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Commercial Lawn and Garden Program

​​​*Para traducción al español, consulte la tabla de recursos en la parte final de la página web.

Status: Open​


Do you sell electric landscaping equipment? The Sac Metro Air District hosted a virtual meeting for interested merchants and dealers to learn more about program requirements and how to become a participating merchant. A recording of the presentation is available by clicking the image below.

Topic: Commercial Lawn and Garden Program Merchant Meeting

Date: March 5, 2024 at 2:00 PM Pacific Time

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Operating a commercial lawn mower for one hour emits as much smog-forming pollution as driving a new light-duty passenger car about 300 miles. These and other small off-road engines (SORE) emit high levels of air pollution which can contribute to ozone and smog formation in our communities. To help reduce these emissions and accelerate the adoption of zero-emission equipment, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has established new emissions standards and expanded incentive programs in California. These changes include the phase-out of new gas-powered SORE equipment and updates to the Carl Moyer Program Guidelines that will help streamline funding for zero-emission equipment. The Sac Metro Air District is implementing this program for commercial lawn and garden equipment.

The Commercial Lawn and Garden Program provides funding opportunities for owners of commercial lawn and garden (L&G) equipment to replace their old combustion-powered equipment with zero-emission battery-electric equipment. Qualified businesses, public agencies, and nonprofits can purchase discounted zero-emission mowers, blowers, and other landscape equipment from eligible dealers and manufacturers through a voucher process. For this funding cycle, the Sac Metro Air District has allocated $500,000 toward zero-emission commercial L&G projects. 

Funding Table

The maximum funding amounts per piece of equipment vary by equipment type and are shown in the table below. The amounts include equipment costs associated with extra batteries and charging cables. Approved applicants must purchase the new equipment from a participating merchant. 

Equipment TypeMaximum Funding Amount
​Chainsaws/ Trimmers/ Edgers/ Brushcutters​$700
​Leaf Blowers/ Vacuums​$1,400
​Walk Behind Lawn Mowers​$1,500
​Ride-on or Stand/Sit Mowers​$15,000
*A maximum of $50,000 is available per applicant per funding cycle

*Equipment for residential use is not available through this program


All participants must meet the following eligibility criteria. Please do not purchase or pay for the new equipment before applying for and receiving a voucher.

  • Reside and operate within Sacramento County

  • Be a landscaping business, a public agency, or a nonprofit that conducts landscaping work on a commercial scale

  • Own, for at least two years, operational gas or diesel-powered L&G equipment to replace with cordless, zero-emission equipment (only like-for-like replacements are permitted)

  • Intend to own and operate the new zero-emission equipment in California for a minimum of 36 months

Program Steps

Step 1:Check Available Inventory

  • Reference our Participating Merchant List below for available inventory being offered

  • Determine if you have existing combustion L&G equipment to trade in for new zero-emission equipment

  • Note that the new equipment must serve the same function and perform the same work as the existing equipment

Step 2: Apply Online

  • Complete the electronic application below and attach all required documents (e.g., photos of existing equipment, business license, etc.)

  • If you are applying for more than four (4) pieces of equipment, please fill out and attach the Additional Equi​pment Form with your application

  • WAIT for Air District approval (DO NOT purchase any equipment before receiving a voucher) 

Fo​rmulario de Solicitud (Español)

Step 3: Purchase New Equipment

  • Once the voucher has been issued, select a participating merchant from the list provided and use the granted voucher to purchase the new equipment

  • Vouchers must be used before their expiration date otherwise the participant will need to reapply 

  • A point-of-sale discount will be applied to the purchase

Step 4: Surrender Old Equipment

  • Deliver old equipment to a participating merchant or recycling facility to be scrapped (refer to the Participating Merchant List for details)

  • Old equipment must be verified as operational, otherwise, it will be rejected

  • New equipment will be handed over once the old equipment is surrendered 

Program Resources/ Tabla de Recursos

Additional Equipment FormParticipating Merchant List
​Program GuidelinesProgram Policies and Procedures (Coming soon)
Destruction Form​Additional Funding Opportunities: CORE, CARB
​Información del Programa (Español)​Merchant Manual (Coming Soon)
If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with our staff at

Status: Closed




Barragan Quality Engineerobarragan@airquality.orgSac Metro Air District

 Documents / Forms



1 - CLG Reimbursement Checklist - CLG Reimbursement Checklist.pdf1 - CLG Reimbursement Checklist
2 - CLG Voucher Tracking Form - CLG Voucher Tracking Form.pdf2 - CLG Voucher Tracking Form
3 - CLG Equipment Destruction Form - CLG Equipment Destruction Form.pdf3 - CLG Equipment Destruction Form
Example Merchant Reimbursement Packet Merchant Reimbursement Packet.pdfExample Merchant Reimbursement Packet
Merchant Questionnaire Questionnaire.pdfMerchant Questionnaire

 Additional Links





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