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The District periodically has funding opportunities available for projects that will reduce air pollution in our county.

Grant Program Qualifications Status
Community Clean Air Incentives -  Los Osos Retire your old car, or get $ for trying out alternative transportation. Applicants must reside in Los Osos (93402).  OPEN
Engine Emission Reduction Incentive Program (Carl Moyer) Helps fund replacement of on-road trucks and the replacement, repower or retrofit of off-road agricultural or construction equipment, and agricultural irrigation engines.


2016 Wood Burning Change-Out Program Replace your old wood burning fireplace or stove with natural gas. Applicants must reside in Los Osos, Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo or Nipomo zip codes.  OPEN
Old Car Buy Back Sell your 1993 or older car, light truck or van for $1000. Click link or call 800-717-7624 for more information. OPEN
Eastern County Emission Reduction Program Equipment must be operated a portion of the time in the eastern area of SLO County, with highest priority given to those operating in the Carrizo Plains. OPEN
School Bus Program Funding for school bus replacements and retrofits. CLOSED

 Grant News

The Equipment Replacement Program for Off-Road, On-Road, Repowers and Electrifications is currently CLOSED.

On January 27, 2016 the APCD Board approved additional funding for the Engine Emission Reduction Incentive Program (EERIP) using a total of $416,782 from the State Carl Moyer Program and local AB923 funds. Grant projects funded with these monies provide the APCD with the opportunity to reduce emissions and help local companies significantly reduce their cost of upgrading to new, clean emitting equipment prior to regulation requirements. EERIP will fund the following:

  1. Off-Road Equipment Replacement Program (ERP): Replacements of construction equipment and tractors;
  2. On-Road Fleet Modernization Program (Fleet Mod): Replacements of on-road heavy-duty trucks; and,
  3. Off-Road Repowers, Retrofits and Electrifications of off-road equipment such as irrigation engines, tractors, and mobile construction equipment.

The APCD continues to partner with a local network of truck and equipment dealers and scrap yards to help local businesses secure EERIP funding for their emission reduction projects. Some of the EERIP specifics include:

  • Funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis based on when APCD deems an application is complete;
  • Provides up to 65% of ERP projects or repower / electrification / retrofit cost of the off-road equipment listed above;
  • Provides up to $60,000 per vehicle for on-road trucks;
  • Provides up to $150,000 per applicant, per calendar year;
  • Replacement trucks and equipment for Fleet Mod or ERP must be purchased from an APCD approved dealership;
  • No orders, purchases or any work associated with a project can occur until APCD grant agreement is signed by all parties; and,
  • Applications are available on the APCD website or call 805-781-5912.

Contact APCD at 805.781.5912 for more information on this topic. 

Ongoing APCD Grant Programs

  • Old Car Buy Back Program: pays $1,000 for qualified 1993 or older cars and light trucks.
  • Lower Emission School Bus Program: provides state funds to purchase new, clean diesel or alternative fuel school buses.

Other Non APCD Grants

The following links are provided as a reference of other potential funding sources. The APCD has no involvement in these grants. If you are interested in any of the grant programs listed below please contact the administering agency.

California Air Resource Board

ARB Grants for Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Equipment & Research:

ARB Loan Assistance for On-Road Trucks Owners:

California Energy Commission Alternative and Renewable Fuel & Vehicle Technology Program:

1% Loan to Local Governments for Energy Efficiency and Energy Generation Projects:

Energy Efficiency Programs for Local Government:

Clean Energy Manufacturing Program:

Energy Efficiency Programs:

California Energy Commission:

Energy Upgrade California:

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