Community Air Protection (CAP) Incentives Program

In July of 2017, the California Assembly and Senate passed AB 617 directing the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to develop the Community Air Protection Program (CAPP).  The Program’s focus is to reduce exposure in communities most impacted by air pollution and uses a variety of strategies including community-level monitoring, uniform emission reporting across the State, stronger regulation of pollution sources and incentives for both mobile and stationary sources.  To support AB 617 requirements, the Legislature has appropriated incentive funding, Community Air Protection (CAP) Incentives, to be administered by air districts in partnership with local communities, to support early actions to address localized air pollution.  The District will work collaboratively with CARB and actively engage with members of impacted communities in Placer County to create a community-focused action framework to address emission impacts, respond to concerns, improve air quality, and reduce exposure to criteria air pollutants and toxic air contaminants.

Available Funds, Grant Program Notification Schedule & Application Categories

For information about available funds, the grant program notification schedule, a list of currently eligible projects and to apply, visit the Clean Air Grant Program page.

The types of projects that qualify for Community Air Protection Incentives funding may be updated based on community input.

List of CAP Applications Received

2022 Spring Solicitation CAP List of Applications Received

Resources

The District is committed to working with community-based groups in impacted areas to identify potential grant project types and to communicate program objectives.

Guiding Principles

The District will apply the following guiding principles to their local CAP Incentives Program:

  • Reduce emissions through investments that benefit impacted communities
  • Projects will consider air toxics, criteria air pollutants, and greenhouse gas benefits
  • Community outreach and support are essential
  • Ensure emissions reductions are in excess of laws or regulations
  • Prioritize zero-emission technology and infrastructure
  • Consider special projects for sensitive receptors
  • Transparency in project selections and reporting
  • Consider both cost-effectiveness and exposure reduction in funding

Acknowledgment

The Community Air Protection Incentives Program is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing GHG emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment– particularly in disadvantaged communities. The Cap-and-Trade program also creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution. California Climate Investments projects include affordable housing, renewable energy, public transportation, zero-emission vehicles, environmental restoration, more sustainable agriculture, recycling, and much more. At least 35 percent of these investments are located within and benefiting residents of disadvantaged communities, low-income communities, and low-income households across California. For more information, visit the California Climate Investments website at: www.caclimateinvestments.ca.gov, or find us on Twitter, @CAClimateInvest.

If you have questions or to receive future updates regarding the CAP Incentives Program contact:

Molly Johnson
PCAPCD
110 Maple St.
Auburn, CA 95603
MJJohnso@placer.ca.gov
(530) 745-2326

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