Clean Air Fund

The resources of Clean Air Fund derive entirely from penalties collected by the Air Quality Program and contains no county tax dollars. The Allegheny County Health Department administers the Clean Air Fund to support activities and projects that:

  • Improve air quality within Allegheny County by reducing, eliminating or preventing the creation of air pollution
  • Broaden understanding of air quality effects through health studies concerning air pollution
  • Educate the public on issues concerning air pollution
  • Provide special purpose ambient air monitoring
  • Lend their special expertise to the county (when requested) by providing consulting services or research and develop pollution-control technologies
  • Complete any other project consistent with the provisions of Article XXI(PDF, 2MB) and the mission of the Board of Health

Importantly, the Clean Air Funds cannot be used by regulated entities as a means of meeting air quality regulations.

If you would like to request support from the Clean Air Fund, please reach out to the Air Quality program using this form.

2023 Clean Air Fund Grants

On November 1, 2023, the Allegheny County Board of Health awarded $24,000 to Clean Air Fund project grants. Two projects will support public education concerning air pollution, these projects focus on education for high school and middle school students.

The two projects included:

  • A three year sponsorship grant for the Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair (PRSEF)
  • A three year sponsorship for the Pittsburgh Regional Future City Competition

Learn more about the November 1 grantees and their projects(PDF, 162KB).

On September 6, 2023, the Allegheny County Board of Health awarded more than $2.3 million to Clean Air Fund project grants. Three projects will aid Allegheny County municipalities in electrifying their vehicle fleets and two projects will see 150 trees planted in the county.

The five projects included:

  • Steel River Council of Governments electric street sweeper
  • West Mifflin Borough electric refuse hauler
  • Swissvale Borough electric refuse and recycling trucks
  • Woodland Hills School District tree planting (Tree Pittsburgh)
  • Steel Valley School District tree planting (Tree Pittsburgh)

Learn more about the September 6 grantees and their projects.

Check back in 2024 for additional funding opportunities.