CAPP Proposals Due Now

All competitive funding proposals for Clean Air Projects are due February 15, 2012.

All submissions will receive a “receipt confirmation” email followed by a hardcopy letter detailing the review process and implementation schedule. Funded projects are expected to be announced in early spring.

All competitive proposals will be reviewed and ranked according to the established selection criteria (see web link at right). Competitive proposals from District agencies who qualify for block grants (Inyo County, Mono County, Alpine County and the Town of Mammoth Lakes) will not be advantaged or disadvantaged Continue reading

CAPP Proposal Workshops Jan. 24 – 26

The Clean Air Projects Program is offering three upcoming workshops to assist anyone interested in funding proposals for ‘clean air projects’ within the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District. Those with questions or who want advice on the proposal process are encouraged to attend a workshop. All three are open to the public and will follow the same presentation outline covering proposal components and frequently asked questions. Additional discussion will be guided by participants.

On Tuesday, January 24, a Mono County workshop will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the County Library in Mammoth Lakes across from the high school. On Wednesday, January 25, an Inyo County workshop will be held from 1 to 3 pm at the Lions Club in Lone Pine, behind MacDonald’s, next to Veterans (VFW) building. The final workshop will be held in Alpine County on Thursday, January 26, from 1 to 3 pm in Markleeville at the County Administration Building, 99 Water Street, off Highway 89. Continue reading

Proposals Sought for Local Clean Air Projects

Earlier this week, CAPP released its ‘Notice of Funding Availability and Request for Proposals’ for “clean air projects” throughout Great Basin. Clean air projects are defined as improvements, replacements or programs that directly or indirectly result in air pollution reduction. For consideration, all proposed projects must be located within the Great Basin and be completed by December 31, 2013.

Residents of Inyo County’s southern Owen’s Valley who currently use old wood-burning heating systems may qualify for an existing CAPP-funded program already underway by the Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action (IMACA). Targeted systems include fireplaces and most wood stoves built before 1990. Eligibility to participate in this “first come, first served” little to no cost program Continue reading

Clean Air Projects Program Takes Flight

Mammoth Lakes, CA – At its most recent meeting held earlier this month in Mammoth Lakes, the Governing Board of the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District approved three agenda items that effectively began the District’s new “Clean Air Projects Program.”

The first item was the service contract for administrating the program – known as “CAPP” – throughout the District which encompasses Inyo, Mono and Alpine counties. Following a considered selection and review process culminating in Board approval, the CAPP Administrator contract was awarded to Mono County resident Lisa Isaacs. Ms. Isaacs has extensive experience and education in the field, including Continue reading