Community Air Protection Program

The next application period for Community Air Protection Incentives is expected to occur later in 2024. Please check back for  additional information.

The District held three community meetings in March and April of 2023. See the community meeting presentation here.


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 2255 6th St
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 (Year 3) Tractor Replacement (Electric) Durham-Dayton Highway / Esquon Road  Durham, CA $52,200.00
Thermalito Union Elementary School District (Year 5) School Air Filtration (Sierra Ave) Disadvantaged Community 1050 Sierra Avenue  Oroville, CA $94,343.92
Thermalito Union Elementary School District (Year 5) School Air Filtration (Sierra Ave) Low Income Community 440 Plumas Avenue  Oroville, CA $42,310.34
Chico Unified School District (Year 5) Tractor Replacement (Electric) Disadvantaged Community 2455 Carmichael Drive  Chico, CA $32,211.86
Chico Unified School District (Year 5) Tractor Replacement (Diesel) Disadvantaged Community 2455 Carmichael Drive  Chico, CA $28,789.37
California State University, Chico (Year 5) Mower Replacement (Electric) Low Income Community 940 W. 1st Street  Chico, CA $16,354.88
California State University, Chico (Year 5) Mower Replacement (Electric) Low Income Community 940 W. 1st Street  Chico, CA $18,507.97
Butte County Department of Development Services (Year 5) Battery Charging Infrastructure Low Income Community 7 County Center Drive  Oroville, CA $46,495.70
Palermo Unified School District (Year 5) School Bus Replacement (Diesel) Low Income Community 7390 Bulldog Way  Palermo, CA $165,000.00
Boys & Girls Clubs of the North Valley (Year 5) School Air Filtration (Butte Co. Community School) Low Income Community 601 Wall Street  Chico, CA $20,400.00
Boys & Girls Clubs of the North Valley (Year 5) School Air Filtration (HomeTech Charter) Low Income Community 6249 Skyway   Paradise, CA $9,600.00
RFP Lumber Co. Inc. (Year 5) Forklift Replacement (Electric) Low Income Community 4801 Feather River Blvd. Unit 29A  Oroville, CA $93,402.09
RFP Lumber Co. Inc. (Year 5) Forklift Replacement (Electric) Low Income Community 4801 Feather River Blvd. Unit 29A  Oroville, CA $93,402.09
Durham Unified School District (Year 5) Forklift Replacement (Electric) Low Income Community 9420 Putney Drive  Durham, CA $15,435.14
Name of Applicant Project Type Priority Population Type Project Location or Address CAP Funds Requested for Projects
Thermalito Union Elementary School District (Year 6) School Composite Wood (Sierra Ave) Disadvantaged Community 1050 Sierra Avenue  Oroville, CA $154,249
Thermalito Union Elementary School District (Year 6) School Composite Wood (Nelson) Low Income Community 2255 6th St
Oroville, CA
$100,543
Thermalito Union Elementary School District (Year 6) School Air Filtration (Plumas Ave) Low Income Community  440 Plumas Avenue
Oroville, CA
 $149,096
Sohnrey & Son Family Farms (Year 6)
Off-road equipment replacement
Disadvantaged Community  Highway 99 / Skllin Ln
 $134,584
Sohnrey & Son Family Farms (Year 6) Off-road equipment replacement Disadvantaged Community Highway 99 / Skllin Ln  $103,911
Durham Unified School District (Year 6) Lawn and Garden for Schools
  9420 Putney Drive  Durham, CA  $4,925
Durham Unified School District (Year 6) School Composite Wood (Durham Elementary)   9420 Putney Drive  Durham, CA  $110,500
Woodsmoke Reduction Program (Year 6)
Replacement of wood-burning devices (CAP Incentives stationary source project plan approved by CARB)
Disadvantaged Community  Various  $300,000.00
Lawn and Garden Equipment Program (Year 6)
 Voucher program for commercial and residential lawn and garden equipment
Disadvantaged Community & Low-Income Community
 Various  $625,000.00

CAP Incentives Guidelines, Policies, and Procedures:
State Community Air Protection Incentives 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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