California Consulting Releases List of Upcoming Grant Opportunities

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List of Grant Opportunities 

 

UPCOMING GRANTS NOT RELEASED YET:

 

WaterSmart WEE Grant Program: 

Deadline: Fall (think October/November)

Match: Yes 50%

The objective of the WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grants Funding Opportunity is to invite states, Indian tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, other organizations with water or power delivery authority, and partnering nonprofit conservation organizations to leverage their money and resources by cost sharing with Reclamation on projects that seek to conserve and use water more efficiently; increase the production of renewable energy; mitigate conflict risk in areas at a high risk of future water conflict; and accomplish other benefits that contribute to water supply sustainability in the western United States. 

Federal USBOR grant. Can fund scada, installation of water meters, etc. 

Link: https://www.usbr.gov/watersmart/weeg/ 

Through WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grants (formerly Challenge Grants) Reclamation provides 50/50 cost share funding to irrigation and water districts, tribes, states and other entities with water or power delivery authority. Projects conserve and use water more efficiently; increase the production of hydropower; mitigate conflict risk in areas at a high risk of future water conflict; and accomplish other benefits that contribute to water supply reliability in the western United States. Projects are selected through a competitive process and the focus is on projects that can be completed within two or three years.

 

State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program

Deadline: October-November (Estimated Release)

Amount: TBD

https://www.caloes.ca.gov/office-of-the-director/policy-administration/finance-administration/grants-management/homeland-security-emergency-management-programs/state-and-local-cybersecurity-grant-program/

 

Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives (SCPGI) Program

Due: Estimated release October

Amount: min $50k-max $1M

Eligibility: TBD

Purpose: Designed to help local governments meet the challenges of adopting land use plans and integrating strategies to transform communities and create long-term prosperity.

Link:https://www.conservation.ca.gov/dlrp/grant-programs/Pages/Sustainable-Communities-Planning-Grants-and-Incentives--Best-Practices-Pilot-Program.aspx

 

Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program (ORLP) 

Deadline: est. Late 2023

Match: 50%

National Park Service may announce an ORLP Round 7 opportunity later this year. At that point, State Parks would send a notice to our contacts to solicit applications again.

ORLP funds the acquisition or development of new parks, or substantial renovations to parks in economically disadvantaged cities or towns of at least 30,000 people.

https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=30578

 

Encampment Resolution Fund

Deadline: will be released 12/1/23

Amount: Average grant size per jurisdiction is $2.5 million

Match: Yes

Link: https://bcsh.ca.gov/calich/erf_program.html

Specifically, funded activities should center around either 1) Providing interim shelter with clear pathways to permanent housing; or 2) Placing homeless individuals directly into permanent housing. Eligible costs include, but aren't limited to:

·       Rapid rehousing, including housing identification services, case management, rental subsidies, security deposits, incentives to landlords, and housing search assistance.

·       Operating subsidies, including operating reserves, in new and/or existing affordable or supportive housing units, emergency shelters or navigation centers.

·       Street outreach to access crisis services, thereby expanding accessibility to interim or permanent housing (more of a community engagement focus here).

·       Services coordination, including access to workforce, education, and training programs.

·       Systems support that complement or build upon regional partnerships (e.g., Harbor Interfaith Services, Beacon Light Mission, Doors of Hope, Family Crisis Center).

·       Improvements to existing emergency shelters

·       Admin costs (up to 5% of grant funds)

Affordable Housing Sustainable Communities

Deadline: NOFA to be Released Jan 2024, due March 2024

Amount: TBD

Link: https://sgc.ca.gov/programs/ahsc/

Purpose: 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

 

Proposition 64 Public Health and Safety Grant Program (Cohort 4)

Deadline: Est. Early 2024

Amount: up to $3,000,000

Match: Not Required

Eligibility: Eligible applicants must be local governments that have not banned both indoor and outdoor commercial cannabis cultivation, or retail sale of marijuana or marijuana products. “Local governments” means cities, counties, and cities and counties in the State of California.

Link: https://www.bscc.ca.gov/proposition-64-public-health-safety-grant-program/

 

Rural Fire Capacity (RFC) Grant: 

Deadline: TBD, coming out in March 2024

Amount: $500 to $20,000

Match: 50%

Federally-funded grant program that allows California to provide local and rural fire departments with minor firefighting, training, communications and safety equipment for their volunteer firefighters. The RFC Program is not intended for major equipment (fire engines, vehicles, etc) or Capital repairs. The RFC Program has a 50/50 match requirement which means that the applying department must be able to meet the intended grant award, dollar for dollar. Awards for departments are set at a minimum of $500 with a maximum of $20,000. Amounts may be adjusted based on the grant funding available. 

