Clean Air Grants for Agricultural Engines

The 2021 Clean Air Grant Program is currently closed. Please contact [email protected] with questions. 

2021 Clean Air Grants for Agricultural Stationary Diesel Engine Repower

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, and not to exceed 80% of the total eligible project costs.

Project Requirements:

  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Replacement equipment shall be for one new electric motor. 

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, Community Air Projection Project Guidelines, and the project criteria and requirements page for full details. 
  2. Gather the required information regarding the existing agricultural engine.
  3. Apply for grant funds in person, by mail, email or online.

Please see application on the right for more information.


Program opens Monday, August 2, 2021
Program closes Friday, September 3, 2021


Contact Mike McKay at (805) 614-6788 or [email protected] 

This program is part of our 2021 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 2021 Clean Air Grant