CalRecycle Recycled Fiber, Plastic, and Glass Grant Program Application Deadline
May
1
May 25

CalRecycle Recycled Fiber, Plastic, and Glass Grant Program Application Deadline

Funds now available for the Recycled Fiber, Plastic, and Glass Grant Program. $9,000,000 is available for FY 2016-17.

Applicants can request up to $2,400,000. CalRecycle will add an additional amount equaling 25 percent of the amount approved for infrastructure expenses for performance payments. The infrastructure amount and performance payment amount will equal the total grant award. As a result, the maximum award amount per application is $3,000,000. 

SALC Program Now Accepting Applications
May
1
Jun 1

SALC Program Now Accepting Applications

The Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program (SALC Program) is now accepting applications for Agricultural Conservation Easement grants and Agricultural Land Strategy and Outcome grant. The 2016-17 SALC Program Guidelines and Request for Grant Applications are available here.

Pre-proposal deadline: June 1, 2017

Application deadline: August 1, 2017

Organizations interested in applying for funding are encouraged to submit a pre-proposal to receive technical assistance in identifying their eligibility and developing their application. Interested landowners should contact a land trust in their area to begin the application process. Visit California Council of Land Trusts to find a land trust near you!

RFP Released for the 2017 AHSC Technical Assistance Program
May
19
Jun 2

RFP Released for the 2017 AHSC Technical Assistance Program

California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) brings together agencies and departments within Business, Consumer Services and Housing, Transportation, Natural Resources, Health and Human Services, Food and Agriculture, and Environmental Protection, with the Governor's Office of Planning and Research to coordinate activities that support sustainable communities emphasizing strong economies, social equity and environmental stewardship. For more information about the SGC, please visit the About Us page.

Request for Proposal Released for the 2017 Affordable Housing & Sustainable Communities Technical Assistance Program- Due June 2, 2017.

The Strategic Growth Council announces the release of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for SGC’s Affordable Housing & Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Technical Assistance Program.  If you are interested in providing technical assistance to applicants for the AHSC program, please submit a response to the SGC no later than Friday June 2, 2017.

Lower-Income Consumers Financing Assistance Pilot Project Grant Solicitation
Jun
14
1:30 pm13:30

Lower-Income Consumers Financing Assistance Pilot Project Grant Solicitation

The California Air Resources Board (CARB or Board) is soliciting Grantee(s) to implement and administer the Financing Assistance Pilot Project funded from the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-17 Funding Plan for the Low Carbon Transportation Investments and the Air Quality Improvement Program (Funding Plan). The current funding available for the Financing Assistance Pilot Project is up to $6 million. Applicants applying for a Statewide project can apply for up to $5 million and applicants applying for local projects can apply for up to $1 million. Awards will be selected from this competitive solicitation.

Please see details for Applicant Teleconference below:

 

Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Time:1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (PST)

*Call - In Number: 1-888-995-9567

*Passcode: 6300143


Workgroup Meeting for the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP)
May
19
10:30 am10:30

Workgroup Meeting for the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP)

The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) promotes clean vehicle adoption in California by offering rebates of up to $7,000 for the purchase or lease of new, eligible zero-emission vehicles, including electric, plug-in hybrid electric and fuel cell vehicles.

Teleconference Info:

Call-In #: 888-419-6653
Passcode: CVRP

Location:

CalEPA Headquarters
Conference Room 720

Healthy Soils Incentives Program Advisory Panel
May
18
9:30 am09:30

Healthy Soils Incentives Program Advisory Panel

CDFA appropriated $7.5 million in FY 2016-17 to develop and administer a new incentive and demonstration program on the CA Healthy Soils Initiative from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund. The objective of this new Healthy Soils Program is to build soil carbon and reduce agricultural greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Public and stakeholder input for the development of program framework will take place through public meetings of the Environmental Farming Act — Science Advisory Panel.

The next meeting of the Environmental Farming Act Science Advisory Panel will take place on May 18th, 2017 in Sacramento, CA. Meeting agenda and location details are available here.

Heavy-Duty Three-Year Plan Work Group Meeting #3
May
18
9:00 am09:00

Heavy-Duty Three-Year Plan Work Group Meeting #3

Each fiscal year, CARB must submit a proposed Funding Plan to the Board for approval.  The Funding Plan serves as the blueprint for expending the AQIP funds appropriated to CARB in the State budget.  The plan establishes CARB’s priorities for the funding cycle, describes the projects CARB intends to fund, and sets funding targets for each project.  The Funding Plan is paired with regulatory guidelines to direct CARB’s implementation of the AQIP.  The Funding Plan will be updated each year and include the funding proposals and implementation details specific to each year.

Teleconference Info:

Call-In #: 800-369-1124
Passcode: 6390738

Location:

CalEPA Headquarters
Conference Room 720

Agenda (PDF - 150KB)

CARB Grant Solicitation for Car Sharing and Mobility Options Pilot Project for FY 2016-17
May
1
May 22

CARB Grant Solicitation for Car Sharing and Mobility Options Pilot Project for FY 2016-17

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is pleased to announce a grant solicitation for an administrator to implement the Car Sharing and Mobility Options Pilot Project for FY 2016 - 17. This is one of a suite of CARB funded pilot projects that, together with committed partners, are employing innovative solutions to bring the benefits of clean transportation to disadvantaged communities that are most impacted by pollution.

