Carl Moyer Program

Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and will be
accepted until all program funds have been obligated to eligible projects.

The Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program is a voluntary program that offers grants to owners of heavy-duty vehicles and equipment. The program is a partnership between the California Air Resources Board (ARB) and the local air districts throughout the state. Locally the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (Air District) administers the Carl Moyer program. The purpose of the program is to reduce air pollution emissions from heavy-duty engines. Grants are available for projects that:

  • install particle traps,
  • replace older heavy-duty engines with newer and cleaner engines and add a particle trap,
  • purchase new vehicles or equipment that is cleaner than the law requires,
  • replace heavy-duty equipment with electric equipment, and
  • install electric idling-reduction equipment.

Eligible Equipment Categories include:

  • Agricultural Equipment
  • Locomotives
  • Trucks
  • Off-Road Equipment
  • Marine
  • Shore power

Grants cannot be used for projects that are required by law or by a contract or agreement; however, they can be applied to projects that comply at least three years in advance of state regulations. All vehicles and equipment funded with a grant must operate within the Air District’s boundaries.

The District is accepting applications for projects throughout its jurisdiction, but will prioritize projects that reduce emissions in impacted communities. Highest priority will be given to the following six highly-impacted communities:

  • Concord
  • Richmond/San Pablo
  • Western Alameda County
  • San Jose
  • Redwood City/East Palo Alto
  • Eastern San Francisco

For specific details on the Carl Moyer Program refer to the California Air Resources Board (ARB) Carl Moyer Program Guidelines. The District will begin accepting applications online starting July 23, 2013, and applications will be accepted until all funds have been allocated.

Find additional information about the Carl Moyer Program.

Please direct other questions about the the Carl Moyer Program to: Amber Crabbe, Senior Transportation Planner for the SFCTA,at 415-522-4801, or via email.