At its January 23rd meeting, the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) Board approved $741,888 to help local businesses, schools and residents into cleaner technologies. Specific funding is available for the following eligible emission reduction project categories within SLO County.
$158,444 for alternative fuel (CNG, LNG, LPG) vehicle infrastructure;
$158,444 for electric vehicle infrastructure;
$120,000 to continue the Old Car Buy Back Program; and,
The APCD is currently seeking applications for alternative fuel and electric vehicle infrastructure projects. Funding these emission reduction projects comes from state allocated Carl Moyer Grant funds and locally generated DMV registration funds (AB 923).
In addition, APCD also has funding available on a first-come, first-served basis for residents in Paso Robles and Nipomo who would like to convert their old fireplaces or woodstoves to clean-burning, natural gas inserts.
Grant funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to qualifying projects based on the dates when APCD deems the submitted applications to be complete. The Old Car Buy Back Program is managed by a third party; call 1-800-717-7624 for more information.
Since 1997, the APCD has expended $23.5 million dollars in SLO County emission reduction grant programs resulting in over 2,940 tons of ozone precursor and toxic diesel emission reductions. The emission reduction projects funded with the above listed grant funding will infuse dollars into local communities and create work that enhances the local economy and help provide cleaner air for all to enjoy.
To find out more about all grant opportunities through the SLO County APCD, visit SLOCleanAir.org.