General Contact Number: (530) 621-5567

Air Quality Management District


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INCENTIVES AND GRANTS:


Checkmark WOODSTOVE REPLACEMENT INCENTIVE PROGRAM, STATE WOODSTOVE PROGRAM, and U.S. EPA TARGETED AIRSHED WOODSTOVE REPLACEMENT PROGRAM


Chimney Smoke Reduction Incentive Program (RIP)

Woodstove

On July 17, 2007, the Board of Directors approved the woodstove replacement incentive program (Chimney Smoke RIP), to encourage homeowners to permanently remove or replace older non-EPA certified wood stoves or eligible fireplaces (pellet stoves are ineligible) with cleaner burning devices to improve winter air quality through reduction of particulate matter (PM) emissions caused by inefficient residential wood combustion.

The current funding levels are:

  • $500 ($800)* for removal of old wood burning device and replacement with a new EPA Phase II certified wood stove, fireplace insert, or pellet stove.
  • $599 ($899)* for removal of old wood burning device and use of existing or installation of a new electric, natural gas or propane furnace or appliance.
  • AQMD will pay for the cost of the associated basic Building Permit (if required).

*Tahoe Applicants: The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) has provided funds for an additional $300 for replacements within their jurisdiction (i.e., residents in the Tahoe Basin).

Low income households and residents in designated low income communities can be eligible for up to $2,000 in total incentives thanks to new funding from the US Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board - call for details.

To Qualify:

  • You must FIRST obtain Pre-Approval from AQMD for project eligibility (site visit required).  Pre-Approval is Required Prior to Removing Old Unit.
  • The home must be your primary residence in El Dorado.  Long-term rentals are eligible with some restrictions.
  • Woodstove to be removed must not be an EPA certified unit (uncertified).
  • Fireplaces with attached glass or metal doors are eligible if used to heat the home. Open-face fireplaces (no glass or metal doors) are eligible if it is the only source of heat in the home (i.e., no wall furnaces, baseboard heaters, central forced air, etc.) 

Incentive checks will be issued directly to the approved applicants after completion of the woodstove installation, until funding is depleted.

Call (530) 621-7501 to get started.  

We can take your application over the phone and get you scheduled for a pre-approval inspection.

Materials:

Total Number of Change-outs* (as of February 2024):

  • West Slope:         1,229
  • Tahoe:                     356
  • Total:                    1,585

          *El Dorado County residences only.

Total Annual Emissions Reduced by RIP**:

  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC):                  60 tons
  • Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx):                                    2 tons
  • Carbon Monoxide (CO):                                     202 tons
  • Greenhouse Gases (CO2, CH4, N2O):            1,335 tons
  • Particulate Matter (PM10 + PM2.5):                  57 tons
    **Replacement device emissions were included to calculate the net emissions reductions shown here. This includes both EDC local program and state program. 

Additional Incentives:


Checkmark EXPANDED CLEAN LAWNMOWER EQUIPMENT INCENTIVE PROGRAM (CLIP) 

AQMD is accepting applications for the EXPANDED Clean Lawn equipment Incentive Program (CLIP) which can provide a $100 to $2,000 incentive for the replacement (and disposal) of gasoline or diesel powered lawn equipment and purchase of new cordless electric lawn equipment.  


CLIP will pay the following amounts toward the purchase of a cordless electric piece of lawn equipment when a similar gasoline powered piece of equipment is surrendered:

  • Leaf blower - up to $100
  • Walk-behind lawnmower  - up to $200
  • Chainsaw, Trimmer, Edger, Brush cutter, "Weed-eater", miscellaneous - up to $200
  • Ride-on lawnmower - up to $2,000

REPLACEMENT MUST BE LIKE-FOR-LIKE


CLIP PROCEDURE:

  • Purchase new cordless, electric lawn equipment, keep receipt.
  • Complete 1-page application at EDCCleanAir.org for pre-approval BEFORE you surrender the gas-powered equipment, and bring approved application to disposal site with your old equipment.
  • Within 30 days of purchase, drain fluids and surrender old equipment at one of locations below:
    • El Dorado Disposal MRF
    • Radius Recycling (formerly Schnitzer Steel)
    • South Tahoe Refuse
  • Return completed application with disposal sticker, along with a copy of receipt for new equipment to AQMD.
  • Receive an incentive check in the mail within 60 days.

