CAPCOG's Air Quality Program coordinates regional air quality planning and performs air quality technical research, especially focusing on ground-level ozone pollution. The program's planning efforts include coordinating development and implementation of voluntary regional air quality plans, providing technical assistance to organizations that participate in the air quality plans, administering regional pollution reduction grants and conducting air quality education and outreach to reduce emissions and exposure to air pollution. Technical research efforts include air quality monitoring, emissions inventory development, data analysis, modeling, and pollution control strategy evaluation. The program is funded through grants from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and local governments.
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CAPCOG seeks local emission reduction projects for grant program
The Capital Area Council of Governments opened the application process for a new local emission reduction grant program on Feb. 16, 2016. The grant targets commuter emission reduction projects and capital investments projects that reduce emissions.
Grant Deadline: April 15, 2016
> Read more about the grant.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s (TCEQ) Texas Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program (TNGVGP) provides funds to encourage an entity that owns and operates a heavy-duty or medium-duty motor vehicle to repower the vehicle with a natural gas engine or replace the vehicle with a natural gas vehicle.
Grant Deadline: May 26, 2017
> Read more about TNGVGP.
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Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO)
CAMPO Commute Solutions
CAMPO My Commute Solutions - Regional Ridesharing
EPA Current National Ambient Air Quality Standards
City of Austin Air Quality Program
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) - Air
Ozone Attainment Status (TCEQ)
4 Highest 8-Hour Ozone Concentrations (TCEQ)
Texas Emission Reduction Plan Grant Funding (TCEQ)
National Clean Diesel Campaign Grant Funding (EPA)
AirCheck Texas Vehicle Repair and Replacement Assistance (Travis County)
AirCheck Texas Vehicle Repair and Replacement Assistance (Williamson County)
CLEAN Air Force of Central Texas
Reducing ozone together. Hear from CAPCOG Air Quality Program Manager Andrew Hoekzema on how Central Texas is curbing pollution and why everyone can help make a difference in this February 2014 KXAN-TV story.