Carl Moyer, FARMER, and other Grant Programs

The Carl Moyer and FARMER grant programs provide incentive grants for cleaner-than-required engines, equipment and other sources of pollution providing early or extra emission reductions. Eligible projects include off-road tractors, sprayers and stationary agricultural pump engines. 

Off-Road GeneratorThe program achieves near-term reductions in emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOx), particulate matter (PM), and reactive organic gas (ROG) which are necessary for California to meet its clean air commitments under the State Implementation Plan. NOx and ROG combine in the presence of sunlight to form ozone (smog), while PM, a component of diesel exhaust, has been identified as a toxic air contaminant by the Air Resources Board. Please contact Ian Ledbetter with any questions that you may have at (530) 934-6500 or visit the California Air Resources Board Carl Moyer Program web site. The application period typically runs from December until early March of each year.


The Glenn County Air Pollution Control District is excited to announce that it is opening its application period to local growers for participation in the FARMER grant program, a program that provides grant funding to local growers who want to upgrade their older diesel powered farming equipment to newer and cleaner technologies. 

The Air Resources board has allocated 1.2 million dollars to the Glenn County Air Pollution Control District to spend on projects in the agricultural sector.  The program is very similar to the Carl Moyer Grant Program, which has been implemented by the District on an annual basis since 1999.  The District will focus on the replacement of diesel powered agricultural equipment such as tractors, Ag pumps, and spray rigs. 

Projects will typically receive funding for up to 50% of the eligible costs of the new equipment based on information submitted with the application.  Grant awards are typically capped at $50,000. Equipment to be replaced must be in working condition prior to being approved for funding, must be greater than 25 horsepower, and must conform to the program guidelines. The District will not offer reimbursement for equipment purchased prior to project approval.

All projects are ranked based on cost effectiveness (project cost per amount of air pollutants reduced).  The District will select the most cost effective projects until all project funds have been allocated.

Complete applications must be received at the District Office by August 31st, 2018 at 5:00pm.    For questions and general inquiries, please contact the District at (530) 934-6500.


The Carl Moyer Rural Assistance Program grant fund application period is open! Applications are available at the CAPCOA web site as well as in our office. Please note they are due as soon as possible. Contact our office with any questions that you may have.

Grant funds may be available for your Off-Road Equipment Replacement Project! We will pay you to replace your old diesel tractor. Please refer to the Off-Road Equipment Replacement Program Applicant Checklist for more information. Applications are available, below (titled Off-Road Equipment Replacement Program Application), or in our District office.