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AB617 Community Air Grants Program

3/27/2018

 The California Air Resources Board has released the 2017-2018 Grant Guidelines for California Assembly Bill 617 - Community Air Grants Program. AB 617 seeks to ensure that all Californians benefit equitably from our State's air quality and climate efforts, especially those who live in the areas of California most severely impacted by air pollution. 

In order to meet the intent of the Legislature, and as an initial step toward building the capacity of California communities to participate in developing and implementing AB 617 programs, CARB has created the Community Air Grants Program. The Community Air Grants Program aims to provide support for community based organizations to participate in the AB 617 process, and to build capacity to become active partners with government to identify, evaluate, and ultimately reduce air pollution and exposure to harmful emissions in their communities.

The San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District is hosting a series of workshops to gain local community input on air protection grant funding opportunities in their areas.

May 1, 2018 – Oceano
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Oceano Community Services District
1655 Front Street, Oceano


May 2, 2018 – San Luis Obispo
12:00 pm 1:00 pm
SLO Veterans Memorial Building
801 Grand Ave, SLO


May 3, 2018 – Paso Robles
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Centennial Park
600 Nickerson Drive, Paso Robles


The grant funding is provided by Assembly Bill (AB) 617 and AB 134 with under-served areas in our county being the focus. Eligible projects for this funding include but are not limited to the replacement of diesel equipment, including heavy-duty on-road vehicles (transit, waste haulers, and heavy-duty trucks), agricultural tractors and irrigation engines, and construction equipment.

We want to hear from YOU, the affected communities and project proponents, with your ideas tohelp us shape final project selections. A light lunch will be served at all three workshops. Please email Meghan Field at the SLO County APCD at mfield@co.slo.ca.us if you plan on attending, no later
than April 26, 2018.

Below are some links to helpful information for local communities regarding AB617. 

Community Air Protection Program Framework Concept

Community Air Protection Program Fact Sheet

Community Air Protection Community Assistance Funding

Community Air Protection Program Community Identification Web Page

If you have any questions, please contact Andy Mutziger at 805-781-5956.