Air District Announces Opening of the FARMER Ag Truck Replacement Program
The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (Air District) is pleased to announce the formal opening of the FARMER Ag Truck Replacement Program funding opportunity. Earlier this year, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced that funding opportunities would be made available through the Funding Agricultural Replacement Measures for Emission Reductions (FARMER) program. Funding will be provided at 65% of the cost of the eligible replacement truck. Target vehicles for this program include vehicles that utilize the following Truck and Bus Regulation compliance options:
- Agricultural Vehicle Extension
- Low-Use Exemption
- Specialty Agricultural Vehicle Extension
- Model Year Schedule and the truck must operate as an “agricultural vehicle” as defined in the Truck and Bus Regulation
In order to receive funding for the Heavy-Duty Truck portion of the program, applicants must show compliance with the Truck and Bus Regulation for this current year. Funding will be on a first come, first serve basis, so we recommend you get your applications in ASAP. Applications can be found on the Air District’s website at http://valleyair.org/grants/FARMER.htm. Any questions in regards to the program can be directed to the incentives department representatives Jennifer Schmaill, Kashmir Pandher, Kira Taylor or Ryan Delmanowski with the Air District at (559)-230-6000.