Clean Air Grants for Off-Road Equipment

The 2020 Clean Air Grants program is closed, please contact [email protected] to be added on the notification list for next year’s program.

2020 Clean Air Grants for Off-Road Equipment Replacement

Replace your Off-Road equipment and help reduce air pollution. The maximum grant fund shall not exceed $150,000 per project, or 80% of the eligible cost reimbursement, whichever is less.

Eligible Vehicles:

  • Off-road equipment: diesel powered tractors, dozers, forklifts, loaders, excavators, scrapers, agricultural utility terrain vehicles, ground support equipment, etc.

Project Requirements:

  • Applicants are limited to one off-road equipment replacement project per company, LLC., Tax ID, etc.
    • This is at the final discretion of the District.
  • Equipment must have an operational hour meter.
  • Existing equipment must be in operational, and verified as such by the District at a pre-inspection.
  • During the last two years, the equipment 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.
  • Newly funded projects must execute the same job as the existing equipment.
  • Pre-determined cost-effectiveness calculations must be met before a project can be funded.

How to Apply:

  1. Determine your off-road equipment’s eligibility for this programPlease see CARB’s 2017 Carl Moyer Guidelines, Chapter 5FARMER Guidelines, Community Air Projection Project Guidelines, and the project criteria and requirements page for full details. 
  2. Gather the required information regarding the existing off-road equipment.
  3. Apply for grant funds in person, by mail, email, or online.

Please see application on the right for more information.


  • Download PDF application
  • Descargar la applicacion PDF
  • Complete online application


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

This program is part of our 2020 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 Program (FARMER), and California Department of Motor Vehicles surcharge revenue. For more information, see 2020 Clean Air Grants.