Community Air Grants
- 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
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Cycle 4 Community Air Grants
October 31, 2023 UPDATE: The Community Air Grants Program (Program) received a number of competitive applications, and the Cycle 4 Community Air Grant applications are still under review. The Program has updated the grant process timeline and CARB now plans to announce grant award selection in November 2023. Grant terms are expected to start this winter. If you have any questions, please contact Leah Asay, Grants Coordinator at email@example.com or at (916) 282-6250.
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