Mobile Source Emissions Reduction Program - Grants

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MDAQMD's Mobile Source Emissions Reduction Program provides incentives for reducing emissions from mobile sources via two main grant programs - The Carl Moyer Program and the AB 2766 Program. For more information on the MDAQMD Grants Program contact Jean Bracy at (760)245-1661, ext. 6214.

The Carl Moyer Program

Program Objectives

To improve the quality of the air in the High Desert by funding local, cost-effective projects to upgrade heavy-duty diesel equipment using proven technologies and procedures that reduce oxides of nitrogen (NOx), particulate matter (PM) and reactive organic gases (ROG) from diesel-powered engines. Diesel exhaust is a serious public health risk, considered the number one airborne carcinogen in California, responsible for 70 percent of the cancer risk in CA from toxic air contaminants, and a major contributor to lung and heart problems. Funding is provided by California Air Resources Board’s (ARB) Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program and DMV Surcharge Fees.

Since the MDAQMD began its participation in the program, MDAQMD has awarded over 8 million dollars to eligible projects!

The Carl Moyer Program is continually open until funding is depleted.

Carl Moyer Application Packet:

AB 2766 Funds

Assembly Bill 2766 (Sher) authorized MDAQMD to impose up to a $4 motor vehicle registration fee per vehicle licensed within the State of California to provide funds for air districts to meet new responsibilities mandated under the California Clean Air Act (CCAA). AB 2766 states that the fees shall be used to support district operated planning, monitoring, enforcement and technical studies necessary to implement the CCAA.

On July 31, 1995, the Mobile Source Emissions Reduction Program was established by the MDAQMD Governing Board. The program allocates a portion of the available AB 2766 funds to local government entities and other organizations capable of effectively utilizing the funds to reduce air pollution from mobile sources.

Another portion of the AB2766 funds allocated to the program creates a competitive grant pool that is used to fund other local projects that reduce emissions from mobile sources.

Since the programs inception, MDAQMD has awarded close to 3.9 million dollars to creative and cost effective projects which reduce mobile source emissions in the District's boundaries.

Funds are now available for qualified projects which reduce emissions and improve air quality in the MDAQMD.

For more information regarding funding opportunities provided by the MDAQMD, please call:

Jean  Bracy
Deputy Director of Administration
760-245-1661 ext. 6214

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