Status: Application period is CLOSED as of April 20, 2018 under the current SECAT Program Guidelines.
The Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD) is providing notice that it will stop accepting applications for funding under the current Sacramento Emergency Clean Air Transportation (SECAT) Program Guidelines at 5:00 PM on Friday, April 20, 2018. SMAQMD in coordination with the Sacramento Area Council of Governments is modifying the SECAT Guidelines to promote advanced technology vehicles in preparation for the large amount of Cap & Trade and other funding available for Sacramento fleets.
These modifications will eliminate the ability to receive funding to purchase conventional diesel trucks with funding only available for advanced technology vehicles. Parties interested in advanced technology vehicles are encouraged to prepare for the new SECAT Guidelines which will provide better funding for these options.
Owners are encouraged to download and complete an application from our website at http://www.4secat.com/ or contact a local truck dealer for more information. If you have questions regarding this advisory, please contact Kristian Damkier at (916) 874-4892 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SECAT is the Sacramento Emergency Clean Air & Transportation Grant Program. The SECAT Program is a partnership between the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District and the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG). Currently, SECAT provides grant funds to replace on-road heavy-duty diesel vehicles that have 2006 and older model year engines with diesel particulate filter (DPF) retrofits or other limited exempt vehicles with cleaner emission vehicles. The goal is to reduce the harmful surplus emissions from on-road heavy-duty vehicles operating in the Sacramento Federal Ozone Nonattainment Area (SFNA).
The SFNA includes all of Sacramento and Yolo Counties and portions of El Dorado, Placer, Sutter and Solano Counties. The air districts involved are the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District, Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District, Placer County Air Pollution Control District, El Dorado County Air Quality Management District, and Feather River Air Quality Management District. The SFNA has been classified as "severe" for the federal 8-hour ozone standard with an attainment date of 2022. SECAT is one of many programs in place to help reduce emissions in order to meet the attainment date and make the air healthier to breathe.