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Grant help funds new pollution control initiative in Salt Lake County

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Posted at 5:33 PM, Jan 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-13 19:33:45-05

Salt Lake County was awarded a grant that would help reduce tailpipe emissions.

The county put $25,000 toward the new initiative. Funds were matched by a UCAIR grant.

The funding will help enhance the county’s vehicle repair assistance program for low-income car owners.

“It’s roughly $850 to repair each vehicle to get it operating within the air emissions standards,” said Gary Edwards, executive director for Salt Lake County Health Department. “We want to make sure that that money is spent wisely on vehicles that will be able to be…maintained and continue to be utilized by that owner for a period of time.”

For more information and to apply for the program visit air.slcohealth.org.