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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 18, 2018

En Español

Contact:
Lyz Hoffman, Public Information Officer, (805) 961-8819

Apply for Clean Air Grant Funding
On-Road, Off-Road, Marine, and Agricultural Projects Qualify

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District announced today that the application period for 2018 clean air grant funding is now open, and the District will award projects on a first-come, first-served basis. People, businesses, and nonprofits looking to replace old diesel-powered equipment with newer, cleaner models are encouraged to apply. Examples of eligible projects include:

  • On-road vehicle replacements:
    • Trucks and buses with gross vehicle weight of more than 14,000 lbs
    • Solid waste collection vehicles
    • Transit fleet vehicles, including urban buses
    • Public agency and utility vehicles
    • Emergency vehicles
  • Off-road equipment:
    • Tractors
    • Forklifts
    • Loaders and dozers
    • Excavators
    • Agricultural utility vehicles
  • Marine (regulated and non-regulated commercial vessels)
  • Agricultural engines

Approximately $2 million from various statewide programs is available for this year’s grants, which will be evaluated for public health and cost-effectiveness benefits. Each award will not exceed $150,000, or 80 percent of the project cost, whichever is lower.

With the help of similar funding in the last 30 years, the District has awarded nearly $34 million to various engine replacement projects, reducing many tons of smog-forming pollution and particulate matter, both of which harm human health. Projects have occurred throughout Santa Barbara County.

“Newer engines perform better and are more fuel-efficient, saving money and improving air quality,” said District Director, Aeron Arlin Genet. “These grants provide a great opportunity to upgrade to cleaner engines at a fraction of the cost.”

For more information, visit 2018 Clean Air Grants

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New Phone Numbers
The District has new direct lines for all staff, as well as for all of our phone lines, including our main phone number and Complaints line. You can find our new phone numbers on this webpage.

Nuevos números de teléfono
El Distrito tiene nuevos números de teléfono para comunicarse con el personal directamente, así como también para todas nuestras líneas telefónicas, incluyendo nuestro número principal y el de las Quejas. Puede encontrar nuestros nuevos números de teléfono en esta página web.