APPLICANTS MUST MEET SPECIFIC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must reside in El Dorado County & purchase equipment for use in El Dorado County.
  • Must currently own and operate a piece of eligible working gasoline or diesel powered lawn equipment.
  • Must purchase a replacement new, cordless, zero-emission lawn equipment (corded equipment not eligible) - MUST REPLACE WITH SAME TYPE OF EQUIPMENT (MOWER FOR MOWER, ETC).
  • Application MUST be approved by AQMD before you dispose of old equipment, and you must dispose of old equipment within 30 days of purchase of new, cordless, zero-emission lawn equipment.

Remember: Submit your application to AQMD and have the application approved and signed by AQMD staff BEFORE you dispose of the gas or diesel lawn equipment. Other requirements may apply, please see the Program Materials below for details.
  Pieces of Lawn Equipment Recycled to Date (April 2018 through January 2024):  1,023


Checkmark  DRIVE CLEAN! VEHICLE INCENTIVE PROGRAM

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AQMD is accepting applications for the Drive Clean! program which provides a $599 incentive to County residents for the purchase or lease of an Air Resources Board (ARB) Clean Vehicle Rebate Program eligible vehicle. 


Applicants must meet specific eligibility requirements:

  • Pre-Approval is Required. Previous vehicle purchases are not eligible
  • Provide email address on online application as pre-approval will be emailed back to you - On-call staff will approve/deny after-hour Drive Clean online applications.
  • Currently reside in El Dorado County (address in El Dorado County must be your primary residence) 
  • Purchase/Lease a NEW vehicle that meets the following requirements as of the date of application/pre-approval:
    • Large vehicles such as SUVs, CUVs, Trucks, Vans - Vehicle must have a base MSRP of $60,000 or less. 
    • Vehicles classified as "Cars" such as Sedans, Coupes, Hatchbacks, Wagons. Vehicle must have a base MSRP of $45,000 or less.
    • Plug-in hybrid vehicles must meet the minimum 30-mile EPA electric range requirement.
  • Purchase/Lease within three (3) months of receiving pre-approval(Please do not obtain pre-approval until you are ready to buy/lease in the near future).
  • Submit all required documentation to AQMD within three (3) months after vehicle purchase/lease.
  • Agree to own/lease vehicle for three (3) years within El Dorado County.
  • One (1) Drive Clean! incentive per household.  Previous Drive Clean! program incentive recipients (and households) not eligible.

Other requirements may apply and supporting evidence is required. Please see the Program Materials below for complete details. 

      Online Drive Clean! Pre-Approval APPLICATION (Submit the pre-approval application online BEFORE you purchase/lease eligible vehicle

Drive Clean! Miles Logged (as of January 2024) Only first three years of vehicle mileage counted.

  • Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Miles:                  17,956,490
  • Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (PZEV) Miles*:    7,059,553
  • Total Drive Clean! Miles Logged:                     25,016,043 - OVER 25 MILLION MILES!

Total Emissions Reduced based on miles logged

  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC):                 26.68 tons
  • Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx):                                 19.42 tons
  • Carbon Monoxide (CO):                                   251.00 tons
  • Carbon Dioxide (CO2, a GHG):                   10,421.81 tons

*Only 50% of PZEV miles assumed to be emissions free

Source: US EPA, "Average Annual Emissions Fuel Consumption for gasoline-Fueled Passenger Cars and Light Trucks", Oct 2008 


 

Checkmark  CHARGE! CHARGE AT YOUR RESIDENCE AND GO ELECTRIC (Home electric vehicle charger program) 


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AQMD is accepting applications for the CHarge At your Residence and Go Electric (CHARGE) incentive program which can provide up to a $300 incentive for the purchase of a Level 2 electric vehicle charger for your home. 

