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Clean Air Funds

Grants to California Nonprofits, Agencies,
and Businesses to Reduce Pollution

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Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District

Deadline Date:

09/25/20 4:00 PM


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Grants to California nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and businesses in eligible locations for projects that reduce pollution. Project areas include public education, alternative fuels and clean technology, transit services, and alternative transportation. Projects must be based or operate in Yolo-Solano AQMD’s jurisdiction to be considered. The District includes all of Yolo County and the northeastern part of Solano County, including the cities of Vacaville, Rio Vista and Dixon. Projects should be focused on reducing mobile source emissions within the District.

Yolo-Solano AQMD’s Clean Air Funds Program offers grants for projects designed to reduce emissions from mobile sources. The purpose of the Clean Air Funds Program is to provide financial incentives for reducing emissions from mobile sources of air pollution within the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District (District). Proposals that aim to serve as pilot programs or complement other local projects or programs are encouraged.

Projects that have been awarded Clean Air Funds include:

  • Replacing or retrofitting diesel trucks and off-road equipment that do not qualify for other regional programs
  • New electric or alternative fuel vehicles
  • Design and construction of pedestrian and bicycle facilities
  • Transit projects
  • Public information and education programs

Projects are submitted in one of four categories:

  1. Clean Vehicle Technology
  2. Alternative Transportation
  3. Transit Services
  4. Public Education/Information

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 169573

Estimated Size of Grant:

For this year’s Clean Air Funds program, it is estimated that a total of $60,000 will be available for Yolo County
projects and $340,000 will be available for Solano County projects.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Private businesses, non-profit organizations and public agencies are eligible for Clean Air Funds.

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline was extended and applications are due by September 25, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. The District encourages the submittal of electronic applications by email.

- Friday, April 10, 2020, 4:00 pm: Final deadline for applications. See the application for filing instructions.
- April/May 2020: The Yolo and Solano Clean Air Fund Committees will meet separately to consider applications and develop recommendations to the Board. Applicants are encouraged to attend the appropriate committee meeting.
- July 8, 2020: Board of Directors decision on 2020 Clean Air Funds awards.
- August 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021: Funds distributed for awarded projects.
- 1 Year Following Project Completion: Final report due to the District.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For more information about the Clean Air Funds program, please contact:
Jim Antone
Associate Air Quality Planner
(530) 757-3653

Submit applications to:
- Email (preferred):
- Fax: (530) 757-3670
- Hard copy to the District office: 1947 Galileo Court, Suite 103, Davis, CA 95618.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: Yolo County and the northeastern part of Solano County, including the cities of Vacaville, Rio Vista and Dixon

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