Air Quality and Climate

CalRecycle Recycled Fiber, Plastic and Glass Program

The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) offers the Recycled Fiber, Plastic, and Glass Grant Program pursuant to Public Resources Code section 42999. The purpose of this competitive grant program is to lower overall greenhouse gas emissions by expanding existing capacity or establishing new facilities in California that use California-generated postconsumer recycled fiber (paper, textiles, carpet, or wood), plastic, or glass to manufacture products.

2017 Bicycle Facilities Grant Program (Bay Area only) - BAAQMD

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (Air District) is pleased to announce the 2017 Bicycle Facilities Grant Program, which offers funding to support the construction of new bicycle facilities, including bikeways and secure parking, in the Bay Area. The goal of this Program is to reduce air emissions from on-road motor vehicles and to improve air quality by helping residents and commuters to mode shift to cycling and walking as alternatives to driving for short and first- & last-mile trips.

Emergency Equipment Replacement

Emergency equipment (fire apparatus) as described in the California Vehicle Code, sections 27156.2 and 165 including, but not limited to pumpers, ladder trucks, and water tenders are eligible for funding. Eligible projects are those in which a new or used replacement vehicle with an engine meeting the current model year California emission standard replaces an older, more polluting fire apparatus. The older, replaced vehicle must be destroyed. Eligible weight class include heavy-duty diesel fire apparatus with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 14,000 pounds.

Wood Smoke Reduction Incentive Program

The Wood Smoke Reduction Incentive Program was developed to improve local air quality and reduce wintertime particulate matter pollution by helping Bay Area homeowners and landlords replace their wood-burning heating devices with cleaner options. On cold winter nights, wood smoke from residential wood burning accounts for a significant portion of the Bay Area’s fine-particle pollution.

Urban Greening Grant Program

Eligible urban greening projects will reduce GHG emissions and provide multiple additional benefits, including, but not limited to, a decrease in air and water pollution or a reduction in the consumption of natural resources and energy. Eligible projects will result in the conversion of an existing built environment into green space that uses natural and green infrastructure approaches to create sustainable and vibrant communities. A competitive project will maximize opportunities to reduce GHG emissions through project design and implementation, and will incorporate green infrastructure solutions that improve the sustainability and function of existing urban hardscapes and landscapes. DUE APRIL 11, 2018.

Mobile Emission Reduction Programs - Antelope Valley AQMD

Eligibility requirements for incentives and grants (Alternative Fuel Vehicle Incentives, Vehicle Buy Back Program, Lawn Mower Exchange Program, Plug-in Electric Infrastructure and Carl Moyer - Heavy Duty Diesel Equipment On-Road & Off-Road Program are for local residents and businesses within the Air District with the exception of the Alternative Fuel Vehicle incentives which only apply to local residents. Businesses are eligible for Alternative Fuel Infrastructure such as Electric and CNG.

The Sustainable Communities Planning Grant and Incentives Program: Best Practices Pilot (SCPGIP)

Administered by the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR), with support from SGC, the Sustainable Communities Planning Grant and Incentives Program Best Practices Pilot (Pilot), is an effort to support local land use planning related to climate and the State’s statutory planning priorities. SCPGIP funding in the amount of $250,000 will be available for applicants to apply for up to $50,000.

California Releaf - 2016 Social Equity Tree Planting Grant Program – Round 2

The 2016 Social Equity Tree Planting Grant Program is funded by a grant from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), which received money in the 2014-15 State Budget from the California Climate Investments Program to support projects that combat climate change. All funded projects must reduce greenhouse gasses, and either be located in, or provide benefit to, disadvantaged communities as defined by CalEnviroScreen 2.0.

California Lending for Energy and Environmental Needs (CLEEN) Center through IBank

The CLEEN Center provides direct public financing to Municipalities, Universities, Schools and Hospitals (MUSH) to help meet the State's goals for greenhouse gas emissions reduction, water conservation and environmental conservation. Financing can be funded via a combination of a direct loan from IBank or public market tax-exempt bonds in amounts from $50 thousand to $30 million (or higher with board approval).
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