The SLO County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) is announcing grant funding opportunities to help local businesses, organizations, and employers install electric vehicle infrastructure. The incentive funding for these emission reduction projects is from the Community Air Protection Program, which is part of California Climate Investments (CCI). CCI is a statewide program that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment, particularly in low-income and disadvantaged communities.
Over $867,000 is available in specific regions of SLO County to fund the following eligible emission reduction project categories:
Electric Vehicle Charging/Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Projects Including, but not Limited to:
- Low-income, multi-family housing
- Businesses and Non-profit Organizations
- Medical Facilities
Transit Bus Replacement
Public School Bus Replacement
Zero Emission Agricultural Tractor and Engine Replacement
Priority for funding will be given to projects in designated low-income and disadvantaged communities across SLO County. The interactive map on the website listed below will help you determine if your project location is in one of these areas. Projects outside of these areas may be eligible for funding if there are not enough projects to expend the funds. Visit our website for detailed information about the program.
Since 1997, the APCD has granted $33.2 million dollars through SLO County emission reduction incentive programs, resulting in the reduction of an estimated 3,284 tons of air pollution from sources throughout SLO County. The emission reduction projects funded with the above listed incentives infuse dollars into our local economy which helps modernize our businesses and communities and help provides cleaner air for all to enjoy.
Application forms and more information can be found online at SLOCleanAir.org/community/grants/caap