we are no longer accepting applications under the 2018 program. To sign up for info on our 2019 Clean Air Grants program, please email us at [email protected].

2018 Clean Air Grants for Agricultural Stationary Diesel Engine Repower

Replace your agricultural engine to help reduce air pollution. The maximum grant fund shall not exceed $150,000 per project, or 80% of the eligible reimbursement, whichever is less. Grant funds will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until all funding sources are distributed. 

Project Requirements:

  • Applicants are limited to one agricultural stationary diesel engine repower project per company.
  • Must be a Tier 0 (uncontrolled), Tier 1, Tier 2, or Tier 3 engine that is greater than or equal to 25 horsepower with an operational hour meter.
  • Engine must be in operating condition, and verified as such by the District at the pre-inspection.
  • During the last two years, 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 two years, the 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 the project criteria and requirements page for full details. 
  2. Gather the required information regarding the existing agricultural engine.
  3. Apply for funding in person, by mail, or online.

Please see application on the right for more information.


Apply starting September 18, 2018


This program is part of our 2018 Clean Air Grants Program funded by California Air Resources Board’s Carl Moyer Program, Community Air Protection Program, Funding Agricultural Replacement Measures for Emission Reductions (FARMER) Program, Voluntary NOx Remediation Measure Program, and California Department of Motor Vehicles surcharge revenue. For more information, see 2018 Clean Air Grants.