CDFA accepting Applications for the 2018 Dairy Digester Research and Development Program
Dec
22
to Feb 23
CalFIRE announces Forest Health Grants
Jan
5
to Feb 21

CalFIRE announces Forest Health Grants

The Forest Health GGRF Grant Program will use funds provided by the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund for California Climate Investments administered by CAL FIRE.  Through the Forest Health GGRF Grant Program, CAL FIRE funds and implements projects to proactively restore forest health in order to reduce greenhouse gases, to protect upper watersheds where the state’s water supply originates, to promote the long-term storage of carbon in forest trees and soils, minimize the loss of forest carbon from large, intense wildfires, and to further the goals of the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (Assembly Bill 32, Health and Safety Code Section 38500 et seq.) (AB 32). 

Forest Health GGRF Grant projects must focus on large, landscape-scale forestlands composed of one or more landowners, which may cover multiple jurisdictions. Projects must be comprised of logical management units and greater consideration will be given to organizations with a proven record of success in achieving consensus-based solutions between stakeholder groups with different priorities and perspectives. These organizations are expected to handle many of the logistical tasks involved in contacting and recruiting a large number of landowners for these cooperative landscape level projects.

Forest Health GGRF Grant projects may include reforestation, fuel reduction, pest management, conservation, and biomass utilization intended to increase forest health, increase carbon storage in forests, reduce wildfire emissions and protect upper watersheds, where much of the State’s water supply originates. Projects that implement a mix of these activities, with multiple partners will be given priority. Eligible applicants include federal land management agencies (excluding conservation easements), state land management agencies, Native American tribes, private forest landowners, resource conservation districts, fire safe councils, land trusts, landowner organizations, conservation groups, and non-profit organizations.

Concept Proposals must be completed and the fillable version must be submitted to CAL FIRE at calfire.grants@fire.ca.gov. Alterations to the concept proposal form will not be accepted.

Electronic versions of concept proposals must be received no later than 2pm Pacific Standard Time on February 21, 2018.

Concept Proposal forms can be found at:http://www.fire.ca.gov/resource_mgt/resource_mgt_foresthealth_grants

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Caltrans LCTOP FY17-18 Allocation Request Workshops
Jan
23
to Feb 28

Caltrans LCTOP FY17-18 Allocation Request Workshops

The California Department of Transportation, Division of Rail and Mass Transportation invites you to participate in the LCTOP Allocation Request Workshops. These workshops are designed to provide participants with the information needed to successfully complete an LCTOP request. Eligible agency staff or consultants completing the request are highly encouraged to attend as LCTOP Staff walk participants through the Allocation Request Form and review all required documents.

LCTOP FY17-18 Allocation Request Workshops (PDF)

Upcoming LCTOP Workshops:

  • January 23rd, Santa Barbara
  • January 24th, Gardena
  • January 25th, San Bernardino
  • February 6th, Chico
  • February 8th, Stockton
  • February 13th, Visalia
  • February 22nd, Santa Rosa
  • February 28th, San Jose
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CARB holds workshops to present and seek comment on the development of FARMER program guidelines
Jan
24
to Feb 18

CARB holds workshops to present and seek comment on the development of FARMER program guidelines

In September 2017, CARB received $135 million to reduce emissions from the agricultural sector from Assembly Bill (AB) 134 (Committee on Budget, Chapter 254, Statutes of 2017) and AB 109 (Ting, Chapter 249, Statutes of 2017).  The bills provide funding for agricultural harvesting equipment, heavy-duty trucks, agricultural pump engines, tractors, and other equipment used in agricultural operations.  CARB is in the process of developing the Funding Agricultural Replacement Measures for Emission Reductions (FARMER) Program Guidelines, which will outline CARB's recommendations for expending these funds.  CARB staff will present and seek comment on the development of FARMER Program Guidelines at public workshops in early 2018. 

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (PST)
Sonoma County Farm Bureau
3589 Westwind Boulevard
Santa Rosa, California 95403

Friday, January 26, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (PST)
California Air Resources Board Monitoring Laboratory Division
1927 13th Street
Sacramento, California 94811

Street parking is available, but limited. This meeting can also be attended via webinar.
The webinar ID is 165‑524‑867.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (PST)
San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District
Central Valley Regional Office
1990 E. Gettysburg Avenue
Fresno, California 93726

This meeting will be telecast to Modesto and Bakersfield

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Save the Date: Community Leadership Summit, Best Practices for Building Successful Projects
Mar
12
9:00 AM09:00

Save the Date: Community Leadership Summit, Best Practices for Building Successful Projects

Join us March 12, 2018 at UC Riverside Extension!

Join representatives from state agencies, local government, non-profit and community organizations to discuss the best practices in promoting community engagement and leadership as we transition to a healthier, more sustainable California.

Save the date Flyer

 

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CalRecycle Public Monthly Meeting
Jan
23
10:00 AM10:00

CalRecycle Public Monthly Meeting

As part of CalRecycle’s commitment to maintain transparency in decision making and program development, the Department will conduct public meetings on a monthly basis.  This meeting will include 1) a review of pending decisions to be made within the following 30-60 days, 2) an update on ongoing projects and other work activities currently underway and 3) an opportunity for public comment on activities in general.

Important items:

  • Food Waste Prevention and Rescue Grant Program
  • Organics Grant Program
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CalFIRE announces FY17-18 Grant Workshops for Forest Health, Urban and Community Forestry, and Fire Protection
Jan
19
to Jan 26

CalFIRE announces FY17-18 Grant Workshops for Forest Health, Urban and Community Forestry, and Fire Protection

2017-2018 CALIFORNIA CLIMATE INVESTMENT CAL FIRE GRANTS WORKSHOPS

Fresno: 1/19 from 1-4 p.m.
Yosemite Room 145/D6
Caltrans
2015 E. Shields, Suite 100
Fresno, CA 93726

Sacramento: 1/22 from 1-4 p.m.
Auditorium
Natural Resources Building
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Webinar information pending

Riverside: 1/24 from 1-4 p.m.
Auditorium
Ben Clark Training Center
16930 Bundy Avenue
Riverside, CA 92518

Redding: 1/26 from 1-4 p.m.
ABC Conference Room
Shasta-Trinity National Forest Headquarters
3644 Avtech Parkway
Redding, CA 96002
Webinar information pending

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CDFA Environmental Farming Act Science Advisory Panel
Jan
18
1:00 PM13:00

CDFA Environmental Farming Act Science Advisory Panel

In August 2011, CDFA Secretary Karen Ross recently announced appointments to the Environmental Farming Act Science Advisory Panel. The panel is charged with reviewing and documenting agriculture's positive impacts to the environment and will examine issues such as ecosystem services and how they relate to agriculture. The panel has produced a two-year report (PDF) on initiatives and work completed to date.

Meetings and Presentations

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High-Speed Rail Authority Monthly Board Meeting
Jan
16
10:00 AM10:00

High-Speed Rail Authority Monthly Board Meeting

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) Board of Directors was established in 2003 by California Public Utilities Code §185020. The Board of Directors oversees planning, construction, and operation of the nation’s first high-speed rail system.

The Board of Directors is responsible for setting policy directives for the Authority, and for the development and approval of the Authority’s key policy documents. These policy documents include the Authority’s business plans, financial plans, and strategic plans. The Chief Executive Officer and Authority staff report directly to the Board of Directors and seek approval and guidance on a broad range of issues regarding the ongoing program including, but not limited to:  certifying environmental documents; entering into contracts; making project alignment decisions; and business plans.

January 16, 2018 Board Meeting

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CalSTA announces TIRCP Rebuilding California Rail and Transit Grants
Jan
12
11:30 AM11:30

CalSTA announces TIRCP Rebuilding California Rail and Transit Grants

The California State Transportation Agency is now accepting applications for the next round of Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) awards and the first round of State Rail Assistance (SRA) Programs awards. These grants combined will provide about $2.5 billion over the next five years to transit and rail operators across the state.

By statute, the next round of TIRCP will be a five-year program.  Project applications will be due in January of 2018. Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the landmark transportation infrastructure bill signed by Governor Brown in April, will provide $7.6 billion in new transit funding over the next decade.  With SB 1 funding and base funding from California Climate Investments, the five-year program is anticipated to be $2.4 billion. The competitive program aims to increase ridership on the statewide transit and rail network and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Eligible applicants include public agencies that operate existing or planned intercity rail, commuter passenger rail, urban rail transit, bus, ferry, or vanpool services. Applicants may also partner with other transit operators to provide better integrated service across two or more providers.

