Prevent nonattainment grants
If air quality in a geographic area meets or is cleaner than the national standard, it is called an “attainment area.” If air quality in an area doesn't meet the national standard, it 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 emissions from criteria air pollutants. Currently, almost all of Washington is in attainment, yet there are areas of concern.
- Amount of funding available: $2 million
- Grant award limit: None
- Amount of matching funds required: None
Applications are not being accepted at this time.
Funding is available for the following entities:
- State agency
- Clean air agency
- Local health jurisdiction
- Public utility district
- Conservation district
- Not-for-profit entity
Projects aimed at reducing the following criteria air pollutants:
- Particle or particulate matter (PM)
- Carbon monoxide (CO)
- Lead (Pb)
- Nitrogen dioxide (NO2)
- Ozone (O3)
- Sulfur dioxide (SO2)
- Direct pollution prevention projects which provide measurable emissions reductions of criteria air pollutants.
- Community outreach and education may be tasks to support the project, but should not be the primary scope of work.
- See the funding guidelines for examples.
- Wildfire smoke topics (Wildfire is managed by Department of Natural Resources. It is also excluded from nonattainment determination as an exceptional event.)
- Wood stove replacement (funded by Wood Smoke Reduction Grants)
- Air monitoring
- Large diesel/fleet conversions (funded by Clean Diesel Grants)
- Vehicle charging stations