There are a number of local and regional incentive programs available to agencies, businesses and consumers within the Yolo-Solano AQMD. Funding sources and timelines vary by program.
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The Yolo-Solano AQMD administers the following incentive programs:
Agricultural Chipping Program (Pilot) – Coming soon
The District was awarded funding from the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2021 Targeted Airshed Grant (TAG) program to develop a pilot Agricultural Chipping Program that will provide financial incentives to farmers to encourage chipping of orchard pull-outs and prunings as an alternative to open burning. A survey has been developed to gather interest from District agricultural partners for the current funding, and to help the District secure additional funding for a larger program.
See more information and take the survey
Carl Moyer Program – Currently Accepting Applications: Deadline to Apply is Friday, May 19, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.
The Carl Moyer Program (Moyer) was established in 1998. The District’s Moyer Program provides monetary grants to private companies, and public agencies to clean heavy‐duty engines beyond what is required by law and regulation, through repowering, replacing, or retrofitting engines, vehicles, or equipment. The Moyer Program also funds infrastructure and electrification projects to support California’s transformation to zero and near‐zero emission technology.
Clean Air Funds – Currently Accepting Applications: Deadline to Apply is Friday, April 21, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.
The Clean Air Funds Program allows private business, non-profit organizations and public agencies to apply for grants for projects designed to reduce emissions from motor vehicles. Applications are typically made available in the spring and funding is awarded at the June meeting of the Board of Directors.
See more information on our Clean Air Funds program
Clean School Bus Program – Currently Accepting Applications
Yolo-Solano AQMD funds qualifying school bus replacement projects within the District. This program is funded by AB 923 funding in addition to other available grants.
See more information on our Clean School Bus Program
Community Air Protection (CAP) Incentives Program – Currently Accepting Applications: Deadline to Apply is Friday, May 19, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.
In July 2017, the California Assembly and Senate passed Assembly Bill (AB) 617, directing the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to develop the Community Air Protection Program (CAPP) to reduce exposure in communities most impacted by air pollution. To support AB 617 requirements, the Legislature appropriated Community Air Protection (CAP) Incentives funding to be administered by air districts in partnership with local communities to support early actions to address localized air pollution.
See more information on the CAP Incentives program
Funding Agricultural Replacement Measures for Emission Reductions (FARMER) – Currently Accepting Applications: Deadline to Apply is Friday, May 19, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.
The FARMER Program was established in 2017 by the California Air Resources Board to provide financial incentives for the replacement of agricultural harvesting equipment, tractors, and other equipment used in agricultural operations. The District’s FARMER Program currently supports tractor replacement projects.
Low-Dust Harvesting Equipment Replacement Program – Currently Accepting Applications: Deadline to Apply is Friday, April 21, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.
The District was awarded funding through the U.S. EPA Targeted Airshed Grant Program to administer a slow-dust harvesting equipment replacement program. The program will offer funding for the purchase of new low-dust equipment resulting in a reduction of particulate matter emitted within the District and the Sacramento Federal PM2.5 Nonattainment Area.
See more about the Low-Dust Harvesting Replacement Program
Wood Smoke Reduction Program – This program is open and ongoing
This program is available for District residents who would like to replace their old, non-EPA certified wood stove, fireplace insert, or open-hearth fireplace with a newer, cleaner burning device.
See more information on our Wood Smoke Reduction Program
Other State and Regional Programs
There are several additional incentive programs run at the regional or state level.