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BOOST Participant–City of Arvin

Beacon Participant Profile

About Arvin:

The City of Arvin, known as “The Garden in the Sun,” is situated in one of the most fertile and productive agricultural areas of California. This small city is committed to making huge strides to address challenges related to air quality, clean energy and economic development.   

  • Population: 20,328 (2015)
  • Location: Kern County
  • Area: 4.9 square miles
  • Disadvantaged community: 25%
  • Poverty rate: 27.5%
  • Median household income: $36,789
  • Language other than English spoken at home: 88.2%

BOOST Activities:

  • Identify grant opportunities and provide application assistance for housing, clean energy, economic development and climate projects
  • Explore opportunities for solar installation on all city buildings
  • Expand clean energy opportunities in the community
  • Facilitate placement of CivicSpark Fellow 

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