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SGC announces Grant Funding for the Transformative Climate Communities Program

The Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) Program is a California Climate Investment (CCI) program administered by the Strategic Growth Council (SGC), and implemented by the Department of Conservation (DOC) and other partnering State agencies. The TCC Program furthers the purposes of AB 32 (Nunez, Chapter 488, Statutes of 2006) and AB 2722 (Burke, Chapter 371, Statutes of 2016) by funding projects that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through the development and implementation of neighborhood-level transformative climate community plans that include multiple, coordinated GHG emissions reduction projects that provide local economic, environmental, and health benefits to disadvantaged communities. Funding for the TCC Program is provided by Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF), an account established to receive Cap-and-Trade auction proceeds.

The SGC is now accepting applications for Implementation Grants and Planning Grants through the Financial Assistance Application Submittal Tool (FAAST) system, a web-based application, at:

Concept Proposals for Implementation Grants must be submitted no later than 5:00 pm on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Those applicants invited to submit a Full Application for Implementation Grants must submit their Full Application no later than midnight on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. [Date Changed]

The deadline to submit the applications for the TCC Planning Grants remains November 30, 2017 at 5:00 pm.