Incentives and Grants
The Maricopa County Air Quality Department (MCAQD) offers air pollution reduction programs for businesses, the community, and local government. Many of these programs offer financial incentives or grants for implementing clean air technologies and addressing air quality issues throughout Maricopa County.
Maricopa County Fireplace Retrofit Program
The Maricopa County Fireplace Retrofit Program (MCFRP) is a program designed to reduce air pollution from wood burning fireplaces and provides residents cleaner air to breathe. If a home is already plumbed for natural gas, the program will provide a voucher for up to $2,000 to cover the cost of the installation of a natural gas log set.
For more information and eligibility requirements, visit the Fireplace Retrofit program website.
Maricopa County Propane Fire Pit Program
In an effort to improve air quality and reduce air pollution caused by outdoor wood burning in fire pits, MCAQD created the Propane Fire Pit Program. In partnership with the Arizona Propane Gas Association, the Propane Education and Research Council, and Home Depot, MCAQD offers this program to all residents of Maricopa County. Launched in 2017, the program provides vouchers for discounts towards the purchase of new propane fire pits.
To participate in the program, visit the Propane Fire Pit program website.
Diesel Emissions Reduction Program (DERA)
The State Clean Diesel Grant Program was created under the Energy Policy Act of 2005. The act gave the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the ability to promote reductions in diesel emissions by giving states the ability to provide grant monies. These annual grants are used to provide funding for local fleets to replace, repower, or retrofit older higher emitting diesel engines with newer diesels or newer vehicles that use alternative fuels.
To learn more about the State Clean Diesel Grants available visit the Clean Diesel Program page.
Mowing Down Pollution
In an effort to improve air quality and reduce air pollution produced by gasoline powered lawn and garden equipment, MCAQD created the Mowing Down Pollution Program. This lawn and garden equipment replacement program is available to residents of Maricopa County. In partnership with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, the program provides up to $200 in vouchers towards the purchase of a new electric or battery powered lawn mower and lawn and garden device when the old working gasoline powered equipment is recycled.
For more information, visit the Mowing Down Pollution program website.
Voluntary Vehicle Repair Program
The Voluntary Vehicle Repair (VVR) Program provides owners of eligible vehicles with financial assistance to help offset the cost of repairs needed to pass a failed emissions test.
For more information, visit the Arizona Department Environmental Quality's Voluntary Vehicle Repair program website.