The Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program (Carl Moyer Program) provides incentive grants for cleaner-than-required engines, equipment, and other sources of pollution providing early or extra emission reductions. Eligible projects include cleaner on-road, marine, and agricultural sources. Projects may include engine re-powers, the purchase of new vehicles using alternative fuels, and engine retrofit devices approved by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). The District implements the program from funding received from CARB.
More information about the Carl Moyer Program can be found on CARB's website.
Carl Moyer Grant Funding Announcement
The District accepts postmarked or hand-delivered applications from May 1st to May 31st of each year.
What do I do first?
Obtain a grant application below or call our office requesting one to be mailed to you. Complete all sections of the application and return it to the District office during the acceptance period noted above.
Who can apply?
Any individual, business, public agency, or non-profit organization that is located in, or that operates within the boundaries of the District - all of Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity Counties.
What criteria are used to determine which projects will be granted money?
Funding is awarded on a competitive basis. Projects which reduce the greatest amount of pollution at the lowest cost are given preference. The District also considers other factors such as overall project cost, the potential for broad application of the project to other jurisdictions, and matching funds provided by outside sources.
What happens if my project is selected for grant funding?
First, you will receive an award offer letter. Letters arrive within approximately 30 days after the close of the application period. You will then be asked to schedule a pre-inspection of the old equipment in order to confirm the information you provided in the application. Once verified, you will be asked to commit to the project by entering into a contract with the District. Contract requirements include the purchase and/or installation of the new or used equipment, the surrender or scrapping of the old engine and/or equipment, and a requirement to submit annual mileage reports. Contract terms vary from 3 to 11 years depending upon the project type.
The District maintains a list of vendors who are contracted with the District to provide services. If your preferred equipment vendor or service provider is not on the list or if you would like additional information about any of the Moyer grant programs, contact District staff at (707) 443-3093 for assistance.
- Off-Road Equipment Replacement/Repower Application
- Marine Vessel Application
- Emergency Vehicle Application
- Infrastructure Application