All projects must demonstrate that they will achieve a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in order to be eligible. Grant recipients must also show benefits such as improved transit ridership, integration with other rail and transit systems, including high-speed rail, and improved rail safety. The program has a goal of providing at least 25 percent of benefits to disadvantaged communities in California, and last year more than 95 percent of project funds were awarded to projects that benefited disadvantaged communities.

TIRCP applications must be submitted electronically to tircpcomments@dot.ca.gov by January 12, 2018. The Transportation Agency will announce the grant recipients by April 30, 2018.

Senate Bill 1 created the State Rail Assistance Program by directing a portion of new revenue specifically to intercity rail and commuter rail.  This revenue is estimated to be $25 million in 2017-18, $39 million in 2018-19, and $41 million in 2019-20.  The majority of program funding is directed by statutory formula to rail operators, with guidelines defining process and timeline for agencies to obtain funding. The applications requested in this round facilitate access to formula determined funding levels.

The TIRCP official Call for Projects, with detailed information about application requirements, is located here. Program Guidelines are located here.

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CDFA announces Application Workshops for the 2018 Dairy Digester Research and Development Program
Jan
3
to Jan 8

CDFA announces Application Workshops for the 2018 Dairy Digester Research and Development Program

CDFA’s Dairy Digester Research and Development Program (DDRDP) provides financial assistance for the installation of dairy digesters in California, which will result in reduced greenhouse gas emissions. CDFA received $99 million from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund in 2017 (AB 109 - Budget Act of 2017) for methane emissions reductions from dairy and livestock operations. CDFA plans to allocate between 65-80% of the funds as incentives to support digester projects on California dairy operations. Remainder of the funding appropriation will incentivize development of non-digester practices to reduce methane emissions through the Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP). DDRDP is guided by the Statement of Principles (PDF) of the California-Federal Dairy Digester Working Group. The Working Group is a partnership of state, federal and local agencies with the common goal of identifying and removing barriers to the wide adoption of dairy digester systems in California.

Application Workshop I
January 3, 2018 - 1:00 p.m – 3:00 p.m
Stanislaus County Agricultural Commissioner
Room H & I
3800 Cornucopia Way, Suite B
Modesto, CA 95358

Application Workshop II
January 4, 2018 - 1:00 p.m – 3:00 p.m
Tulare County Agricultural Commissioner
4437 S Laspina Street
Tulare, CA 93274

Application Webinar
January 8, 2018 - 10:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m

Please register for DDRDP Application Assistance Webinar at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1387124465661857795
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Take the California Climate Investments Community Interest Survey
Dec
22
to Jan 26

Take the California Climate Investments Community Interest Survey

California Climate Investments is a statewide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment—particularly in disadvantaged and low-income communities.

To date, the Governor and the Legislature have appropriated nearly $3.4 billion to State agencies implementing California Climate Investments programs and projects. Through 2016, the State has invested $1.2 billion in implemented projects, and approximately 50 percent of the implemented funds ($614 million of $1.2 billion) provide benefits to disadvantaged communities across California. Communities where investments occur are realizing a wide range of benefits, including: increased affordable housing opportunities; improved mobility options through transit, walking, and biking; cleaner air through zero-emission vehicles; job creation, energy and water savings; and greener, more vibrant communities.

Administering state agencies are continuing to invest directly in California residents and communities to build a more sustainable climate future for all, and to further the reach and impact of California Climate Investments.

Your feedback on this survey will help us gauge your community’s awareness of the suite of California Climate Investments programs, identify geographic and informational gaps, and understand the best communication channels in which to advertise funding opportunities to communities throughout the state.

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High-Speed Rail Authority released its annual Sustainability Report
Dec
19
10:00 AM10:00

High-Speed Rail Authority released its annual Sustainability Report

The California High-Speed Rail Authority is committed to building a high-speed rail system that minimizes impacts to the natural and built environment, encourages compact land development around transit stations, and helps California manage pressing issues with climate change, traffic and airport congestion and energy dependency. Not only will the high-speed rail system alleviate pressure on California’s current transportation system, it will provide immediate and long-term environmental and community benefits to residents for decades to come.

