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 provide residents cleaner air to breathe. The program offers two options:
1) The program will, at no charge to the homeowner, retrofit a wood burning fireplace with an air pollution reduction device; or
2) 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, the MCAQD created the Propane Fire Pit Program. This program, which is available to all residents of Maricopa County, launched in 2017 and 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
The Diesel Emissions Reduction Program (DERA) 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 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
The department, in partnership with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, recently created the Mowing Down Pollution Program. This lawn mower replacement program will be available to residents of Maricopa County beginning June 4, 2018. The program will provide $150 vouchers towards the purchase of a new electric or battery powered lawn mower when a gasoline powered lawn mower 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.