This page last reviewed July 25, 2016

Disadvantaged Community Map - ZIP Codes 

Senate Bill 535 (De León, Chapter 830, Statutes of 2012) directs State and local agencies to make significant investments that improve California’s most vulnerable communities.  The development of tools to implement SB 535 is a multi-agency effort among the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA), the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), and the Air Resources Board (ARB).

Maps for Evaluating Benefits to Disadvantaged Communities Based on Appendix 2.A of the Funding Guidelines

Appendix 2.A of the Funding Guidelines document identifies a number of geographic based criteria that an administering agency could use to determine if a project provides a benefit to disadvantaged communities (e.g. improved local bus service for riders using stations or stops that are accessible by walking within a half-mile of a disadvantaged community or incentives for cleaner vehicles or equipment with a physical address in a ZIP code that contains a disadvantaged census tract).

ZIP Codes Containing Census Tracts

This map identifies zip codes that contain census tracts that have been identified by CalEPA as disadvantaged communities. These maps do not apply for all programs and are only applicable to a subset of projects (low carbon transportation and transit projects). Refer to Appendix 2.A of the Funding Guidelines for more information.

Bright Yellow = Disadvantaged community census tracts
Light Yellow = ZIP codes containing disadvantaged community census tracts 

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