The District administers a comprehensive incentive-based grant program to reduce emissions throughout the San Joaquin Valley.
Community Engagement: AB 617 and the recent Cap and Trade extension legislation is expected to bring significant additional funds to the Valley to help reduce emissions and improve public health in disadvantaged communities. The goals of AB 617 further reinforce the District’s mission to work in partnership with Valley communities to develop and implement Valley-centric solutions to its air quality challenges. The District will fully engage Valley residents and solicit their input to ensure that the expenditure of these funds reflects the needs and interests of Valley residents. Keep checking here for the most up-to-date list and information on new AB 617 funding opportunities.
To meet the aggressive expenditure timelines under the state law and to ensure that the early benefits associated with AB 617 are realized, the District will utilize qualifying project applications and solicit additional applications for a wide variety of eligible, cost-effective project categories.
The District is soliciting input from all Valley communities, organizations, businesses, and other interested stakeholders to assist in determining the types and locations for voluntary incentive project investment. Towards that end, the District is conducting a series of comprehensive Valley-wide workshops, community meetings and targeted outreach campaigns. The main focus of this effort is to ensure that these funds are spent in the areas that will achieve the greatest benefit to public health and further the District’s mission of improving public health for all Valley residents.
These workshops will provide information on the types of projects available, process and prioritization for funding and the steps necessary to apply for funds. Most importantly, these workshops will provide an opportunity for Valley residents to provide ideas and input on the types of projects that they feel would be most beneficial for their communities.