Prevent nonattainment grants

If the air quality in a geographic area meets or is cleaner than the national standard, it is called an “attainment area.” Areas that don't meet the national standard are called “nonattainment areas.” Nonattainment areas must develop implementation plans outlining how they will attain and maintain the standards by reducing criteria air pollutant emissions. Currently, almost all of Washington State 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; and 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 State.

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

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

Priority is given to areas that are within or impact the state’s Area of Concern for Criteria Pollutants.

More information about this funding program