Carl Moyer Grant Program

The Carl Moyer Program provides monetary grants to private companies and public agencies to clean up their heavy-duty engines beyond that which is required by law or regulation through repowering replacing or retrofitting their engines, vehicles or equipment. Moyer grants also fund infrastructure projects to support California’s transformation toward zero and near-zero emission technologies.

Types of Projects that Qualify for Carl Moyer Grants

Projects that reduce surplus emissions from heavy-duty on- and off-road equipment qualify. This includes on-road trucks over 14,000 gross vehicle weight such as:

  • Emergency Vehicles
  • Off-Road Equipment for small fleets (unless exempt)
    • Construction and Farm Equipment
    • Forklifts
    • Locomotives
    • Stationary Agricultural Equipment
    • Other Agricultural Sources
  • Public Agency/Utility Vehicles
  • School Buses
  • Solid Waste Collection Vehicles
  • Transit Fleet Vehicles

Infrastructure projects such as battery charging stations, alternative fueling stations, and stationary agricultural pump electrification are also eligible for Moyer grants. Heavy duty diesel vehicles subject to a compliance deadline prior to January 1, 2024 and off-road diesel equipment subject to a compliance deadline prior to March 1, 2026 are not eligible to apply.

Available Funds & Funding Caps

In the initial solicitation for projects, each project category, as listed, is assigned a funding cap to allow opportunities for all project types to compete for funds. Should there be any remaining funds after the initial solicitation, the District will determine how to continue to make funds available, whether through an open first-come, first-served basis or  through another competitive solicitation. Either way, all eligible and cost effective projects which do not receive funding at time of application due to limited funds may be added to a wait list until future funds become available.

The District continues to seek and apply for additional funding sources. As these funds become available for projects submitted through the Moyer Program, they will be prioritized to Moyer projects which were previously submitted and placed on a wait list, by the District.

Grant Program Notification Schedule

Within 45 days of a solicitation period closing, projects received will be evaluated, ranked and approved for tentative funding and applicants will receive notification of award status.

2021 Application Categories

For more information and to apply, select from one of the below application categories. Applications must be in the form of an original copy and mailed or delivered in-person to PCAPCD, 110 Maple Street, Auburn, CA 95603 by the closing date. Postmarks, faxes and emails will not be considered.

The Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Project Category is subject to an additional competitive bid process, as required by the Carl Moyer Guidelines. Therefore, this category will always be subject to a competitive bid process and not first-come, first-serve.

Project Application Category Description Application submittal period
Agricultural Portable and Stationary Engine Repower and Infrastructure Only Tier 3 diesel engines eligible to apply. Engines must be in full compliance with State regulations prior to applying.
April 1, 2021 - June 1, 2021
Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Eligible project types include battery charging stations, natural gas, and hydrogen fueling. Infrastructure projects will be subject to a competitive bid process. Individual and Residential projects not eligible for funds April 1, 2021 - June 1, 2021
Heavy Duty On and Off-Road Equipment Replacement, Repower, and Retrofit Only Small Fleets, as defined by ARB's Off-Road Regulation, are eligible to apply for funding. Large and Medium fleets are no longer eligible for Moyer grant funds. April 1, 2021 - June 1, 2021
School Bus Replacement Fleets must be in full compliance with State regulations prior to applying.
April 1, 2021 - June 1, 2021

Project Category Funding Caps

The funding caps listed identify the amount of funds that have been currently allocated to each project category. Funding caps will be subject to change as additional funds become available. Any changes will be reflected in the table.

Project Category Funding Cap
Agriculture Pump Repower and Electrification Projects Up to 5% of Program Funding
Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Projects Up to 15% of Program Funding
Heavy Duty and Off-Road Projects Up to 70% of Program Funding
School Bus Replacement and Repower Projects Up to 10% of Program Funding

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