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AB 836 Wildfire Smoke Clean Air Centers for Vulnerable Populations Incentive Pilot Program

AB 836 provides $5 million in statewide funding to create a Wildfire Smoke Clean Air Centers for Vulnerable Populations Incentive Pilot Program to upgrade ventilation systems and provide portable air cleaners to create a network of Wildfire Smoke Clean Air Centers for residents displaced by wildfires and other smoke events. CARB is administering a statewide AB 836 program and providing grant funding to air districts to implement their own AB 836 programs. South Coast AQMD has $250,000 to deploy portable air cleaners at Wildfire Smoke Clean Air Centers and is releasing an RFP on September 3, 2021.

For further information on AB 836 including the statewide program and guidelines, please click here:
https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/our-work/programs/wildfire-smoke-clean-air-center-grant

A list of CARB certified portable air cleaners which were approved for Porter Ranch residents for the Aliso Canyon SoCal Gas leak are shown below:

Eligible CARB-Certified Portable Air Cleaners

Portable Air Cleaner  CFM  Area Covered (sq ft)   Dimension (inches) Weight (lbs) Noise (dBA)  Required Filters 
AeraMax Pro AM IV  440  1400  34.7Wx19.6Hx9L  33 42 - 68 Prefilter,1 HEPA, 8.8 lbs activated alumina with activated carbon and virgin activated carbon
AeraMax Pro AM III  220  700  21Wx20Hx9L  20 38 - 67 Prefilter,1 HEPA, 4.4 lbs activated alumina with activated carbon and virgin activated carbon
Airpura R600  560  2,500  15Wx23Hx9L  45 28 - 62 Prefilter,1 Super HEPA, 18 lbs anthracite impregnated carbon
Alen BreatheSmart 75i (with Copper Oxide/Carbon filter)
 350  1,300  27Wx18.5Hx11.5L  27 25 - 49 Prefilter, 1 HEPA, 1.5 lbs activated carbon/1.5 lbs activated carbon with copper oxide
Amaircare Airwash HEPA MultiPro Air Scrubber  800  2,600  19Wx20Hx32L  42 66 - 86 2 prefilters, 1 HEPA, 5 lb carbon canister
Amaircare Airwash MultiPro BOSS HD HEPA Portable Air Scrubber  1,800  6,750  19Wx34Hx31L  70 66 - 86 2 prefilters, 1 HEPA, 2-7 lb carbon canister
Austin Air HealthMate Plus (HM 450)  400  1500  14.5Wx23Hx14.5L  47 50 - 66 Prefilter, combined HEPA +15 lb granular carbon/zeolite with potassium iodide cartridge
Austin Air HealthMate Plus Jr. (HM 250)  200  700  11Wx16.5Hx11L  24 49 - 65 Prefilter, combined HEPA + 7 lb granular carbon/zeolite with potassium iodide cartridge
Blueair Pro L  450  780  20Wx31Hx10L  46 32 - 55 Prefilter, 1 HEPA, 2 lb activated carbon pellets
Blueair Pro XL  450  1,180  20Wx44Hx11L  71 32 - 58 Prefilter, 1 HEPA, 2 lb activated carbon pellets
IQAir HealthPro Plus  300   1,125   15Wx28Hx16L   35  25 - 69 PreMax, 5 lb activated carbon/alumina with potassium permanganate, HyperHEPA
IQAir CleanZone SL  500   2,400   28.5Wx44.5Hx9.75L  71  45  HEPA. No VOC filtration
IQAir GC Multi-Gas  300   1,240   15Wx28Hx16L   44  25 - 69 GC HyperHEPA prefilter,12 lb activated carbon/alumina with potassium permanganate, GC post filter
Oransi Erik (OV190) with activated carbon (Pre-Erik) filter  430   1,560   25.5Wx26Hx12.75L   63   63  Prefilter, MERV 18, 14 lbs activated carbon with potassium permanganate
Honeywell HPA 300  320  465  10.8Wx22.3Hx20L  17.3  58.5  HEPA, carbon filter

This list may be updated with additional CARB certified portable air cleaners as these are approved by CARB.

Online Grant Application

To submit an online grant application for organizations interested in applying to purchase portable air cleaners and replacements filters to deploy at Wildfire Smoke Clean Air Centers, please apply online here.

RFP #P2022-04 Deployment of Portable Air Cleaners in Wildfire Smoke Clean Air Centers

As part of the online grant application, you will need to provide the following information:

  • Application Details (Applicant name, type of entity, contact information)
  • Project Budget (Excel) for Portable Air Cleaners and Replacement Filters (specify total number of portable air cleaners required per room, per Center, and for all Centers active during fire season)
  • Portable Air Cleaner Information, Excel file, (Make, Model, Quantity, Performance Specifications)
  • Statement of Work (Word)
  • Schedule of Deliverables (Word)
  • Deployment Plan (Word) for operation, management and maintenance of portable air cleaners at Centers during wildfire and smoke events
  • Resumes or similar statement of qualifications (1 document only)
  • Previous experience (Word)
  • Summary of general qualifications to meet requirements (Word)
  • Certifications and Attestations for Application Accuracy and Completeness 

An RFP seeking organizations to purchase portable air cleaners to deploy at Wildfire Smoke Clean Air Centers is being released on September 3, 2021. There will be a mandatory Online Bidder’s Conference on September 17, 2021 at 10:00 am. The Schedule for the RFP and selection of proposals is below.

 SCHEDULE:

Date Event
 September 3, 2021  RFP Released
 September 17, 2021     Online Bidder’s Conference (mandatory)
 October 8, 2021  Online Proposals Due - 1:00 pm
 October 15, 2021   Proposal Evaluations
 December 1, 2021  Execution of Agreements


Participation in the Online Bidder’s Conference is mandatory. Such participation would assist in notifying potential Bidders of any updates or amendments. The Bidder’s Conference will be hosted on Zoom at 10:00 am on Friday, September 17, 2021. Please contact Patricia Kwon at pkwon@aqmd.gov by close of business on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 if you plan to attend.

TELECONFERENCE LOCATION
Per Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-25-20, (March 12, 2020) and N-29-20 (March 17, 2020),
Online Bidders Conference will only be conducted via video conferencing and by telephone.

Please follow the instructions below to join the webinar meeting remotely, teleconference locations do not need to be disclosed nor open to the public.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC PARTICIPATION
Join Zoom Webinar Meeting - from PC or Laptop
https://scaqmd.zoom.us/j/94486600161
Zoom Webinar ID: 944 8660 0161 (applies to all)
Teleconference Dial In +1 669 900 6833
One tap mobile +16699006833,,94486600161#

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