What is a disadvantaged community (DAC)?
A DAC is defined by the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) as an area that falls into one of the following categories:
- Census tracts receiving the highest 25% of overall scores in CalEnviroScreen 4.0 (1,984 tracts).
- Census tracts lacking overall scores in CalEnviroScreen 4.0 due to data gaps, but receiving the highest 5% of CalEnviroScreen 4.0 cumulative pollution burden scores (19 tracts).
- Census tracts identified in the 2017 DAC designation as disadvantaged, regardless of their scores in CalEnviroScreen 4.0 (305 tracts).
- Lands under the control of federally recognized tribes.
You can view eligible DACs by visiting the California Climate Investments Priority Populations Map.