Community Air Protection Community Assistance Funding
UPDATE: CARB would like to notify potential applicants that the deadline for Community Air Grant applications has been extended to April 19, 2018. No applications postmarked later than that date will be accepted. The Community Air Grant Guidelines have been amended to reflect this change on pages 6 and 10 (pages 7 and 11 in the Spanish language document).
As an initial step toward building the capacity of California communities to participate in the implementation of AB 617, CARB has developed the Community Air Grants Program. This program allows flexibility for community based organizations to participate in the AB 617 process and to build their own capacities to become active partners with government to identify, evaluate, and ultimately reduce exposure to harmful air emissions in their neighborhoods.
Eligible entities include: community based non-profit groups; California Native American Tribes; and faith-based organizations, with proposed projects exclusively for the purposes of AB 617 community participation. A solicitation for grants will be released in early 2018. Awardees will be announced by summer 2018.
Examples of what Community Air Grants may be used to fund include, but are not limited to:
- Community engagement and outreach related to AB 617.
- Hiring consultants or technical experts.
- Travel and logistical support for hosting 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.
Community Air Protection Program Related Resources
The Community Air Grants Program aims to provide support for community-based organizations to participate in the AB 617 process
El Programa de las Subvenciones del Aire en la Comunidad tiene como objetivo brindar suporte a las organizaciones comunitarias para participar en el proceso de la ley AB 617
In addition to the Community Air Grants Program guidelines, we have provided a Budget Template.
Per the request of potential applicants, the Cover Sheet of the Community Air Grants has been converted into a fillable PDF. The document will still require a wet signature.
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) held a Community Air Grants teleconference to answers questions regarding the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Grant solicitation. This document is a compilation of questions and answers that we have received by email and during the teleconference.
Funding through the Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program (Moyer Program) or clean truck projects through the Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program (Proposition 1B).
Air Grants Webcasts