Prevent nonattainment grants

If air quality in a geographic area meets or is cleaner than the national standard, it is called an “attainment area.” An area that doesn't meet the national standard is called a “nonattainment area.” A nonattainment area must develop an air quality state implementation plan outlining how they will attain and maintain the air quality standards by reducing criteria air pollutant emissions. Currently, almost all of Washington is in attainment, yet there are areas of concern.

The purpose of Prevent Nonattainment (PNA) grants is to fund innovative, locally-lead projects, and solutions to:

  • Resolve current air pollution problems.
  • Reduce production of air pollutants.
  • Prevent all regions in Washington from reaching the federal designation of nonattainment for air quality.

Funding cycle

  • Amount of funding available: $2.4 million
  • Funding allocated:
  • Grant award limit: None
  • Amount of matching funds required: None

Applications are not being accepted at this time.

09/07/2021 through 11/01/2021

Start date: Sep 7, 2021
End date: Nov 1, 2021

Funding is available for the following entities:

Prevent Nonattainment (PNA) grant funds can be provided to public entities located in Washington.

The organization’s grant-funded PNA project must demonstrate reductions for one or more criteria pollutants:

  • Particulate matter (PM2.5 and PM10)
  • Ozone (and precursors VOCs, NOx, and SO2)
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Lead

Priority is given to areas that are within or impact Washington's Areas of Concern for Criteria Pollutants.

More information about this funding program