Money to help landscapers go zero-emission now available

by ZeuCer

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — A program to help landscapers replace their existing gas or diesel-powered equipment with electric alternatives, the Zero-Emission Landscaping Equipment grant program, is being launched on Thursday by the Valley Air District.

The program will assist landscape maintenance professionals to transition to zero-emission electric landscape equipment – prior to the state-wide regulations requiring manufacturers to meet zero-emission engine standards starting in 2024.

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Participants of the program could receive incentives of up $15,000 for the purchase of various pieces of equipment, including ride-on mowers, walk-behind mowers, edgers, string trimmers, hedge trimmers, chainsaws, pole saws, brush cutters, the Valley Air District says. They also stated that there is no cap on the total funding a participant can receive.

Officials say that the program will be open to assist commercial landscape maintenance professionals, school districts, cities, counties, special districts, and other businesses willing to replace gas-powered equipment with electric options.

According to the Valley Air District, small businesses might be eligible for up to 100% off the cost of new equipment, while larger businesses might be eligible for up to 85% off the cost of new equipment and a 15% minimum cost-share requirement.

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Valley Air District encourage anyone interested in the program to visit before purchasing equipment to access program guidelines and complete the application process.

For inquiries, please reach out to or contact Air District staff at 559-230-5800.

The District has a similar grant program to assist the general public in purchasing electric lawn care equipment for residential use.


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