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Current Grant Solicitation

Fall 2022 Community Air Quality Grant Solicitation

Status: Closed

Presentations and Workshops

The Sac Metro Air District hosted a virtual workshop on October 20, 2022. Video recordings of the presentations can be found below. 

Topic: 2022 Community Air Quality Grant Application Presentation

Date: October 20, 2022, at 10:00 AM Pacific Time

Topic: School Bus Workshop for the 2022 Community Air Quality Grant Application 

Date: October 20, 2022, at 12:00 PM Pacific Time

LEVIP School Bus

Topic: On-Road and Off-Road Grant Application Demonstration

Topic: Infrastructure Grant Application Demonstration

Application Overview

Applicants with a complete project proposal including a completed Payee Data Record form, usage and ownership documents, detailed price quotes, equipment photos, and other requirements are encouraged to apply. Please note that applicants can apply for multiple project categories (i.e., on-road, off-road, and infrastructure) as long as all corresponding applications are submitted. If you plan to replace more than one piece of equipment, please fill out the Multiple Equipment Spreadsheet and attach it to your online application. 

On-Road Online Application

Off-Road Online Application

Infrastructure Online Application 

For guidance on how to prepare for the application process, including required documents and uploads for each project category, please refer to the resources below.

     2022 Community Air Quality Grant Solicitation General Resources

Grant Solicitation Manual (PDF)
Payee Data Record Form (PDF)
Payee Data Record Form (Online)
Workshop Presentation Slides (PDF)
Multiple Equipment Spreadsheet 
Frequently Asked Questions 

On-Road Guide

Off-Road Guide

Infrastructure Guide

​On-Road Checklist (PDF)
On-Road Grant Estimator  
Off-Road Checklist (PDF)
Self-Certification Form (PDF)
Self-Certification Form (Online)
Infrastructure Checklist (PDF)
Infrastructure Incentives Webpage

About our Community Air Quality Grant Solicitation

The Sac Metro Air District has over $22 million in mobile source incentive funding to improve air quality and promote cleaner technology in Sacramento. Applicants are encouraged to develop their proposals now to ensure the best possible funding opportunities. The primary purpose of this funding is to promote the use of zero-emission equipment instead of diesel equipment in communities impacted by air pollution, with particular attention to disadvantaged communities. However, applications are accepted for other project categories. 

Funding is available to replace existing heavy-duty vehicles with zero or near-zero emission trucks and buses, replace older farm and construction equipment with equipment certified to current emission standards or better, upgrade locomotives, install low-carbon infrastructure, and fund other eligible project categories. Applications are open to businesses, government agencies, and others to promote Sacramento's clean transportation and goods movement. 

Three programs - Community Air Protection Incentives, Carl Moyer Program, and Funding Agricultural Replacement Measures for Emission Reductions (FARMER) - make up most of this funding. While each has its guidelines, the programs generally use the Carl Moyer Program guidelines for project eligibility. To learn more about specific program requirements, eligible project categories, funding limits, and selection criteria, please reference the 2022 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 of 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 with evaluations done per application to determine priority. 

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

Priority will be given to projects located in Disadvantaged Communities (DAC) and AB 1390 designated areas. Determination is generally based on the physical address of the project. Transit and school bus projects are allowed to use bus stops to determine eligibility. 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.

Priority will also be given to applications that promote zero-emission technology (i.e., electric and hydrogen) and provide swift emission reductions to the community. This means that projects with short delivery and/or installation timelines and significant preparation may receive priority funding if they meet all other requirements. Alt Low NOx projects for on-road vehicles and Tier 4 projects for off-road equipment are encouraged to apply and will be considered for funding after December 31, 2022.

In addition, small, on-road fleets (≤ 10 vehicles) will receive priority if the application is submitted on or before December 31, 2022. Larger fleets are encouraged to apply, but those applications will need to wait for approval after December 31, 2022.  

Incentive requests for over one million dollars will require SMAQMD Board approval.  To ensure equitable distribution of incentive funds, staff reserves the right to partially fund these applications. 

How to Apply

Grant incentive applications will now be submitted electronically via SeamlessDocs to better streamline the application process. Applicants will need to select the appropriate application button below to open the application page. 

Applicants can apply for as many legitimate projects as they wish but only one application is needed per location per project category. For example, an applicant looking for funding must submit one on-road application for 5 vehicles domiciled in the same location and a separate application for supporting infrastructure. 

When filling out an application, you may save your work and continue at a later time. For this option, you will need to register an account with SeamlessDocs. 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.

On-Road Online Application

Off-Road Online Application

Infrastructure Online Application

Applications will be processed generally in the order in which they are received. Applications missing information may be given 30 days to submit any incomplete or ineligible documents. Staff may also request additional information from applicants if needed to evaluate the project. All applications will be reviewed by staff to determine which funding sources are appropriate based on the details of the project.

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 may place the application in a pending file or reject it based on the merits of the project. 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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