Link: https://www.grants.ca.gov/grants/rural-fire-capacity/#:~:text=The%20 

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SMART Policing Grant

Deadline: Spring 2024

Link: https://bja.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/o-bja-2023-171650

Purpose: It is designed to assist agencies with identifying innovative and evidence-based solutions to effectively and efficiently tackle chronic crime problems in their jurisdiction".

 

Applicants must focus on information-sharing, crime analysis, or applied technology initiatives that will provide information that aids law enforcement’s response to precipitous increases in crime. Cost benefit analysis of these approaches is encouraged, and applicants should describe their plan to share information about the new technology and approaches with members of affected communities in the jurisdiction to ensure transparency and community trust in the initiative. Areas of particular interest to BJA include, but are not limited to, initiatives that:

 

Test the adoption and adaptation of social network and geospatial analysis approaches and technologies to reduce violent crime and promote effective and meaningful community policing activities that address precipitous increases in crime.

 

Test the development, implementation, and outcomes of web-based dashboards or online portals meant to improve law enforcement-community information sharing to addressing precipitous increases in crime. Public safety stakeholders would use such dashboards to communicate about criminal activity impacting businesses and neighborhoods in real time and facilitate the crowdsourcing of evidence collection and intelligence collection.

 

Identify promising practices, mechanisms, and processes related to integration of different technology systems to support law enforcement activities more effectively. Identify how to build digital trust in the community while using such technology as a force multiplier for investigations, operations, and agency staffing shortages in the face of precipitous increases in crime.

 

Local Transportation Climate Adaptation Program (LTCAP)

Deadline: May 2024

Amount: 

Match: Yes, 20%

https://catc.ca.gov/programs/local-transportation-climate-adaptation-program

The Commission is required to develop program guidelines for the selection of projects that meet all of the following criteria:

  • Increase climate resiliency and protect at-risk transportation infrastructure using California’s climate projections, as specified in Planning and Investing for a Resilient California: A Guidebook for State Agencies;
  • Are consistent with state, regional, or local climate adaptation reports, plans, and the Adaptation Planning Guide, including meeting the climate resiliency goals of the region where the project is located;
  • Include outreach conducted by the local agency to under-resourced and vulnerable communities related to the proposed project, consistent with the California State Adaptation Strategy; and
  • Incorporate environmental equity, protects vulnerable and under-resourced communities, and provide meaningful benefits to underserved communities, consistent with the California State Adaptation Strategy.

 

Cal OES: Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)

Deadline: Currently closed. 

Amount: Project max is unspecified. $150,000 for single jurisdiction plan, $250,000 for multi-jurisdiction plan.
Match: Generally, HMA funds may be used to pay up to 75% of the eligible activity costs. The remaining 25% of eligible activity costs are derived from non-Federal sources
Eligibility: States, local communities and tribal governments

https://www.caloes.ca.gov/cal-oes-divisions/recovery/disaster-mitigation-technical-support/404-hazard-mitigation-grant-program

Funding Priorities:

  • Local Hazard Mitigation Plans (LHMP) updates that will expire within 24 months.
  • All other LHMP updates.
  • Shovel ready projects with a high level of design that can begin construction within 90 days of FEMA approval, in declared counties.
  • Shovel ready projects with a high level of design that can begin constructions within 90 days of FEMA approval, in all other counties.
  • Whole community risk reduction/large critical infrastructure wildfire projects.
  • Whole community risk reduction/large critical infrastructure projects for other hazard types.
  • Wildfire projects in any county.
  • All hazard type projects in any county.
  • Planning related activities.
  • Five percent (5%) Initiative projects.

