Carl Moyer Program (Heavy-Duty Engines)


NEW! South Coast AQMD is No Longer Accepting Applications for the Carl Moyer Program. The solicitation period closed on Tuesday, August 4th at 1PM.
Please visit us again in March 2021 for additional further
updates on the Carl Moyer Program.

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The purpose of the CMP is to obtain emission reductions of Nitrogen Oxides (NOx), Particulate Matter (PM10) and Reactive Organic Gases (ROG) from heavy-duty vehicles and other equipment operating in California as early and as cost-effectively as possible. The CMP provides financial incentives to assist in the purchase of cleaner-than-required engine and equipment technologies to achieve emission reductions that are real, surplus, quantifiable and enforceable. 

CMP funding is provided via two legislative bills, SB 1107 and AB 923.  SB 1107 provides approximately $61 million per year in statewide funding, and AB 923 permits air districts in designated non-attainment areas to collect an additional two dollars in vehicle registration fees to expend on programs to reduce emissions from vehicular sources and off-road equipment. A resolution approving such fees was adopted by the South Coast AQMD Board on December 3, 2004. 

The Carl Moyer Program fills a critical niche in California’s strategy to achieve clean air.  In the past 21 years, the CMP has provided $468 million in funding which has resulted in approximately 8,601 tons per year of NOx and over 249 tons per year of PM emission reductions throughout South Coast AQMD.

What's New
AB 1274 (O’Donnell) was signed by the Governor in October 2017 and resulted in the postponement of smog checks on new vehicles from Years 6 to 8, starting on January 1, 2019.  A fee of $25 per year the vehicle is exempted from smog check will be charged by DMV, and the revenues from the fee will be directed to the CMP.  As a result of AB 1274, the funding for this year’s CMP to be administered by the South Coast AQMD was increased by about $4.3 million. 

The South Cost AQMD expects to receive additional funds for this year’s Carl Moyer Program, which may include funds in support of the Community Air Protection Program (CAPP) and Funding Agricultural Replacement Measures for Emission Reductions (FARMER) Program.

Each project will be evaluated in accordance with the latest version of the Funding Guidelines for Agencies that Administer California Climate Investments established by the California Air Resources Board, including the CalEnviroScreen tool, to identify those projects that are located within a disadvantaged and/or low-income community.  To see if a particular community is within a disadvantaged or low income community, please visit: to external website. 

Funding Categories:
Below are the specific project categories identified for funding under the South Coast AQMD 2020 CMP solicitation: 

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Useful Links and Resources:
  • Links to CARB Rules that Affect CMP Eligibility (Please check the appropriate website for applicable CARB regulations and compliance dates):
CARB Rules
On-Road Private Link to external website. 
Public/Utility Fleets Link to external website. 
In-Use Off-Road (CI) Link to external website. 
Harbor Craft Link to external website. 
Cargo Handling Equipment Link to external website. 
Shore Power Link to external website. 

Staff Contacts:

Project Category

Staff Contact

Phone Number


On-Road Heavy-Duty Vehicles

Tom Lee

(909) 396-2270

Off-Road Equipment

Walter Shen
Alyssa Yan

(909) 396-2487
(909) 396-2024

Cargo Handling Equipment Electrification

Greg Ushijima

(909) 396-3301

Marine Vessels

Nick Volpone

(909) 396-2636

Shore Power

Greg Ushijima

(909) 396-3301


Greg Ushijima
Walter Shen

(909) 396-3301
(909) 396-2487

Infrastructure Yuh Jiun Tan
(909) 396-2463

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