Clean Air Grants for Infrastructure

The 2021 Clean Air Grant Program is currently closed. Please contact [email protected] with questions.

2021 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.

  • Successful projects will be eligible to receive a grant within a range from $10,000 to $250,000, and not to exceed 80% of the total eligible project costs.
  • Infrastructure projects that are at least partially accessible to the general public are encouraged and may qualify for more funding.
  • Infrastructure projects will be competitively ranked, and priority will be given to projects located at multi-unit dwellings, and projects located in low-income communities, as defined by AB 1550.  The AB 1550 map can be viewed at
  • The District has final discretion on how grant funds are distributed.

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, Community Air Protection Project Guidelines, 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.



Program opens Monday, August 2, 2021
Program closes Friday, September 3, 2021


Contact Alex Economou at (805) 961-8894 or [email protected] 

This program is part of our 2021 Clean Air Grants Program funded by California Air Resources Board’s Carl Moyer Program, Community Air Protection Program, and Funding Agricultural Replacement Measures for Emission Reductions Program (FARMER). For more information, see 2021 Clean Air Grants.