Electric Landscape Equipment Assistance Funding (E-LEAF)

Calling All Professional Landscapers!!  Trade in your gas powered equipment and get $ for new electric equipment!!

Program Opening February 9, 2024

The Air Pollution Control District (District) Electric Landscaping Equipment Assistance Funding (E-LEAF) provides a streamlined approach to reduce emissions by replacing existing commercial combustion Lawn and Garden Equipment (L&GE) with cordless, zero-emission electric Lawn and Garden Equipment. 


Commercial Landscape Professionals who:

·        Reside in California and currently own and operate the existing combustion L&GE in San Diego County for two years prior to applying for the Program.

·        Are a small business or sole proprietor operating in San Diego County.


Incentive funding will be available for a “like kind” exchange of combustion (gasoline) L&GE for electric L&GE.

Maximum Eligible Funding Amounts *

Equipment Category




Leaf blowers/Vacuums


Walk-Behind or Robotic Mowers


Ride-On or Standing Ride Mowers


* Eligible purchases: Lawn and garden equipment + batteries and chargers up to max. Cannot exceed total costs of items purchased. Incentive funding can be combined with Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project (CORE) funds.

**Example of handhelds include: Chainsaws/Polesaws, Edgers, Trimmers


The District Program will open on February 9, 2024 and will remain open until incentive dollars are exhausted.


We are signing up equipment dealers now! Here is the current list of equipment dealers

For more information email our department: cleanairgrants@sdapcd.org