The Capital Area Council of Governments opened the application process for a new local emission reduction grant program on Feb. 16, 2016. The grant, which targets commuter emission reduction projects and capital investments projects that reduce emissions, has an application deadline of April 15, 2016.
The grant is available to businesses, local governments, nonprofits and other organizations in the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area — Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson counties.
CAPCOG has allocated about $240,000 from its 2016-17 near-nonattainment area air quality planning grant for the new program. Organizations participating in the region’s Ozone Advance Program Action Plan will have an opportunity to receive more funding per ton of emissions reduced.
Visit CAPCOG’s website for more details on what is needed and where to submit applications.