Climate Action Planning

Transformative Climate Communities

The Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) Program is a California Climate Investment (CCI) program administered by the Strategic Growth Council, and implemented by the Department of Conservation and other partnering State agencies. Funds are available to support projects that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through the development and implementation of neighborhood-level transformative climate community plans that include multiple, coordinated GHG emissions reduction projects that provide local economic, environmental, and health benefits to disadvantaged communities. Funding for the TCC Program is provided by Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF), an account established to receive Cap-and-Trade auction proceeds. (DUE 10-30-2018)

Transformative Climate Communities (TCC): Implementation Grants

The TCC Program furthers the purposes of AB 32 by funding projects that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through the development and implementation of neighborhood-level transformative climate community plans that include multiple, coordinated GHG emissions reduction projects that provide local economic, environmental, and health benefits to disadvantaged communities. Funding for the TCC Program is provided by Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF), an account established to receive Cap-and-Trade auction proceeds.

2017 Bicycle Facilities Grant Program (Bay Area only) - BAAQMD

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (Air District) is pleased to announce the 2017 Bicycle Facilities Grant Program, which offers funding to support the construction of new bicycle facilities, including bikeways and secure parking, in the Bay Area. The goal of this Program is to reduce air emissions from on-road motor vehicles and to improve air quality by helping residents and commuters to mode shift to cycling and walking as alternatives to driving for short and first- & last-mile trips.

E-Mobility Project Funding

The District is currently accepting applications for the development or expansion of telecommunications services and electronic technology applications to directly replace vehicle travel by the general public. Funding is available for eligible projects such as video teleconferencing, Internet business transactions, and telework sites. For more information about the program, please review the program guidelines.

Local Government Challenge - CEC Climate Action Planning and Energy Innovation Grants

This is a competitive grant solicitation. The California Energy Commission’s Challenge program announces the availability to local governments of up to $10.2 million in grant funds for projects that stimulate innovation in building energy efficiency and developing or implementing climate action plans. The Challenge program will encourage participation from both small and large local governments by separating funding into two categories, the Small Government Leadership Challenge and the Energy Innovation Challenge. DUE MARCH 6, 2017.

The Sustainable Communities Planning Grant and Incentives Program: Best Practices Pilot (SCPGIP)

Administered by the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR), with support from SGC, the Sustainable Communities Planning Grant and Incentives Program Best Practices Pilot (Pilot), is an effort to support local land use planning related to climate and the State’s statutory planning priorities. SCPGIP funding in the amount of $250,000 will be available for applicants to apply for up to $50,000.

California Lending for Energy and Environmental Needs (CLEEN) Center through IBank

The CLEEN Center provides direct public financing to Municipalities, Universities, Schools and Hospitals (MUSH) to help meet the State's goals for greenhouse gas emissions reduction, water conservation and environmental conservation. Financing can be funded via a combination of a direct loan from IBank or public market tax-exempt bonds in amounts from $50 thousand to $30 million (or higher with board approval).
Typical Projects:
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Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District -Goods Movement Emission

The Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program (GMERP) is an incentive program sponsored by a $1 billion state bond measure Proposition 1B passed by voters in 2006. The Air Resources Board (ARB) and the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD) are program partners offering assistance to owners and operators of on-road heavy-duty vehicles and locomotives with the purchase of newer emission equipment and technologies.

Climate Solutions University (CSU)

CSU aids local rural communities, connected through a peer learning network, by offering training, expertise, and support in climate adaptation planning. Through this training, expertise, and support, CSU strengthens local leadership, public engagement, and ecosystem protection efforts in rural communities. In the past, CSU has offered two distance-learning programs; the Climate Adaptation Plan Development Program and the Climate Adaptation Plan Implementation Program. The development program results in a local climate adaptation plan (focusing on forest and water resource resilience).