Grants Database

Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability
Amount Awarded:
Project Title:
Community Driven Land Use and Transportation Policies: The Key to a Cleaner Environment
Kern County Air Pollution Mitigation Fund, 2018
Project Description:

We will facilitate meaningful community engagement in development and implementation of various local, regional, and statewide plans, programs, and policies to improve air quality and enhance community health. In partnership with resident leaders from disadvantaged communities and partner organizations, we will inform development of land use and transportation plans, including the Kern County General Plan, Kern COG’s Regional Transportation Plan, Sustainable Communities Strategy, and Active Transportation Plan, and will work with local agencies to implement those plans to draw planning, infrastructure, and capital improvement investments to Kern County communities. We will work with resident leaders to inform key budget processes in the region to ensure equitable investments in disadvantaged communities. Finally, in partnership with residents, our statewide air quality advocacy will ensure that communities in Kern County benefit from improved climate and air quality programs.