Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program

The Strategic Growth Council's Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program provides grants and affordable housing loans for compact transit-oriented development and related infrastructure and programs that reduce greenhouse gas ("GHG") emissions. These projects increase the accessibility of housing, employment centers, and key destinations via low-carbon transportation options (walking, biking, transit) resulting in fewer vehicle miles traveled (VMT) and mode shift.


Community Solar Pilot Program

The Community Solar Pilot Program is a new program administered by the Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) to provide solar energy benefits to low-income households. With program oversight and direction provided by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), CSD will provide up to $5 million in funding for two or more community solar projects for the purposes of making the benefits of solar energy more available to eligible low-income households, lowering residents’ energy bills, and providing co-benefits to communities, including economic and workforce development.

Existing Shuttle/Feeder Bus and Regional Ridesharing Services Grant - Bay Area Only

Reducing single-occupancy commute trips is one of the key strategies for improving air quality in the Bay Area. For FYE 2019, up to $4 million in Transportation Fund for Clean Air (TFCA) funding will be awarded through the Existing Shuttle/Feeder Bus and Regional Ridesharing Services Grant Program to public agencies to support the operation of two types of trip-reduction services:

West Oakland Zero Emission Grant Program

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) will award up to $800,000 in funding to help owners and operators pay for a portion of the cost to purchase and deploy new on- and off-road zero-emission vehicles, infrastructure, and mobile and stationary equipment that will be operated and installed in and around West Oakland and CARE areas of Richmond and Western Alameda County. DUE 07-31-2018

Lassen Wood Stove Replacement Program

The Lassen County Air Pollution Control District’s Wood Stove Replacement Program assists
in replacing operable and older non-certified wood stoves with cleaner, more fuel-efficient wood heating
devices or other less polluting heating appliances. Replacements that may qualify for funding include:
(1) Replacement of non-EPA certified and pre-1990 wood heating appliances with EPA certified
appliances, and (2) Replacement of non-EPA certified and pre-1990 wood heating appliances with
propane or natural gas appliance.

Wood Stove Change-Out Program For San Lorenzo Valley

Starting September 6, 2017, homeowners in the San Lorenzo Valley can save between $1,000 to $2,500 by replacing their old wood stove or fireplace with a natural gas, propane or pellet fueled stove or fireplace insert. The program helps homeowners save money while improving the air quality in their homes and neighborhoods by changing out old wood burning devices with a cleaner alternative.