County Government

Rural School Bus Pilot Project

Traditionally, small and rural school districts have the oldest and worst polluting fleets, that historically have not had the opportunity or ability to receive funds for replacement or upgrade projects.

The Rural School Bus Pilot Project (RSBPP) has $10 million available for FY17-18 to accelerate the turnover of California school bus fleets to lower carbon transportation choices.

An applicant webinar will take place on June 13, 2018 at 10:00 am.

California State Coastal Conservancy Climate Ready Grants

The California State Coastal Conservancy’s Climate Ready Program is soliciting proposals for
projects that use nature-based solutions to adapt to impacts of climate change. These grants seek
to encourage local governments and non-governmental organizations to take action to prepare for
a changing climate by advancing planning and implementation of projects that lessen the impacts
of climate change, especially within disadvantaged communities.

2018 Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program

The National Park Service (NPS) has announced that the application process has opened for the 2018 Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program (ORLP). The ORLP is a nationally competitive grant program funded through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The ORLP offers nationally competitive grants specifically to help create and improve state and locally-owned park and other outdoor recreation areas in ways that will help the public to access or re-connect with the outdoors, particularly in city neighborhoods that lack parks and recreational opportunities.

BUILD Discretionary Grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to apply for $1.5 billion in discretionary grant funding through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants program.

FY 2018 BUILD Transportation grants are for investments in surface transportation infrastructure and are to be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant local or regional impact. BUILD funding can support roads, bridges, transit, rail, ports or intermodal transportation.

Low or No Emission Program (Low-No Program)

The main purpose of the Low-No Program is to support the transition of the nation’s transit fleet to the lowest polluting and most energy efficient transit vehicles. The Low-No Program provides funding to state and local governmental authorities for the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses, including acquisition, construction, and leasing of required supporting facilities.

WaterSMART Grants: Small-Scale Water Efficiency Projects

The objective of this grant program is to invite states, Indian tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, and other organizations with water or power delivery authority to leverage their money and resources by cost sharing with Reclamation on small-scale on-the-ground projects that seek to conserve, better manage, or otherwise make more efficient use of water supplies.
Proposed projects that are supported by an existing water management and conservation plan, System Optimization Review, or other planning effort led by the applicant are prioritized.

WaterSMART Grants: Water Marketing Strategy Grants

The objective of this grant is to invite states, Indian tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, and other organizations with water or power delivery authority to leverage their money and resources by cost sharing with Reclamation to develop a water marketing strategy to increase water supply reliability. Applicants under this grant program may request funding to develop a water marketing strategy (Project) to establish or expand water markets or water marketing. A “water marketing strategy” is a framework for implementation of water marketing activities.

Economic Development Administration Disaster Grants

The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding $587 million in grants to eligible entities to address economic challenges in disaster-impacted areas. These grants will support disaster recovery activities in areas receiving a major disaster designation as a result of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, and wildfires and other 2017 natural disasters. EDA disaster grants will be made by regional offices under the Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) program, which can support a wide range of construction and non-construction activities.