California Climate Resilience Grant Program Tracker

What are we tracking?

California’s $3.7 billion Climate Resilience Package, adopted as part of the FY 2021-22 State Budget, includes allocations to existing programs and a set of new programs, to be developed by the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR), the California Strategic Growth Council (SGC), and other state agencies, across multiple years. Nearly $370 million was appropriated through the FY 2021-22 State Budget; commitments for future years (FY 2022-23 and FY 2023-24) will need to be appropriated in their respective annual budgets in order for corresponding programs to receive funding.

This tracker has been developed to provide our best estimation of program development and grantmaking timelines for new climate resilience grant programs as a resource for California’s climate resilience practitioners. While this tracker has been informed by direct engagement with program staff, please note that all content included here is subject to change and, unless otherwise stated, only reflects ARCCA staff estimates. We encourage all users to visit agency websites to view official timelines.

The following grant programs are included in this tracker. If you have updated information to share or suggestions or other new grant programs for ARCCA to track, please contact Julia Kim at jkim@civicwell.org.

Last Updated: September 7, 2022

SGC Regional Climate Collaboratives Grant Program

This section reflects official information posted by SGC.

PROGRAM BACKGROUND

The State’s Climate Resilience Package includes a total of $20 million for this program: $10 million in the FY 2021-22 State Budget and, upon appropriation, $10 million in the 2022-23 fiscal year.

The Regional Climate Collaboratives (RCC) Program is a new capacity building grant program for under-resourced communities in California. Administered by the Strategic Growth Council, RCC enables community-rooted and cross-sectoral partners to deepen their relationships and develop the processes, plans, and projects that will drive and sustain climate action. The goal of the program is to strengthen local coordination, leadership, knowledge, skills, and expertise with a particular focus on increasing access to funding resources for project planning and implementation within under-resourced communities.

ROUND 1 TIMELINE

A total of $8.35 million is available for awards in Round 1.

  • Round 1 NOFA Released

    May 11, 2022

  • RCC Office Hours

    June 15 – July 13, Wednesdays 11am-12pm

  • Application Pre-proposals Due

    July 15, 2022 at 5:00 PM PT

  • Final Applications Due

    October 7, 2022 at 5:00 PM PT

  • Round 1 Awards Announced

    December 15, 2022

OPR Adaptation Planning Grant Program

This timeline reflects both official information posted by OPR and ARCCA staff estimates.

PROGRAM BACKGROUND

The State’s Climate Resilience Package includes a total of $25 million for this program: $10 million in the FY 2021-22 State Budget and, upon appropriation, $10 million in the 2022-23 fiscal year and $5 million in the 2023-24 fiscal year.

The Adaptation Planning Grant Program provides funding to help fill local, regional, and tribal planning needs, provides communities the resources to identify climate resilience priorities, and supports the development of a pipeline of climate-resilient infrastructure projects across the state.

ROUND 1 TIMELINE

A total of $10 million is estimated to be available for awards in Round 1.

  • Program Development Listening Sessions

    April 2022 | engagement summary

  • Draft Guidelines Released for Public Comment

    ~September 2022

  • Round 1 NOFA Released

    ~November 2022

  • Round 1 Applications Due

    ~December 2022

  • Round 1 Awards Announced

    ~February 2022

OPR Regional Resilience Planning and Implementation Grant Program

This timeline reflects both official information posted by OPR and ARCCA staff estimates.

PROGRAM BACKGROUND

The State’s Climate Resilience Package includes a total of $250 million for this program: $25 million in the FY 2021-22 State Budget and, upon appropriation, $125 million in the 2022-23 fiscal year and $100 million in the 2023-24 fiscal year.

The Regional Resilience Planning & Implementation Grant Program will support regional projects and plans that improve regional climate resilience and reduce risks from climate impacts, including wildfire, sea level rise, drought, flood, increasing temperatures, and extreme heat events.

The first grant cycle will include $25 million, of which at least $12.5 million will support regional climate adaptation planning efforts and the development of action plans that prioritize projects or actions necessary to respond to the greatest climate risks facing the region, particularly in the most vulnerable communities.

ROUND 1 TIMELINE

A total of $25 million will be available for awards in Round 1.

  • Program Development Listening Sessions

    July-August 2022

  • Draft Guidelines Released for Public Comment

    ~October 2022

  • Round 1 NOFA Released

    ~December 2022

  • Round 1 Applications Due

    ~February 2023

  • Round 1 Awards Announced

    ~March 2023

SGC Community Resilience Centers Grant Program

This timeline reflects both official information posted by SGC and ARCCA staff estimates.

PROGRAM BACKGROUND

The State’s Climate Resilience Package includes a total of $100 million for this program: $25 million in the 2022-23 fiscal year and $75 million in the 2023-24 fiscal year, upon appropriation.

This grant program is intended to fund the construction of new facilities or the retrofit of existing facilities that will serve as community resilience centers, including hydration stations, cooling centers, clean air centers, respite centers, community evacuation and emergency response centers, and similar facilities to mitigate the public health impacts of extreme heat and other emergency situations exacerbated by climate change, such as wildfire, power outages, or flooding, on local populations. These centers will serve as both community emergency response facilities and to build long-term resilience, preparedness, and recovery operations for local communities. Grants for community resilience centers shall be awarded for comprehensive upgrades to model integrated delivery of services.

ROUND 1 TIMELINE

A total of $25 million will be available for awards in Round 1.

  • Program Development Listening Sessions

    July-August 2022

  • Draft Guidelines Released for Public Comment

    September 2022

  • Round 1 NOFA Released

    ~January 2023

  • Round 1 Applications Due

    ~April 2023

  • Round 1 Awards Announced

    ~May 2023

OPR Community Resilience and Heat Grant Program

This timeline only reflects ARCCA staff estimates.

PROGRAM BACKGROUND

The State’s Climate Resilience Package includes a total of $100 million for this program: $25 million in the 2022-23 fiscal year and $75 million in the 2023-24 fiscal year, upon appropriation.

This grant program is intended to fund projects that mitigate the impacts of extreme heat or the urban heat island effort. Eligible project strategies include, but are not limited to, heat action plans, providing mechanical or natural shade, increasing building and surface reflectance, providing passive or low-energy cooling, and promoting evaporative cooling.

ROUND 1 TIMELINE

A total of $25 million will be available for awards in Round 1.

  • Program Development Listening Sessions

    ~September 2022

  • Draft Guidelines Released for Public Comment

    ~November 2022

  • Round 1 NOFA Released

    ~February 2022

  • Round 1 Applications Due

    ~April 2023

  • Round 1 Awards Announced

    ~June 2023

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