The Sustainable Communities Planning Grant and Incentives Program: Best Practices Pilot (SCPGIP)

Administered by the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR), with support from SGC, the Sustainable Communities Planning Grant and Incentives Program Best Practices Pilot (Pilot), is an effort to support local land use planning related to climate and the State’s statutory planning priorities. SCPGIP funding in the amount of $250,000 will be available for applicants to apply for up to $50,000. These grants will support the development and/or implementation of a specific portion of a land use plan, land protection or management practice, or development project(1), that targets sustainable development and the State’s climate policies with the express intent of 1) implementation of that project or plan; and 2) identification of a best practice and creation of a Case Study to share amongst land use planning and policy peers. This small grant is not intended to fund a long-range plan or project in its entirety. Proposed applications must support local implementation of state policies, with a focus on creating more resilient communities through climate adaptation and mitigation.

(1) Examples of these may be Climate Action or Adaptation Plans, Greenhouse Gas Inventories, Specific Area Plans, Local Hazard Mitigation Plans, Conservation Plans, Infill Plans, Targeted General Plan Updates or Elements, or Greenprint Plans.

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Governor's Office of Research and Planning, with the Strategic Growth Council
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Cities, Counties, Regional Transportation Planning Agencies, Joint Powers Authorities, Councils of Governments. Applicants may submit joint work plans with partners along with letters of intent to participate in proposed activities from all partners. There may be no more than 2 joint partners on one project. One application is allowed per jurisdiction or agency.

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