Grants Database

Grantee:
Global Community Monitor
Amount Awarded:
$30,000
Project Title:
Improve Air Quality in Kern County
Fund:
Kern County Air Pollution Mitigation Fund, 2013
Website:
Issue:
Toxics/Environmental Health and Justice
Region:
Central Valley
County/Counties:
Contra Costa County
Project Description:

Supports the expansion of an existing community-based air monitoring program in Arvin. The expanded program would continue the Arvin Bucket Brigade and expand into either Wasco or Shafter (or possibly both). The overall goal of the program is to demystify the air quality regulatory process by allowing the community to generate their own data about toxic hotspots and overall emission levels; and then use that data to push for tighter emissions controls. In the big picture; this proposal is part of GCM’s overall plan to establish a presence in the Valley and launch bucket brigades in numerous communities.