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.
Two calls for projects will take place. One for the 2016-2017 program/contract period and one for the 2018-2019 program/contract period. A total of $380,000 will be available for eligible projects in each of the 2016-2017 and 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 2016 – 2017 and 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 seventeen 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. Please see the Local Agency Air Quality Projects – Grant Pool – Overview document for a complete list of possible projects. For a map of eligible project areas, please click here.
**Application period is currently closed. Next application period will be in late 2017/early 2018**
Please contact Matt Goble with any program questions.