Air Quality Trust Fund
The Air Quality Trust Fund is a special trust fund administered exclusively by the Air Pollution Control Board. The fund can be used for conducting and funding air quality research and development projects, special nonrecurring air quality projects, and air quality education programs. The fund may not be used to support or finance the routine day-to-day activities and responsibilities of the APCD.
The fund was established by KRS 77.127. District Regulation 1.17 sets policies and establishes procedures for the receipt and disbursement of money collected for the Air Quality Trust Fund.
The Air Pollution Control Board has used the fund for a variety of projects in the area. Recently, the Board has used the to help Louisville lead the way on green energy projects that improve Louisville's air quality and reduce the city's carbon footprint. Here is a list of recent Air Quality Quality Trust Fund disbursements:
|Project Description||Date Approved||Fund Disbursement|
|Electric Lawn Equipment for The Hope Village||2022||$3,509.98|
|EV Charging Station at Jefferson Memorial Forest's Tom Wallace Park||2021||$5,000|
|EV Charging Station at Louisville Grow's Healthy House||2016||$2,500|
|Solar Panels at APCD's Cannons Lane Air Monitoring Station||2010||$2,944.80|
Any project that meets the criteria may be considered by the Air Pollution Control Board. If you have an idea or know of a project for the board to consider for funding please submit it through the form below. The APCD and the Board will review submissions on a regular basis and those that are a good fit with the mission and financial capabilities of the fund may be contacted for a formal submission. The APCD may also reach out if the project does not end up being a good fit for the fund, but other possible sources of funding are an option.
Submit a Project for Consideration
The Board may accept contributions to the fund by grant, gift, donation, bequest, civil or criminal penalty, or other conveyance, but may not accept penalties collected under KRS 77.990 to be used for the Fund. Full disclosure of the source of money shall be made prior to acceptance by the Board.
If you are interested in contributing to the fund and would like to know more, you are welcome to contact the Secretary/Treasurer of the Board.