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2019 Clean Air Grants for Infrastructure

Grant funds are available to benefit public health for the installation of fueling or energy infrastructure to fuel or power covered sources. Eligible projects are those that are located in Santa Barbara County and provide fuel or power to a covered source.

  • Grant funds are limited and available on a first come, first served basis until all funds have been committed
  • The maximum grant will not exceed $150,000 per project or 80% of the eligible cost reimbursement, whichever is less.
  • Projects that operate in a Low income Community as defined by AB 1550 will be prioritized for funding.  The AB 1550 map can be viewed at
  • Projects that use zero emission technology will be prioritized for funding.
  • The District may use discretion to distribute funds equitably throughout the county.

Criteria includes, but is not limited to, the following:

Electric Vehicle Battery Charging Station:

New, conversion of existing, and expansion to existing non-residential level 2 or higher battery charging stations, including but not limited to:

  • Public chargers – non-residential charging station that at a minimum must be accessible to the public daily during regular business hours.
  • Workplace charging.
  • Fleet charging.
  • Direct current fast chargers along freeway roadway corridors.
  • Long-term charging at destination areas such as airports, hotels, schools, hospitals, shopping centers, etc.
Alternative Fueling Stations:

New, conversion of existing, and expansion to existing hydrogen, and natural gas fueling stations.


Additional projects may be considered on a case-by-case basis, such as residential battery charging stations for multi-unit dwellings. Public and private entities are eligible to apply unless otherwise stated. Out of County applicants are eligible to apply provided that the infrastructure is situated in Santa Barbara County. Publicly accessible infrastructure projects MUST be solicited and selected through a competitive bidding process.

How to Apply:

  1. Determine your infrastructure project’s eligibility for this program. Please see CARB’s 2017 Carl Moyer Guidelines, Chapter 10: Infrastructure for full details. 
  2. Gather the required information as outlined in the application.
  3. Apply for grant funds in person, by mail, email, or online.

Please see application on the right for more information.


The application window is closed, please check back again next year.


This program is part of our 2019 Clean Air Grants Program funded by California Air Resources Board’s Carl Moyer Program, Community Air Protection Program, Funding Agricultural Replacement Measures for Emission Reductions (FARMER) Program, and California Department of Motor Vehicles surcharge revenue. For more information, see 2019 Clean Air Grants.