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements: 
  • Reside in El Dorado County
  • Own or lease an electric vehicle or plug in hybrid electric vehicle
  • Purchase a Level 2 electric vehicle charger (chargers purchased before the program was approved on 8/29/23 are not eligible)
  • If there is an existing 220/240 volt outlet in your garage or carport, then simply plug in the charger and take a photo
  • If you need to install a 220/240 volt outlet or if you plan to hard wire the charger, then obtain a building permit and hire a contractor to perform the installation
  • Submit a CHARGE incentive program claim form and the supporting documents.  Claim form and all supporting documents must be submitted within 6 months of purchasing the charger. 
  • AQMD must inspect the installation prior to incentive disbursement. Staff will contact you after the claim form is approved to scehdule an inspection, or call us at (530) 621-7501 for an inspection prior to submittal of the claim form.
  • Online CHARGE incentive program Claim Form (upload your claim form and supporting documents online.)
    • Submit your claim form and upload the supporting documents including:
      • Proof of residency
      • Proof of ownership or lease of electric vehicle or plug in hybrid vehicle
      • Copy of charger purchase receipt
      • Photograph of installed charger
      • Copy of final building permit (if not using an existing 220/240 volt outlet) 
  • Program Guidelines
Home Chargers Installed to Date: 22


Checkmark  ELECTRIC VEHICLE SUPPLY EQUIPMENT (EVSE) GRANT - REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS - Deadline to apply: September 29, 2023


Competitive grant funding available to help local businesses install Electric Vehicle charging stations. 


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AQMD is pleased to announce the release of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) installation to support electric vehicle (EV) use in El Dorado County. Approximately $50,000 is available for "charging station" projects in this round at up to $5,000 per charger (i.e., per individual EV connection). Matching funds must be provided in the form of grantee-provided electricity, designation of parking spaces, and availability to the public. Eligible applicants in El Dorado County only include: retail business operators, owners, and retail commercial property owners, cities, special districts, other political subdivisions and jurisdictions joined together by joint power authorities (JPA)s or memorandum of understanding (MOU)s, and non-profit organizations. Applications are being accepted until Friday, September 29, 2023 at 5 PM. Click on the RFP link below for grant guidelines and requirements. Please contact AQMD at (530) 621-7501 for more information.


 
 

CARL MOYER GRANT PROGRAM                                                     

El Dorado County Air Quality Management District (AQMD) is Currently Soliciting Eligible Projects for the Carl Moyer Program (CMP).  The CMP does not pay for compliance with a regulation - instead, it provides competitive grants for the incremental cost of cleaner-than-required engines, vehicles, and equipment.  The program focuses on cleaning the air by replacing older heavy-duty diesels with electric, alternative-fuel, or cleaner diesel technologies.  While air pollution regulations continue to be the primary means to reduce air pollution emissions, the CMP plays a complementary role to California's regulatory program by providing incentives to obtain early or extra NOx, PM and ROG emission reductions.  

To submit your application online, CLICK HERE!                     

  Who is eligible for funding?

Public and private entities can apply for CMP funding.  In order to receive funds, projects must not be required by any regulation, memorandum of understanding, or other legal mandate.  Under CMP Guidelines, fund recipients sign a contract with AQMD and submit basic project status information on a regular basis.  Small businesses with vehicles or equipment that are exempt from or not yet subject to air quality rules are particularly encouraged to apply.  To be eligible for CMP funds, projects must meet the criteria described in the 2017 Carl Moyer Program Guidelines and all subsequent advisories to the Guidelines.  Projects must also be in compliance with applicable California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulations.  In addition, projects must meet the cost-effective threshold of $30,000 per weighted ton of total reduced emissions.

  What Types of Projects Qualify for the Carl Moyer Program?

The project categories identified for funding under the AQMD CMP solicitation are:

  • On-Road:  Eligible project types include vehicle replacement and repower/conversion projects; on-road retrofit projects will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  All on-road projects must generate surplus emission reductions and be fully compliant with all applicable fleet regulations.
  • Off-Road:  Propulsion engines greater than 25 horsepower on mobile off-road equipment are eligible for CMP funding, with limitations.  Off-road projects must demonstrate compliance with any applicable CARB regulation at the time of application.  Off-road heavy-duty equipment/engines include, but are not limited to, construction equipment, agricultural tractors, marine engines, shore power and locomotive equipment. Portable equipment are not eligible for CMP funding.
  • Construction equipment projects: (a) repower with an emission-certified engine, (b) retrofit with a verified-diesel emission control strategy, and (c) replacement by a vehicle with an engine certified as meeting the current off-road emission standards.
  • Infrastructure:  The 2017 update to the CMP Guidelines allow funding for infrastructure projects that enable the deployment of alternative, advanced, and cleaner technologies to support the State's air quality goals. Specifically, projects that install fueling or energy infrastructure to fuel or power a "covered source" are now eligible for CMP funding consideration.  To apply for infrastructure projects click here


 CARL MOYER - INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS                        

The El Dorado County Air Quality Management District (AQMD) is now accepting applications for the Carl Moyer Grant Program for infrastructure cycle 2021-22.

