Supervising Air Quality Engineer, (805) 645-1409
Stan Cowen, Air
Quality Engineer, (805) 645-1408
The Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment
Program (Carl Moyer Program) is an incentive program offered
jointly by the California Air Resources Board and
California’s local air districts that provides grants for
cleaner-than-required engines and equipment to help improve
air quality in California. The grants are administered by
the local air districts. 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
On October 13, 2015, the Ventura County Air Pollution
Control Board approved 38 new Carl Moyer Program grants
totaling $2,778,060. The grants help owners of heavy-duty
diesel equipment upgrade to new lower-polluting equipment.
2015 was the 17th year the District administered this
program. Information on the grants awarded to Ventura County
businesses can found here:
This year’s e deadline for submitting grant
applications was June 10, 2016. The Ventura County Air
Pollution Control Board will consider all grant requests at
their November 8, 2016, public meeting.
Approximately $ 4 million is available to fund projects
in Ventura County this year. Eligible projects include the
- Repower model year 2004 and newer agricultural
irrigation and water well pumps with electric motors or
Final Tier 4 diesel engines. Pumps with model year 2003 and
older engines are no longer eligible for grant funding.
- Repower commercial fishing boats with new lower
- Replace farm tractors and construction equipment with
new lower emission equipment.
- Repower farm tractors, construction equipment, and
locomotives with new lower emission engines.
Grant application forms are posted below. Please call or email
Frank, Air Quality Engineer, at (805) 645-1409
for additional information. Information is also available at
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 $120,000 is
available for funding this year, and we are currently
accepting proposals for projects that reduce air pollutant
emissions. In the past , Clean Air Fund grants were used for
the Electric Lawn Mower Trade-in Program, the Commercial
Leaf Blower trade-in program, and Electric Vehicle Charging
Station grants. Contact
Stan Cowen at (805) 645-1408.
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