Monday, May 16, 2022

The Air District is announcing the launch of its 2022 James Cary Smith Community Grant Program, which is funding more than 30 community groups and nonprofit organizations to engage community members in decisions that impact their air quality and health.

Spare the Air Status

In 2021, the Air District combined elements from the previous James Cary Smith Grant Program and Community Health Protection Grant Program to create a refocused James Cary Smith Community Grant program. The new program is designed to strengthen partnerships with community-based organizations and leverage community power to improve local air quality and health outcomes.

Grant funds will be used to develop and deepen long-term capacity-building efforts with communities. Awardees will design and implement strategies to improve local air quality in a variety of ways from developing environmental justice academies for youth, to creating multilingual air quality ambassador programs.

The maximum amount for an individual grant is $100,000 per year with the potential for funding for up to three years. The Air District prioritized funding for local environmental justice communities whose work is instrumental in addressing air quality concerns in local neighborhoods and improving the health of communities that are impacted by historical inequities.

For additional information, visit the Air District's Community Grants Program web page.

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Last Updated: 5/16/2022