Supervising Air Quality Engineer, (805) 645-1409
Stan Cowen, Air
Quality Engineer, (805) 645-1408
WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING GRANT APPLICATIONS
JUNE 6, 2014 IS THE LAST DAY APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
On September 10, 2013, the Ventura County Air Pollution
Control Board approved 47 new Carl Moyer Program grants
totaling $3,075,451. The grants help owners of heavy-duty
diesel equipment upgrade to lower-polluting new equipment.
The program is named after the late Dr. Carl Moyer in
recognition of his work in the air quality field and his
efforts in bringing about this incentive program. Additional
information about the Carl Moyer Program can be found at
Last year was the 15th year the District administered this
grant program. Information on the grants awarded in Ventura
County can be obtained at this link:
The District is now accepting new grant applications.
Approximately $3 million is available in 2014 to fund
projects in Ventura County. Eligible projects include the
- Repower Tier 1 and Tier 2 agricultural irrigation
and water well pumps with electric motors or Tier 4
diesel engines. Diesel repower projects can receive up
to up to 70% of new engine costs. Electrification
projects can receive up to 85% of eligible costs.
- Repower commercial fishing boats with new lower
emission engines: Maximum funding is up to 85% of
- Replace farm tractors and construction equipment
with new lower-emission equipment, and repower farm
tractors, construction equipment, and locomotives with
new lower emission engines. Maximum funding is up to 70%
of eligible costs.
Grant applications will be accepted until June 6, 2014.
If we receive grant requests totaling more than $3 million,
the grant applications that would most cost effectively
reduce air pollution will be selected for funding. The
selected projects will be proposed for funding at the Air
Pollution Control Board’s September 9, 2014, meeting.
APCD staff is available to assist applicants with completing
grant applications. As a first step, please review the
Application Statement, Example of a Grant Contract, and
Disclosure Statement. They contain important information on
eligibility requirements and restrictions. Application forms
can be downloaded below or obtained by calling Chris Frank,
Air Quality Engineer, at (805) 645-1409. Additional
information is contained in the 2011 Carl Moyer Program
The Clean Air Fund was created by a donation from the 3M
Company. The Clean Air Fund Advisory Committee reviews all
grant proposals and makes recommendations for funding to the
Air Pollution Control Board. Approximately $35,000 is
available for funding this year, and we are currently
accepting proposals for projects that reduce air pollutant
emissions. In the past year, Clean Air Fund grants were used
for the Electric Lawn Mower Trade-in Program and the
Commercial Leaf Blower trade-in program. Contact Stan Cowen at
SCHOOL BUS GRANTS AWARDED
On March 9, 2010, the Air Pollution Control Board approved
$131,291 for the replacement of one diesel school bus for
Rio School District and $131,305 for the replacement of one
diesel school bus for Simi Valley Unified School District.
On January 12, 2010, the Air Pollution Control Board
approved $259,626 for the replacement of two diesel school
buses with lower emission diesel buses for Pleasant Valley
School District, and approved $1,044,562 for the replacement
of eight diesel school buses with lower emission diesel
buses for Ventura Unified School District.
On November 11, 2008, the Air Pollution Control Board
approved $ $3,440,902 for school bus grants including bus
replacements and retrofits. All applications for eligible
retrofits were awarded. School bus replacements were awarded
to replace the oldest school buses, Model Year 1981 and
older, based on criteria from ARB guidelines. The Board
Letter for this award may be downloaded below. The remainder
of the Proposition 1B school bus grant funds will be awarded
in the fall of 2009.
On June 5, 2008, staff held a public workshop with local
school districts to explain the proposed grant program.
Pre-1977 school bus replacements will be provided first
priority, and twenty-five percent of funds will be reserved
for school bus retrofits. The Air Resource Board has
proposed regulations that may require that Level 3
particulate control devices be installed on 1987 and newer
school buses. Those school districts not awarded retrofit
grants may be required to install these controls at their
On May 13, 2008, the Air Pollution Control Board approved
participation in the 2008-2010 Lower Emission School Bus
Grant Program and accepted the $5 million grant award
applicable for both school bus replacements and retrofits.
This state funding originally resulted from the 2006 voter
approval of Proposition 1B, but funding has been replaced
using bond funds from the federal 2009 American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act bonds.
No co-funding will be required for pre-1977 school bus
replacements, all school bus retrofits, or
alternative-fueled school bus replacements meeting 2010
emission standards. Because of projections of very lean
budgets for school districts, the $25,000 co-funding per
school bus was decreased to $10,000 for 1977 through 1986
school bus replacements upon recommendation of the APCD
Standing Committee on June 10, 2008. The Lower Emission
School Bus Grant Program will follow state guidelines which
can be accessed at the following link:
Contact Stan Cowen
at (805) 645-1408 if you have any questions about the