 

U.S. Department of Transportation: Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Discretionary Grant Program

Deadline: May/June 2024

Amount: $500,000 to $15 million 

Match: Yes

Eligibility: Counties, cities, public housing authorities, special districts, IHEs, tribal governments
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=346798
The Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program (CFI Program) is a new competitive grant program created by President Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to strategically deploy publicly accessible electric vehicle charging and alternative fueling infrastructure in the places people live and work, urban and rural areas alike, in addition to along designated Alternative Fuel Corridors (AFCs). CFI Program investments will make modern and sustainable infrastructure accessible to all drivers of electric, hydrogen, propane, and natural gas vehicles. This program provides two funding categories of grants: (1) Community Charging and Fueling Grants (Community Program); and (2) Alternative Fuel Corridor Grants (Corridor Program). The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides $2.5 billion over five years for this program. This first round of funding makes $700 million from Fiscal Years 2022 and 2023 funding available to strategically deploy electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure and other fueling infrastructure projects in urban and rural communities in publicly accessible locations, including downtown areas and local neighborhoods, particularly in underserved and disadvantaged communities.

 

USDA-Urban and Community Forestry Grant

Deadline: June 2024

Amount: The minimum Federal funding amount for projects is $100,000. The maximum Federal funding limit is $50,000,000. 

Match: 50%, but can be waived if a severely disadvantaged community

https://www.fs.usda.gov/managing-land/urban-forests/ucf

Inflation Reduction Action of 2022, Public Law No: 117-169. Subtitle D, Sec. 23003 (a). State and Private Forestry Conservation Programs, (2) Urban and Community Forestry (2022-2031) to provide multiyear, programmatic, competitive grants for tree planting and related activities, with a priority for projects that benefit underserved populations and areas through the Urban and Community Forestry Assistance program established under section 9(c) of the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act Of 1978 

 

Clean California Local Grant Program

Deadline: May 2023

Amount: up to $5 million
Eligibility: Local or regional public agency, transit agency, or federally recognized tribal government. Nonprofit organizations may partner with eligible applicants, as sub-applicants. At least 75% of the population surrounding the project site(s) must be underserved.
URL: https://cleancalifornia.dot.ca.gov/local-grants/local-grant-program

Caltrans Clean California - Approximately $300 million in funds will support projects to beautify and improve local streets and roads, tribal lands, parks, pathways, and transit centers to clean and enhance public spaces.

 

California Department of Parks and Recreation: Recreational Trails Program

Deadline: July 2025
Amount: Up to $1.56 million
Match: Yes - 12%
Eligibility: Cities, counties, districts, state agencies, federal agencies and nonprofits with management responsibilities of public lands 

https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=24324

The non-motorized RTP funds recreation trail projects for pedestrians, bicyclists, and equestrians that may also serve as non-motorized transportation corridors.

California Department of Parks and Recreation: Habitat Conservation Fund 

Deadline: June 2025

Match: Yes - 1:1

https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=21361 

Purpose: Nature interpretation programs to bring urban residents into park and wildlife areas, protection of various plant and animal species, and acquisition and development of wildlife corridors and trails.

 

Middle Mile Program

Deadline: September 2024 (TBD)

Amount: $5,000,000 to $100,000,000

Match: Yes

https://www.internetforall.gov/program/enabling-middle-mile-broadband-infrastructure-program

Local networks are important for bringing high-speed Internet to communities. But local networks aren't enough. They need to connect to robust, high-capacity national and regional networks. Middle mile infrastructure makes this possible. By connecting to major networks, local networks can ensure reliable high-speed Internet service for even the most remote communities.

The Enabling Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Program provides funding for this vital part of our nation's high-speed network. With $1 billion in funding, the program will reduce the cost of bringing high-speed Internet to unserved and underserved communities.

 

Local Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Cycle 11

Due: April 2024

Amount: min $100k-max $10m

Eligibility: Must be a city, a county, or a tribal government federally recognized within the State of California. 

Link:https://dot.ca.gov/programs/local-assistance/fed-and-state-programs/highway-safety-improvement-program 

Purpose: achieving a significant reduction in fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads. The Division of Local Assistance (DLA) manages California's local agency share of HSIP funds. California's Local HSIP focuses on infrastructure projects with nationally recognized crash reduction factors (CRFs). Local HSIP projects must be identified on the basis of crash experience, crash potential, crash rate, or other data-supported means.

