The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is pleased to announce its Grant Solicitation for the Off-Road Mobile Agricultural Equipment Trade-Up Pilot Project in the San Joaquin Valley (Trade-Up Pilot Project). The solicitation includes the option for a new Grant Agreement for the 2017-18 fiscal year. Funding of up to $3,000,000 for this project was approved by the Board in October 2016 as part of the FY 2016-17 Funding Plan for Low Carbon Transportation Investments and the Air Quality Improvement Program (AQIP).
The Trade-Up Pilot Project is a sequential and necessary step for CARB to assess the feasibility of a new, multi-step type of equipment incentive intended for owners of high-emitting mobile agricultural equipment in the San Joaquin Valley Air Basin that may not qualify for existing voluntary incentive funding (i.e., Carl Moyer Program, Environmental Quality Incentives Program, etc.), and for which new equipment purchases are not practical.
This competitive solicitation is open to California-based public entities. The Grantee (applicant) may subcontract with public, private or California-based non-profit organizations. The Grant Solicitation and all associated documents may be found on CARB’s webpage at http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/aqip/solicitations.htm.
Applications are due to CARB by 5:00 p.m. (PST), Friday, April 21, 2017.
Further information about the grant program and details for an April 14 applicant teleconference are available online here.