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Carl Moyer Program

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The Carl Moyer Program was established in 1998 as a partnership between the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and local air districts. This grant program provides funding for replacing, repowering, or retrofitting eligible heavy-duty engines with cleaner-than-required technology.

The Funding Agricultural Replacement Measures for Emission Reductions (FARMER) Program provides funding through local air districts for agricultural harvesting equipment, heavy-duty trucks, agricultural pump engines, tractors, and other equipment used in agricultural operations. The FARMER Program is supported in part by California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work.


We are finalizing our grant agreements with CARB and hope to open up for new applications sometime in November 2021.

The application period for Year 22 of the Carl Moyer Program and Year 3 of the FARMER Program closed on July 10, 2020. The forms below are for informational purposes and may change in the future.

Off Road Equipment Program (Ag Tractors, Off-Road Ag Equipment, Class 7 Diesel Forklifts, Off-Road Construction Equipment [must comply with In-Use Off Road Regulation], Large Spark Ignited Equipment [must comply with LSI Regulation], Portable Equipment)
Off Road Equipment Repower and Retrofit (including Portable and Stationary Ag. Engine Repowers, Pump Electrification)
On Road Heavy-Duty Vehicle Program (Ag Trucks, School Buses, Emergency Fire Apparatuses, Heavy Duty Truck Retrofit and Replacement [limited opportunities due to Truck and Bus Regulation])

Please review instructions and application forms carefully and attach all required documents. If you have questions, please call us for assistance. Incomplete applications will be returned and risk being excluded from consideration.

CARB produced a document to assist applicants subject to state regulations (Truck and Bus Rule, In-Use Off-Road Regulation, etc.) with determining eligibility. Applications subject to a state regulation must go through a compliance check prior to funding.

For questions, more information, or to be notified of future funding opportunities, call Jason Mandly at (530) 332-9400, extension 108, or email jmandly@bcaqmd.org.


2017 Carl Moyer Guidelines

2017-18 FARMER Program Guidelines

The District administers the Carl Moyer Program through a Policies and Procedures Manual approved by the Governing Board annually. The Policies and Procedures Manual for Year 23 (2021) Carl Moyer Program was approved in May 2021. The FARMER Program Policies and Procedures Manual was approved in September 2021.


Additional Grant Programs:

The California Air Pollution Control Officers Association (CAPCOA) administers the Rural Assistance Program (RAP) to assist rural districts in funding eligible projects.

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has additional opportunities for agricultural engine replacement projects.

Community Air Protection Program

April 4, 2021 (CLOSED)
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Announcing Community Air Protection (CAP) Support Grants! Does your non-profit organization, agency, school, or business have an idea on how to reduce air pollution or reduce exposure to air pollution in your community? The Butte County Air Quality Management District is accepting proposals ranging from $500 to $15,000 to help fund your idea. Proposals are due by May 7, 2021. For more information, please see the Request for Proposals and Application Package below:

CAP Support Grants Request for Proposals

CAP Support Grants Application


March 1, 2021 (CLOSED): The Butte County Air Quality Management District accepted project proposals for $855,672.86 in Community Air Protection Incentive funds through April 2, 2021. Eligible projects include heavy-duty on-road and off-road equipment replacement projects, zero-emission infrastructure projects, air filtration upgrades at schools, zero-emission lawn and garden equipment replacement projects at schools, and composite wood replacement projects at schools.

Request for Proposals

General Application

Link to Carl Moyer Program page (for heavy-duty equipment replacement projects)


The Butte County Air Quality Management District held an online community meeting to solicit input from the public on the Community Air Protection Program and funding priorities on Wednesday February 17, 2021.

Meeting Press Release

Meeting Presentation


What is the Community Air Protection Program?

Assembly Bill (AB) 617, signed into law in July 2017, directed the California Air Resources Board (CARB), in conjunction with local air districts, to establish the Community Air Protection Program.  AB 617 provides a new community focused action framework to improve air quality and reduce exposure to criteria air pollutants and toxic air contaminants in the communities most impacted by air pollution.


How is the Community Air Protection Program being implemented in Butte County?

AB 134, signed into law in September 2017, appropriated $250 million from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund to fund immediate emission reduction projects that would benefit state-designated disadvantaged communities. The Butte County Air Quality Management District was awarded $468,750 in 2018 to fund emission reduction projects within such a community. Identified disadvantaged communities include the Chapman neighborhood in Chico and parts of the Thermalito area. Selected projects were implemented through the District’s Carl Moyer Program.

