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James Cary Smith Community Grants

The Air District is offering $250,000 to non-profit partners and community-based organizations to support and sponsor community-based solutions that address air pollution while also helping reduce our global climate impact. Grants of up to $25,000 per project will be awarded. Grant funding is available to support air quality education and engagement efforts. These grants will fund non-technical activities such as active transportation educational campaigns, urban greening projects, and environmental justice community engagement projects.

Technical Assistance for the Active Transportation Program

DEADLINE EXTENDED: April 5, 2019
The Safe Routes to School National Partnership can assist your efforts to make your community a place where kids can easily be active and healthy. They are offering long-term, free technical assistance to under-resourced communities in California that would like to seek funding through the state’s Active Transportation Program (ATP) for projects that support walking, bicycling and Safe Routes to School.

School Community Grants - James Cary Smith Community Grant Program

This program is named for Jim Smith, the Air District's former Community Outreach Manager who launched the first community grants program in 2009. Mr. Smith passed away in 2015 from ALS, and this program extends his vision of a more engaged and empowered community.

The program provides grants for local projects that decrease air pollution while increasing community awareness of and engagement in air quality issues. The Air District typically offers $250,000 in grants to Bay Area non-profit organizations and school communities each fiscal year.

Clean Fleets Program

The Clean Fleets Program is an incentive program that offers grant funding to help offset a portion of the cost of purchasing or leasing new light- and medium-duty zero-emissions vehicles for fleets that operate within the Air District’s jurisdiction.

2019 Charge! Program

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District's 2019 Charge! Program is open and accepting applications until June 30, 2019. Early application submissions are highly encouraged as the previous year's cycle was oversubscribed.

The Charge! Program offers grant funding to offset the cost of purchasing and installing new charging stations at facilities within the Bay Area Air Quality Management District's jurisdiction. Charge! strives to rapidly expand access to electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to accelerate adoption of EVs in the Bay Area.

Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) Pilot Trip Reduction Grant Program

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Applications for microtransit solution projects now due by 4 PM, March 15, 2019. All other projects applications are still due on March 4, 2019

For this first cycle (FYE 2019), up to $7 million is available to support the demonstration of microtransit solutions that provide first- and last-mile connections to mass transit in the Bay Area’s highly impacted and priority development areas.

Climate Tech Finance program

The Air District’s Climate Tech Finance program offers subsidized financing for public and private facilities to adopt emerging technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Public-sector facilities can apply for loans ranging from $500,000 to $30 million, over up to 30-year terms.

Small businesses can apply for loan guarantees on loans of up to $20 million, with a maximum guarantee of $2.5 million. Projects may be eligible for up to 90 percent guarantees through this program.

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: