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Posted on: March 10, 2020

CANCELLED - Public Workshop to Discuss Community Air Protection Incentives (CAP) Program

Bring Your Ideas for Projects to Improve Air Quality in Placer County

The Placer County Air Pollution Control District (District) is hosting a public workshop on Thursday, March 26, 2020, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the Roseville Civic Center, Meeting Rooms 1 and 2, 311 Vernon Street, Roseville.  The workshop will feature a short presentation on the Community Air Protection (CAP) Incentives program, air quality, and efforts to reduce localized air pollution.  Workshop participants are encouraged to share air quality-related community health concerns and provide feedback to help the District prioritize CAP funding among the eligible project categories.

The CAP Incentives Program provides grant funding to projects that implement early actions to achieve emission reductions in excess of those required by regulation.  Projects eligible to be considered for funding include:

  • Electric vehicle charging stations for businesses and public agencies (residential not eligible)
  • Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) or hydrogen fueling infrastructure
  • School bus replacements for public schools (diesel to diesel, CNG or electric)
  • Projects that reduce air pollution in public schools such as lower-emitting composite wood products, electric lawn and garden equipment, and upgraded air filtration systems
  • Heavy-duty (>14,000 GVWR) diesel to electric or CNG vehicle replacements
  • Heavy-duty diesel equipment replacements

CAP is one of several grant programs administered by the District in addition to the Carl Moyer Program, FARMER and others that offer incentives for businesses and public agencies to replace higher emitting heavy-duty vehicles or equipment with cleaner engines and funds infrastructure projects to support California’s transformation toward zero and near-zero technologies.

For CAP funding, priority is given to projects that reduce emissions in impacted communities in Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Auburn and Kings Beach.

Examples of projects funded to date include, school bus replacements in the Roseville City and Western Placer Unified School Districts and co-funding toward the purchase of a new Amtrak Capitol Corridor Locomotive servicing commuters and alleviating traffic in Roseville, Rocklin and Auburn.

The District will accept applications for CAP funding beginning April 1 through May 31, 2020.

 Registration for the workshop is encouraged, but not required, and Spanish translation is available.  To register, request translation or obtain additional information, contact Molly Johnson at (530) 745-2326 or mjjohnso@placer.ca.gov or visit our webpage at https://www.placerair.org/1737/Grants-Incentives.

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