vehicles being repaired must:

  • be a model year 1996 and newer;
  • have failed its Emission Inspection required by the BRHD;
  • not have a tampered emission control system;
  • be currently registered in Cache County, Franklin County, ID or operated on a regular basis within the nonattainment area and have been registered for at least 12 months preceding the application; and
  • be registered under the vehicle owner’s name;
  • be repaired through a participating repair shop. View the Repair Station List

How to Apply

Individuals who want to apply for financial assistance towards the replacement or repair of their vehicle should:

  1. First determine if the vehicle is failing emission standards by getting an emissions test as required by the Bear River Health Department.
  2. If the vehicle fails the emissions test, individuals must fill out the Bear River Health Department’s Vehicle Repair and Replacement Assistance Application.
  3. Applicants must mail, hand deliver, or fax the application, failed emissions inspection, and proof of vehicle registration to:
    Bear River Health Department Vehicle Repair and Replacement Program
    85 East 1800
    North North Logan, UT 84341
    (435) 752-1570 (fax)
  4. Within one week of receiving a complete application, the Bear River Health Department will schedule an appointment to review financial assistance options and verify income.
  5. Income documents will be verified during the appointment. Proof of income for each adult household member must be brought to the appointment. Income can be verified using the most recent year’s Federal Income Tax 1040 Form (use Adjusted Gross Income); W2; Disability or Social Security documents; or pay stubs for the last two months. Please DO NOT send income verification documents via mail or fax.
  6. At the appointment, applicants can indicate whether they would like to replace or repair their vehicle

VRRAP Contact Information

For questions regarding the Cache VRRAP program, call the Bear River Health Department at  (435) 792-6579.