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)
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.
Clean Air Funds
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
Yolo-Solano AQMD is currently funding replacements of qualifying school buses within the District.
Wood Smoke Reduction Program
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.
Funding Agricultural Replacement Measures for Emission Reductions (FARMER)
This program provides funding for agricultural harvesting equipment, tractors, and other equipment used in agricultural operations. The application period is currently closed.
Carl Moyer Program
The 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 projects to support California’s transformation to zero and near‐zero emission technology
Other State and Regional Programs
There are several additional incentive programs run at the regional or state level.