Community Air Protection (CAP) Incentives

In July 2017, the California Assembly and Senate passed Assembly Bill (AB) 617 (C. Garcia, Chapter 136, Statutes of 2017) directing the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to develop the Community Air Protection Program (CAPP). The Program’s focus is to reduce exposure in communities most impacted by air pollution and uses a variety of strategies, including community level monitoring, uniform emission reporting across the State , stronger regulation of pollution sources and incentives for both mobile and stationary sources. To support AB 617 requirements, the Legislature appropriated Community Air Protection (CAP) Incentives funding to be administered by air districts in partnership with local communities to support early actions to address localized air pollution. The District will work collaboratively with CARB and actively engage members of impacted communities in Yolo and northeast Solano County to create a community-focused action framework to address emission impacts, respond to concerns, improve air quality, and reduce exposure to criteria air pollutants and toxic air contaminants.

Funded by Cap-and-Trade auction proceeds, projects funded with CAP Incentives must align with the goals and requirements of California Climate Investments. These include targeting funds to projects that meaningfully reduce local pollutant exposure in disadvantaged and low-income communities that are disproportionately impacted by air pollution while also showing a net reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Project decisions follow extensive outreach by the District to the public in those communities, and the opportunity for community members to propose and comment on specific projects.

2023 Project Solicitation

Project applications for the CAP Incentives Program are currently being accepted in conjunction with the District’s 2023 Solicitation through May 19, 2023. A copy of the 2023 Solicitation Memo and is available below.

2023 Solicitation Memo

Program Documents:

District Carl Moyer Program Guidelines with CAP Incentives Addendum

CARB Community Air Protection Incentives 2019 Guidelines

California Climate Investments Priority Populations Map

Community Air Protection Incentives Eligibility Guidelines

Applications are available on the District’s Carl Moyer Program webpage. Projects currently eligible for funding through the CAP Incentives Program are CMP-eligible On-Road, Off-Road and Infrastructure projects.

Project Applications and Status:

The District will post basic information about all applications and/or proposals submitted for consideration on this webpage at least ten days before the APCO makes funding determinations. After funding decisions are made, the District will update the list of project applications received, including tentative awards and those not selected for funding in the current cycle.

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California Climate Investments
Coordination Calendar Here

Outreach Materials

Complete the Community Air Protection Program Survey below (PDF) or online to share your concerns regarding air quality in your community.

El Distrito de Administración de la Calidad del Aire de Yolo-Solano está pidiendo a los residentes que ayuden a identificar las prioridades de proyectos y financiación para las comunidades del distrito. Al contestar la encuesta a continuación, usted puede ayudar a dar forma al futuro de los proyectos de aire limpio en su comunidad.  Encuesta Encuesta in linea

Project Results

California Climate Investments Annual Report to the Legislature
As projects are completed an updated list can be found here.


For program information and technical assistance contact:
Stephanie Holliday, Senior Administrative Analyst
(530) 757-3650 |
YSAQMD, 1947 Galileo Court, Suite 103, Davis, CA 95618

The Community Air Protection Incentives Program is 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. The Cap-and-Trade program also creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution. California Climate Investments projects include affordable housing, renewable energy, public transportation, zero-emission vehicles, environmental restoration, more sustainable agriculture, recycling, and much more. At least 35 percent of these investments are located within and benefiting residents of disadvantaged communities, low-income communities, and low-income households across California. For more information, visit the California Climate Investments website at:, or find us on Twitter @CAClimateInvest.