The California Conservation Corps collaborates with public agencies and non-profit partners to improve forest health and conserve natural resources. Trained Corpsmembers conduct fuel reduction, reforestation, wetland restoration, urban forestry, and urban greening projects. Funding from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund enables the California Conservation Corps to offer these services at an economical rate. With 19 locations statewide, the California Conservation Corps accepts requests for service on a rolling basis.
The Energy Corps helps schools and public agencies save energy. Trained Corpsmembers conduct energy surveys and lighting and control retrofits in public buildings. Funding from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund enables the Energy Corps to offer these services at an economical rate. With locations in Norwalk, Fresno, Vista, and Sacramento, the Energy Corps accepts requests for service on a rolling basis.
The Air District's Commercial Lawn and Garden Equipment Exchange Program provides funding to public agencies within the Air District’s jurisdiction for new, battery-powered, zero-emission electric lawn and garden equipment in exchange for turning in operable gasoline-powered lawn and garden equipment for scrapping. This program provides emission-reduction benefits and reduces air pollution by replacing conventional, high-polluting, gasoline-powered commercial lawn and garden equipment with zero-emission equipment.
The Vehicle Trip Reduction Grant Program provides funding to support projects that improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by reducing vehicle trips and miles traveled in the Bay Area.
Reducing single-occupancy commute trips is one of the key strategies for improving air quality in the Bay Area.
The California Energy Commission’s Energy Conservation Assistance Act (ECAA) program provides 1 percent interest loans to cities, counties, special districts, public colleges and universities, public care institutions, and public hospitals. Loans finance energy efficiency and energy generation projects. The maximum loan is $3 million.
The Bureau of Reclamation's Drought Response Program supports a proactive approach to drought by providing assistance to water managers to: develop and update comprehensive drought plans, and implement projects that will build long-term resiliency to drought.
Program areas include:
Emergency Response Actions
The Agricultural Land Mitigation Program (ALMP) provides grant funding for the purchase of agricultural conservation easements on farmland within Fresno, Madera, Merced, Kern, Kings, or Tulare counties. Interested landowners must partner with an eligible applicant, such as a land trust, city, county, resource conservation district, or regional park or open-space district.
The Department of Conservation (DOC) will distribute Proposition 68 funds via multiple solicitations. The DOC has released the final Proposition 68 Guidelines, Solicitation Notice and Application for Land Trust Capacity and Project Development Grants, and Solicitation Notice and Application for Local and Regional Planning Grants.