The 2017 Carl Moyer Guidelines allow funding for infrastructure projects that enable the deployment of alternative, advanced, and cleaner technologies to support the State's air quality goals.  Specifically, projects that install fueling or energy infrastructure to fuel or power covered sources.  Covered Sources include on-road vehicles, off-road non-recreational equipment and vehicles, locomotives, marine vessels, agricultural sources of air pollution as defined in Section 39011.5, and, as determined by the State Board, other categories necessary for the State and air districts to meet air quality goals (H&SC § 44275(a)(7)).  Infrastructure projects are not required to meet a cost-effectiveness limit, although projects will be selected on a competitive basis.  Applicants must provide a minimum of two bids from qualified installers for the infrastructure project as part of the application.  The AQMD's contribution amount will be based upon the eligible costs in the lower of the quotes/bids in addition.  Applicants shall describe the process used to solicit and select the final bid. 

Eligible infrastructure projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Battery charging stations: New, conversion of existing, and expansion to existing battery charging stations for heavy duty vehicles and equipment
  • Alternative Fuel Station: New, conversion of existing, or expansion of existing hydrogen or natural gas fueling station for heavy duty vehicles and equipment
  • Stationary Agricultural Station: Pump electrification
  • Shore Power: Shore-side electrification for projects not subject to CARB's shore power regulation. Only a port authority, terminal operator, or marine vessel owner are eligible for this type of infrastructure project. 

All eligible costs are listed in the 2017 Carl Moyer Guidelines.

To submit your application online, CLICK HERE!



OTHER GRANTS

 California Air Resources Board's Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project (CORE)  

Qualified small business landscape professionals can now purchase discounted zero-emission lawn mowers, blowers and other landscape equipment through a new category of funding offered through the CORE.

  Equipment purchasers can request vouchers for the following types of landscape equipment:

  • Edgers  
  • Hedgers
  • String trimmers  
  • Chainsaws 
  • Pole saws 
  • Vacuums
  • Handheld leaf blowers
  • Backpack leaf blowers
  • Walk-behind leaf blowers
  • Ride-on/Stand-ride mowers
  • Batteries
  • Chargers
  • Power management equipment
CORE's website features both a list of approved zero-emission landscape service equipment manufacturers and a list of approved dealers throughout California and other states. Click here for more Information.


Checkmark Residential Generator and Battery Rebate Program (From PG&E)       pge-spot-full-rgb-pos-lg.png


PG&E is offering eligible customers a rebate on the purchase of a qualifying product (generator or battery) to prepare for outages. 

Generator and Battery Rebate Program Eligibility Requirements (must satisfy all to qualify):
  • You must have an active PG&E account.
  • You must reside in Tier 2 or 3 high-fire threat areas as determined by the CPUC on the High Fire-Threat District map or are on an Enhanced Powerline Safety Setting (EPSS) circuit.
  • You must meet one of the following criteria:
    • Rely on well water pumping for your premise water needs (i.e., your address is NOT included in the CA Water Agency map) OR
    • Are enrolled in the Medical Baseline program OR
    • Are a small/micro non-critical care essential business (i.e., Grocery Stores, Convenient Stores, Veterinarian Services, Dental Offices, Urgent Care/Clinics, owners of Mobile Home Parks)
  • Your product must be in the Qualified Product List (XLSX, 51 KB)XLSX.

LINK TO MORE INFORMATION

LINK TO APPLICATION


CheckmarkClean School Bus Program - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Following the passage of the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, EPA will make significant investments in the health, equity, and resilience of American communities. EPA’s new Clean School Bus Program provides five billion dollars over five years (FY 2022-2026) to replace existing school buses with clean and zero-emission models. 

EPA anticipates it will begin accepting applications for Clean School Bus Rebates in late April 2022.

For more information, visit: EPA CLEAN SCHOOL BUS PROGRAM website.


CheckmarkFinancial Assistance for diesel vehicles needing to comply with Air Resources Board (ARB) Truck and Bus Regulations 

The Ombudsman of the California Air Resources Board (ARB) is reaching out to small business development centers, economic development agencies, utility business representatives and others that may regularly interface with small business owners or those who hire or serve them.  This is the first in a new effort to provide you with information on resources that may be useful to your customers.  Attached to this email is a table identifying potential funding sources for owners of diesel vehicles operating at least 51% of the time in California who already should have complied or will need to comply with ARB’s truck regulations.  Supportive background information on the regulation is also attached.

