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.
The Application Period for the Carl Moyer Program & the FARMER Program is now open between December 15, 2021 and January 28, 2022. See the Press Release for more information about available funds. Award notifications are expected to be released in February 2022. Use the applications below for both programs. For FARMER funding – 8 awards are expected to be reserved for eligible on-road projects (one award per $200,000 in funding).
|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 Replacement [limited opportunities due to Truck and Bus Regulation])|
|Infrastructure (Battery Charging Stations, Alternative Fueling Stations)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.