2018 Clean Air Grants for On-Road Trucks and Buses

Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) has funding opportunities for a variety of on-road vehicle replacement, repower, and expansion projects. The maximum grant fund shall not exceed $150,000 per project or 80% of the eligible cost reimbursement, whichever is less. Grant funds will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until all funding sources are distributed.


Clean Air Grants for Trucks

Eligible Vehicles:

  • Trucks and Buses with gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 14,000 lbs.
  • Solid Waste Collection Vehicles
  • Transit Fleet Vehicles including Urban Buses
  • Public Agency and Utility Vehicles
  • Emergency Vehicles

Project Requirements:

  • Applicants are limited to one on-road vehicle grant project per company.
  • Vehicles proposed for replacement must be operating in-service at the time of application and operation must be demonstrated during District pre-inspection.
  • Funded vehicles must be registered with the California Department of Motor Vehicles within Santa Barbara County for the past 24 months.
  • Fleet must be compliant with all local, state, and federal air quality regulations and must not have any unresolved Notices of Violation.
  • Specific criteria for each vehicle type can be found on the PDF Application.

How to Apply:

1. Determine your vehicle’s eligibility for this program. Please see CARB’s 2017 Carl Moyer Guidelines, Chapter 4 and the project criteria and requirements page for full details. 
2. Gather the required information about your vehicle, engine, and replacement vehicle and engine.
3. Apply for funding in person, by mail, or online.

Please see application on the right for more information.

 

Application – Trucks

Apply starting September 18th, 2018


Questions?


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.


Clean Air Grants for School Buses

Eligible Vehicles:

  • School buses that are owned by a public school district.

Project Requirements:

  • Applicants are limited to one on-road vehicle grant project per company.
  • Vehicles proposed for replacement must be operating in-service at the time of application and operation must be demonstrated during District pre-inspection.
  • Funded vehicles must be registered with the California Department of Motor Vehicles within Santa Barbara County for the past 24 months.
  • Fleet must be compliant with all local, state, and federal air quality regulations and must not have any unresolved Notices of Violation.
  • Replacement engines must be certified to 2010 emission standards or cleaner.
  • School buses must meet the requirements of CARB’s Lower Emission School Bus Program.

How to Apply:

1. Determine your vehicle’s eligibility for this program. Please see CARB’s 2017 Carl Moyer Guidelines, Chapter 4 and the project criteria and requirements page for full details
2. Gather the required information about your vehicle, engine, and replacement vehicle and engine.
3. Apply for funding in person, by mail or online.

Please see application on the right for more information.

 

Application – School Buses

Apply starting September 18th, 2018


Questions?


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 Program (FARMER), Voluntary NOx Remediation Measure Program, and California Department of Motor Vehicles surcharge revenue. For more information, see 2018 Clean Air Grants.



Additional Funding Sources and Information for Cleaner On-Road Vehicles

Funding  for hybrid and zero-emission trucks and buses, as well as low-NOx natural gas engines, is available through California’s Heavy-Duty Vehicle Incentive Program.

Additional funding and regulatory resources for heavy-duty truck operators can be found on the California Air Resources Board Truck Stop page.