The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is pleased to announce, in coordination with the California Air Resources Board (CARB), a competitive grant process for the 2017 Healthy Soils Program (HSP) Demonstration Projects.
Climate Change Mitigation
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)
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 downscaling and forecasting models and standardized information to support management of fish and wildlife resources and regional partnership collaborations.
The Food Waste Prevention and Rescue Grant Program aims to lower overall greenhouse gas emissions by expanding existing or establishing new food waste prevention and/or rescue projects in California to reduce the amount of food being disposed in landfills. (DUE JANUARY 31, 2019)
The District is currently accepting applications for its Clean Green Yard Machines (CGYM) Rebate Program which provides incentives for Valley residents to replace their old gas lawn mowers in favor of nonpolluting electric lawn mowers. For more information about the program, please review the program guidelines and application.
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.
Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation (EEM) Program, as provided by California Streets and Highways Code Section 164.56 (Article XIX, Section 1, of the State Constitution), authorizes the legislature to allocate up to $7 million each fiscal year from the Highway Users Tax Account (Motor Vehicle Revenues, Section 2100).
EEM projects must contribute to mitigation of the environmental effects of transportation facilities.
EEM Project Categories
Eligible EEM projects must fit one of the following categories:
Eligible urban greening projects will reduce GHG emissions and provide multiple additional benefits, including, but not limited to, a decrease in air and water pollution or a reduction in the consumption of natural resources and energy. Eligible projects will result in the conversion of an existing built environment into green space that uses natural and green infrastructure approaches to create sustainable and vibrant communities. A competitive project will maximize opportunities to reduce GHG emissions through project design and implementation, and will incorporate green infrastructure solutions that improve the sustainability and function of existing urban hardscapes and landscapes. DUE APRIL 11, 2018.
Under this RFP, EPA will award grants that support activities designed to empower and educate affected communities to understand environmental and public health issues and to identify ways to address these issues at the local level. Approximately 40 one-year projects will be awarded at $30,000 each.
The CAL FIRE Urban & Community Forestry Program works to optimize the benefits of trees and related vegetation through multiple-objective projects as specified in the California Urban Forestry Act of 1978 (Public Resources Code 4799.06-4799.12). These projects further the goals of the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32), result in a net greenhouse gas (GHG) benefit, and provide environmental services and cost-effective solutions to the needs of urban communities and local agencies.