The FRAQMD is posting information on grants offered by other agencies as a service to the residents of Yuba and Sutter counties. If you have questions regarding these grants please contact the applicable agencies, not FRAQMD staff.
Accepting applications as of May 12, 2021. Visit http://www.airquality.org/Residents/Incentive-Programs/FARMER-Program for more information and to apply.
The Healthy Soils Program stems from the California Healthy Soils Initiative, a collaboration of state agencies and departments to promote the development of healthy soils on California's farmlands and ranchlands. The HSP has two components: the HSP Incentives Program and the HSP Demonstration Projects. The HSP Incentives Program provides financial assistance for implementation of conservation management that improve soil health, sequester carbon and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The HSP Demonstration Projects showcase California farmers and rancher's implementation of HSP practices.
Status: All funding has been allocated. Additional funding pending allocation by California State Legislature. The Sacramento Metro Air Quality Management District administered a grant program for on-road agricultural truck replacement projects for Sacramento, Sutter, and Yuba county residents. Visit the website linked above for more information or contact Kristian Damkier at (916) 874-4892 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Truck Loan Assistance Program helps small-business fleet owners affected by CARB's In-Use Truck and Bus regulation to secure financing for upgrading their fleets with newer trucks.
VW Mitigation Trust Grants
Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure - now open and accepting applications as of May 12, 2021
The pilot project seeks to accelerate the turnover of California school bus fleets to lower carbon transportation choices, especially in rural school district. Eligible project types include:
- Fleet expansion for zero-emission school buses
- Bus replacement for conventional fuel buses with a hyrbid or internal combustion engine. The projects will require the use of renewable fuel types
Visit the website above or contact (707) 443-3093 with questions.
The CEC has posted information about a new grant program for school bus replacement. The Program will offer funding in 2018. The deadline to comment on the Program Concept is February 28, 2018.
The California Air Resources Board (ARB), in partnership with CALSTART, launched the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) in 2009 to accelerate the purchase of cleaner, more efficient trucks and buses in California. HVIP provides incentives for zero-emission and hybrid trucks and buses and low NOx natural gas engines.
The Sacramento Metropoliton Air Quality Management District is accepting applications for the SECAT Program. Currently, the SECAT Program provides grant funding to replace on-road heavy-duty diesel vehicles that have 2006 and older model year engines with diesel particulate filter (DPF) retrofits or other limited exempt vehicles, with a cleaner emission vehicle. Contact Patrick Robinson at (916) 874-6276 or visit the website link above for more information.
The Sacramento Metropoliton Air Quality Management District is accepting applications until June 30, 2017, for Heavy Duty Trucks and Transport Refrigeration Units. They will host a workshop on April 26 from 3:00 to 5:00 at the SMAQMD office in Sacramento. For more information contact Kristian Damkier at (916) 874-4892.
The California Natural Resources Agency is accepting applications until May 1st, 2017, for projects that:
- Sequester and store carbon by planting trees
- Reduce building energy use by planting trees to shade buildings
- Reduce commute vehicle miles by constructing bicycle paths, bicycle lanes, or pedestrian facilities that provide safe routes for travel between residences, workplaces, commercial centers, and schools.
Approximately $7 million is available in rebates to public school bus fleet owners for the replacement or retrofit of older school buses. Offered by the US EPA. Applications due November 1, 2016.