Climate Action Planning

Partnership for Resilient Communities

This year the Institute for Sustainable Communities is growing the Partnership for Resilient Communities with a new round of funding that will allow us to add additional partners to the program’s cohort. This round of the PRC will include a six-month planning phase and a two-year implementation phase. This request for proposals is seeking 6-8 organizations to participate in the six-month planning phase, which will prepare them to advocate for and implement equitable climate resilience projects in their communities.

2019 SEEC GHG Inventory Cohort Training Session

Apply now for assistance completing your community greenhouse gas inventory. Beginning in February, ICLEI will host the "2019 SEEC GHG Inventory Cohort Training Session", a structured technical assistance program to guide local governments through the steps for creating a community-scale greenhouse gas inventory in real time. This session is available to all California planning agencies, city, town, and county governments at no cost.

Environmental Justice Small Grants Program

The Environmental Justice Small Grants (EJSG) Program provides funding directly to community-based organizations for projects that help residents of underserved communities understand and address local environmental and public health issues. For purposes of this announcement, the term "underserved community" refers to a community with environmental justice concerns and/or vulnerable populations, including minority, low income, rural, tribal, indigenous, and homeless populations that may be disproportionately impacted by environmental harms and risks.

Partners for Places Program

Partners for Places is a matching grant program that improves U.S. and Canadian communities by building partnerships between local government sustainability leaders and place-based foundations. National funders invest in local projects developed through these partnerships to promote a healthy environment, a strong economy and well-being for all residents.

Better Together Resilient Communities Grant Program

From extreme weather to rising sea levels, the threat that climate change poses to communities across California is becoming all too apparent. In an effort to promote local resilience to climate change, PG&E is investing $2 million over five years, which began in 2017, through the Better Together Resilient Communities grant program to support local climate resilience initiatives. PG&E has chosen extreme heat events as the focus for the 2018 grant program.

National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center Program

This program was created to ensure that the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center is responsive to the research and management needs of Federal and State agencies to provide science and technical support regarding the impacts of climate change in fish, wildlife, plants and ecological processes. National coordination of research and modeling at regional centers will ensure uniformity of down scaling and forecasting models and standardized information to support management of fish and wildlife resources and regional partnership collaborations.

CalTrans Transportation Planning Grant Program

Senate Bill 1, The Road Repair & Accountability Act of 2017 (SB 1) planning grant funds include: Transportation Planning Grants ($25 million annually) to encourage local and regional planning that further state goals, including, but not limited to, the goals and best practices cited in the regional transportation plan guidelines adopted by the California Transportation Commission. Adaptation Planning Grants ($20 million over three years) to local and regional agencies for climate change adaptation planning. It is envisioned that these planning grants will provide much needed funding to support regional sustainable communities strategies and ultimately achieve the State's greenhouse gas reductions targets of 40 and 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 and 2050, respectively. (DUE 10-20-2017)