 

This solicitation is open to federal, state or local government entities or agencies, California nonprofit organizations, and California Tribes. Projects must be placed in and provide benefits to eligible Disadvantaged Communities. Applications are due to CARB no later than 5:00 p.m. (PST) on Monday, May 22, 2017. The grant solicitation and all associated documents may be found on CARB’s webpage at www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/aqip/solicitations.htm.

Urban Greening Grant Program Technical Assistance Workshop Series
Mar
13
Mar 28

Urban Greening Grant Program Technical Assistance Workshop Series

The California Natural Resources Agency is excited to announce the Technical Assistance Workshop schedule for the Urban Greening Grant Program!  The final guidelines and application are expected to be released March 1, 2017.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of the eight workshops. Each workshop will include a formal presentation and breakout sessions designed to provide help and guidance in preparing grant applications.

Workshop locations include Sacramento, Fresno, Coachella, Riverside, Tracy, San Diego, Oakland and Lynwood.  

CAL FIRE Landscape Scale Forest Health Concept Proposals Due
Mar
8
Apr 7

CAL FIRE Landscape Scale Forest Health Concept Proposals Due

CAL FIRE is currently accepting concept proposals which can be found with the grant guidelines at: http://www.fire.ca.gov/resource_mgt/ resource_mgt_foresthealth_grants.  

Any questions can be emailed to calfire.grants@fire.ca.gov.  A list of questions and answers will be published at the website above for all prospective applicants to see.

Concept Proposals are due by COB April 7, 2017.

SALC Guidelines Public Hearing
Mar
2
1:00 pm13:00

SALC Guidelines Public Hearing

  • California Department of Conservation

The Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation (SALC) program is a component of the Strategic Growth Council’s Affordable Housing and Sustainability Program (AHSC). The program supports the protection and management of California's agricultural lands through planning and permanent protection of farm and ranch lands via agricultural easements.

Combined Work Group Meeting For Fiscal Year 2017-18 Agricultural Worker Vanpools in the San Joaquin Valley, Financing Assistance, and Clean Mobility Options Pilot Projects
Mar
1
1:30 pm13:30

Combined Work Group Meeting For Fiscal Year 2017-18 Agricultural Worker Vanpools in the San Joaquin Valley, Financing Assistance, and Clean Mobility Options Pilot Projects

  • CalEPA

The purpose of this meeting is provide a forum for public input on the development of these pilot projects for the fiscal year (FY) 2017-18 Low Carbon Transportation Investments and the Air Quality Improvement Program Funding Plan (FY 2017-18 Funding Plan). This meeting will follow up on concepts covered in the Light-Duty Equity Pilot Projects workgroup meeting held on February 14, 2017.

Free Small Business Certification Workshop
Feb
28
8:30 am08:30

Free Small Business Certification Workshop

  • Kern County Builder’s Exchange

The California High-Speed Rail Authority and its resource partners are hosting a Small Business Enterprise certification workshop at no cost to small businesses. The workshop will provide hands-on technical assistance for on-the-spot online certification from the California Department of General Services. Information on Federal 8(a) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise certifications will also be provided. Spanish translation services will be offered during the workshop.

Transformative Climate Communities Revised Draft Guidelines Public Comment Deadline
Feb
9
Mar 13

Transformative Climate Communities Revised Draft Guidelines Public Comment Deadline

Revised Draft Scoping Guidelines for the Transformative Climate Communities Program have been made available for public comment. This document is a revised version of the Draft Scoping Guidelines that were released by the Strategic Growth Council (SGC) in November 2016. Comments are due to SGC by 5:00pm on March 13, 2017.

 Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP) Allocation Workshops
Feb
7
Feb 23

Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP) Allocation Workshops

The California Department of Transportation, Division of Rail and Mass Transportation invites you to participate in a statewide workshops series . These workshops are designed to provide participants with the information needed to successfully complete an LCTOP application. The workshops will walk participants through the Allocation Request Form and review all required documents.

Workshop locations include San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, Fresno, Redding, Sacramento, San Bernadino and Santa Monica.

CDFA Healthy Soils Program Framework Public Comment Period
Feb
1
Mar 1

CDFA Healthy Soils Program Framework Public Comment Period

In partnership with the Environmental Farming Act Science Advisory Panel, CDFA’s Office of Environmental Farming and Innovation is seeking comments on the Healthy Soils Program framework. Key components of the framework are described in the PowerPoint presentation below. CDFA will accept comment letters until March 1, 2017. All comment letters should be sent to cdfa.oefi@cdfa.ca.gov.

There will be additional opportunities to provide comments on the Healthy Soils Program following the March 16th, 2017, meeting of the Environmental Farming Act Science Advisory Panel in Sacramento.

Healthy Soils Program framework (PDF)

CDFA and DWR Accepting RFPs for Joint Agricultural Water Efficiency Program
Jan
17
Apr 21

CDFA and DWR Accepting RFPs for Joint Agricultural Water Efficiency Program

This pilot grant program will combine $3 million in funding from DWR’s Proposition 1 fund, for agricultural water suppliers to pressurize the delivery of water directly to growers. This modernizes water deliveries to match technological upgrades by growers to create more efficient irrigation systems. CDFA’s State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program will provide an additional $3 million for growers to receive that water and utilize it through technologies such as drip, subsurface drip, and micro-sprinkler irrigation systems.

Agricultural water suppliers such as irrigation districts will be the lead applicants for the joint program and will work with agricultural operations within their service areas to prepare a proposal for funding. Grant applications will be due on April 21, 2017.