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Posted on: September 9, 2020

Bring Your Ideas for Projects to Improve Air Quality in Kings Beach

In collaboration with the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District, a virtual public workshop is scheduled for Thursday, September 24, from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm, and will feature a short presentation on the Community Air Protection (CAP) Incentives program, air quality, and efforts to reduce localized air pollution in the Tahoe Basin.  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 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 a grant program administered by the District in addition to the Carl Moyer Program that offers 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 CAP 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 also discuss the Chimney Smoke Reduction Incentive Program, and how eligible applicants can receive a rebate for $500 or $600, and if income eligible up to $2500, to offset the cost of replacing an old, non-EPA certified wood stove with a cleaner-burning stove or insert. Interested applicants in Placer and El Dorado counties can apply by calling the El Dorado Air Quality Management District at (530) 621-7501.

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 or visit our webpage at  Those interested in attending can join the virtual workshop at,

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