In 2017, Governor Brown signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 617 (Chapter 136, Statutes of 2017) which directed the California Air Resources Board (CARB), in conjunction with air districts to establish the Community Air Protection Program (CAPP). AB 617 provides a new community-focused action framework to improve air quality and reduce exposure to criteria air pollutants and toxic air contaminants in the communities most impacted by air pollution.
APCD is currently accepting grant applications for CAPP emission reduction projects. Projects are funded first-come, first-served, and must comply with the California Climate Investment Guidelines and the Carl Moyer Program Guidelines including the 2018 CAPP supplement to the Carl Moyer Guidelines.
The selection criteria is as follows:
More information on the grant program and grant applications for eligible project types are provided in the links below.
Contact APCD if you have other zero emission projects you would like to speak with us about.
Air Districts to implement outreach to low-income communites.
CARB to identify the most heavily burdened communities in California from consideration of air districts and self-identified nominations.
The table below illustrates local projects funded through the CAPP.
|Benefitting a Low-Income Community?||Project Awardee Name||Brief Project Description||Award Amount Provided|
|Yes||Paso Robles Joint Unified School District||This project replaced a 1989 diesel school bus with a Bluebird 72 passenger green power all electric bus. Paso Robles Joint USD was the only school bus application received that was zero emission and located in the low-income zone.||$186,550|
The Community Air Protection Plan is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing GHG emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment– particularly in disadvantaged communities. The Cap-and-Trade program also creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution. California Climate Investments projects include affordable housing, renewable energy, public transportation, zero-emission vehicles, environmental restoration, more sustainable agriculture, recycling, and much more. At least 35 percent of these investments are located within and benefiting residents of disadvantaged communities, low-income communities, and low-income households across California. For more information, visit the California Climate Investments website at: www.caclimateinvestments.ca.gov.