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Clean Air Programs - AQMD
Electric Lawn Mower Rebate Program for Residents
The South Coast AQMD Governing Board recently approved $15.4 million in funds from the California Air Resources Board for the Replace Your Ride program. As part of the program, residents living in the District can receive up to $9,500 to purchase a newer and more fuel-efficient vehicle, including electric or hybrid, at a reduced cost. Applicants can also choose to scrap their older vehicle in exchange for a voucher that can be used for public transportation including Uber, Lyft, ridesharing and vanpooling.

To be eligible for the program, applicants must:

• Meet household income requirements
• Own the vehicle for at least 12 months prior to the date of application submittal
• Clear any liens from the title
• Turn in an older gas- or diesel-powered car for scrapping


For a full list of requirements and to apply for free, please visit ReplaceYourRide.com and select the Get Started tab.

Due to the increased concerns regarding COVID-19, after the issuance of a pre-approval letter, the 30- day limit to purchase a vehicle has been extended to 90 days. Further extensions will be considered if necessary. If you are interested in applying, please determine your eligibility, or call (844) 797-2223 for further information.



Leaf Blower Exchange Program for Professional Gardeners and Landscapers
Older leaf blowers are exchanged for low-polluting and lower noise models.  The Program is open to professional gardeners and landscapers who live and work in AQMD's four-count jurisdiction. This includes most of Los Angeles County (excludes Antelope Valley), all of Orange County, most of Riverside County, and non-desert San Bernardino County.

The 2017 Commercial Leaf Blower Exchange Program will be available early summer (May/June) and will provide an opportunity to exchange a commercial gasoline-powered backpack leaf blower for a zero emission, battery-powered blower or low emission gasoline-powered blower. Pre-registration will be required to secure your exchange date and location.

For more information, visit:
The Commercial Leaf Blower Exchange Program or call (888) 425-6247 (Tuesday-Friday).

You can add your name to a list to receive information on the 2017 Program, by visiting the Sign Up page, and selecting the Leaf Blower Exchange Program. Pre-registration is required to secure your exchange date and location.


Replace Your Ride Program
The South Coast AQMD Governing Board recently approved $15.4 million in funds from the California Air Resources Board for the Replace Your Ride program. As part of the program, residents living in the District can receive up to $9,500 to purchase a newer and more fuel-efficient vehicle, including electric or hybrid, at a reduced cost. Applicants can also choose to scrap their older vehicle in exchange for a voucher that can be used for public transportation including Uber, Lyft, ridesharing and vanpooling.

To be eligible for the program, applicants must:
• Meet household income requirements
• Own the vehicle for at least 12 months prior to the date of application submittal
• Clear any liens from the title
• Turn in an older gas- or diesel-powered car for scrapping


For a full list of requirements and to apply for free, please visit ReplaceYourRide.com and select the Get Started tab.

Due to the increased concerns regarding COVID-19, after the issuance of a pre-approval letter, the 30- day limit to purchase a vehicle has been extended to 90 days. Further extensions will be considered if necessary. If you are interested in applying, please determine your eligibility, or call (844) 797-2223 for further information.

Clean Air Congress Resource
AQMD's Clean Air Congress is a great resource for those interested in learning more about air pollution. Whether you are a teacher looking for resources for your students, a civic leader or a concerned parent, this website contains information, materials, presentations, and videos for you.

Visit: Clean Air Congress or download the AQMD iPhone App.