On March 12th, community members, advocates, technical assistance providers, outreach partners, local governments, and State agencies gathered in Riverside to discuss how California Climate Investments can fund impactful projects that meet community needs.  Just like CCI more broadly, this day was a joint effort organized and made possible by the State agencies administering funding, community organizations, and local partners working together on a common goal.

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Watch this short video recap of the day:

The event included a series of inspirational speakers and panels to share what California Climate Investments have accomplished so far, and where we are hoping to go.  Most of the day consisted of interactive discussion sessions that focused on:

  • Statewide outreach

  • Meeting community needs

  • Building local partnerships

  • Technical assistance

Major themes that emerged included the need to create trust and partnerships among agencies, applicants, and community organizations; the desire to include youth and local workforce development in projects; making participation meaningful and accessible to members of the community; and the need for technical assistance for priority populations.  We understand how important it is for the investments to meet community needs.

See the agenda and speakers

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The images below are photos from the summit featuring speakers, audience members, and other guests: