The Carl Moyer Program is a voluntary grant program implemented by the California Air Resources Board and local Air Pollution Control Districts to reduce air pollution from on-road and off-road vehicles and equipment. Projects typically involve replacing (i.e. repowering) old diesel engines, purchasing new vehicles or equipment, or retrofitting older engines with emission control devices, such as diesel particulate filters. Air Pollution Control Districts are required to match funds, so the funding amounts availabile and yearly application deadlines vary widely from district to district. Funds must be used to place engines in service ahead of EPA Tier-level deadlines. For additional information, visit these sites:
List of local air district Carl Moyer Program contacts:
The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Conservation Innovation Grants (b) [CIG (b)] portion of the 2008 USDA Farm Bill provides $10.7 Million for California agricultural equipment replacement plus engine retrofits and repowers. The Fact Sheet (link to pdf) shows the amounts available by equipment types and engine size. The Program Description (link to pdf) lists the California counties eligible for the program. Applications must be submitted to an NRCS field office by June 26, 2009.
Questions and applications are handled directly by the USDA/NRCS field offices: http://offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/app?state=CA
Direct link to the EQIP site: http://www.ca.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/eqip/2009/index.html