The Carl Moyer Program (Year 18) will launch on October 4, 2016. Read more about the history of the program.

Who was Carl Moyer? Click here to see our infographic and learn about the man who helped shape the development of California’s air quality policies and why the Moyer program was named after him.

Year 18 Funding for Diesel Engine Operators

The District’s Innovative Technologies Group promotes the application of clean fuels and energy projects. We seek proposals from private and public entities in the county for projects to reduce air pollution from heavy-duty diesel engines, according to the terms and conditions of the California Air Resources Board’s (ARB) Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program (Carl Moyer Program). Typical Carl Moyer Program projects include heavy-duty engine repowers, replacements, and retrofits for both diesel and alternative- fueled equipment. The District’s grant funding comes from ARB.

Please note how the Year 18 Carl Moyer Program will operate:

  1. The program will NOT be first come, first served.
  2. Applications must be submitted during a one month period starting Tuesday October 4, 2016 and ending Friday November 4, 2016.
  3. Applications received after Friday November 4, 2016 will be automatically declined.
  4. Applications are limited to one per company.
  5. Applications are limited to one new piece of equipment (e.g., one tractor; single engine or paired set of marine diesel engines).
  6. Projects will be awarded a maximum grant fund of $75,000 or 75% of eligible cost reimbursement, whichever is lower.
  7. Projects will be awarded grant funds based on cost-effectiveness and benefits to public health.
  8. Grant funds will be limited to the following two programs:
    • Off-Road Equipment Replacement
    • Marine Diesel Engine Repower
  9. Grant funds will be reimbursed after the grantee has completely paid or financed the total cost of the project.
  10. We are not currently providing grant funds for our Agricultural Stationary & Portable Water Pump Engines Repower & Retrofit Program.  Instead, please consider pursuing emission credits for your agricultural engines:
  11. We are also not currently providing grant funds for any On-Road truck programs.
  12. For all other types of equipment, including Off-Road Diesel Engine Repower & Retrofit, please contact Jim Fredrickson at (805) 961-8892 for more information.

Please note that only Year 18 application forms will be accepted.  All previous application forms (Year 17 and earlier) will be automatically declined.

Do you qualify for a grant and have all the information needed to submit a complete application? Find out here.

Applicants are encouraged to email the completed Year 18 application and required attachments to more information consult the Carl Moyer Program Guidelines, visit the ARB Verified Diesel Retrofit Devices website, or contact Jim Fredrickson at (805) 961-8892. Please consult the Carl Moyer Program Advisories for modifications to the guidelines and current program policies.

The following equipment categories are eligible for grant funding:

Off-Road equipment replacement

Off-Road ReplacementDownload Offroad Equipment Replacement application form.

Marine engines

Download Marine Engine application form. Repower of diesel-powered marine main or auxiliary engines.

For information about funding and regulatory resources for diesel truck operators see the California Air Resources Board Truck Stop page.

Questions? Call the APCD at (805) 961-8800, or contact Jim Fredrickson at (805) 961-8892.