Community Air Protection Funds to Reduce Emissions in AB 617 Communities

This page last reviewed March 12, 2018

In 2017 the Governor signed budget legislation (AB 134) appropriating $250 million in Greenhouse Gas Reduction Funds to achieve early action emission reductions in the communities most burdened by air pollution. Targeting engine replacement, repower, and infrastructure projects in disadvantaged and low income areas supports the goals of AB 617 (Garcia, 2017), which calls for community monitoring and action plans to reduce smog-forming and toxic emissions. Funds this year will reduce mobile source emissions under state guidelines, either through the Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program (Moyer Program) or clean truck projects through the Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program (Proposition 1B). As a whole, the projects will also result in reductions in greenhouse gases.

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Proposed Community Air Protection Funds Supplement to the Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program 2017 Guidelines

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To facilitate timely expenditures that provide more immediate community benefits, CARB staff also plans to propose limited changes to the Carl Moyer Program Guidelines for these funds, for consideration by the Air Resources Board at its meeting April 26-27, 2018. Concepts for those guideline changes will be presented at workshops, with public comment and questions welcome. The public will also have the opportunity to share views on other pollution sources that should be addressed with any future funds, beyond the mobile source focus of the Carl Moyer and Proposition 1B programs. The funds are distributed as follows:

  • $107.5 million to the South Coast Air Quality Management District
  • $80 million to the San Joaquin Valley Air Quality Management District
  • $50 million to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District
  • $12.5 million to other California air districts, as determined by CARB in consultation with the districts