Foundation / Corporation
Monterey Bay Air Resources District (MBARD)
Grants to California organizations and businesses in Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito counties to encourage the replacement of old heavy-duty engines and motors. The types of equipment eligible for funding include mobile agricultural equipment, irrigation pump engines, construction equipment, fishing, and commercial marine vessels.
Applicants can choose between three applications for equipment replacement:
- Off-Road Equipment
- Marine Vessels
- Agricultural Pumps
The District reviews the price quotes included with the application and will allow costs for taxes, installation, and transportation costs for eligible equipment.
Monterey Bay Air Resources District administers the Carl Moyer Program to meet state and federal clean air requirements and reduce the amount of diesel particulate matter (PM) that would otherwise be emitted.
Where applicable, the District will ensure priority for funding projects that are within and benefitting disadvantaged communities and low-income households or communities consistent with AB 1550.
The mission of the Monterey Bay Air Resources District is to Protect Public and Environmental Health while balancing Economic and Air Quality Considerations.
For further information on the ARB Grant of CMP Funds to the District, please see http://mbard.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/CMP_PoliciesProcedures_August_2018.pdf#page=4
GrantWatch ID#: 185209
Project funding will be limited to 65% or $300,000 (whichever is less) of eligible project costs.
The District typically has 12 months to obligate and 24 months to expend all funds awarded.
Businesses and organizations operating existing heavy-duty machinery may apply.
Irrigation Pump Eligibility:
a. Engine must be ≥ 25 horsepower.
b. All engines to be replaced must be in operational condition. At least 2 years documentation of usage must be included with application.
c. Engine must have a legible serial number. d. All engines must be registered with the District.
e. Engine must be based in Monterey, San Benito, or Santa Cruz County and at least 75% of the use must be in California.
f. All existing engines replaced by the grant must be destroyed prior to reimbursement.
g. Maximum eligible funding is 65 % (up to $300,000)
Marine Vessel Eligibility:
a. Engine must have operating hour meter.
b. Engine must be ≥ 25 horsepower.
c. All engines to be replaced must be in operational condition. At least 2 years documentation of usage in California must be included with application.
d. Engine must have legible serial number.
e. All engines must have operating hour meters, and all applicants must have submitted the initial report to California Air Resources Board (ARB), per Commercial Harbor Craft Regulation.
f. Vessel must be based in Monterey, San Benito, or Santa Cruz County.
g. All existing engines replaced by the grant must be destroyed prior to reimbursement.
h. Maximum eligible funding is 65 % (up to $300,000).
i. Projects subject to the Commercial Harbor Craft Regulation must be completed at least three years prior to the compliance deadline. Fishing vessels and research vessels may be eligible for the maximum funding amount because they have no compliance deadline. For other vessels with compliance dates, such as whale watching, or dive vessels, funding may be limited.
Off-Road Equipment Eligibility:
a. Equipment must be ≥ 25 horsepower.
b. Equipment must be registered in the Air Resources Board’s (ARB) Diesel Off-road On-line Reporting Systems (DOORS) (not applicable to agricultural equipment).
c. Equipment must have been owned and operated in California the previous 2 years. At least 2 years documentation of usage must be included with application.
d. Equipment / engine must have a legible serial number.
e. Equipment must be based in Monterey, San Benito, or Santa Cruz counties and at least 75% of the use must be in California.
f. All existing equipment / engines replaced by the grant must be destroyed prior to reimbursement.
g. All projects must be completed prior to the compliance deadline of the regulation as follows. Eligibility will be determined after the District receives your application.
h. Maximum eligible funding is 65 percent (up to $300,000).
- Applications accepted - January 14 to March 18, 2019
- Ranking/selection - March to June 2019
- Sign contracts - July to December 2019
- If no records, start now and apply in two years
- Maximum of 2 contracts per Grantee at any time
- More than one application may be submitted if there are numerous viable projects
No grant awards are available for project equipment that is purchased prior to completion of the fully executed contract.
Air districts participating in the CMP that request more than the minimum allocation of $200,000 are required to provide match funding (H&SC §44287). The District must commit match funds equaling 15 percent of the CMP funds received.
Video about the Carl Moyer Program: https://youtu.be/SsnYCQGQutQ
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Choose an application to fill out in the Supporting Documents section below.
Hanna Muegge, Air Quality Planner
Monterey Bay Air Resources District
24580 Silver Cloud Court
Monterey, CA 93940
USA: California: Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito Counties