How to Use the “ARB Funding Programs:  Vehicles and Equipment” Table

  • Applicability:  The resources listed in this table apply primarily to owners of light and heavy-duty diesel trucks /buses (gross vehicle weight 14,000 pounds or more) operating in California at least 51% of the time. 
  • Pending:  This indicates that changes are being made to eligibility or other criteria to reflect recent direction from ARB’s Board.  Check the website (see below) for updates.
  • Reading the table:  Website links to additional information appear in either the “Where to Apply” or “Comments” column. 
  • Caveat:  While the programs identified are commonly available, funding availability varies based on a number of factors, including demand and whether the application is in advance of a compliance date.  For that reason, your customer will need to contact the entity listed and confirm funding availability and the eligibility of their vehicle.

Related resources for your customers:    For assistance, you may also refer your customers directly to ARB’s 866-6DIESEL  (866-634-3735) hotline  or Truck Stop website http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/truckstop/tb/truckbus.htm).

Additional Links:

ARB Funding Programs: Vehicles and Equipment

On Road Diesel Truck and Bus Regulation - Summary and status

Truck and Bus Regulation - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

ARB’s Office of the Ombudsman provides regulatory compliance assistance to small businesses across California.  Please go to their website or contact them directly for additional information to support you or your customers.


CheckmarkFinancial Assistance For Mandated Upgrades To Gas Dispensing Facilities
New funding (AB 96) is available for EVR Phase II upgrades through the State Water Resources Control Board RUST Program. There have been some changes to the requirements for both the new funding and the regular yearly allocation. If a station does not qualify for the AB 96 funding, it may still qualify for the regular yearly funding.


CheckmarkHeavy-Duty Low Emission Vehicle Incentive Programs

 

El Dorado County residents and businesses are encouraged to submit proposals for projects that reduce of air pollution from heavy-duty diesel vehicles that meet the Carl Moyer guidelines to EDC AQMD.  Project proposals are accepted, evaluated and awarded on an ongoing basis.

El Dorado County residents and businesses are also encouraged to submit proposals for projects that reduce of air pollution from heavy-duty diesel vehicles that meet the Sacramento Emergency Clean Air & Transportation (SECAT) guidelines to Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD).  SMAQMD manages SECAT grants for several air districts, including El Dorado County AQMD, which are located within Sacramento Federal Ozone Non-Attainment Area (SFNA).   Project proposals are accepted, evaluated and awarded on an ongoing basis.


Checkmark Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust

The Volkswagen (VW) Mitigation Trust was established to fully mitigate the diesel NOx emissions caused by VW’s illegal actions. The mitigation plan for California includes a variety of grant categories available to replace diesel vehicles registered throughout the state of California.

California’s Mitigation Trust funding will be offered statewide and will be allocated across the five categories listed below. The categories and allocation amounts were approved by CARB through the adoption of the Beneficiary Mitigation Plan on May 25, 2018, which was developed with public input and are based on technology availability, the market demand as demonstrated by other funding programs, and the ability of the project funding categories to fully mitigate the excess NOx caused by the subject VW diesel vehicles.

  • Zero-Emission Transit, School, and Shuttle Buses

  • Zero-Emission Freight and Marine Projects

  • Zero-Emission Class 8 Freight and Port Drayage Trucks

  • Light-Duty Zero-Emission Infrastructure, Hydrogen

  • Light-Duty Zero-Emission Infrastructure, Electric

Information on the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust can be found at: https://www.californiavwtrust.org/


Checkmark Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP)
The CPUC's Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) provides incentives to support existing, new, and emerging distributed energy resources. SGIP provides rebates for qualifying distributed energy systems installed on the customer's side of the utility meter.  Qualifying technologies include wind turbines, waste heat to power technologies, pressure reduction turbines, internal combustion engines, microturbines, gas turbines, fuel cells, and advanced energy storage systems.




