Carl Moyer Program (Heavy-Duty Engines)

NEW!  The Carl Moyer Program Workshop on Wednesday, May 2nd for
Marine Vessel/Shorepower/CHE Electrification Projects will include
On-Road Heavy-Duty Projects. 
If you are interested in On-Road Heavy-Duty Projects, please join us on
May 2nd - click here for additional information.

NEW!  SCAQMD is pleased to announce the open solicitation of
Program Announcement (PA) #2018-06 (PDF, 4.8MB).

SCAQMD is currently accepting applications for
Eligible Carl Moyer Program Projects under this PA #2018-06

We encourage you to apply for the Carl Moyer Pogram using our Carl Moyer Online Application System.  To apply online, please visit or click here

To apply using paper applications, please click here!

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 SCAQMD Board on December 3, 2004. 

The Carl Moyer Program fills a critical niche in California’s strategy to achieve clean air.  In the past 19 years, the CMP has provided $467 million in funding which has resulted in approximately 7,598 tons per year of NOx and over 222 tons per year of PM emission reductions throughout SCAQMD.

What's New:
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved new CMP Guidelines on April 27, 2017.  Some of the key changes to the CMP include establishing new cost-effectiveness limits based on consideration of technology and regulatory costs. Other changes include incorporating other public funding sources to leverage CMP funds. For future program announcements, SCAQMD will use the updated guidelines for project evaluations.

In September 2017, the Governor approved AB 134 as an amendment to the Budget Act of 2017.  Under Section 3 of this bill, $250 million will be distributed by CARB to air districts for implementation of projects pursuant to the Carl Moyer Program.  SCAQMD’s allocation of these funds is $107.5 million.  Based on a successful solicitation last year, the SCAQMD’s Governing Board approved about $51 million in eligible projects for AB 134.  This leaves a balance of approximately $50 million in AB 134 funds.  The SCAQMD anticipates the availability of AB 134 funds for eligible projects under this solicitation.      

AB 1274 (O’Donnell) was signed by the Governor in October 2017 and will result in the postponement of smog checks on new vehicles from Year 6 to Year 8.  A fee of $25 per year for each year the vehicle is exempted from smog check will be charged by DMV, and the revenues from the fee will be directed to the Carl Moyer Program.  AB 1274 is expected to increase the current funding level for the Carl Moyer Program by more than double starting in January 2019. 

Funding Categories:
Below are the specific project categories identified for funding under the SCAQMD 2017 CMP solicitation: 

For additional information and how to apply for Carl Moyer Program funding, please click here.

Useful Links and Resources:
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

Krystle Martinez
Mei Wang

(909) 396-3021
(909) 396-3257

Off-Road Equipment

Greg Ushijima
Walter Shen

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

Cargo Handling Equipment Electrification

Greg Ushijima

(909) 396-3301

Marine Vessels

Mark Coleman

(909) 396-3074

Shore Power

Greg Ushijima

(909) 396-3301


Walter Shen

(909) 396-2487

Infrastructure George Wu
Mei Wang
(909) 396-2533
(909) 396-3257

Additional Vehicle Funding Programs:

Voucher Incentive Program (VIP)
SOON Program
Proposition 1B Program

To sign-up for vehicle funding program updates, please click here.

More additional information, please contact the Carl Moyer Staff.


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