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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jenny Tan, Public Information Officer
June 22, 2017 (530) 757-3657 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Yolo-Solano Air District Awards $400K through Clean Air Funds Program
(Davis, CA) – The Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District (YSAQMD) recently awarded 14 different projects a total of $400,000 through the Clean Air Funds Program.
As one of the incentive programs YSAQMD offers locally and regionally, private businesses, non-profit organizations and public agencies are encouraged to pursue cost-effective, impactful projects that help meet the District’s mission to protect human health and property from the harmful effects of air pollution.
Grants are awarded on a competitive basis by the District’s Board of Directors and are given in four categories: clean technologies and low emission vehicles, alternative transportation programs, transit services and public education.
At the June 14 meeting, the Board of Directors awarded grants to the following projects to improve air quality in local communities:
- Dual car charger in Winters
- Vehicle replacements in Woodland and Rio Vista
- Charging station in Solano County
- Front street improvements in Rio Vista
- New bus shelter through Solano Transportation Authority
- Electric vehicle infrastructure improvements at UC Davis
- Incentive program and expansion of route 220 through the Yolo County Transportation District
- Community events through Breathe CA in the Air District
- Bike light program and community bicycles in Davis
- Community education through Cool Davis
“Through the Clean Air Funds program, we’re able to reduce emissions,” said Board of Directors Vice Chair Constance Boulware. “By working together with local agencies, organizations and businesses we can create healthier air in our communities for all our residents.”
The application process for the Clean Air Funds Grant opens in early February and closes at the end of March. Projects must be based within the District, which covers all of Yolo County and a portion of Solano County that includes Dixon, Vacaville and Rio Vista. Grants are funded through a $4 surcharge of vehicle registrations within the District’s borders as allowed under Assembly Bill 2766 and projects in Solano County also receive additional funding from a portion of property taxes as set by previous legislation.
Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District is a public health agency committed to protecting human health and property from the harmful effects of air pollution. To learn more about the Air District’s Clean Air Funds Grant, including signing up for air quality alerts and a monthly newsletter, visit: www.ysaqmd.org. Connect with the District on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/YoloSolanoAir or on Twitter at: www.twitter.com/YoloSolanoAir.