Local Government

Start a Green Business Program

A Green Business Program is a community building program. A Green Business recognition program is a positive bridge between government agencies and businesses. It can be a powerful incentive for businesses to take advantage of government assistance to conserve resources and save money. It also engages the public to patronize businesses that operate more sustainably. The Green Business Program can also help government agencies meet City/County sustainability goals through GHG reductions, resource conservation mandates.

California Conservation Corps - Forest Health

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.

California Conservation Corps - Energy Corps

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.

Y 2020-21 Caltrans Sustainable Transportation Grant

Caltrans has released the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21 Grant Application Guide and call-for-applications for the traditional State and federal funding, as well as grant funding from Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair & Accountability Act of 2017. A total of approximately $34 million is available for transportation planning projects statewide. The Sustainable Transportation Planning Grants include:

Bay Area Air Quality Management District Commercial Lawn & Garden Equipment Exchange Program

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.

Local Foods, Local Places 2019-2020 Planning Assistance

Communities are invited to apply for a new round of planning assistance from Local Foods, Local Places. The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on September 30, 2019.

Local Foods, Local Places helps communities revitalize neighborhoods through development of local food systems. In 2018, the program was supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Northern Border Regional Commission.

Local Foods, Local Places aims to support projects that do all of the following:

WaterSMART Drought Response Program

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:

Contingency Planning
Resiliency Projects
Emergency Response Actions