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inuseag -- The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) has announced the re-opening of the Agricultural Tractor / Mobile Equipmen Posted: 31 Oct 2012 10:21:45
The program re-opened on October 15, 2012 and funds are provided on a first come, first serve basis. Applicants must obtain approval and have a signed, executed contract from the SJVAPCD prior to purchase. Any equipment purchased prior to contract execution is ineligible. Please note that this program is not a rebate program. Eligible equipment includes but is not limited to wheel loaders, balers, combines, graders or tractors. Additional eligibility criteria include: • Equipment must be self-propelled, off-road agricultural tractors / mobile equipment. • The old tractors/equipment must have uncontrolled (Tier 0) or Tier 1 engines. • Tractors/equipment must operate at least 75 percent of the time in California and 50 percent of the time in the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District. • Eligible equipment must not be currently receiving or under contract to receive funding from any local, state for federal programs. Funding amounts are based on a dollar per horsepower table as determined by the horsepower of the engine in the new tractor, not to exceed 80% of the eligible costs. The application and guidelines are available on the SJVAPCD’s web site at: http://www.valleyair.org/Grant_Programs/GrantPrograms.htm#AgTractor For more information, please visit www.valleyair.org or contact the Strategies and Incentives Department at 559-230-5800. Background: The purpose of this program is to provide incentive funds for the replacement of in-use, off-road mobile equipment that are engaged in agricultural operations as defined by the California Air Resources Board.