California Department of Parks and Recreation: Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)
Deadline: June 1, 2023
Amount: Up to $6 million
Match: Yes - 50%
Eligibility: Cities, counties, tribal governments, JPAs, park districts, and special districts with authority to acquire, operate and maintain public park and recreation areas
Caltrans Sustainable Planning Grant Programs:
The Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant Program includes:
· Sustainable Communities Grants ($29.5 million) to encourage local and regional planning that supports state goals, implements Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) Sustainable Communities Strategies (SCS) (where applicable), and to ultimately achieve the State’s greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target of 40 and 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 and 2050, respectively
· Climate Adaptation Planning Grants ($50 million) support local and regional identification of transportation-related climate vulnerabilities through the development of climate adaptation plans, as well as project-level adaptation planning to identify adaptation projects and strategies for transportation infrastructure
· Strategic Partnerships Grants ($4.5 million) to identify and address statewide, interregional, or regional transportation deficiencies on the State highway system in partnership with Caltrans. A sub-category funds transit-focused planning projects that address multimodal transportation deficiencies
Caltrans: Reconnecting Communities – Highway to Boulevard Pilot Program:
Caltrans' Reconnecting Communities Program centers on equitable community engagement and relationship building to facilitate a way for affected communities to express how they are burdened by highway facilities, identify their need for reconnection and improved access, and develop transformational strategies and connectivity solutions. Funding is intended to assist with the conversion of key underutilized highways in the state into multimodal corridors to reconnect communities divided by transportation infrastructure. These legacy impacts will be addressed through community-based transportation planning, design, demolition, and/or reconstruction of city streets, parks, or other infrastructure. Eligible applicants must make sure to achieve at least one of the following pilot program’s goals of:
Restoring community connectivity through the removal, retrofit, mitigation, or replacement of eligible transportation infrastructure facilities that create barriers to mobility, access, or economic development.
· Providing matching funding for potential federal grant funds.
· Advancing health and equity outcomes for underserved communities by removing health, safety, and access barriers associated with transportation infrastructure within communities.
· Improving access to opportunity by improving travel options and reducing combined household transportation and housing costs for underserved communities.
· Creating opportunities for implementation of affordable housing and furthering the advancement of fair housing.
· Preventing or minimizing direct and indirect displacement effects from project implementation.
· Advancing community-based or community-driven transportation planning.
SGC – Affordable Housing Sustainable Communities
The Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program makes it easier for Californians to drive less by making sure housing, jobs, and key destinations are accessible by walking, biking, and transit —
The Urban Greening Program
Funded by the General Fund, is a grant program designed to promote a comprehensive, long-term approach to addressing climate change to improve the environment. Specifically, the program funds urban greening and urban forestry projects that reduce GHG emissions and provide multiple additional benefits.
State Water Board grants for drinking water and wastewater
The Division of Financial Assistance (DFA) administers the implementation of the State Water Resources Control Board's (State Water Board) financial assistance programs that include loan and grant funding for construction of municipal sewage and water recycling facilities, remediation for underground storage tank releases, watershed protection projects, nonpoint source pollution control projects, etc. DFA also administers the Operator Certification Program