The following links will direct you to the appropriate forms and information for that grant program.
AB2766 Grant Program
California Health and Safety Code Section 44220 - 44247 authorizes the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to collect a motor vehicle registration fee surcharge of $4.00 per vehicle, with the revenues distributed to the Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District (MBUAPCD). The regulation requires that those AB766 revenues "...be used solely to reduce air pollution from motor vehicles and for related planning, monitoring, enforcement, and technical studies..." (Calif. H&S 44220(b)). Only projects implemented by public agencies in Monterey, San Benito and/or Santa Cruz Counties are eligible.
Carl Moyer Grant Program
MBUAPCD administers the Carl Moyer Program to meet State and Federal clean air requirements and reduce the amount of diesel particulate matter (PM) that would otherwise be emitted. The Moyer program provides funding to encourage owners of older heavy duty motors/engines operated in one or more of the District's three counties: Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz. Over the past ten years of the program, the District has granted $5.5 million directly to owners. Those grants are repowering over 230 trucks, buses, pumps, tractors, dozers, loaders and scrapers with new or remanufactured motors. Grants are also available for retrofitting motors with a CARB-verified diesel emission control system (VDECS).
School Bus Grant Programs
Grants will be offered to replace or retrofit school buses with approximately $8.4 million in grant funds under this new program. Eligible applicants are any public school district, Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) school, or contractor operating heavy duty (>14,000 lbs. GVWR) diesel school buses for those public schools. Contractors are eligible for retrofits but not replacements. The Lower Emission School Bus Program (LESBP) is funded with a $1.7 million grant from the California Air Resources Board, plus matching funds from MBUAPCD. LESBP grants will typically fund 100% of the cost of each bus replacement costs, and up to $20,000 of each retrofit. The LESBP grants will reduce diesel particulate emissions, a toxic air contaminant, and thus lower school children's exposure risk to the cancer-causing pollutants in diesel exhaust.
Air Expressions - Grants for Clean Air Projects
The Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District is inviting teachers of 9-12 graders or community college students in Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties to participate in an opportunity to challenge your students' creativity and imagination to help clean the air.
2012 Wood Stove Program
Starting in October, the Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District will be sponsoring financial incentives for property owners in Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties to upgrade their wood burning fireplace or older uncertified wood stove to a cleaner alternative. Eligible alternatives include conversions to gas, propane and pellet stoves and fireplace inserts. Change-outs to EPA Certified wood stoves or fireplace inserts are eligible in some areas.
The incentives will be available in the form of discounts from participating hearth products dealers. Discounts range from $1,000 to $2,500 in the San Lorenzo Valley (SLV) and $250 to $1,000 in all other areas. A budget of $125,000 is available for the program.
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