East Oakland Community Emissions Reduction Plan

Learn about the Air District’s efforts under Assembly Bill AB 617 to improve air quality in the East Oakland community.

Community Organizing Grants to Reduce Air Pollution and Protect Vulnerable Communities

The  Air District is providing grants of up to $7,500 to eligible nonprofit organizations to conduct outreach for a Community Mapping Project  to identify air pollution concerns and community assets in East Oakland to support the Community Emission Reduction Plan. This work will take place from September through mid-October.

Key Dates:

  • July 31: Open application process begins
  • August 24, 5:00 PM: Deadline to apply
  • August 31: Applicants will be notified about selection
  • Sept. 14–Oct. 19: Projects will occur
  • Nov. 9, 6:00 PM: Present summary of work to the East Oakland AB 617 Community Steering Committee

To apply, you must complete and submit the Application Form

Learn more by watching the video of an informational webinar that was held on August 9 for interested organizational applicants.

For questions, contact Aneesh Rana at AB617info@baaqmd.gov.

East Oakland Community Mapping Project 

The Air District is continuing existing efforts to reduce air pollution and exposures in impacted communities through the state’s Community Air Protection Program, also known as Assembly Bill 617. This effort focuses on community-based emissions reductions in neighborhoods most disproportionately impacted by air pollution.

In February 2022, the California Air Resources Board voted in support of the Air District's partnering with the East Oakland community to conduct a Community Emissions Reduction Plan, or CERP, process. The community-based steering committee is responsible for developing a CERP, which will serve as a blueprint for improving air quality in East Oakland.

Why East Oakland?

East Oakland was selected amongst high priority communities in the Bay Area due to longstanding air quality challenges, environmental justice issues, and health inequities. East Oakland organizations have partnered with the Air District to build community capacity, increase understanding of local air pollution and environmental justice issues, and bring together cross-agency partnerships necessary for improving environmental health and local air quality improvement.

The Air District is partnering with Communities for a Better Environment and other community-based organizations to create a community-based Steering Committee to develop the East Oakland AB 617 Community Emissions Reduction Plan.

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Aneesh Rana
Staff Specialist, Community Engagement and Policy

415.749.4914 arana@baaqmd.gov

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415.749.4914 AB617Info@baaqmd.gov

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Last Updated: 12/22/2022