Agricultural Tractor Replacement Program

Other Grant Programs

Program Overview

The Agricultural Tractor Replacement Program provides 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. Funds are provided on a first come, first serve basis and applicants must obtain approval and have a signed, executed contract from the SJVAPCD prior to purchase of new equipment. Any equipment purchased prior to contract execution is ineligible as this is not a rebate program.

Please review the Program Guidelines for complete information about requirements and eligibility.

For any questions about the program, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions.

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*Must be submitted with every new application

Support Documents

The District has partnered with several dismantlers located throughout the San Joaquin Valley to fully implement the program in your area. Please view the following list of dismantlers to locate a dismantler near you.

In order to receive reimbursement, the following payment procedures packet must be completed and submitted to District Staff. Email to grants@valleyair.org once complete.

Additional Incentives

In addition to the District’s incentives, you may be eligible to apply for additional incentives. The District encourages you to take advantage of these opportunities:

Environmental Quality Incentives Program

Funding Eligibility Criteria

Projects will be funded based on the total acreage of all the applicant's agricultural operations in the Valley. Zero-emission equipment are eligible and will be funded according to the table(s) below.
Size of Operation(s) Total Acreage of
all Ag Operations
in the Valley (acres)
SJVAPCD Incentive*
Small 1 - 100 80% of eligible equipment costs
Medium 101 - 500 70% of eligible equipment costs
Large 501+ Refer to table below

*Maximum eligible incentive amount is calculated up to the cost-effectiveness limit and may not necessarily reflect the maximum funding amount based on the aforementioned funding table

Projects where the total acreage of all of the applicant's agricultural operations in the Valley are 501 acres or greater will be funded based on a dollar per horsepower basis, based on the advertised horsepower of the engine in the replacement equipment, as detailed below.
Articulated Wheel
Loaders, Backhoes, and
Motor Graders
SJVAPCD Incentive*
All HP Ratings $950/HP
Agricultural Tractors SJVAPCD Incentive*
25-74 HP $450/HP
75-149 HP $575/HP
150+ HP $725/HP
Specialty Equipment SJVAPCD Incentive*
25-109 HP $750/HP
110+ HP $800/HP
Zero-Emission Equipment SJVAPCD Incentive
All HP Ratings 60% of eligible equipment costs
*Incentive cannot exceed 60% of eligible equipment costs when calculated on a dollar per hp basis
Zero-emission equipment in this category will not be funded based on a dollar per horsepower bases. Instead, they will receive 60% of all eligible equipment costs.

General Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible equipment includes but is not limited to wheel loaders, balers, combines, graders or tractors.
  • Current equipment must be self-propelled, for off-road agricultural use with a compression-ignition (CI) engine.
  • Must currently be in-use and in operable condition.
  • Must be domiciled and operated annually 75% within CA and 50% within SJVAPCD (see map of SJVAPCD on application packet).
  • Must have an Uncontrolled (Tier 0), Tier 1, or Tier 2 engine with a horsepower rating of 25 or greater.
  • Replacement equipment must either have a diesel engine that meets the most recent Model Year California emission standard or be considered zero-emission (must emit zero tailpipe emissions).
  • Must serve the same function and perform the same work equivalent as the old equipment.
  • Must have less than 500 hours at the time of sale.
  • Used equipment is eligible for funding as replacement equipment if it meets all of the criteria listed in the guidelines.

Please refer to Program Guidelines for the full list of eligibility criteria.