AB 617 seeks to ensure that all Californians benefit equitably from our State’s air quality and climate efforts, especially those who live in the areas of California most severely impacted by air pollution. The Air Grants Program aim is to provide support for community-based organizations to participate in the AB 617 process, and to build capacity to become active partners with government to identify, evaluate, and ultimately reduce air pollution and exposure to harmful emissions in their communities.
The Community Air Grants Program (Program) received a number of competitive applications, and the 2022 Community Air Grant (Cycle 4) applications are still under review. The Program has updated the grant process timeline and CARB now plans to announce grant award selection in October 2023. Grant terms are still expected to start in Fall 2023.