PAST GRANT OPPORTUNITIES


CheckmarkAB 2766 (DMV FEES) MOTOR VEHICLE EMISSIONS REDUCTION GRANTS 2024-25

No Car Pollution GraphicThe El Dorado County Air Quality Management District (AQMD) is pleased to announce the release of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the AB 2766 Motor Vehicle Emissions Reduction Grants 2024-25 funding.  This competitive funding is available for projects that provide significant motor vehicle emission reductions at the lowest cost per ton of emissions reduced. Approximately $850,000 is anticipated to be available for projects. Matching funds must be at least 20% of requested and awarded funding or at least 16.66% of total project budget identified in application. The grant is competitive, based primarily on cost-effectiveness ($/ton emissions reduced) and Board preference.  DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20th, 2023 at 5:00 PM.  

 FUNDING AGRICULTURAL REPLACEMENT MEASURES FOR EMISSION REDUCTIONS (FARMER) GRANT PROGRAM            

            

Applications Due August 31 for FARMER Grants to Upgrade Agricultural Equipment - $5.4 million available across 15 California air districts for replacement of agricultural trucks, pump engines, tractors and more! 

Funds to replace old agricultural equipment and vehicles are available starting August 1st for 15 of California’s air districts. Replacement with cleaner equipment helps reduce emissions of harmful diesel exhaust and greenhouse gases and1b4781b45cb43530faff689c8c2ece2f.jpg improves local air quality. 

The statewide Funding Agricultural Replacement Measures for Emission Reductions (FARMER) program received $150 million in fiscal year 2022-23. Approximately $5.4 million is specifically designated for districts that each contribute less than 1 percent of total statewide emissions from agricultural equipment, known as the “Shared Allocation Pool” districts. 

The application period for the Shared Allocation Pool kicks off August 1 and runs through August 31, 2023. FARMER funding is administered by California’s regional air districts, and farmers can apply by submitting an application to their local air district

To be eligible, vehicles and equipment must be engaged in agricultural operations. Eligible project categories include:
  •  On-road heavy-duty truck replacements
  • Off-road equipment replacements (such as tractors and swathers)
  • Stationary and portable engine repowers (such as agricultural pumps)
  • Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTV) and small tractor replacements (eligible for replacement with an electric UTV)
  • Infrastructure engaged in or supporting agricultural operations
Since the FARMER program first launched in 2018, projects implemented by the Shared Allocation Pool districts are expected to reduce 32 tons of fine particulate matter (PM 2.5), 555 tons of nitrogen oxides (NOx), and 3,270 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent greenhouse gases. 

The 15 shared pool districts were designated to ensure farmers operating in those smaller districts have the opportunity to access FARMER funding. The pool is managed by the Placer County Air Pollution Control District

The 15 districts are: Amador County APCD, Antelope Valley AQMD, Calaveras County APCD, Eastern Kern County APCD, El Dorado County AQMD, Great Basin Unified APCD, Lake County AQMD, Lassen County APCD, Mariposa County APCD, Modoc County APCD, North Coast Unified AQMD, Northern Sierra AQMD, Shasta County AQMD, Siskiyou County APCD, and Tuolumne County APCD.


 AB923 PUBLIC SCHOOL BUS REPLACEMENT GRANT - REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS - Deadline to apply: January 27, 2023

The El Dorado County Air Quality Management District (AQMD) is pleased to announce the release of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the AB 923 Public School Bus Replacement Grant program for Fiscal Year 2022/23 and Fiscal Year 2023/24. Funding of up to $400,000 to replace public school buses that are at-least twenty-model-years-old (except two-strokes which have no age limit) and replace those that provide the most cost-effective air pollutant emission reductions. Buses newer than twenty-model-years-old may be eligible for the District’s Carl Moyer funding if they meet Carl Moyer funding criteria. The AB 923 grant program will also fund the repower of school buses ten years older or newer.

The AQMD does not meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone and PM2.5. Reactive organic gases (ROG) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) are precursors that react in sunlight to form ozone. NOx is also important in the formation of secondary PM2.5. Retrofitting school buses with emissions control devices reduces air pollution (NOx and PM2.5) and children’s exposure to toxic diesel exhaust. The program goal is to identify eligible public school buses and replace those in a manner that provides the most cost effective air pollutant emission reductions.

The application submittal deadline is January 27, 2023 at 5 PM.

A total of approximately $1,900,000 is available for award to eligible projects by the AQMD Board of Directors.  Click on the RFP link below for grant guidelines and requirements.  Please contact AQMD at (530) 621-7501 for more information.


