Disadvantaged Communities

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.

Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP)

The Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) was created by Senate Bill (SB)862 (Chapter 36, Statutes of 2014) and modified by Senate Bill 9 (Chapter 710, Statutes of 2015) to provide grants from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund to fund transformative capital improvements that will modernize California’s intercity, commuter, and urban rail systems, and bus and ferry transit systems to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases by reducing congestion and vehicle miles traveled throughout California.

CCI/GGRF

Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program

Round 4 now open for Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program which provides grants and affordable housing loans for compact transit-oriented development and related infrastructure and programs that reduce greenhouse gas ("GHG") emissions. These projects increase the accessibility of housing, employment centers, and key destinations via low-carbon transportation options (walking, biking, transit) resulting in fewer vehicle miles traveled (VMT) and mode shift. (DUE Feb. 11, 2019)

Replace Your Ride - Car Scrap and Replace Program

Replace your older, high-polluting vehicle with a newer vehicle, upgrade to a hybrid or electric vehicle, or get vouchers for rideshares or public transit passes. The program is limited to vehicle owners residing in the jurisdiction of the South Coast Management District who meet the income and vehicle requirements.

You must reside within the jurisdiction of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), the air pollution control agency for all of Orange County and the urban portions of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

CCI/GGRF

Polluting Automobile Scrap & Salvage (PASS) Rebate Program - "Tune In Tune Up"

For eligible owners of 1995 and older vehicles which have been observed to have an emissions related issue at a Tune In Tune Up weekend event; opportunities are available through the Enhanced Fleet Modernization Program (EFMP) and EFMP Plus Up (Plus Up) to replace the high emitting vehicle with a newer, more fuel efficient model. Incentives range from $2,500 to $9,500 depending on the household income level, residential status in a disadvantaged community, and the type of vehicle purchased.

#DrivingClean - Light- Duty Financing Assistance in Disadvantaged Communities (Bay Area only)

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) and Community Housing Development Corporation (CHDC) announced a pilot program offering residents in targeted disadvantaged communities the opportunity to purchase fuel efficient, and ultra-clean, vehicles. This project will allow CHDC to provide financial assistance (price buy-down grants and loans) opportunities enabling consumers to purchase advanced technology vehicles, which will result in immediate greenhouse gas benefits and clean transportation.

Urban Greening Grant Program

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.