FARMER Program


Not Accepting Applications

(Updated 01/24/2018)

The Funding Agricultural Replacement Measures for Emission Reductions (FARMER) Program is a proposed grant program to provide financial incentives to upgrade diesel farm equipment in California. Proposed for adoption by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) in March 2018, the program seeks to reduce criteria, toxic, and greenhouse gas emissions from the agricultural sector. Local agencies, such as the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District (District), would apply to CARB for funding, and in turn would offer financial incentives to owners of agricultural equipment to upgrade to cleaner technologies. Projects funded under this proposed program would be required to achieve early or extra emission reductions that are not otherwise required by law or regulation. 

Public Workshop

CARB has scheduled a public workshop in San Diego to discuss the upcoming FARMER Program. Your participation is highly encouraged:

Date:       Friday, February 2, 2018
Time:      10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (PST)
Place:     San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board
                2375 Northside Drive
                San Diego, CA 92108

At this workshop, CARB staff will discuss proposed air district funding allocations, recommendations for eligible project categories, and recommendations on the FARMER Program design and requirements for all proposed project categories. 

CARB has released a discussion document and presentation, which are available on the CARB FARMER Program website here. CARB also plans to release the proposed FARMER Program Guidelines 30 days prior to CARB Board approval in March 2018 (tentative). 

CARB has established an electronic mailing list to notify stakeholders of upcoming events related to the FARMER Program. If you would like to be notified of future workshops or meetings, please sign up here. For updates on the availability of local funding through the District, please sign up to receive email updates from the District here.  

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