• Santa Barbara County APCD 2020 Clean Air Grants Are Open

    The Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District is providing grant funds to benefit public health by cost-effectively replacing old, high-polluting equipment with newer, cleaner equipment earlier than required by regulation or through normal attrition.

    The grant funds come from the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Carl Moyer Program, Community Air Protection Program, Funding Agricultural Replacement Measures for Emission Reductions (FARMER) Program, and California Department of Motor Vehicles surcharge revenue.

    These grant programs generally follow CARB 2017 Carl Moyer Program Guidelines, FARMER Guidelines, or other CARB guidelines. All funded projects in the following six project categories must comply with the requirements found within the guidelines for the specific program, including cost-effectiveness thresholds.

    Applications are now available for the following six (6) project categories:
    1. Replacement of diesel On-Road Vehicles
    2. Replacement of diesel School Buses 
    3. Replacement of diesel Off-Road Equipment
    4. Repowering of diesel Marine Engines 
    5. Repowering of diesel to electric Stationary Agricultural Engines
    6. Purchase and installation of charging and fueling Infrastructure
    The District is accepting applications during a 45-day window:
    Open - Tuesday, September 08, 2020
    Close - Friday, October 23, 2020 (applications submitted after October 23, 2020 will not be accepted)
    Application Details:
    Each project category has both a unique fillable PDF application and an online Google Form application (there will also be a Spanish version of the Off-Road Equipment application).
    Applicants may only apply using the 2020 Clean Air Grants PDF application form or using our online Google application form:
    Applications and required attachments are to be emailed to: Grants@sbcapcd.org
    Applications and attachments can also be mailed or dropped off at the following locations:
    Santa Barbara office: 260 N. San Antonio Road, Suite A, Santa Barbara, CA 93110 
    Santa Maria office: 301 E. Cook Street, Suite L, Santa Maria, CA 93454
    Google Form application forms will need to submit any additional information that is required to us via email, mail, or delivered in person
    Public, private, and nonprofit entities are eligible to apply and may submit a maximum of one (1) application per category. 
    Projects that operate in a Low-income Community, as defined by AB 1550, will be prioritized for funding.  The AB 1550 map can be viewed here: arb.ca.gov/cc/capandtrade/auctionproceeds/communityinvestments.htm
    The 2020 Clean Air Grants program will commit at least $1,600,000 for all grant projects.
    Please send all questions and correspondence related to the 2020 Clean Air Grants program to: Grants@sbcapcd.org