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UCAIR Grants

Grants to Utah Nonprofits, For-Profits, and Agencies
to Enhance Air Quality and Reduce Pollution

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Utah Clean Air Partnership (UCAIR)

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Grants to Utah nonprofit organizations, for-profits, and public agencies to improve air quality within the state. A letter of inquiry is required prior to submission of a full application. Funding is intended for the implementation of new and creative ideas to reduce emissions of criteria pollutants.

Projects that target innovative emissions-reduction strategies and promote community involvement and awareness in implementing these strategies, on a state-wide or local level are also encouraged. However, projects in this area should yield actual emissions reductions. Efforts to advance community understanding of air pollution but without ties to specific emissions reductions will be viewed less favorably.

This year the UCAIR Grant Committee has decided to solicit grant proposals in two main categories, technical and social sciences. Technical grants should be based on solid metrics that demonstrate actual emissions reductions. Grants submitted in the social sciences category should not merely be public education programs, but include research or generate new resources for citizens and municipalities regarding air quality.

Technical Grants – Targeted Areas:
- Reduction of emissions from area sources, including residential homes and commercial sources such as, dry cleaners, print shops, gas stations, and auto body paint shops
- Transition of small businesses and homeowners currently using 2-stroke engines to use of 4- stroke or electric engines
- Creating strategies to encourage employers and individuals to use telecommuting techniques and other methods to get vehicles off the road, particularly during the inversion season
- Programs utilizing emerging technologies that result in measurable emissions reductions

Social andBehavioral Science Grants – Targeted Areas:
- Research into the specific impacts of air quality on health, economy and long-term development statewide or along the Wasatch Front
- Development of a community communication toolkit that will help facilitate productive and nonconfrontational conversations among community members on air quality issues
- Creation of materials and resources for local governments and municipalities to utilize in urban planning activities, with air quality as a priority

UCAIR welcomes partner organizations who share its commitment. UCAIR encourages partners to combine forces and collaborate on projects to further their program goals and UCAIR’s collective goal. Special consideration will be given to projects with innovative alliances.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176375

Estimated Size of Grant:

The size of proposals varies considerably. UCAIR has funded projects with budgets as low as $1,000 and as much as $60,000. The average budget of UCAIR Grant is $23,000. Larger projects receive particular scrutiny and must demonstrate commensurate emissions reductions.

Term of Contract:

It is anticipated projects will be of one-year duration.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants:
- Applicants will be limited to private-sector, public-sector, or nonprofit organizations. Grants will not be made to individuals.
- Grants will be considered to for-profit organizations if the project furthers UCAIR’s charitable purpose.

The program will not fund projects that use UCAIR as the sole funding source. Applications whose major goal is to support the applicant organization’s infrastructure are generally discouraged.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant timeline:
- Monday, July 29, 2019: Letter of Intent Form due
- Friday, August 23, 2019: Responses back to prospective applicants
- Friday, September 20, 2019: Application Form due
- Monday, November 18, 2019: Grant Recipient Announcement

After the board reviews the Letters of Intent, a full application form will be provided to those applicants who are asked to move forward. All other parties interested in completing a full application should contact the UCAIR Grant Manager for an application.

Contact Information:

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

Letters of Intent should be submitted to

Phone: 801.536.4218

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Utah