Chuck Thomas, Manager (805) 645-1427
Stan Cowen, Air Quality Engineer, (805) 645-1408
Tyler Harris, Air Quality Engineer, (805) 645-1407
Ventura County APCD old car buy back program will pay you $1,000 to voluntarily retire your 1995 or older car, pick-up truck, van, or SUV. Funding of this program is limited and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis until this year’s grant funds are depleted.
Motor vehicles produce more than half of the air pollution in Ventura County. Removing older, high-emitting vehicles from the roadways helps clean up the air.
To qualify for the buy back program, vehicles must be operational and registered in Ventura County and additional eligibility requirements apply. To find out if your car qualifies, go to the Ventura County link on the Old Car Buy Back website: www.oldcarbuyback.com or call the Old Car Buy Back Hotline: (800) 717-7624.
APCD is required by state regulations to offer to sell any eligible vehicle to the public and hold the vehicle for a minimum of 10 days during which the vehicle will be made available for public inspection prior to dismantling. The Dismantler shall extend the waiting period for a minimum of 7 additional days if contacted by any person interested in the vehicle. A link to the available inventory of eligible vehicles may be found on the upper right hand corner of the Ventura County APCD page, which is linked to www.oldcarbuyback.com.
An advertisement for this program may be downloaded below.
The Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program (Carl Moyer Program) is an incentive program offered jointly by the California Air Resources Board and California’s local air districts that provides grants for cleaner-than-required engines and equipment to help improve air quality in California. The grants are administered by the local air districts. The program is named after the late Dr. Carl Moyer in recognition of his work in the air quality field and his efforts in bringing about this incentive program.
On November 8, 2016, the Ventura County Air Pollution Control Board approved 45 new Carl Moyer Program grants totaling $3,932,419. The grants help owners of heavy-duty diesel equipment upgrade to new lower-polluting equipment. 2016 was the 18th year the District administered this program. Information on the grants awarded to Ventura County businesses can found here: http://www.vcapcd.org/agendas.htm.
The District expects to start accepting new grant applications in the spring of 2017. Approximately $2 million will be available to fund projects in Ventura County in 2017. Eligible projects include the following:
Grant application forms for 2017 will be posted on this website in the spring of 2017. Last year’s application forms are available for download below for information only. Please call or email Tyler Harris, Air Quality Engineer, at (805) 645-1407; firstname.lastname@example.org, for additional information. Information is also available at these links:
The Clean Air Fund was created by a donation from the 3M Company. The Clean Air Fund Advisory Committee reviews all grant proposals and makes recommendations for funding to the Air Pollution Control Board. Approximately $120,000 is available for funding this year, and we are currently accepting proposals for projects that reduce air pollutant emissions. In the past , Clean Air Fund grants were used for the Electric Lawn Mower Trade-in Program, the Commercial Leaf Blower trade-in program, and Electric Vehicle Charging Station grants. Contact Stan Cowen at (805) 645-1408.
SCHOOL BUS GRANTS AWARDED
Contact Stan Cowen at (805) 645-1408 if you have any questions about the program.
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