Carl Moyer Program: State Reserve Solicitation

This page last reviewed March 6, 2017

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Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-2017 State Reserve Project Solicitation

The Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program (Moyer Program) provides monetary grants for the incremental cost of cleaner than required technology. While the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is responsible for developing the Moyer Program Guidelines, the participating California air pollution control districts and air quality management districts (air districts) are in charge of administering the program. Section 44286(d) of the Health and Safety Code (H&SC) gives CARB the authority to reserve up to 10 percent of Moyer Program funding to directly fund any project that is a covered source and is described in Section 44281. CARB reserves the sole authority to distribute this state reserve funding. This year there are approximately $6.55 million of state funds available.

1. What projects are eligible for funding this year?
This 2017 State Reserve Project Solicitation is directed at providing monetary grants for replacement of school buses that are currently registered in Truck Regulation Upload, Compliance, and Reporting System (TRUCRS) and have been approved for the particulate matter (PM) extension as of the application deadline for this solicitation. All projects must also be eligible in accordance with the Moyer Program Guidelines. Additionally, the school bus fleet must be in compliance with the Truck and Bus Regulation overall.

2. Who can apply for FY 2016-17 state reserve funds?
Eligible applicants for the FY 2016-2017 State Reserve Project Solicitation are Air Quality Management Districts and Air Pollution Control Districts that are willing and able to administer the Moyer Program. Click here for the solicitation package (including application).

3. What are the requirements for participation?
All districts must meet these specific requirements listed below to participate. The air district must agree and obtain a board resolution that states the air district is able to:
1. Receive and expend FY 2016-2017 funds towards the Moyer Program.
2. Comply with current Moyer Program Guidelines, Mail-outs/advisories, and other written guidance by CARB.

Additionally, air districts must provide the following:
1. A list of eligible projects that the district intends to fund and the associated eligible funding amounts for each project.
2. A letter from each listed school district specifying the intent to apply for funding and the intended funding amount.

4. What is the secondary allocation of state reserve funds?
If there are insufficient applications for identified school bus projects to encumber all funds, the remaining funds will secondarily be allocated under this solicitation to one or more interested air districts for the administration of a similar school bus replacement program serving multiple air districts. Air districts must indicate the maximum requested amount in the application. The administrator(s) of this replacement program will be selected in consultation with the California Air Pollution Control Officers Association (CAPCOA).

5. What are the supplemental documents for this solicitation?
Air districts are encouraged to use the following supplemental documents during the application process.
1. School bus replacement grant calculator
2. Letter template for school districts

6. When are the applications due?
The state reserve project applications are due no later than 5:00 P.M. on April 17, 2017.
Applications may be emailed to Dinh Quach, or by mail to:

Dinh Quach
Air Resources Board
9480 Telstar Ave, Suite 4
El Monte, CA 91731

7. Who do I contact if I have more questions about the program or solicitation?
For more information relating to the program, please contact Kyle Goff at (916) 324-1988 or For questions relating to the administration and processing of this solicitation, please contact Dinh Quach at (626) 350-6485 or .

Previous Documents

FY 2012-2016 multidistrict funding was awarded to TIMBER projects by the local air districts.

FY 2008-2012 multidistrict funding was awarded to VIP projects by the local air districts.

FY 2007-2008 Multidistrict Projects

FY 2006-2007 Multidistrict Projects

FY 2005-2006 Multidistrict Projects

FY 2004-2005 Multidistrict Projects