The state Legislature also adopted AB 134 to fund community air quality projects to accompany
AB 617 Community Air Monitoring efforts. As a result, the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality
Management District (Sac Metro Air District or District) received $3 million of the total $250 million allocated by the
California Air Resources Board (CARB) in 2017-18. The first cycle expands on the District’s current
Carl Moyer Program. This program funds the incremental cost of cleaner than
required heavy duty engines and equipment including trucks, buses, trains,
off-road equipment and infrastructure. Priority will be given to projects in low-income, disadvantaged
communities identified by Cal Enviro Screen 3.0 and particularly impacted areas
identified through the AB 617 process.
The District is developing potential projects, with community input, that would use this funding to provide
timely emission reductions and decrease public exposure to air pollution. Projects and strategies
funded through this effort will continue to be refined through public input at community
workshops and stakeholder outreach. A
list of current projects is listed below.
The Community Air Protection Program funding is offered on a first-come, first-served basis
until all funds have been spent. Applications must be complete to be considered
for funding. Funds are available for the following project types:
replacement - replace an old vehicle or piece of equipment with
the cleanest available vehicle or equipment.
replacement (repower) - replace an old engine with a new, emission-certified
system conversion - convert existing equipment to operate on electric
or hybrid power.
charging and fueling infrastructure - as part of an equipment
project, install infrastructure to charge or fuel new, funded equipment.
following pages for more information on equipment-specific funding
Trucks and buses (SECAT, Carl Moyer, FARMER)
Public school buses
and off-road equipment (Carl Moyer Program and/or FARMER Program)
Our Community CarShare Program charging equipment
projects are highly encouraged. Public or private entities that own a variety
of equipment types are encouraged to apply in each category, particularly if
fueling or charging infrastructure will be included in the application.
Additional grant opportunities for communities to participate in the AB 617 process is available through CARB. Refer to the following link for more details and be sure to subscribe to their emails to get updates on this grant program.
Community Air Grants