CheckmarkAB 2766 (DMV FEES) MOTOR VEHICLE EMISSIONS REDUCTION GRANTS 2021-22

No Car Pollution Graphic The El Dorado County Air Quality Management District (AQMD) is pleased to announce the release of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the AB 2766 Motor Vehicle Emissions Reduction Grants 2021-22 funding.  This competitive funding is available for projects that provide significant motor vehicle emission reductions at the lowest cost per ton of emissions reduced. Approximately $400,000 is anticipated to be available for projects. Matching funds must be at least 20% of requested and awarded funding or at least 16.66% of total project budget identified in application. The grant is competitive, based primarily on cost-effectiveness ($/ton emissions reduced) and Board preference.  DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10th, 2021 at 5PM.  


Checkmark Funding Agricultural Replacement Measures for Emission Reductions (FARMER)

The California The statewide Funding Agricultural Replacement Measures for Emission Reductions (FARMER) program received $212 million in fiscal year 2021-22. Approximately $8.5 million is specifically designated for district that each contribute less than 1 percent of total statewide emissions from agricultural equipment.  As a smaller air district, El Dorado County is part of the Shared Allocation Pool of FARMER funding administered by Placer County Air Pollution Control District.   The application period for the  “shared pool” districts kicks off Monday, August 1, and runs through August 31, 2022.  Eligible projects include:

Carl Moyer Program eligible projects engaged in agricultural operations, such as:

  • On-road heavy-duty truck replacement and repowers, 
  • Zero-Emission Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTV)(funding up to 75% of the cost of new)
  • Ag Trade-Up Pilot Project
  • Off-road equipment replacement/repowers of,
    • Off-road, mobile, diesel agricultural equipment ("farm equipment" per Moyer guidelines)
    • Off-road mobile, large spark-ignition (LSI) equipment, and
    • Agricultural irrigation pump engines.
Information about the FARMER Shared Allocation Pool (of which El Dorado County AQMD is a member): FARMER SHARED ALLOCATION POOL INFORMATION AND DEADLINES

The complete FARMER guidelines can be found here: FARMER GUIDELINES
To apply, contact Rania Serieh at (530) 621-7509 

CheckmarkAB 2766 (DMV FEES) MOTOR VEHICLE EMISSIONS REDUCTION GRANTS 2021-22

No Car Pollution Graphic The El Dorado County Air Quality Management District (AQMD) is pleased to announce the release of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the AB 2766 Motor Vehicle Emissions Reduction Grants 2021-22 funding.  This competitive funding is available for projects that provide significant motor vehicle emission reductions at the lowest cost per ton of emissions reduced. Approximately $400,000 is anticipated to be available for projects. Matching funds must be at least 20% of requested and awarded funding or at least 16.66% of total project budget identified in application. The grant is competitive, based primarily on cost-effectiveness ($/ton emissions reduced) and Board preference.  DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th, 2020 at 5PM.  


Checkmark AB 2766 (DMV FEES) MOTOR VEHICLE EMISSIONS REDUCTION GRANTS 2020-21

No Car Pollution Graphic The El Dorado County Air Quality Management District (AQMD) is pleased to announce the release of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the AB 2766 Motor Vehicle Emissions Reduction Grants 2020-21 funding.  This competitive funding is available for projects that provide significant motor vehicle emission reductions at the lowest cost per ton of emissions reduced. Approximately $700,000 is anticipated to be available for projects. Matching funds must be at least 20% of requested and awarded funding or at least 16.66% of total project budget identified in application. The grant is competitive, based primarily on cost-effectiveness ($/ton emissions reduced) and Board preference.  DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 2nd, 2019 at 5PM.  



Checkmark AB 923 / CARL MOYER SCHOOL BUS REPLACEMENT / REPOWER GRANT, FY 2018/19School Bus

(Deadline April 13, 2018 at 5PM)

Financial Assistance For Replacement of Qualifying Public Diesel School Buses
Funding of up to $400,000 to replace engine year 1993 and older diesel public school buses using AB 923 funds.  Carl Moyer eligible buses are not required to meet the 1993 engine year requirement.

 




Air Quality Management District

330 Fair Lane

Placerville, CA 95667 

(530) 621-7501 

(530) 295-2774 - Fax 

E-Mail:
aqmd@edcgov.us

Thank you for working with us to improve air quality