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 – Currently accepting applications
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.
Carl Moyer Program – Not currently accepting applications.
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 – 2024 Application period open between March 11 and April 19.
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.
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.
Commercial Lawn and Garden Program – Currently Accepting Applications
With funding from the Carl Moyer Program, the Commercial Lawn and Garden Electrification Program will provide financial incentives to replace current gas powered equipment with zero-emission battery operated commercial grade equipment.
Community Air Protection (CAP) Incentives Program – 2024 Application period open between March 18 and May 10.
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.
Funding Agricultural Replacement Measures for Emission Reductions (FARMER) – Not currently accepting applications.
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.
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.
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.
Other State and Regional Programs
There are several additional incentive programs run at the regional or state level.