Grants Database

Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability
Amount Awarded:
Project Title:
Working Towards a Healthy and Sustainable Kern County
Kern County Air Pollution Mitigation Fund, 2016
Toxics/Environmental Health and Justice
Central Valley
Kern County
Project Description:

Supports work with community and organizational partners to engage in the development of Kern Council of Governments (KCOG) Regional Active Transportation Plan (ATP) and the 2018 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS). Activities center around work with community leaders to ensure that active travel priorities are included in KCOG’s ATP for funding prioritization. LCJA will engage community and partners in the RTP/SCS to ensure that adequate growth (housing and employment) is allocated to low income rural communities and that funding is prioritized and frontloaded to improve current transit systems and active travel opportunities. Through community organizing; education; and policy advocacy; the project’s goals is to ensure that low income communities of color have access to real opportunities to affordable housing; employment; services; transit; and active travel while simultaneously reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improving the air quality we breathe.