In 2019, an additional $1,088,281.25 in FY2018-19 funds were awarded to the District to fund projects in Disadvantaged Communities and Low Income Communities. In addition to zero-emission equipment projects, several project types that improve air quality in and near schools may be considered. These projects include air filtration, composite wood product, and zero-emission lawn and garden equipment. The District held a series of community meetings in February 2020 (see the press release here) to discuss the program with the public. See the community meeting presentation here.

The Community Air Protection Incentives are part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing GHG emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment – particularly in disadvantaged communities.


How can the community provide input?

Community members can provide input to Jason Mandly, Senior Air Quality Planner by email at jmandly@bcaqmd.org, or by phone at 530-332-9400 Extension 108.

In addition to the funding opportunity mentioned above, current and future funds may become available for projects that meet the goals of AB 617 including, but not limited to: public outreach, air monitoring, and air quality improvement projects.


What projects are in progress?

In March 2019, the District’s Governing Board approved an electric school bus replacement project with the Thermalito Union Elementary School District.

In April 2020, the District concluded a Request for Proposals for incentive projects that would meet the goals of the Community Air Protection Program. Projects were approved at the May 28, 2020 Regular Meeting of the District’s Governing Board. The following projects are being funded:

Name of Applicant Project Type Priority Population Type Project Location or Address CAP Funds Requested for Projects
Palermo Unified School District Infrastructure Low Income Community 7390 Bulldog Way Palermo, CA 95968 $49,839.00
Thermalito Union Elementary School District School Air Filtration (Nelson) Low Income Community 400 Grand Avenue Oroville, CA 95965 $115,665.23
Thermalito Union Elementary School District School Air Filtration (Sierra) Disadvantaged Community 400 Grand Avenue Oroville, CA 95965 $145,588.88
Chico Unified School District School Air Filtration (Chapman) Disadvantaged Community 1071 16th Street Chico, CA 95928 $350,000.00
Chico Unified School District School Composite Wood (Chapman) Disadvantaged Community 1071 16th Street Chico, CA 95928 $21,000.00
Chico Unified School District School Transportation Disadvantaged Community 2455 Carmichael Drive Chico, CA 95928 $400,000.00

In April 2021, the District concluded a Request for Proposals for incentive projects that would meet the goals of the Community Air Protection Program. Projects were approved at the April 22, 2020 Regular Meeting of the District’s Governing Board. The following projects are being funded:

Name of Applicant Project Type Priority Population Type Project Location or Address CAP Funds Requested for Projects
Palermo Unified School District Infrastructure Low Income Community 7390 Bulldog Way Palermo, CA 95968 $32,125.44
Thermalito Union Elementary School District School Bus Replacement (Diesel) Disadvantaged Community 400 Grand Avenue Oroville, CA 95965 $165,000.00
Thermalito Union Elementary School District Off-Road Equipment Replacements (Diesel) Disadvantaged Community 400 Grand Avenue Oroville, CA 95965 $126,902.36
Chico Unified School District School Bus Replacement (Electric) Disadvantaged Community 2455 Carmichael Drive Chico, CA 95928 $400,000.00
Chico Unified School District School Composite Wood (Chapman & McMannus) Disadvantaged Community & Low Income Community Chapman & McMannus Elementary Schools $85,596.26

Additional Resources:
State Community Air Protection Incentives 2019 Guidelines
Butte County Air Quality Management District CAP Incentives Policies and Procedures Manual

Participating Dealerships and Dismantlers

The following dealerships, scrap yards, and dismantlers have active agreements with the Butte County Air Quality Management District to participate in the Carl Moyer Program and FARMER Program. If your dealership is not listed, they can contact Jason Mandly at jmandly@bcaqmd.org or 530-332-9400 x 108 to request a dealership / dismantler agreement package.

Dealerships:

Beeler Tractor Co.
887 E. Onstott Road
Yuba City, CA 95993
530-673-3555

Chico Farm and Orchard
9 Three Sevens Lane
Chico, CA 95973
530-893-9060

Coe Orchard Equipment
3453 Riviera Road
Live Oak, CA 95953
530-695-5121

Dobbs Peterbilt
1800 Twin View Blvd
Redding, CA 96003
(530) 246-2460

Holt Ag Solutions
1210 Richvale Highway
Richvale, CA 95965
530-433-2080

Industrial Power Products
355 East Park Avenue
Chico, CA 95928
530-513-2324

N&S Tractor
3056 Colusa Highway
Yuba City, CA 95993
530-330-1821

NorCal Kenworth
707 Display Way
Sacramento, CA 95838
916-371-3372

Pape Machinery – Sacramento
2850 El Centro Road
Sacramento, CA 95833
916-597-8059

