Community Air Protection Program

The District accepted applications for FY21-22 Community Air Protection Incentives through August 9, 2022. Projects are currently expected to be approved at the September 22, 2022 Governing Board Meeting.


What is the Community Air Protection Program?

Assembly Bill (AB) 617, signed into law in July 2017, directed the California Air Resources Board (CARB), in conjunction with local air districts, to establish the Community Air Protection Program.  AB 617 provides a new community focused action framework to improve air quality and reduce exposure to criteria air pollutants and toxic air contaminants in the communities most impacted by air pollution.

The Community Air Protection Incentives are part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing GHG emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment – particularly in disadvantaged communities.


How can the community provide input?

Community members can provide input to Jason Mandly, Senior Air Quality Planner by email at jmandly@bcaqmd.org, or by phone at 530-332-9400 Extension 108.

In addition to the funding opportunity mentioned above, current and future funds may become available for projects that meet the goals of AB 617 including, but not limited to: public outreach, air monitoring, and air quality improvement projects.


What projects are in progress?
Name of Applicant Project Type Priority Population Type Project Location or Address CAP Funds Requested for Projects
Thermalito Union Elementary School District (Year 1) School Bus Replacement (Electric) & Associated Infrastructure Disadvantaged Community 1123 Sierra Avenue Oroville, CA $468,750.00
Palermo Unified School District (Year 2) Infrastructure Low Income Community 7390 Bulldog Way Palermo, CA $49,839.00
Thermalito Union Elementary School District (Year 2) School Air Filtration (Nelson) Low Income Community 400 Grand Avenue Oroville, CA $115,665.23
Thermalito Union Elementary School District (Year 2) School Air Filtration (Sierra) Disadvantaged Community 1050 Sierra Avenue Oroville, CA $145,588.88
Chico Unified School District (Year 2) School Air Filtration (Chapman) Disadvantaged Community 1071 16th Street Chico, CA $50,572.41
Chico Unified School District (Year 2) School Composite Wood (Chapman) Disadvantaged Community 1071 16th Street Chico, CA $37,455.48
Chico Unified School District (Year 2) School Bus Replacement (Electric) Disadvantaged Community 2455 Carmichael Drive Chico, CA $400,000.00
Glenn County Office of Education (in cooperation with Glenn County APCD) School Bus Replacement (Diesel) Low Income Community 311 South Villa Avenue Willows, CA $120,920.14
Name of Applicant Project Type Priority Population Type Project Location or Address CAP Funds Requested for Projects
Palermo Unified School District (Year 3) Infrastructure Low Income Community 7390 Bulldog Way Palermo, CA $32,125.44
Thermalito Union Elementary School District (Year 3) School Bus Replacement (Diesel) Disadvantaged Community 1123 Sierra Avenue Oroville, CA $165,000.00
Chico Unified School District (Year 3) School Bus Replacement (Electric) Disadvantaged Community 2455 Carmichael Drive Chico, CA $400,000.00
Chico Unified School District (Year 3) School Composite Wood (Chapman & McMannus) Disadvantaged Community & Low Income Community Chapman & McMannus Elementary Schools  Chico, CA $136,380.05
Eric Pante Tractor Replacement (Electric) Durham-Dayton Highway / Esquon Road  Durham, CA $52,200.00
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tractor Replacement (Electric) Disadvantaged Community 1075 E 20th St, Chico, CA
$34,836.26

CAP Incentives Guidelines, Policies, and Procedures:
State Community Air Protection Incentives 2019 Guidelines
Butte County Air Quality Management District CAP Incentives Policies and Procedures Manual
Map of Disadvantaged Communities and Low Income Communities as defined by CalEnviroscreen 4.0

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