Grants Database

Grantee:
Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability
Amount Awarded:
$150,000
Project Title:
Equitable Air Quality in Kern County
Fund:
Kern County Air Pollution Mitigation Fund, 2022
Website:
Issue:
Planning ; Environmental Education
Region:
Central Valley
County/Counties:
Kern County
Project Description:

Leadership Counsel will engage residents of lower income communities of color in Kern County to advocate for improved policies and programs that will address the poor air quality. We will advocate for improved land use planning, increased investment, and improved community engagement in the General Plan update process including the Environmental Justice Element and identification of Climate Adaptation Strategies, AB 617 implementation, the Housing Element development, and energy programs. We will work to ensure consistency regarding air quality goals among and between these processes. We will partner with community residents and other relevant stakeholders to ensure community needs regarding air quality improvements are met and alleviate public health issues and environmental injustices.