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 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:
*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.
Incentive checks will be issued directly to the approved applicants after completion of the woodstove installartion, 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.
Total Number of Change-outs* (as of March 2021):
*El Dorado County residences only.
Total Annual Emissions Reduced by RIP**:
CLEAN LAWNMOWER INCENTIVE PROGRAM (CLIP)
Applicants must meet specific eligibility requirements:
Other requirements may apply and supporting evidence is required. Please see the Program Materials below for complete details.
Drive Clean! Miles Logged (as of June 2022)
Only first three years of vehicle mileage counted.
Total Emissions Reduced based on miles logged
*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
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. $70,000 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, October 28, 2022 at 5 PM. Click on the RFP link below for grant guidelines and requirements. Please contact AQMD at (530) 621-7501 for more information.
AB923 PUBLIC SCHOOL BUS REPLACEMENT GRANT - REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS - Deadline to apply: November 11, 2022
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.
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,
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:
The El Dorado County Air Quality Management District (AQMD) is now accepting applications for the Carl Moyer Grant Program for infrastructure cycle 2020-21.
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:
All eligible costs are listed in the 2017 Carl Moyer Guidelines.
To submit your application online,
LINK TO MORE INFORMATION
LINK TO APPLICATION
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:
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.
Financial 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
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).
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.
Financial 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.
Heavy-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.
SMAQMD: Heavy-Duty Vehicle Incentive Program Web Site
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/
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.
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.
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.
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.
Financial Assistance For Replacement of Qualifying Public Diesel School BusesFunding 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.
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