Carl Moyer Grant Program

Applications for Year 21 of the Carl Moyer Program are now available.  Applications and all supporting documentation are due by 5:00 pm on March 11, 2019.


Download the Applications here:

Off-Road Equipment Replacement ApplicationStationary or Portable Agricultural Sources ApplicationOff-Road Repower or Retrofit Application


 The Feather River Air Quality Management District is soliciting projects for both the Carl Moyer Air Standards Attainment (Carl Moyer) Program and the Funding Agricultural Measures for Emission Reductions (FARMER) Program. The equipment must operate in Yuba or Sutter counties and all projects must comply with the 2017 Carl Moyer Guidelines.  Both the Carl Moyer Program and the FARMER Program will use the same Applications.

The District estimates it will have available $400,000 for Carl Moyer Program eligible projects.  Carl Moyer eligible projects include the repowering of operational off-road diesel engines greater than 25 horsepower with Tier 4 diesel engines, replacing irrigation pump engines with electric motors, and replacing uncontrolled and Tier 1 diesel off-road equipment with Tier 4 equipment.

Projects applying under both the Carl Moyer and FARMER Programs must comply with the 2017 Carl Moyer Guidelines and will apply to the District using the same application.  Applications will be available starting January 11, 2019, at the District’s website or at the District office located at 541 Washington Avenue, in Yuba City.

The District will hold a public workshop for interested applicants on January 30, 2019, at 10:00 am in the Marysville Room at the Yuba County Government Center, 915 8th Street, Maryville, CA. 

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm on March 11, 2019. 

Applications should be delivered to the District office, located at 541 Washington Avenue, Yuba City, CA 95991.  The maximum award amount is $150,000 per project.  Only one application per entity will be accepted as the District shall select projects by random draw. Off-road equipment replacement projects may qualify for a grant award up to 65% of the cost of the new equipment, depending on cost-effectiveness of the project.  Engine repower and irrigation pump electification projects may qualify for up to 85% of the cost of the new engine or motor, depending on cost-effectiveness.  The cost-effectiveness is the cost per ton of pollutants reduced and depends on varying factors including emissions of existing engine, annual usage, time under contract, cost of new engine/equipment, and emissions of new engine/equipment.  For more information, please call 530‑634-7659 or visit

General Information on Carl Moyer Program:

You must operate the equipment in Yuba or Sutter County.  If the equipment does not operate in Yuba or Sutter County, please go to the appropriate District's website for information on their program here.

The purpose of the Carl Moyer program is to reduce air pollution emissions by providing grants for the incremental cost of cleaner vehicles and equipment. The program focuses on the replacement of older heavy-duty diesel engines with electric, alternative fuel, or cleaner diesel technology, and does not include projects that are less than 25 horsepower, required by law, or regulated by an air district Permit to Operate, such as stationary diesel-powered electric generators. Private companies, public agencies, and the general public that operate heavy-duty diesel engines in Yuba and Sutter counties may apply for incentive funds.  All projects approved for funding must meet the CARB and FRAQMD program guidelines. The curent Carl Moyer Guidelines in effect are the CARB's 2017 Guidelines and can be reviewed and downloaded from the CARB's web site: Guidelines. The District has adopted Policy and Procedures to implement the Carl Moyer Program, available here:

2018 Policy and Procedures Carl Moyer Program.pdf



Available January 11, 2019

 Applications as Fillable PDFs:

Available January 11, 2019


Project Selection:

1.     All complete applications as of 5:00 pm on March 11, 2019, shall be assigned a number.

2.     The numbers shall be entered into a random number generator by district staff. 

3.     Applications selected by the random number generator shall be reviewed for eligibility, cost-effectiveness and the amount of funding they are eligible for.  Ineligible applications will not be funded.

4.     Applications for uncontrolled (Tier 0) baseline engines in Off-Road Equipment Replacement Program shall be submitted to the random number generator before Tier 1 engines.  After all uncontrolled (Tier 0) baseline engines have been drawn, Tier 1 baseline engine projects shall enter the random draw.

5.     The random draw shall occur in March and tentative award letters shall be mailed to applicants in April 2019.


Examples of Eligibile Projects:

  • Diesel engines/equipment between 25 and 750 horsepower
  • Stationary Diesel Agricultural Engines (Tier 1 and Tier 2 diesel engine repowers, conversion to electric motors, limited opportunities for Tier 0)
  • Agricultural off-road equipment repower, retrofit, or replacements
  • Portable agricultural equipment replacement
  • Other (non-Ag) off-road equipment repower, retrofit, or replacement (must submit DOORS documentation showing compliance date)

Please note that Carl Moyer funding cannot pay for compliance with a regulation.  In most cases, projects must be completed at least 3 years prior to a compliance deadline.  For equipment regulated by the CARB's Off-Road or On-Road Diesel Regulations, the applicant must provide proof to the District that the fleet is in compliance with the regulation.  For Stationary agricultural irrigation engine projects, engines must be registered with the District to received funding.

For information on the CARB's Diesel Regulations, please visit their website here.

For information on District Ag Engine Registration Program, please click here.

Other Documents for Participants of Carl Moyer Program:

Off-Road Equipment Participating Salvage YardsOff-Road Equipment Salvage Certification Form

For more information, please contact Sondra Andersson Spaethe, Air Quality Planner II, at (530) 634-7659 ext 210, or by email at (redacted)