Prevent nonattainment grants

We monitor air quality, especially for criteria air pollutants in areas at risk of nonattainment. Nonattainment is a technical term that means an area has too much of a specific air pollutant and does not meet national air quality standards. 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.

Funding cycle

  • 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:

  • City/town
  • County
  • State agency
  • Clean air agency
  • Port
  • Local health department
  • Conservation district
  • Public utility district
  • Not-for-profit organization
  • Transit agency

Projects that will reduce criteria air pollutants. The list of eligible projects may change in future grant cycles.

Eligible projects:

  • Direct pollution prevention projects that 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.
  • Read the grant guidelines for examples.

Ineligible projects:

More information about this funding program