Technology Assessment Program (TAP)

The Placer County Air Pollution Control District sponsors a Technology Assessment Program (TAP) to provide financial assistance in the form of grants for the development and evaluation of technologies which have the potential to reduce air pollution in Placer County. The program’s intent is to provide grant funding for studies and other analysis that would help to assess the emissions effects of projects and to foster projects that may result in emission reductions in future years. A governing criteria for this program is that a selected grant project must have the potential to lead to future emission reductions in Placer County and either one or more Placer County public agencies, or general public, are likely to benefit from the expenditure of public funds on the project.

The Program has been made available for projects that have the potential to push the edges of technology to achieve higher efficiency/lower impact results. Even though these projects may have produced emission reduction benefits, the assessment work itself did not and could not compete for Clean Air Grant funding.

Awarded Grants

This program was initiated in 2009 to 2010 with funding derived from the interest on violation settlement monies. To date, three grants (totaling $139,600) have been awarded:

View information on the TAP funding process (PDF).

Additional Information

To find out about current TAP funding availability and the qualifying project requirements please contact the District at 530-745-2330 or email the Air Pollution Control District.