Moyer/Farmer/CAPP Grant Program - Clean Air For All

(Updated 08/09/2019)

The San Diego County Air Pollution Control District has launched the Clean Air for All Grant Campaign and announced $28.5 million in grants from the California Air Resources Board and the State to help businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies swap their polluting heavy machinery and equipment for electric and low carbon emission alternatives. 

The District is accepting applications from Wednesday, August 7 to Friday, September 20. 

During this solicitation, the District is offering grant programs in addition to Carl Moyer, such as FARMER and CAPP. The online applications do not require applicants to know which program to apply for; the District will determine the potential funding source for eligible projects. For frequently asked questions, and important links, see below.



How to apply?

Paper applications, fax, email, and incomplete submittals will not be considered.

August 27, 2019 - Grants Workshop 

The District has scheduled a workshop for August 27th 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. to help applicants and provide more information.  The workshop will be held at Cesar E. Chavez Continuing Education Center, 1901 Main St., San Diego 92113. 

Last year's workshop video and presentation are available below.

Who can apply to the Program?

Owners of the following eligible equipment/engines:  

  • Off-Road Construction (small fleets only - as reported in the Diesel Off-road On-line Reporting System (DOORS); medium and large fleets are no longer eligible unless they meet the final 2023 In-Use Off-Road Diesel-Fueled Fleets standard or are purchasing zero-emission equipment)
  • Off-Road Agricultural
  • Marine 
  • Locomotive
  • On-Road Heavy-Duty Trucks
  • Stationary Source equipment (includes hexavalent chromium plating facilities or any stationary source categories approved by CARB)

Proponents of Eligible Fueling/Charging Infrastructure Projects

Also, projects at public schools in disadvantaged or low-income communities

Please review the 2019, or Year 21, Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for general information about eligibility, application process, project requirements, and project funding amounts. Please subscribe to our email listserv under "Air Quality - Grants and Incentives" for the latest updates.

Availability of Advanced Technology - The District has compiled a list of manufacturers offering such equipment.

What type of projects can be funded?

  • Equipment/Vehicle Replacement - Replacing existing equipment/vehicles with new, emission certified equipment/vehicles.
  • Engine Repower - Repower an exisiting engine with a new, emission certified engine.
  • On-road Heavy-Duty Truck Replacements - Replace, repower, or convert exisiting diesel heavy-duty trucks, buses, or vehicles with cleaner diesel, alternative fuel, hybrid, or zero-emission technologies.
  • Infrastructure - Installing projects that provide alternative fuel or power in support of program-covered sources.
  • School  - Projects at public schools (serving students in any grade K-12) located in disadvantaged or low-income communities, including Zero-Emission School Bus Replacement, Zero-Emission Lawn and Garden Equipment Replacement, Composite Wood Products meeting NAF (no added formaldehyde) or ULEF (ultra-low emitting formaldehyde) standards, and Air Filtration Enhacement and Replacement using new filters with MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) of 14 or greater.
  • Stationary Source - Projects located in disadvantaged or low-income communities, including hexavalent chromium plating factilities or any stationary source categories approved by CARB.

Is my project cost-effective?

The District now offers online calculators to allow applicants to estimate their project’s cost-effectiveness, which is a key evaluation criterion.  Calculators are available for diesel equipment replacement projects and marine vessel repower projects. Use of the calculators is for estimation purposes only and does not guarantee a project will qualify for funding.  Click the calculator that applies to your project below: 

When are applications due?

The District is accepting applications until September 20. 


Important Links


Hybrid Excavator
Shore power
Fishing For Cleaner Air