STATUS: The application period for the Community Air Protection Incentives Program will open November 1, 2022.
The State Legislature set aside funds for air quality improvement projects in communities most impacted by air pollution and to accompany AB 617 Community Air Monitoring efforts. This funding is being implemented through the Community Air Protection (CAP) Incentives Program, which is a separate, but counterpart effort to the
AB 617 Community Air Protection Blue Print and designated AB617 South Sacramento/Florin Air Monitoring Community.
Since 2018, the Sac Metro Air District has received over $22 million for the Community Air Protection Incentives program. These funds have helped expand the District's current
Carl Moyer (Moyer) Program and other funding programs. These programs help public agencies and businesses purchase less polluting heavy-duty engines and equipment, such as trucks, buses, trains, off-road equipment, and zero-emission charging stations. In addition to Moyer projects, CAP incentives are available to support stationary, area, and other mobile source projects identified in the Community Air Protection Guidelines. Currently, these include projects that reduce air pollution at hexavalent chromium plating facilities and schools. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) and local air districts are working to expand the CAP Incentives Program by including additional stationary source categories and community-identified project categories in future guidelines.
The Sac Metro Air District will continue the success of the program with its fourth year of funding. The 2022-2023 CAP Incentives Program will include over $7 million in funding for projects that reduce air pollution in the Florin-South Sacramento Community and other disadvantaged communities in Sacramento County. Projects must have community support and meet identified community needs for air pollution reduction.
Eligible categories are listed below:
Applications must include all requirements outlined in both the CAPI and Carl Moyer Program guidelines. The Sac Metro Air District conducted several surveys and workshops with the community to determine local priorities for funding. While this process is ongoing and will include future projects not currently available, community priorities for this funding are:
This priority can be addressed with publicly accessible electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) and hydrogen to support zero-emission cars.
Heavy Duty Trucks
This priority can be addressed by replacing existing diesel trucks with zero and near-zero emission trucks, especially community vehicles that travel within residential neighborhoods.
Funding hydrogen and natural gas infrastructure will also help promote the use of cleaner heavy-duty trucks in the community.
School & Transit Buses
This priority can be addressed by replacing school buses with electric replacements.
Transit buses in Sacramento already run on natural gas and are among the cleanest vehicles in the community and are not typically eligible for CAPI due to regulatory issues with the Innovative Clean Transit regulation, but the Sac Metro Air District is working to deploy zero-emission transit vehicles under other programs.
Hydrogen infrastructure to support trucks may also help bus deployment.
Other Project Categories
Many of the eligible project categories also have substantial community benefits even though they may not be a top priority.
Project applicants in these categories will need to show specific community support for their application.
Please contact District staff if you are interested in other project categories before applying.
Please check our Current Grant Solicitation webpage for current funding availability. Subscribe to our email list for upcoming funding updates.
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