Residential Air Filtration Incentives

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The Residential Air Filtration Program aims to reduce residential exposure to particulate matter (PM) in participating AB 617 Communities. Residents within these communities are eligible for portable air filtration units and replacement filters. AB 617 communities participating in the program include:

•  East Los Angeles, Boyle Heights, West Commerce, and

•  Eastern Coachella Valley.

 Who is Eligible for Residential Air Filtration

Residents within East Los Angles, Boyle Heights, West Commerce and Eastern Coachella Valley AB 617 Communities. South Coast AQMD will begin accepting applications until funds are exhausted. In ECV, funding will be available to applicants on a first come, first-served basis. For ELABHWC, South Coast AQMD will prioritize funding for residences near sources of diesel particulate matter (DPM) for applications received within 30 days of program opening. After this period, funding will be available to applicants on a first-come, first-served basis.

Applicants must submit one of the following documents to verify residence:

•   First page of utility bill (water, gas, electric), or

•   Property tax statement

Where Can I Apply for Residential Air Filtration

South Coast AQMD  is now accepting applications for residential air filtration units. The program is first come, first served, and the availability of air filtration units is not guaranteed.  South Coast AQMD will not accept incomplete applications and will only evaluate signed and submitted applications.  

Please follow the link below to submit your application.

Click here to begin Application
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For more detailed information on how to apply, please review the Application Workshop. English/Spanish
•   Application Workshop Facebook Live - archived video
•   Program Flyer (English and Spanish)

Best Practices for using an indoor Air Filtration Unit

  1. Check the local air quality regularly. Visit our Air Quality Index webpage for current air quality levels throughout the South Coast Air Basin. To get Air Quality Alerts and updates right to your phone download the South Coast AQMD Mobile App.

  2. The use of a CARB-Certified air cleaner can greatly reduce indoor particle levels to further reduce impacts from poor air quality.

  3.  Consider the following tips to create a clean air space.

Clean Air Space EN

Creating a Clean Air Space - Spanish

Which units are available

The following air filtration unit options are available to approved AB 617 Residential Air Filtration Program applicants. All units listed use certified High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters rated to remove 99.97% of particles from indoor air. Additionally, these units effectively filter smoke and dust particles and are ENERGY STAR certified.

Comparison Guide
Details about each unit are specified in the Comparison Guide.

Linked below for your convenience are product flyers and Quick Start Guides for each air filtration unit. The guide contains important information including warranty, contact, and filter replacement instructions.

     •  IQAir - Atem X: Flyer / Quick Start Guide
     •  Cuckoo -
          • AB0610FI: Flyer / Quick Start Guide 
          • K1910FW: Flyer / Quick Start Guide
          • R1510FW: Flyer / Quick Start Guide
     •  Medify Air -
          •  MA-25: Flyer / Quick Start Guide
          •  MA-40: Flyer / Quick Start Guide
          •  MA-50: Flyer / Quick Start Guide
     •  Oransi - MJR01: Flyer / Quick Start Guide
     •  Field Controls - Trio Plus: Flyer / Quick Start Guide

Contact Information

Please submit comments and questions to

Program Development and Other Information

•   AB 617 Residential Air Filtration Project Plan, June 2022 

•   Past workshop presentations:  August 2022 English/Spanish, May 2022 English/Spanish

•   AB 617 Residential Air Filtration Program Governing Board Packet, November 2022

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