Clean Air Room Pilot Program

Other Grant Programs

Air pollution generated from wildfires is enormous and can well exceed the total industrial and mobile source emissions in the San Joaquin Valley, overwhelming all control measures and resulting in periods of poor air quality that can cause significant impacts to public health. In a well-sealed indoor environment (e.g., windows and doors closed and sealed tightly), HEPA air filtration devices can reduce particulate matter indoors by more than 90 percent. The District encourages the use of air filtration devices during wildfires events. Use of air filtration devices to create “clean air rooms”, such as a bedroom, will ensure that the home has a dedicated space with safe indoor air quality during smoke events.

Incentive

To help mitigate the harmful health effects of wildfire smoke on Valley residents, and in particular the District’s most vulnerable populations, the District has developed the Clean Air Rooms pilot program to provide residential air filtration units FREE to residents in Valley disadvantaged communities.

Program Process

Eligibility

Residents within the District boundaries who reside within Disadvantaged Communities, as defined by the State's CalEnviroScreen SB535 Disadvantaged Communities map, are eligible to participate.

Documents
  • Proof of residency must be submitted with an application. Acceptable forms include:
  • Energy bill (PG&E, SoCal Gas), public utility bill, or cable/internet bill.
  • Must have the Applicant’s Name and Address listed on the document
Submission

A complete application and supporting proof of residency document must be submitted for funding consideration.

Selection

Devices will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, based on the application-received date and limited available funding. Orders are placed through the District contracted partner ACE Hardware and are shipped directly to the applicant's home.

Protect Yourself

If you are ineligible for the Clean Air Room Pilot Program, the District encourages you to purchase your own home air purifier or make your own.

The District also encourages you to create a Clean Air Room in your home during poor air quality attributed to wildfire smoke.

Visit the District wildfire page for more information on protecting yourself during wildfire smoke air quality events.