High-Speed Rail Sustainability Report – December 2017

2017 Sustainability Report
2017 Sustainability Report Fact Sheet

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CARB to hold Public Meeting for Approval of the Funding Plan for Clean Transportation Incentives for FY 2017-18
Dec
14
9:00 AM09:00

CARB to hold Public Meeting for Approval of the Funding Plan for Clean Transportation Incentives for FY 2017-18

The California Air Resources Board (CARB or Board) will conduct a public meeting at the time and place noted below to consider the approval of Proposed Fiscal Year 2017-18 Funding Plan for Clean Transportation Incentives (FY 2017-18 Funding Plan).

DATE: December 14, 2017
TIME: 9:00 a.m.
LOCATION: California Environmental Protection Agency
California Air Resources Board
Byron Sher Auditorium
1001 I Street
Sacramento, California 95814

This item will be considered at a meeting of the Board, which will commence at 9:00 a.m., December 14, 2017, and may continue at 8:30 a.m., on December 15, 2017. Please consult the agenda for the meeting, which will be available at least ten days before December 14, 2017, to determine the day on which this item will be considered.

https://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/aqip/meetings/meetings.htm

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CARB to hold Public Meeting for the Zero-Emission Off-Road Freight Voucher Incentive Project
Dec
5
9:30 AM09:30

CARB to hold Public Meeting for the Zero-Emission Off-Road Freight Voucher Incentive Project

California Air Resources Board (CARB) staff will hold a public work group meeting to initiate discussion on the development of the Zero-Emission Off-Road Freight Voucher Incentive Project.  The Proposed Fiscal Year 2017-18 Funding Plan for Clean Transportation Incentives appropriates $40 million to this project to create a program that will bring about greater adoption of cleaner, commercially available off-road technologies by providing a streamlined way for fleets ready to purchase specific zero-emission equipment to receive funding.  The funding source for this project is the 2017-18 fiscal year Low Carbon Transportation Appropriation
(AB 134).  This work group meeting will provide an opportunity to participate with CARB staff and other stakeholders interested in the development and implementation of this project.

Space will be available for stakeholders who would like to attend in person, and all teleconference participants will have an opportunity to comment.  This work group meeting will not be webcast.  In addition, stakeholders interested in joining the project's work group should email Ms. Stella Ling-Taylor, Air Pollution Specialist.

The first work group will be held at the following date and time:

DATE:                December 5, 2017
TIME:                 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 am (PST)
LOCATION:       California Air Resources Board
                           Annex 4 Auditorium
                           9530 Telstar Ave, El Monte, CA 91731

Call-in Number:           877-918-6720
International Number: 1-630-395-0226
Passcode:                   4133390

An agenda will be posted on the Low Carbon Transportation Incentives and Air Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) website no later than November 30, 2017.

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SGC Approves 27 Farmland Conservation Projects through the Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program
Dec
5
9:00 AM09:00

SGC Approves 27 Farmland Conservation Projects through the Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program

The following projects were approved for funding under the Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program by the Strategic Growth Council (SGC) on December 5, 2017. The press release announcing the decision can be found here. Additional materials are available on the SGC Council Meeting Materials page.

List of Awarded Projects

Agricultural Conservation Easement Summaries

Strategy and Outcome Grant Summaries

Map of Projects

Staff Report to the Council

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CalSTA RFP seeking Technical Assistance Providers for the Transit Intercity Rail Capital Program
Dec
4
to Dec 15

CalSTA RFP seeking Technical Assistance Providers for the Transit Intercity Rail Capital Program

Technical Assistance The Strategic Growth Council created its California Climate Investments Technical Assistance Program with $2.0 million allocated from the Budget Act of 2016. The purpose of these funds is to support disadvantaged and low-income communities better access and benefit from California¿s Climate Investment programs. The Pilot TIRCP TA Program will be delivered in partnership between CalSTA and the Strategic Growth Council. The Strategic Growth Council is the lead for the solicitation process. The contract will be made with CalSTA. The programmatic aspects of the work will be coordinated by both agencies.

https://caleprocure.ca.gov/event/0521/0000007623

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SGC accepting Public Comment on draft Research Investment Plan for the Climate Change Research Program
Dec
1
to Dec 15

SGC accepting Public Comment on draft Research Investment Plan for the Climate Change Research Program

Assembly Bill 109 allocated $11 million in Cap-and-Trade funds to the Strategic Growth Council for the development of a climate change research program. The Research Investment Plan will guide the development and implementation of this program. The first sections of the document outline program goals, research priorities, and program structure. The last section of the document, still under development, will provide detail on program administration and application guidelines.

