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Grants to Utah Public-Sector and Private-Sector Organizations, Nonprofits,
and For-Profits to Improve Air Quality and Reduce Pollution

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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Utah Clean Air Partnership (UCAIR)

LOI Date:

07/31/20

Deadline Date:

10/02/20

Description:

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Grants to Utah nonprofit, for-profit, public-sector, and private-sector organizations to improve air quality within the State. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to submitting a full application. Funding is intended for the implementation of original and creative ideas to reduce emissions of criteria pollutants.

The UCAIR Grant Selection Committee is requesting applications for projects addressing any of the four areas listed below:

  • 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
  • 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
  • Reduction of emissions in underserved areas:
    • Socioeconomically disadvantaged communities
    • Areas of opportunity (geographic, industry, sector) that have not received adequate financial support

Grant funds must be used to reduce the criteria pollutants that degrade Utah’s air quality, either directly or through longer-term effects related to social change.

Funding will be prioritized by the amount of actual emissions reduction anticipated from the projects.Projects that can be replicated to create additional emissions reductions will be given priority for funding. UCAIR encourages partners to combine forces and collaborate on projects to further their program goals and collective goals. 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. The average amount of a UCAIR Grant is $23,000. Larger projects will be reviewed rigorously and must demonstrate commensurate emissions reductions.

Term of Contract:

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

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants will be limited to private-sector, public-sector, or nonprofit organizations. Grants will not be awarded to individuals. For-profit organizations may be considered for grants if the project furthers UCAIR’s charitable purpose.

Areas Not Eligible for Funding:
- General education and awareness, including toolkits
- Political speech
- Installation and/or support of air quality sensors
- Electric vehicle infrastructure

Restrictions:
- UCAIR Grants cannot be used for projects that include lobbying, political speech or any other type of political activity.
- UCAIR Grants are not available for strategic, start up or investment capital. Nor are UCAIR Grants intended to support the applicant organization’s infrastructure.
- Projects that use UCAIR as the sole funding source will not be considered.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant Timeline:
- July 31, 2020 – Letter of Intent form due
- August 28, 2020 – LOI review results back to prospective applicants
- October 2, 2020 – Full applications due
- November 16, 2020 – Grant recipients notified

After review of 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.

UCAIR Grant funds will be dispersed via check directly to the applicant organization.

The UCAIR Grant Program will only fund projects that have matching funds associated with the project.

Contact Information:

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

Completed LOI forms should be submitted to grants@ucair.org.

Phone: 801.536.4218

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Utah

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