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2-14-19: Grant Funding Available

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;
  • $165,000 to replace a local school bus;
  • $120,000 to continue the Old Car Buy Back Program; and,
  • $140,000 to expand the number of electric vehicle DC fast chargers, a California Energy Commission project in SLO County.

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.

 

Other 2019 Press Releases

1-24-19: Launch of Regional Electric Drive 805 Coalition

 

2018 Press Releases

11-6-18: ** MEDIA ALERT ** - Camp Roberts Prescribed Burn on November 7

10-29-18: ** MEDIA ALERT ** - Fort Hunter Liggett Prescribed Burn on October 29

10-5-18: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

9-28-18: Prescribed Fire Operations Planned at Several Coastal State Parks in San Luis Obispo County

9-27-18: Request for Proposal for Legal Services for the SLO County Air Pollution Control District

9-13-18: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

8-31-18: Better Breather Alert Issued due to Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

8-30-18: Better Breather Alert - Particulate Pollution Impacting San Luis Obispo County

8-24-18: Air Quality Alert - Unhealthy Air Quality in San Luis Obispo County

8-20-18: Better Breather Alert - Particulate Pollution Impacting San Luis Obispo County

8-17-18: Better Breather Alert - Particulate Pollution Impacting SLO County

8-6-18: Better Breather Alert - Smoke and Blowing Dust Impacting San Luis Obispo County

8-6-18: Notice of Vacancies - Hearing Board of the Air Pollution Control District of San Luis Obispo County

8-6-18: Health Advisory - Smoke Impacting Northern SLO County

8-2-18: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Forecasted to Impact the Nipomo Area August 3 through August 6

7-31-18: Better Breather Alert - Due to Smoke Impacting SLO County

7-23-18: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Forecasted to Impact the Nipomo Area July 23 through July 27

7-6-18: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Forecasted to Impact the Nipomo Area July 6 through July 9

7-5-18: Grant Funding Available to Clean Up Wood Burning Devices

6-26-18: Gilardi Prescribed Burn Planned to Occur on June 27

6-11-18: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area 

6-6-18: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area June 6 through June 10

6-1-18: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

5-24-18: FREE Grant Workshop and Air Resources Board Compliance Overview Training

5-21-18: Camp Roberts Prescribed Burn Planned to Occur on May 22

5-15-18: Beter Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area from May 16 through May 20

5-7-18Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

4-30-18: Backyard Burning Suspended

4-30-18: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

4-27-18: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area from April 27 through April 30

4-19-18: Green Car Show April 21 at Laguna Lake

4-17-18: SLO County APCD Hosting Workshops Seeking Community Input on Air Protection Grants

4-13-18: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

4-12-18: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

4-11-18: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

3-26-18: Better Breather Alert - Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

3-19-18: SLO County APCD Provides Funding for Cleaner School Buses

3-14-18: SLO COUNTY APCD & STATE PARKS OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE DIVISION REACH AN AGREEMENT ON PROPOSED MITIGATION APPROACH

2-20-18: GRANT FUNDING AVAILABLE TO CLEAN UP DIESEL EQUIPMENT & LIGHT-DUTY AUTOS THROUGHOUT SLO COUNTY

1-10-18: Better Breather Alert -Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area.

 

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