Read the Climate Change Research Program Draft Research Investment Plan

This draft Research Investment Plan for the Climate Change Research Program is being released for public comment on November 15, 2017. The SGC will convene a webinar and three workshops to gather public input on this plan. See the workshop flyer for more information.

The SGC will accept written public comments through Friday, December 15, 2017. Revisions will be made to provide greater clarity on the SGC’s vision for the program and to reflect public comments that are received. Please submit comments via email to: research@sgc.ca.gov

Or, you may submit comments via postal mail to:

Strategic Growth Council
ATTN: Elizabeth Grassi
1400 Tenth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

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SGC announces workshops and requests input on the new Climate Change Research Program
Nov
17
to Nov 29

SGC announces workshops and requests input on the new Climate Change Research Program

Assembly Bill 109 allocated $11 million in Cap-and-Trade funds to the Strategic Growth Council for the development of a climate change research program. The Research Investment Plan will guide the development and implementation of this program. The first sections of the document outline program goals, research priorities, and program structure. The last section of the document, still under development, will provide detail on program administration and application guidelines.

Read the Climate Change Research Program Draft Research Investment Plan

This draft Research Investment Plan for the Climate Change Research Program is being released for public comment on November 15, 2017. The SGC will convene a webinar and three workshops to gather public input on this plan. See the workshop flyer for more information.

The SGC will accept written public comments through Friday, December 15, 2017. Revisions will be made to provide greater clarity on the SGC’s vision for the program and to reflect public comments that are received. Please submit comments via email to: research@sgc.ca.gov

Or, you may submit comments via postal mail to:

Strategic Growth Council
ATTN: Elizabeth Grassi
1400 Tenth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

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High-Speed Rail Authority Monthly Meeting
Nov
15
9:30 AM09:30

High-Speed Rail Authority Monthly Meeting

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) is responsible for planning, designing, building and operation of the first high-speed rail system in the nation. California high-speed rail will connect the mega-regions of the state, contribute to economic development and a cleaner environment, create jobs and preserve agricultural and protected lands. By 2029, the system will run from San Francisco to the Los Angeles basin in under three hours at speeds capable of over 200 miles per hour. The system will eventually extend to Sacramento and San Diego, totaling 800 miles with up to 24 stations. In addition, the Authority is working with regional partners to implement a state-wide rail modernization plan that will invest billions of dollars in local and regional rail lines to meet the state’s 21st century transportation needs.

Board Meeting October 15, begins at 9:30 a.m.

http://hsr.ca.gov/Board/monthly_brdmtg.html

Source:: http://hsr.ca.gov/Board/monthly_brdmtg.html

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CDFA Now Accepting Proposals on New Management Practices for the Healthy Soils Program
Nov
13
to Dec 18

CDFA Now Accepting Proposals on New Management Practices for the Healthy Soils Program

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.

Request for Proposals: Consideration of New Management Practices for Funding through the Healthy Soils Program.

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Caltrans Announces LCTOP Draft Guidelines Workshops
Nov
9
to Nov 16

Caltrans Announces LCTOP Draft Guidelines Workshops

The LCTOP was created to provide operating and capital assistance for transit agencies to reduce greenhouse gas emission and improve mobility, with a priority on serving disadvantaged communities. Approved projects in LCTOP will support new or expanded bus or rail services, expand intermodal transit facilities, and may include equipment acquisition, fueling, maintenance and other costs to operate those services or facilities, with each project reducing greenhouse gas emissions. For agencies whose service area includes disadvantaged communities, at least 50 percent of the total moneys received shall be expended on projects that will benefit disadvantaged communities. Senate Bill 862 continuously appropriates five percent of the annual auction proceeds in the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (Fund) for LCTOP, beginning in 2015-16.

November 9, 2017 *Date Change* - LCTOP Draft Guidelines Workshop (Joint Workshop with SB 1 State of Good Repair) 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Fresno Council of Governments

November 16, 2017 - LCTOP Draft Guidelines Workshop 10:00AM at the San Bernardino Council Transportation Authority (1170 W. 3rd Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410)

Comments Due November 22

http://www.dot.ca.gov/drmt/splctop.html

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CalSTA and Caltrans hosting TIRCP pre-application meetings
Nov
6
to Nov 14

CalSTA and Caltrans hosting TIRCP pre-application meetings

The California State Transportation Agency is now accepting applications for the next round of Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) awards.

