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Air Quality

Status of Air Quality in Central Texas 
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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 (TCEQ), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and local governments.

CAPCOG Air Quality Programs

> Clean Air Coalition
> Ozone Advance Program
> Air Quality Grants
> Monitoring
> Air Central Texas
> Emission Inventories
> Technical Reports

Central Texas Air Quality News

TCEQ seeks alternative fueling stations grant applications
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) announced a second round of grants to continue the development of a network of natural gas and other alternative fuel fueling stations. Seven counties in the CAPCOG region are in the grant’s eligibility area including Lee and Fayette counties.
> Read more.
Grant Deadline: 5 p.m. CST, Thursday, March 29, 2018.

TCEQ offers clean school bus grants
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality started taking applications for the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan, Texas Clean School Bus program. The program grants money to school systems to replace pre-2007 diesel-fueled school buses with new ones or to cover costs of eligible retrofit projects.
> Read more.
Grant Deadline: 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2019, or until all available funds have been awarded.

CAPCOG announces 2017 Air Central Texas Awards
The Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG) celebrated the organizations and individuals who have made significant contributions to the region’s air quality at the Air Central Texas Awards in November. The awards promoted future community action to support the goals of the region’s ongoing air quality planning efforts.
> Read more.

Reducing ozone together. Hear from CAPCOG Regional Services Director Andrew Hoekzema on how Central Texas is curbing pollution and why everyone can help make a difference in this February 2014 KXAN-TV story.

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Air Quality Education

> Air Quality Basics

Partners and Programs

Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) Commute Solutions Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (CapMetro)
Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority Clean Cities Clean Air Force of Central Texas
Drive Clean Texas TCEQ-Air  

Funding Opportunities

  CAPCOG Air Quality Grants  
AirCheck Texas Vehicle Repair and Replace Assistance (Travis and Williamson counties) National Clean Diesel Campaign Grant Funding (EPA) Texas Emission Reduction Plan Grant Funding (TCEQ)


> Contact Andrew Hoekzema, CAPCOG Regional Services director.