Community Air Grants Program

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.

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California Air Resources Board
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Eligible entities include: community based non-profit groups (CBO); California Native American Tribes; and faith-based organizations, with proposed projects exclusively for the purposes of AB 617 community participation.
Examples of what Community Air Grants may be used to fund include, but are not limited to: Community engagement and outreach related to AB 617. Hiring consultants or technical experts. Travel and logistical support for hosting or attending meetings related to AB 617 (i.e., room rental, meeting facilitation, transportation). Support for community operated air monitoring. Data collection and analysis, including community based participatory research projects.
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