Clean Air Grants for Infrastructure

The 2020 Clean Air Grants program is accepting applications until October 23, 2020. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

2020 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.

  • The maximum grant will not exceed $150,000 per project or 80% of the eligible cost reimbursement, whichever is less.
  • Grant funds are limited and infrastructure projects will be competitively ranked and prioritized based on the following parameters:
    • Project is located in a Low-income Community, as defined by AB 1550. The AB 1550 map can be viewed at
    • Project is accessible to the public.
    • Project is located in a strategic electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) siting location, as defined by the Central Coast Go-Zero:  Zero Emission Vehicle Readiness Implementation Plan – Final Report. The final report and interactive maps of the strategic EVSE siting locations can be viewed at
  • 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.

How to Apply:

  1. Determine your infrastructure project’s eligibility for this program. Please see CARB’s 2017 Carl Moyer Guidelines, Chapter 10: Infrastructure, and the project criteria and requirements 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.



This program is part of our 2020 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 2020 Clean Air Grants.