Beginning in Fall 2022, CORE will be allocating $30 million in vouchers to fund zero-emission small off-road equipment for professional landscaping services operated by small businesses or sole proprietors. This new category was initiated by funds appropriated per Senate Bill 170 (SB170).
The voucher funds will provide a point-of-sale discount to help offset the incremental cost of zero-emission technology. By deploying more zero-emission landscaping equipment across California, industry workers and communities experience the benefits of reduced emissions, quieter operations, and improved public health.
The types of equipment expected to be eligible for CORE vouchers include zero-emission battery-powered:
- Leaf blowers and vacuums
- String trimmers
- Walk-behind mowers
- Ride-on mowers
Stakeholders interested in CORE zero-emission landscaping equipment incentives are encouraged to attend upcoming public workgroup meetings. Workgroups will take place leading up to our fall opening. To receive information about registering for these events along with additional CORE updates, email [email protected] with a request to sign up for the listserv.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
For Small Off-Road Landscaping Equipment Demonstration Events and Outreach Proposals, Which Target California Landscapers Who Operate a Small Business or are Sole Proprietors, to Support the Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project