Climate Adaptation

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.

Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grants

The Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration grant program seeks to develop community capacity to sustain local natural resources for future generations by providing modest financial assistance to diverse local partnerships focused on improving water quality, watersheds and the species and habitats they support. The Five Star and Urban Waters program will award approximately $1.7 million in grants natio​nwide.

Climate Ready Tribes

THE GOALS OF THE CLIMATE READY TRIBES INITIATIVE ARE TO: Reduce climate-related morbidity and mortality in Tribal Nations and communities; Build capacity to identify and assess climate-related health threats to Tribes; Build climate and health adaptation capacity within Tribal governments; Increase collaboration and data sharing among the Tribes, the federal government, state/local governments, and other partners on issues of climate and health; Increase communication and information sharing about the health effects of climate change.

NOAA Climate Program Office Grants

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is focused on providing the essential and highest quality environmental information vital to our Nation’s safety, prosperity and resilience. Climate variability and change present society with significant economic, health, safety, and security challenges and opportunities.

SGC: Climate Change Research Program

The Strategic Growth Council was allocated $18 million in California Climate Investments Program funds in the fiscal year 2018-2019 budget to administer a second round of grant awards to support the California Climate Change Technology and Solutions Initiative.

The purpose of this initiative is to invest in clean technology development and deployment to help bridge the gap to new technologies, modeling, and analysis, leading to greater greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions and resilience statewide.

Caltrans Adaptation Planning Grants

Caltrans is pleased to release the FY 2019-20 Grant Application Guides and call-for-applications for State and federal funding, as well as grant funding from Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair & Accountability Act of 2017.

The Adaptation Planning Grants will provide $6 million in funding to support planning actions at local and regional levels that advance climate change efforts on the transportation system, especially efforts that serve the communities most vulnerable to climate change impacts.

Community Solar Pilot Program

The Community Solar Pilot Program is a new program administered by the Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) to provide solar energy benefits to low-income households. With program oversight and direction provided by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), CSD will provide up to $5 million in funding for two or more community solar projects for the purposes of making the benefits of solar energy more available to eligible low-income households, lowering residents’ energy bills, and providing co-benefits to communities, including economic and workforce development.

Wetlands Restoration for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Program

The Wetlands Restoration for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Program (Program) restores wetland ecosystems to provide essential services to California's people, wildlife, and fish. Wetlands have high carbon sequestration rates that can sequester carbon for decades. There is tremendous opportunity to restore large areas of mountain meadow, coastal tidal, and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta wetlands that do not currently provide the full potential of carbon storage or other benefits due to historical land use.