Clean Air Grants for Agricultural Engines

The 2024 Clean Air Grants Program will be launching soon. Updated program details and applications will be available on our website in early July 2024.

The application window will open on Monday, July 29, 2024, and close on Friday, September 6, 2024. 

Please contact [email protected] to be added to the email notification list to stay updated about future grant programs. 

2023 Clean Air Grants for Agricultural Stationary Diesel Engine Repower

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Replace your diesel powered stationary agricultural engine to help reduce air pollution. Successful projects will be eligible to receive a grant within a range from $10,000 to $250,000.

Project Requirements:

  • Replacement equipment shall be for one new electric motor. New Tier 4 Final diesel motor replacements will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 
  • Applications are limited to one grant project per Company, LLC, Taxpayer ID, etc. with final determination at the District’s discretion.
  • Must be a diesel-powered engine that is greater than or equal to 25 horsepower with an operational hour meter.
  • Engine must be operational, and verified as such by the District at a pre-inspection, and in-service at the time of application. 
  • During the last 24 months, the engine must have operated 100% of the time in Santa Barbara County. Newly funded projects must also operate 100% of the time in Santa Barbara County.
  • During the last 24 months, the existing engine must have been in compliance with the District’s Agricultural Engine Registration program.
  • Existing engine must be destroyed by a District-approved salvage yard.

How to Apply:

  1. Determine your agricultural engine’s eligibility for this program. Please see CARB’s 2017 Carl Moyer Guidelines, Chapter 5, FARMER Guidelines, and Community Air Projection Project Guidelines for full details. 
  2. Gather the required information regarding the existing agricultural engine.
  3. Apply for grant funds in person, by mail, or email.

Please see application on the right for more information.


Program opened Monday, July 24, 2023
Program closed Friday, September 1, 2023


Contact us via email at [email protected] 

This program is part of our 2023 Clean Air Grants Program funded by California Air Resources Board’s Carl Moyer Program, Community Air Protection Program and Funding Agricultural Replacement Measures for Emission Reductions (FARMER) Program. For more information, see 2023 Clean Air Grant