Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District

APCD Funding and Incentive Programs - Innovative Technologies Group

APCD's Innovative Technologies Group promotes the application of clean fuels and energy projects.

STOP: Do you qualify for a grant and have all the information needed to submit a complete application? Find out here.

Cash for Cleaner Engines

Funding for Diesel Engine Operators

The Santa Barbara County APCD continues to seek proposals from private and public entities in the county for projects to reduce air pollution from heavy-duty diesel engines, according to the terms and conditions of the California Air Resources Board's (ARB) Carl Moyer Air Quality Memorial Standards Attainment Program (Carl Moyer Program).

Typical Carl Moyer Program projects include heavy-duty engine repowers, replacements, and retrofits for both diesel and alternative- fueled equipment. The APCD grant funding comes from the ARB's Carl Moyer Program and the DMV Motor Vehicle Registration Fee Surcharge Program.

Program applications for grant funding can be downloaded under the appropriate equipment category below. Staff will evaluate each project on a first come, first served basis and approve projects until all funds have been expended.

For more information consult the 2011 Carl Moyer Program Guidelines, visit the ARB Verified Diesel Retrofit Devices website, or contact Jim Fredrickson at (805) 961-8892. Please consult the Carl Moyer Program Advisories for modifications to the guidelines and current program policies.

The following equipment categories are eligible for grant funding:

Off-Road heavy-duty equipment replacement Off-Road heavy-duty engine re-power
Off-Road Replacement 

Note: $100,000 maximum grant amount per project.

Note: $100,000 maximum grant amount per project.

Marine engines Agricultural stationary engines

Note: $100,000 maximum grant amount per project.

Note: $100,000 maximum grant amount per project.

Other: On-road heavy-duty engines, forklifts, airport ground support equipment, locomotives, particulate matter (PM) projects, etc.
  • Please contact APCD staff directly for more details on these projects. Also, consult the Carl Moyer Guidelines and approved Program Advisories for project selection criteria and funding eligibility.

Questions? Call the APCD at (805) 961-8800, or contact Jim Fredrickson at (805) 961-8892.

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