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Carl Moyer Program

Offroad ERP

STATUS: Application Period is currently Closed for the Carl Moyer Program.  

The Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program (Carl Moyer Program) was established in 1998 to fund the incremental cost of cleaner-than-required heavy-duty engines. This program is named in honor of the late Dr. Carl Moyer, whose extraordinary dedication, hard work, vision and leadership made this program possible. He created and masterminded this program, in a noble effort to unite business and government in the name of public interest to improve California's air quality.

The Sac Metro Air District receives funding from the ARB annually to implement the Carl Moyer Program. Funding from the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District (YSAQMD) is also managed by the Sac Metro Air District. Air districts are required to fund projects according to the Carl Moyer Program guidelines, but they can also implement local restrictions suited to community needs. For this solicitation, the Sac Metro Air District has the following local restrictions:

  1. Applicants must have a physical address within Sacramento County or the YSAQMD which includes all of Yolo County and the Central Valley portion of Solano County east of Vacaville.
  2. Funding is not available to purchase diesel trucks.
  3. Agricultural funding is only available for Sacramento County based projects.
  4. Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, all inspections will be performed virtually unless approved by management. This requires applicants to have access to cameras and Internet access with live video streaming.
  5. Funding determinations are based on usage within the Sacramento Federal Nonattainment Area for ozone.
  6. Repower and retrofit applications will only be accepted for locomotives and marine vessels.
  7. The Sac Metro Air District will not fund Light-Duty Vehicles or Lawn and Garden Equipment Replacement.
  8. Applicants are required to deliver old equipment to Bar None Auctions in Sacramento – or another designated dismantler – to participate in this solicitation.

Subject to the local restrictions shown above, the Sac Metro Air District will accept applications for all projects described in the 2017 Revisions to the Carl Moyer Program Guidelines. Selection and review of the applications is described in the Project Selection and Funding section of the 2021 solicitation manual.

Application Process

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sac Metro Air District is closed to the public with most employees working remotely. This means our incentive solicitation will need to use digital methods as much as possible to ensure compliance with public health orders while providing the best possible customer service. Applicants will need to submit their applications electronically through the District's website.

The application period opens on March 29, 2021 and ends on May 28, 2021. Applicants will enter most of the information through the online form found on each program page and upload attachments as needed for each funding stream. Once complete, applicants will receive an email showing their application was received. The Sac Metro Air District recommends that applicants keep a copy of all application records. It is also recommended that applicants use a PDF app for their Apple or Android phones that can convert pictures into PDF to make the process easier.

Staff may begin contacting applicants before the application period is complete about their project. Some projects may have enough community benefit that awards may be issued prior to the end of the solicitation, but most projects will be evaluated later. Projects with an award greater than $1 million will require approval by the Sac Metro Air District Board of Directors. This may delay projects as the board meets monthly and does not meet in June 2021.

Applications missing information may be given 30 days to submit any incomplete or ineligible documents. Staff may also request additional information from applicants if needed to evaluate the project. If a project is selected for funding, the project may require a pre-inspection where the applicant will be contacted by one of our staff to coordinate a virtual inspection of the equipment. In some cases, the applicant will be offered an award lower than the amount requested in the application or the maximum grant for the project. This reduction is done if the Sac Metro Air District does not have enough funding for the project or staff determines that the application does not qualify for full funding.

If selected for funding, applicants will enter into a funding agreement with the Sac Metro Air District. The agreement will match the individual or business entity listed on the application and Payee Data Record.

Applicants must be compliant with state and local air quality regulations and will be checked. Most agreements have a term of 3-10 years with annual reporting requirements and penalties for non-compliance. Participants can transfer their agreements to other parties if in the best interest of air quality in the region. On-road vehicle projects require the Sac Metro Air District to be listed a lien holder on the title, and all other projects require a UCC filing to secure interest in the equipment. These are released at the end of the agreement.

For this solicitation, development applications will also be accepted for potential projects. Development applications are applications still under development with pending partners, locations, and/or technologies. The Sac Metro Air District understands that advanced technology projects require a lot of development and is willing to work with applicants who want to work in partnership to identify eligible projects outside the application period. Examples would be a city who wants to develop mobility hubs but has not identified a specific location or proposal or a community based organization who would like an EV charger but has not begun the process. Please note that these applications may not be ranked as high as other applications and may also not qualify for all funding programs.

Applications not selected for funding will be placed in a pending file for future funding opportunities. If an applicant does not want their application to be held, she or he must contact the Sac Metro Air District to withdraw their application. The Sac Metro Air District may also forward applications to other agencies who may have funding for the project. Please contact staff if you have any questions about the application process.

Please ensure that your application includes the following documents scanned into PDF format to attach to your online application:

For On-Road Projects:

  1. Completed Incentive Application (Online or using Form S1)
  2. Copy of Authorized Signatory's Driver's License or Valid State-Issued Photo Identification Card
  3. Vendor Payee Data Record W9 and ACH Forms with Cancelled Check or Bank Letter
  4. Certificate of Compliance from California Air Resources Board (CARB) TRUCRS Database
  5. Copy of Current DMV Vehicle Registration for each vehicle
  6. Copy of Old Vehicle Title for each vehicle
  7. DMV Vehicle Registration Information Record for each vehicle
  8. Mileage Record showing the current odometer reading for each vehicle
  9. Mileage Record showing the odometer reading from at least six (6) months ago for each vehicle
  10. Copy of Vehicle Insurance Cards for the previous 24 months for each vehicle
  11. Photograph of the manufacturer's tag found in the door jamb of the truck showing VIN and GVWR for each vehicle
  12. Photograph of the current odometer reading for each vehicle
  13. Cost Quote and Specifications for New Equipment

For Off-Road Projects:

  1. Completed Incentive Application (Online or using Form S1)
  2. Copy of Authorized Signatory's Driver's License or Valid State-Issued Photo Identification Card
  3. Vendor Payee Data Record W9 and ACH Forms with Cancelled Check or Bank Letter
  4. Certificate of Compliance from California Air Resources Board (CARB) DOORS Database or evidence that it is not applicable
  5. Maintenance Records for off-road equipment showing service intervals and hour meter readings
  6. Fuel records showing fuel consumption per existing equipment
  7. Photograph of the current operational hour meter reading per existing equipment
  8. Cost Quote and Specifications for New Equipment

Online Application

Status: Closed




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