Local Agency Air Quality Projects Grant PoolA funding program to help local governments develop & implement programs that result in benefits to air quality
The Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) is pleased to announce the Local Agency Air Quality Projects Grant Pool (LAAQPGP). The purpose of the LAAQPGP is to provide funding to local governments and local agencies for the development and implementation of programs that result in benefits to air quality. Programs should focus on ground level ozone pollution; although projects addressing other pollutants are also eligible. The grant pool funds will be allocated and administered by the RAQC.
**Application period is now open and will remain open until March 16th, 2018**
Access to the online application can be found below. Please review all of the resources and email or call with additional questions BEFORE you begin an application.
A total of $450,000 will be available for eligible projects in each of the 2018-2019 program/contract periods. The minimum application amount will be $50,000 ($40,000 federal) and the maximum application amount will be $125,000 ($100,000 federal). Funds must be expended within the identified program/contract periods of 2018-2019. Local match of 20% must be provided by the applicant pursuant to identified federal guidance.
PROJECT RECIPIENTS: Round 1
Four projects were chosen for the 2016-2017 contract period, with a total funding allocation of $289,800.00. For an overview of each project, please click here.
- City of Wheat Ridge – Street Sweeper ($75,000)
- City of Lakewood /Bicycle Colorado – Mobility Education and Encouragement in Lakewood ($78,800)
- Boulder County – Real-Time Information Marketing Program ($56,000)
- Boulder County – Free Fare Promotion – East Boulder County ($80,000)
The Local Agency Air Quality Projects Grant Pool funds will be made available to local government entities as the primary sponsor. Local government entities may partner with transportation management associations/organizations and other non-profit agencies in making an application. These partnerships must identify an active and demonstrable endorsement and participation of the local government entity. Local agencies and associated projects must be within the identified Denver-metro ozone non-attainment area.
The Local Agency Air Quality Projects Grant Pool funds are being provided to specifically encourage the development of innovative programs and projects that benefit air quality and have transferability to other jurisdictions and entities. While federal CMAQ guidance identifies 17 categories of eligible projects and programs that can use CMAQ funds, the Local Agency Air Quality funds will be allocated so as not to duplicate existing regionally identified project and program funding sources.
- Application guide
- Sample application (for preparation purposes only)
- Map of eligible project area
- CMAQ guidance (reference section 7)
- Application (must be completed and submitted online. No paper applications will be accepted)
Please contact Matt Goble, Program Coordinator, via email or phone (303.629.5450 x280) with any program questions.