Eligibility Criteria for Trucks and Buses

Existing Vehicle:

  1. Vehicles proposed for replacement must be operating in-service at the time of application and operation must be demonstrated during District pre-inspection.
  2. Emission reductions obtained through projects must not be required by any federal, state, or local regulation, memorandum of agreement/understanding with a regulatory agency, settlement agreement, mitigation requirement, or other legal mandate.
  3. Projects must meet a cost-effectiveness calculated in accordance with the cost-effectiveness methodology discussed in the 2017 Carl Moyer Program Guidelines.
  4. No emission reductions generated shall be used as marketable emission reduction credits, or to offset any emission reduction obligation of any person or entity.
  5. No funded project shall be used for credit under any federal or state emission averaging banking and trading program.
  6. Funded vehicles must be registered with the California Department of Motor Vehicles within Santa Barbara County for the past 24 months.
  7. At least 51 percent total annual usage must occur in California. Only usage in California can be used for on-road emission calculations.
  8. All engines in new vehicle purchases must be certified by CARB for sale in California and must comply with durability and warranty requirements.

Vehicle Specific Criteria:

Vehicle TypeCompliant WithVehicles Eligible for Funding
Trucks and Buses >14,000lbs.Statewide Truck and Bus RegulationVehicles with 2007-2009 engine model years eligible for replacement with engines certified to 2010 emission standards or cleaner.
Trucks and Buses Registered under the Agricultural Vehicle ExtensionStatewide Truck and Bus RegulationVehicles with engine year 2009 and older are eligible for replacement with engines certified to 2010 emission standards or cleaner but must meet annual mileage limit restrictions to qualify.
Trucks and Buses Registered under the Low Mileage Work Truck OptionStatewide Truck and Bus RegulationVehicle must not exceed annual mileage limit of 20,000 miles.

  • lighter vehicles (14,000-26,000 lbs.) with 2007-2009 engine model years are eligible.
  • heavy vehicles (>26,000 lbs.) with 2005-2009 engine model years are eligible.
School BusesStatewide Truck and Bus RegulationBuses must be owned by a public school district. All bus model years are eligible for replacement, repower, and expansion project funding, with some exceptions. Replacement engines must be certified to 2010 emission standards or cleaner.
Solid Waste Collection VehiclesSolid Waste Collection Vehicle Rule (2006 and older engines) or Statewide Truck and Bus Regulation (2007 and newer engines)Fleets that have achieved compliance with the final Solid Waste Collection Vehicle Regulation are eligible. Vehicles with engine model year 2007-2009 are also eligible.
Transit Fleet Vehicles including Urban BusesFleet Rule for Transit AgenciesEligible for replacements and repowers that create surplus reductions. Engines must be certified to optional low NOx standard or cleaner.
Public Agency and Utility VehiclesFleet Rule for Public Agencies and UtilitiesReplacements with engines certified to 2010 emissions standards or cleaner are eligible.
Emergency Vehicles Replacements with engines certified to 2010 emissions standards or cleaner are eligible.

Application Statement of Terms and Conditions:

  1. I have legal authority to apply for grant funds for the entity described in this application.
  2. The proposed project is not required to be implemented by any local, state, and/or federal rule, regulation, or other legally binding requirement.
  3. No replacement engines have been purchased and no work on this project has begun or will begin until the Grant Agreement is fully executed by the District Board of Directors or by the Air Pollution Control Officer.
  4. I understand the grant will reimburse a portion of the total costs and I must retain copies of receipts and cancelled checks to prove that I paid for the total project cost before receiving reimbursement.
  5. I understand there are conditions placed on receiving a grant and agree to refund the grant (or a pro-rated portion) if it is found that at any time I do not meet those conditions.
  6. I understand I must complete the repower work specified in the application no later than the period of performance stated in the Grant Agreement. This deadline may be extended for cause if requested by the applicant and approved in writing by the District.
  7. I understand it is my responsibility to ensure that all technologies are either verified or certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to reduce NOx, and/or PM pollutants.
  8. I have attached records, fuel receipts, logs, and operating hour documentation that validates the historic operation of the baseline equipment for at least the previous 24 months.
  9. I understand any baseline engine which has been replaced must be permanently destroyed and rendered inoperable. This work shall be documented by the District.
  10. I understand that the baseline engine may not be removed until the manufacturers permanently marked serial number is documented by District inspection or a District tamperproof tag is affixed to the engine that ensures the engine’s identity can be verified after removal.
  11. I understand that the both the existing engine operates and new engine/motor will operate 100% of the time within Santa Barbara County.
  12. I understand that I must submit usage reports annually to the District.
  13. I understand I will be prohibited from applying for any form of emission reduction credits for Moyer-funded vehicles/engines including: Emission Reduction Credit (ERC), Mobile Source Emission Reduction Credit (MSERC), and/or Certificate of Advanced Placement (CAP), for all time, from the District, CARB, and/or any other district.
  14. I certify that the proposed project has not been funded and is not being considered for any funds by another air district or any other public agency.
  15. I understand that disclosure is required of the value of any current financial incentive that directly reduces the project price, including tax credits or deductions, grants, or other public financial assistance.
  16. I understand that a Global Positioning System (GPS) unit may be required to be installed on vessels and vehicles/equipment if the District ascertains during the application process that the grant equipment has the potential of operating outside of the boundaries of the Santa Barbara County for a significant portion of the project life. I will submit data as requested and otherwise cooperate with all data monitoring and reporting requirements.
  17. I understand that a tamperproof non-resettable digital hour meter/odometer must be installed and maintained in operating condition on all vehicles/equipment.
  18. I understand the District has the right to conduct unannounced inspections to ensure the project equipment is fully operational and at the activity level committed to in the grant agreement.
  19. I certify that the requested funds do not include administrative costs. Administrative costs are defined as costs related to application preparation and submittal, project administration, monitoring, oversight, data gathering, and report preparation. I will include funds necessary to cover administrative costs and any required matching funds in my budget for the duration of the project.
  20. I understand that an IRS Form 1099 will be issued to me for the incentive funds received under the Carl Moyer Program. I understand that it is my responsibility to determine the tax liability associated with participating in the Moyer Program.
  21. I have signed and submitted to the District a CARB Regulatory Compliance Statement certifying that my company is or I am in compliance with all federal, state, and local air quality rules and regulations at the time of application submittal.

Criteria and requirements are based off of California Air Resources Board’s 2017 Carl Moyer Guidelines, Chapter 4: On-Road Equipment. School buses must also meet the requirements of CARB’s Lower Emission School Bus Program.