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Current Grant Solicitation

2024 Community Air Quality Grant Solicitation

Status: Open

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Review the appropriate checklists below to ensure you have a complete project proposal. If you plan to replace more than one piece of equipment, please fill out the Multiple Equipment Spreadsheet and attach it to your application. Once ready, click the button below to complete the online application form.

Off-Road Online Application

​On-Road​ Application​​

Infrastructure Application​

Please refer to the resources below for guidance on preparing for the application process, including the required documentation for each project category​.

Off-Ro​​​​ad​ Guide​​​​​

​On​-Road ​Guide​

​Infrastructure​​ Guide​

Off-Road Checklist (PDF)
Self-Certification Form (PDF)​
On-Road Checklist (PDF)
SECAT Program
Infrastructure Checklist (PDF)​
Eligible Project Costs​

                                      ​   General Resources and Forms

Multiple Equipment Spreadsheet (XLSX) 
Payee Data Record Form (PDF)
​Frequently Asked Questions
Grant Solicitation Manual (PDF)
Online Application Demo (Video)
Commercial Lawn and Garden Program

About our Community Air Quality Grant Solicitation

The Sac Metro Air District has over $10 million in mobile source incentive funding for clean air quality projects in Sacramento County. The primary purpose of this funding is to promote the use of zero-emission equipment instead of combustion equipment in communities impacted by air pollution, with particular attention to disadvantaged and environmental justice communities. However, applications are accepted for other project categories. Applications are open to businesses, government agencies, nonprofits, and others. 

Funding is available to replace existing heavy-duty vehicles with zero or near-zero-emission trucks and buses, replace older farm and industrial equipment with equipment certified to current emission standards or better, upgrade locomotives, install low-carbon infrastructure, and fund other eligible project categories. Other project categories may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please get in touch with our staff at to request a case-by-case determination. 

Two programs - the Carl Moyer Program and the Funding Agricultural Replacement Measures for Emission Reductions (FARMER) - make up most of this funding and generally use the Carl Moyer Program Guidelines. To learn more about local program requirements, eligible project categories, funding limits, and selection criteria, please reference the 2024 Community Air Quality Grant Application Manual (PDF).

Applicants do not need to choose a specific funding source when applying for their project. Staff will work with applicants to identify the best funding sources for their applications to meet community needs while providing maximum available funding for the project. Please contact our staff to verify co-funding eligibility if you plan to use or apply for other grant programs outside our agency. 

The application period will remain open until all funds are allocated or until the Air District decides to close or modify the program. 

Project Selection

The Sac Metro Air District will use an open solicitation application process to select projects for funding. Applications will be accepted and reviewed continuously, and projects will be evaluated for priority as they are received. 

To be eligible, an applicant must own equipment primarily domiciled at a physical location within Sac County and operate primarily in Sac County. The applicant must also comply with all state and local air quality rules and regulations. 

Projects located in Disadvantaged Communities (DAC) and Environmental Justice (AB 1390) designated areas will be given priority. Determination is generally based on the physical address of the project. Disadvantaged communities must be identified using CalEnviroScreen 4.0. AB 1390 designated areas can be identified using the AB 1390 policy by referencing the "AB 1390 Qualifying Census Tracts" section at the end of the document.

Applications that promote zero-emission technology and provide swift emission reductions to the community will also receive priority funding. This means that projects with short delivery timelines and significant preparation may receive priority funding if they meet all other requirements. 

In addition, small on-road fleets (≤ 10 vehicles) will receive priority if the application is submitted on or before July 31, 2024. Larger fleets are encouraged to apply, but those app​lications must wait for approval after July 31, 2024.

Incentive requests over one million dollars require approval by the Sac Metro Air District Board of Directors.  To ensure equitable distribution of incentive funds, the Sac Metro Air District reserves the right to provide partial funding for eligible projects. 

How to Apply

Grant applications must be submitted electronically using the Air District's SeamlessDocs system. Use the button below to access the appropriate application form.

Applicants can apply for as many eligible projects as they wish by submitting one completed application per location. For example, an applicant looking to replace five (5) ag tractors can submit one application if all tractors are domiciled in the same location. 

You will need to register an account with SeamlessDocs​ to save and continue​e working on an application at a later time. Once the application is complete and all required documents are uploaded, click the "Submit and Sign" button. Applicants will receive a confirmation email showing that their application was received, including a copy of the application.

Off-Road Application

On-Road Application​

Infrastructure Application

Generally, applications are processed in the order they are received. Applications missing information may be given 30 days to submit incomplete or ineligible documents. Staff may also request additional information from applicants if needed to evaluate the project. Staff will review all applications to determine appropriate funding sources based on the project details​.

If no funding is available for the application or the application does not meet a community need or grant restrictions, staff will notify the applicant and place the application in a p​ending file or reject it based on the project's merits. Awarded applicants will be contacted by our staff and enter into a funding agreement with the Sac Metro Air District. 

Click here for the current list of proposed awards

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our staff at

Thank you to everyone who has applied to our programs. Stay in touch with upcoming funding availability and subscribe to our Incentives email list.

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