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Incentive Programs

The Sac Metro Air District offers various incentive programs for residents, businesses, and public agencies to improve air quality in the Sacramento region to reduce the cost of less polluting equipment and vehicles. Coming this Fall, our 2022 Community Air Quality Grant Solicitation will offer over $22 million in mobile source incentive funding. For regular updates on our upcoming solicitation, please subscribe to our email list. See details below about our programs to see how you can participate.*

Notice of Proposed Awards for the 2021 Community Air Quality Grant Solicitation

​The Sac Metro Air District received 158 applications totaling over $57 million in requests to reduce air pollution from cars, trucks, tractors, buses, and other mobile sources in the Sacramento region. Projects were ranked according to the procedure set in the solicitation manual. The final selection of projects submitted by individuals, community organizations, big and small businesses, and government agencies will fully allocate the available $18 million for this solicitation. The list of proposed awards and additional information about the grant solicitation can be accessed below.

Click here for previous solicitations and awards

If you are currently participating in one of our programs and need to make a change, click on the link below.

Participant Resource Page

Thank you to everyone who has applied to our programs. Stay in touch with upcoming funding availability and subscribe to our Incentives email list.

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 Residential Incentive Programs

The Community CarShare Program is a pilot car-sharing program to benefit disadvantaged communities in the greater Sacramento area.

Status: Open

Clean Cars 4 All helps low-income Sacramento County residents get a new mobility option when they turn in an old vehicle for scrap. Residents can either get a grant up to $9,500 towards the purchase of a new or nearly new plug-in electric, fully battery-electric, or hydrogen vehicle; or choose the Alternative Transportation Option with up to $7,500 to access public, private, and shared mobility options.

Status: Open

Wood Stove

Wood Stove / Fireplace Change Out

The Wood Stove Change-Out Program provides funding for the replacement of older, polluting fireplaces and wood stoves with certified cleaner burning units. Environmental justice zones receive slightly more funding than non-environmental justice zones.

Low Income
Status: Closed
Non-Low Income
Status: Closed
Status: Closed

 Low Emission Vehicle & Infrastructure Incentives Coming Fall/Winter 2022

Agricultural & Construction Equipment Replacement

Off-Road Equipment Replacement

The Off-Road Equipment Replacement Program provides grant funds to replace Tier 3 and older or gasoline high-polluting off-road equipment with Tier 4 Final or zero-emission level equipment. Applies to existing diesel self-propelled equipment 25 HP or greater operating in Sacramento and other counties.

Project examples: Electric UTV, Farm equipment (Sac County Only), construction equipment, industrial equipment (tractors, loaders, excavators, forklifts, etc...)

Eligible Programs:

Status: Closed

FARMER Program

On-Road Equipment Replacement

Incentives for cleaner replacement vehicles or expansion of zero-emission on-road equipment in fleets.

Project examples: Heavy-duty trucks, drayage, shuttles, transit vehicles

Eligible Programs: 

Status:              Closed

Incentives to help fund the new installation of charging and fueling infrastructure. A quick guide to our EVSE program can be found by clicking here: SMAQMD Guide to Applying for EVSE Incentives.pdf.

Project examples: Electric charging equipment, Hydrogen, and Natural Gas fueling equipment

Eligible Programs:

Status:  Closed

The Lower-Emission School Bus Program (LESBP) goal is to reduce school children's exposure to cancer-causing and smog-forming pollution from public school buses throughout California. 

Eligible Programs: 

Status: Closed

Reimbursement of up to $40,000 to improve transit stops with ADA accessibility infrastructure, seating, shelter, shade trees, and/or solar-powered lighting. Public transit agencies or organizations that have or maintain transit stops or stations located in the South Sacramento-Florin AB 617 Designated Community are eligible to apply.

Eligible Programs: 

Status: Closed

* Sac Metro Air District does not have incentive funds for trucks and equipment not in compliance with the California Air Resources Board. If you have a diesel truck subject to the January 1, 2023 deadline for replacement or repower, please contact:

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