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Funding Agricultural Replacement Measures for Emission Reductions (FARMER) Program

The FARMER Program funding will be available for projects in 2022. The FARMER Program opens on Friday January 14, 2022. FARMER Grant applications will be made available for download on January 14, 2022. Applications will be due by 5:00 PM on March 21, 2022. District staff will be holding a public workshop at 2:00 PM February 11, 2022 via Zoom. Additionally, District staff will host drop-in Zoom meeting hours for FARMER grant questions. Dates for the Zoom drop-in hours will be posted on the website on Tuesday February 1, 2022.  

 

Printable FARMER Grant Applications: 

Application A for Ag Pump Repower & ElectrifyApplication B for Off Road Repower & RetrofitApplication C for Off Road Equipment Replacement 

 Fillable FARMER Grant Applications:

Application A for Ag Pump Repower & ElectrifyApplication B for Off Road Repower & RetrofitApplication C for Off Road Equipment Replacement

 

Public Workshop Information:

FRAQMD Carl Moyer/FARMER Public Workshop

Time: Feb 11, 2022 02:00 PM US/Pacific

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81370417036 

Join by phone:

        (669) 900-6833

Meeting ID: 813 7041 7036

 

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The FARMER Program is supported by California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment – particularly in disadvantaged communities.

 

 

The Feather River Air Quality Management District administers 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.  

The California Air Resources Board awarded $135 million statewide to reduce emissions from the agricultural section, which came to be known as the FARMER Program.  The FARMER Program is supported by California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment – particularly in disadvantaged communities.

Program Background

In September 2017, CARB received $135 million to reduce emissions from the agricultural sector from Assembly Bill (AB) 134 (Committee on Budget, Chapter 254, Statutes of 2017) and AB 109 (Ting, Chapter 249, Statutes of 2017).  The bills provide funding for agricultural harvesting equipment, heavy-duty trucks, agricultural pump engines, tractors, and other equipment used in agricultural operations.  CARB staff worked with local air districts and stakeholders to develop the proposed Funding Agricultural Replacement Measures for Emission Reductions (FARMER) Program Guidelines, which set the minimum requirements for the program and ensure that the projects funded will provide the intended emission reductions. 

In March 2018, the Board approved the FARMER Program Guidelines.  The administration of the FARMER Program is handled through the local air districts and local air districts will select which projects to fund. 

The FARMER Program is supported in part by California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work. 

 

List of Salvage YardsSalvage Certification Form

Project Types

 

Off-Road Equipment

The off-road portion shall be administered by the Feather River AQMD.   Please contact Peter Angelonides at (530) 634-7659 ext 209 or pangelonides@fraqmd.or for more information.

 

Policy and Procedures

The FRAQMD adopted FARMER Policy and Procedures, which is available here:

Policy & Procedures for FARMER Year 4