Peterson Cat
425 Southgate Avenue
Chico, CA 95928
530-343-1911

Sacramento Truck Center
100 Opportunity Street
Sacramento, CA 95838
916-286-2000

Redding Freightliner
4991 Caterpillar Road
Redding, CA 96003
530-241-4412

Riverview International Trucks LLC.
2445 Evergreen Avenue
West Sacramento, CA 95691
916-371-3110

TEC of California, Inc.
8555 Pedrick Road
Dixon, CA 95620
707-640-7200

Valley Truck & Tractor – Chico
489 Country Drive
Chico, CA 95928
530-343-8288

Valley Truck & Tractor – Gridley
1751 Highway 99
Gridley, CA 95948
530-846-6592

Valley Truck & Tractor – Yuba City
1549 Colusa Highway
Yuba City, CA 95993
530-673-8283

Scrap Yards / Dismanters:

Chico Scrap Metal
766 Oro-Chico Highway
Durham, CA 95938
530-345-6241

Empire Steel
3094 N. Township Road
Yuba City, CA 95993
530-673-7180

North State Truck Equipment
17011 Clear Creek Road
Redding, CA 96001
530-241-2851

United Truck Dismantlers
2488 McGowan Parkway
Marysville, CA 95901

G & O Truck Parts
9919 HWY 88
Jackson, CA 95642
209-223-3121


Documents for Dealerships / Scrap Yards / Dismantlers:

On-Road (Truck) Program Dealership Agreement

On-Road Program Dismantler Agreement

Off-Road Program Dealership Agreement

Off-Road Program Scrap & Salvage Yard Agreement

Off-Road Certification Database (executive orders, engine family numbers)

Please contact Jason Mandly at jmandly@bcaqmd.org or 530-332-9400 x 108 for a Dealership or Dismantler Agreement.

Links

News

For information on radiaton monitoring in California associated with the Japanese nuclear incident, click here.

Air Quality

California Air Resources Board (CARB) – Indoor Air Quality and Personal Exposure Assessment Program

Key Events in the History of Air Quality in California

Recycling

Butte County Recycling Guide

Northern Recycling and Waste Services provides businesses and residents of the Upper Ridge free education, onsite assistance to implement waste reduction, reuse and recycling programs. Check out the recycling center, vegetative waste facility and household hazardous waste facility.

City of Chico and all Butte County residents can recycle or properly dispose of their household hazardous waste in Chico at Butte Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility.

For City of Chico Chico Curbside Recycling.

Recycle old cell phones or electronic devices.

Credit & Incentive Programs

Mobile Source Links

Compliance Links

Government Agencies

Organizations

Truck Improvement/Modernization Benefitting Emission Reductions (TIMBER)

TIMBER Grant Program

The Truck Improvement/Modernization Benefitting Emission Reductions (TIMBER) Program provides a streamlined voucher funding option to reduce emissions by replacing 2002 or older model diesel engine log trucks with 2010 or newer model diesel engine log trucks. When used to offset vehicle replacement costs, qualifying projects are eligible for up to $60,000.

More information about the TIMBER program can be found at California Air Resources Board’s TIMBER website.

Who is eligible?

Prior to applying, you must be registered in the TRUCRS database and have selected the Truck & Bus Regulation Log Truck Phase-In Option, NOx Exempt Area Option, or the Small Fleet Option (TRUCRS account must be updated for 2016 by January 31, 2016). Application packets may be downloaded from this website or request a copy from the District office.

Any individual, business, public agency, or non-profit organization that is located in, or that operates within, the boundaries of the State of California.  Note: Applicants are limited to a maximum of 10 TIMBER grants per fleet, per year.

If my project is selected, what next?

If your project meets the guidelines and has no outstanding violations (2011 Carl Moyer Program Guidelines, Chapter 4 section D.2), you and your selected dealership will be issued a Voucher. Funding is limited, and Vouchers will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis until the funds are expended.

Application Forms

Dealership Resources

Useful Links

Incentives / Grants / Rebates

District staff implements and administers various grants and incentive programs.  These programs are voluntary and reduce emissions, favorably impacting air quality.

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Woodsmoke Reduction Program

Community Air Protection Program

Special Grants


The following are links to funding and incentive programs outside the District:

California Funding Wizard
The wizard combs the internet weekly for funding opportunities to help support a sustainable future. You can set filters by funding type, category, eligible applicants or using keywords.

Carl Moyer Rural Assistance Program (CAPCOA)

California’s Clean Vehicle Incentives Programs

The Bright Schools Program (funded by CAPCOA GHG Rx)

California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA): Funding for the STATE WATER EFFICIENCY AND ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM (SWEEP)