The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council (NUCFAC) is a Congressionally designated advisory council to the Secretary of Agriculture on urban forestry and related issues. The 1990 Farm Bill created NUCFAC to bring together the wide variety of voices raised about a common concern: the present health and future preservation of America's urban forests. NUCFAC was founded to synthesize the full spectrum of views into a consistent vision, as a foundation for practical policy on urban forestry and related natural resources.
Air Quality and Climate
The first round of competitive grant funding for SGC’s Climate Change Research Program, which will allocate up to $11 million for research that facilitates the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, in areas including clean energy, adaptation, and resiliency is open. (DUE April 13, 2018)
EXTENDED TO APRIL 19, 2018 - The Community Air Grants Program aims to provide support for community-based organizations to participate in the AB 617 process, and to build their own capacities to become active partners with government to identify, evaluate, and ultimately reduce air pollution and exposure to harmful emissions in their communities. The purpose of the Community Air Grants Program (Program) is to provide community-based organizations in California an additional opportunity to participate in the implementation of AB 617 and the means to acquire some logistical and technical assistance to support those participation efforts. The Program also aims to foster strong collaborative relationships between communities, air districts, CARB, and other stakeholders.
Assembly Bill 998 established the Non-Toxic Dry Cleaning Incentive Program to provide the dry cleaning industry with grant funds to switch from systems using perchloroethylene (Perc), an identified toxic air contaminant and potential human carcinogen, to non-toxic and non-smog forming alternatives. The legislation also establishes a demonstration program to showcase these non-toxic and non-smog forming technologies in the state.
This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits applications from eligible entities to compete for financial assistance through the Targeted Air Shed Grant Program. This program will assist local, state and/or tribal air pollution control agencies in developing plans, conducting demonstrations, and implementing projects to reduce air pollution in nonattainment areas that EPA determines are the top five most polluted areas relative to ozone (O3), annual average fine particulate matter (PM2.5), or 24-hour PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).
The Food Waste Prevention and Rescue Grant Program aims to lower overall greenhouse gas emissions by expanding existing or establishing new food waste prevention and/or rescue projects in California to reduce the amount of food being disposed in landfills. (DUE JANUARY 31, 2019)
Replace your old wood or pellet burning device with a new cleaner option! The Burn Cleaner program helps reduce particulate matter that comes from older devices in the Valley which contribute significantly to air pollution during the Fall and Winter months. Please review the program guidelines; choose from our list of participating retailers that sell clean devices on behalf of the Burn Cleaner program and select an application packet from the four options below.
The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is currently accepting applications for its Vanpool Voucher Incentive Program (VVIP) which provides subsidies to Valley residents to participate in vanpools in lieu of using single occupant vehicle commutes to work. The purpose of the VVIP is to encourage commuter rideshare practices among frequent long distance (greater than 20 miles) riders in the San Joaquin Valley.
The District is currently accepting applications for its Clean Green Yard Machines (CGYM) Rebate Program which provides incentives for Valley residents to replace their old gas lawn mowers in favor of nonpolluting electric lawn mowers. For more information about the program, please review the program guidelines and application.
The PASS Repair Component offers a FREE car emissions test at Tune In, Tune Up events throughout the San Joaquin Valley. Since its adoption, the PASS Replacement and Retirement components have purchased more than 700 polluting vehicles and funding has been exhausted. Details will be available this spring for new updates to this program.