Carl Moyer Program - State Reserve Solicitation
The State Reserve Solicitation for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-2022 (Moyer Year 24) will fund Moyer eligible non-residential lawn and garden equipment projects through the Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program (Moyer Program).
Under the 2017 Moyer Program Guidelines, CARB may provide funding toward the replacement of lawn and garden equipment for projects that support the deployment of alternative, advanced, and cleaner technologies. State Reserve funds will be directed to paying for the replacement of SORE-powered lawn and garden equipment with zero-emission equipment. These funds support the 2021 Small Off-Road Engine (SORE) Regulation amendments and further support the Governor’s goals to transition California to 100 percent zero-emission off-road vehicles and equipment by 2035 where feasible, according to the Governor’s Executive Order N-79-20. Eligible projects are limited to commercial grade zero emission lawn and garden equipment utilized by landscaping operations that include, but are not limited to, landscapers, cities, non-profit organizations, schools, businesses, or sole proprietors.
CARB has approximately $24.7 million for State Reserve FY 2021-2022. All air districts are eligible to participate. All projects must be eligible in accordance with the Moyer Program Guidelines, Chapter 9. Staff will work with air districts to modify Chapter 9 in order to expand equipment eligibility in the Moyer guidelines. Once the modified, expanded guidelines are finalized to include the eligibility of commercial grade zero-emission lawn and garden equipment, districts can move forward with the projects contemplated under this solicitation.
More information about the FY 2021-2022 State Reserve Solicitation and how air districts can apply for funding: