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Marine Engine Repower Grants

Information updated January 5, 2022. 

The APCD’s Carl Moyer Incentive Program provides funding to help pay for projects that reduce heavy-duty diesel engine emissions prior to any regulatory requirement. Applicants wishing to repower commercial harbor craft with engines meeting the current emission standards may qualify for grants of up to 65% of the eligible costs of the new engine, subject to cost effectiveness limits and other requirements of the program, and a $300,000 per-grantee cap. Limited funding is currently available for marine repower projects, with an additional $500,000 expected to be available in early 2022. Interested parties should complete a Marine Engine Repower Application (link below). Applications or questions about the program should be directed to Vince Kirkhuff at vkirkhuff@co.slo.ca.us or (805) 781-4247.

Projects are subject to grant guidelines, including:

  • Fishing vessels operating 100% of the time in fishing activities are eligible for funding with fewer restrictions, because they are exempt from the engine replacement schedules in the CARB Commercial Harbor Craft (CHC) Regulation.
  • Grant opportunities and potential award amounts for vessels subject to the CHC Regulation emission and engine replacement requirements will be limited, and these projects must be completed at least 3 years in advance of any emission-reduction requirements of the Regulation.
  • The CARB CHC Regulation requires that all vessels submit an initial report to CARB by February 28, 2009 and maintain records for each vessel engine.  If you have not yet registered your vessel, visit www.arb.ca.gov/ports/marinevess/harborcraft/reporting.htm for details.  A copy of your initial report must be submitted to complete your grant application.
  • Hull and Machinery insurance is no longer required for APCD grants.

A Carl Moyer Program Overview, application materials and program support material are provided below:

Program Overview (4 pages)

Marine Engine Repower Application

Frequently Asked Questions

List of Approved Dealers and Salvage Yards

Please contact us at 805-781-5912 with any questions regarding this program.