Clean Air Rooms Program

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Program Overview

Air pollution generated from wildfires is significant 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), High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filtration devices can reduce particulate matter indoors by more than 90 percent.  The District encourages the use of air filtration devices during wildfires events.  The 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.

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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 Program to provide residential air filtration units FREE to Valley residents in disadvantaged communities.

Program Process


Households must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply:

  • Located in a Disadvantaged Community or a Low Income Household
  • Within the District boundaries
  • Have not previously received a clean air filter from the District

To check your address for eligibility please click on the “Apply Now” button above.

  • Proof of residency must be submitted with an application.  Acceptable forms include, but are not limited to:
    • Energy bill (PG&E, SoCal Gas), public utility bill, or cable/internet bill
    • Statement provided should be the most recent, within the past 30 - 45 days is preferred
    • Must have the Applicant’s Name and Address listed on the document

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


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's contracted Vendors and are shipped directly to the applicant's home.

Protect Yourself

If you are ineligible for the Clean Air Rooms 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 inside 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.