What is a disadvantaged community (DAC)?

Disadvantaged communities (DACs) are identified in the California Communities Environmental Health Screening Tool CalEnviroScreen Version 3.0 as developed by the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment. Census tracts in the top 25 percent of CalEnviroScreen 3.0 scores are eligible for the increased rebate through SCIP. These communities are disproportionately burdened by multiple sources of pollution. To learn more, visit the CalEnviroScreen website.