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Clean Air Day Microgrants

Posted: 7/1/2024

California Clean Air Day is Wedneseday October 2, 2024

Up to $1,000 is available to help make California Clean Air Day a success in your community. If your agency or organzation is planning a local event or activity, this grant could help fund those expenses.


To be eligible, the local project must:

  1. Occur within 7 days before California Clean Air Day (10/2/2024)
  2. Raise awareness about Clean Air Day
  3. Contribute to cleaning the air or encourage participants to take clean air actions
  4. Successfully engage at least 100 participants/attendees

Examples of eligible activities include supplies for events (food, tables & chairs, refreshments), marketing expenses, city permit costs, materials for activities (shovels/tools, giveaways, educational materials), etc.

Previous project awards included bike/walk to school day, clean air fairs, indoor air quality education events, youth art contests, tree planting events, community biking/walking tours, no idling campaigns, and open street events.

There is no limit to what can be done as long as your project meets the 4 requirements above, and that your application must include at least two organizations (the lead organization and partners), each falling into a seperate category from the list below:

Category A: City, county, school, or government agency/rep
Category B: Health care provider (public or private)
Category C: Established community organization (inc. Indigenous Tribes)
Category D: Business org (chamber, econ dev agency, etc.) or small business
Category E: Labor union

Your Clean Air Day event must fall within 7 days of Clean Air Day on October 2, 2024.
Applications are due NLT July 26 at 5pm. Awards will be announced in August.

Clean Air Day

California Clean Air Day is built on the idea that shared experiences unite people to action to improve our community health.

By joining together for a unified day of action we can create new habits to clear the air for all members of California’s diverse communities.

California Clean Air Day is a project of the Coalition for Clean Air.

Coalition for Clean Air

Founded in 1971, CCA is California's only statewide organization worrking exclusively on air quality issues.

From coming-up with the original Smog Check program to helping ban toxic chemcials to setting EV targets for 2025, CCA has paved the way for socially and environmentally responsible air policy.

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California LTAP Center

Phone: (562) 985-2872