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. 

Who:

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.

What:

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

Commercial

Handhelds**

$700

Leaf blowers/Vacuums

$1,400

Walk-Behind or Robotic Mowers

$1,500

Ride-On or Standing Ride Mowers

$15,000


* 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

When:

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

Where:

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

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