By statute, the next round of TIRCP will be a five-year program.  Project applications will be due in January of 2018. Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the landmark transportation infrastructure bill signed by Governor Brown in April, will provide $7.6 billion in new transit funding over the next decade.  With SB 1 funding and base funding from California Climate Investments, the five-year program is anticipated to be $2.4 billion. The competitive program aims to increase ridership on the statewide transit and rail network and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

TIRCP applications must be submitted electronically to tircpcomments@dot.ca.gov by January 12, 2018. The Transportation Agency will announce the grant recipients by April 30, 2018.

The TIRCP official Call for Projects, with detailed information about application requirements, is located here. Program Guidelines are located here.

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CSD Community Solar Pilot Workshops
Nov
1
to Nov 8

CSD Community Solar Pilot Workshops

The California Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) is hosting a series of workshops in Fresno, Los Angeles, and Sacramento, promoting awareness for their Community Solar Pilot Project. CSD intends to make up to $5 million available to fund community solar projects that benefit local, low-income constituencies. The purpose of these workshops is to:

Build an awareness of Community Solar; Inform interested parties of the opportunity to respond to an upcoming Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA); and Foster partnerships among prospective bidders.

These workshops will take place during the first two weeks of November. Please see schedule below and select which workshop you would like to attend in the registration section.

SACRAMENTO

Wednesday, November 1
6:00 - 7:30 PM

CA Dept. of Community Services and Development (CSD)
2389 Gateway Oaks, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA95833

LOS ANGELES

Monday, November 6
6:00 - 7:30 PM

La Kretz Innovation Campus *LOCATION CHANGED*
525 S. Hewitt Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

FRESNO

Wednesday, November 8
6:00 - 7:30 PM

Hugh M. Burns State Building
2550 Mariposa Mall, Assembly Room 1036
Fresno, CA93721

Workshop Information

CSD is inviting individuals from many pertinent areas of community solar, including solar project developers, local governments, community organizations, utility companies, affordable housing developers, investors, and others. By bringing these individuals and groups together, we hope to encourage partnerships that can lead to innovative and impactful project proposals.

In addition to presenting general project information, these workshops will include roundtable discussions on key topic areas, such as building partnerships, financing, and community development strategies.

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California Strategic Growth Council Meeting - AHSC and TCC Actions
Oct
23
1:00 PM13:00

California Strategic Growth Council Meeting - AHSC and TCC Actions

Please join us for the next Strategic Growth Council Meeting on October 23! It will take place in CalEPA’s Coastal Hearing Room from 1:00-4:00 PM and will include discussion of SGC's new Climate Change Research program and an overview of new housing legislation, among other items. Meeting materials were posted on October 13. We look forward to seeing you there!

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High Speed Rail Monthly Board Meeting
Oct
19
9:00 AM09:00

High Speed Rail Monthly Board Meeting

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) is responsible for planning, designing, building and operation of the first high-speed rail system in the nation. California high-speed rail will connect the mega-regions of the state, contribute to economic development and a cleaner environment, create jobs and preserve agricultural and protected lands. By 2029, the system will run from San Francisco to the Los Angeles basin in under three hours at speeds capable of over 200 miles per hour. The system will eventually extend to Sacramento and San Diego, totaling 800 miles with up to 24 stations. In addition, the Authority is working with regional partners to implement a state-wide rail modernization plan that will invest billions of dollars in local and regional rail lines to meet the state’s 21st century transportation needs.

Board Meeting October 19, begins at 9 a.m.

http://hsr.ca.gov/Board/monthly_brdmtg.html

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CalSTA releases 2018 Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program Guidelines
Oct
13
3:00 PM15:00

CalSTA releases 2018 Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program Guidelines

The Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) was created by Senate Bill (SB) 862 (Chapter 36, Statutes of 2014) and modified by Senate Bill 9 (Chapter 710, Statutes of 2015) to provide grants from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund to fund transformative capital improvements that will modernize California’s intercity, commuter, and urban rail systems, and bus and ferry transit systems to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases by reducing congestion and vehicle miles traveled throughout California.

2018 Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program Guidelines

These guidelines describe the policy, standards, criteria, and procedures for the development, adoption and management of the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program. The guidelines were developed in consultation with the California Air Resources Board, the California Transportation Commission (Commission), the Department of Transportation (Caltrans), and the Strategic Growth Council, and were informed by input received both in writing and through in‐person workshops in the summer and fall of 2017.

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