Community Air Grants

Eligible Applicants:

  • California community-based organizations holding a current tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; 
  • California organizations, not affiliated with a local, municipal, city, county, or state governmental agency or entity, and holding a tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as the Grantee, in partnership with a California community-based organization without Section 501(c)(3) status designated as a sub-grantee; or
  • California Native American Tribe. For the purposes of this grant, this includes all Federally Recognized Tribes, and other California Native American Tribes, as defined by Governor’s Executive Order B-10-11.

Project locations: all projects must be wholly located in and benefit disadvantaged and low-income communities, per Senate Bill 535 and Assembly Bill 1550.

General project types and maximum award amounts:

  • Educational projects - $100,000 maximum award
  • Technical or Targeted projects - $300,000 maximum award

Examples of what Community Air Grants are being used to fund include, but are not limited to:

  • Community engagement and outreach related to AB 617
  • Hiring consultants and/or technical experts
  • Travel and logistical support for hosting and/or attending meetings related to AB 617 (i.e., room rental, meeting facilitation, transportation)
  • Support for community operated air monitoring
  • Data collection and analysis, including community based participatory research projects

*Latest Update: The Community Air Grants Fact Sheet provides the most recent information regarding the Program (May 2024)

Cycle 4 Community Air Grant Awardees

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) today announced the award of $10 million to 42 local non-profit organizations and California Native American tribes for projects that focus on air pollution reduction efforts across the state. If you have any questions, please contact Leah Asay, Grants Coordinator at or at (916) 282-6250.

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