Since 1999, the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District (District) has distributed over $157 million dollars which has reduced total pollutants (VOC, NOx, CO, PM) by more than 2,100 tons per year. The District administers a number of state, federal, and local funding programs to reduce emissions from mobile sources. These programs follow strict state guidelines for eligibility, cost-effectiveness, and selection. The programs require strict accountability and transparency to ensure proper and effective use of public funds.
Programs may be ongoing or one-time only. Funding for ongoing programs is typically on an annual cycle. The District will announce the opening of the application period for a particular program, post applications, and provide a summary of program requirements and links to the State's webpages for the full guidelines. The announcement will give a closing date by which applications must be received.