Off-Road Equipment -
Incentives for the Purchase of Low-Polluting Construction Equipment for Public Agencies

This page last reviewed July 29, 2011

With the passage of the Transportation and Air Quality Bond on November 7, 2006, significant funding was made available for the replacement and retrofit of high polluting school buses. In accordance with the 2006-2007 Budget Bill AB 1801, Chapter 47, Statutes of 2006, $25 million originally allocated for the replacement of older school buses was redirected as grants to public agencies to purchase low-polluting construction equipment. 

In May 2007, ARB awarded $25 million in grants. Due to the quantity and mix of eligible projects, ARB adjusted the funding amounts earmarked for environmental justice areas and the maximum funding allotment per agency. 


List of the projects selected for funding


Grant Documents

Program Advisories

  • Advisory #1- Advisory for purchasing new Tier 3 equipment + retrofit  ( PDF-6KB )

Frequently Asked Questions – Last Updated September 23, 2008.



Historical Documents


Historical Documents of Incentives for Low-Polluting Construction Equipment for Public Agencies




For more information, please contact Chelsea Mudgett at (916) 322-4683.



Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program
Off-Road Equipment (In-Use) Control Measure

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