 

Active Transportation Program

Due: June 2024

Amount: Unspecified

Eligibility: Local, Regional or State Agencies - Caltrans - Transit Agencies - Natural Resources or Public Land Agencies - State or local park or forest agencies - State or local fish and game or wildlife agencies - Department of the Interior Land Management Agencies - U.S. Forest Service - Public Schools or School Districts - Tribal Governments - Private Nonprofit Organizations (Recreational Trails Program only) - Any other entity with responsibility for oversight of transportation or recreational trails

Link:https://dot.ca.gov/programs/local-assistance/fed-and-state-programs/active-transportation-program 

Purpose: The purpose of ATP is to encourage increased use of active modes of transportation by achieving the following goals: Increase the proportion of trips accomplished by biking and walking; Increase safety and mobility for non-motorized users; Advance the active transportation efforts of regional agencies to achieve Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction goals, pursuant to SB 375 (of 2008) and SB 341 (of 2009); Enhance public health; Ensure that disadvantaged communities fully share in the benefits of the program; Provide a broad spectrum of projects to benefit many types of active transportation users

 

USDOT: Advanced Transportation Technologies and Innovative Mobility Deployment

(ATTAIN)

Deadline: November 2024

Amount: TBD

Match: Yes

https://www.transportation.gov/rural/grant-toolkit/advanced-transportation-technologies-and-innovative-mobility-deployment

The Advanced Transportation Technologies and Innovative Mobility Deployment (ATTIMD), also known as Advanced Transportation Technology and Innovation (ATTAIN), provides funding to deploy, install, and operate advanced transportation technologies to improve safety, mobility, efficiency, system performance, intermodal connectivity, and infrastructure return on investment.

 

California Strategic Growth Council: Community Resilience Centers Program

Deadline: July 2024
Implementation Grant Pre-Proposal Deadline: August 25th, 2023

Amount: Planning grants: $100,000 to $500,000; Project Development grants: $500,000 to $5M; Implementation grants: $1M - $10M

Match: No

Eligibility: Cities, counties, special districts, JPAs, COGs, nonprofits, tribes, CBOs, community development finance institutions or community development corporations, emergency management, response, preparedness and recovery service providers and organizations. All communities are eligible to apply. SGC Staff will prioritize projects located in under-resourced communities.

Intent to Apply: To demonstrate interest in applying for a CRC Planning Grant, Project Development Grant, or Implementation Grant, all prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to submit an Intent to Apply Survey as early as possible.

Program URL: https://sgc.ca.gov/programs/community-resilience-centers/

Summary: SGC’s CRC program will fund new construction and upgrades of neighborhood-level resilience centers to provide shelter and resources during climate and other emergencies, such as extreme heat events and poor air quality days. Program will also fund ongoing year-round community services and programs, such as food distribution and workforce development training, that build overall community resilience. SGC will prioritize community-serving locations across the state, such as schools, libraries, community centers, health clinics, and places of worship. SGC’s CRC program will fund both planning and implementation activities. There is a pre-proposal phase for Implementation Grants ONLY, which includes a 5-page concept paper. Those invited will submit full applications.

 

Caltrans: Reconnecting Communities 

Deadline: September 2024

Amount: $149M for the entire program. 

Match: Not Required, but encouraged

https://dot.ca.gov/programs/local-assistance/fed-and-state-programs/rc-h2b

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. 

 

DOT: Reconnecting Communities and Neighborhoods Program

Deadline: September 2024

Amount: Up to $100,000,000

Match: Yes, up to 50%

Eligibility: 1) A State;  2) A unit of local government; 3) A Tribal government; 4) A Metropolitan Planning Organization; or  5) A non-profit organization RCP Capital Construction Grants: 1) Owner(s) of the eligible facility proposed in the project for which all necessary feasibility studies and other planning activities have been completed; or  2) a partnership between a facility owner (#1 above) and any eligible RCP Community Planning Grant applicant. See the NOFO for additional details on eligibility.

URL: www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=348959 

Purpose: The RCP Program aims to advance and support reconnection of communities divided by transportation infrastructure – with a priority on helping disadvantaged communities improve access to daily needs (jobs, schools, healthcare, grocery stores, and recreation). Funds for the fiscal year (FY) 2023 RCP grant program are to be awarded on a competitive basis to support planning and capital construction activities that aim to restore community connectivity through the removal, retrofit, mitigation or replacement of highways, roadways, or other infrastructure facilities that create barriers to mobility, access or economic development. This RCN NOFO is a combination of two major discretionary grant opportunities: The Reconnecting Communities Pilot (RCP) and Neighborhood Access and Equity (NAE) Programs. USDOT has combined these two programs into a single NOFO to provide a more efficient application process for project sponsors. While they remain separate programs for the purposes of award, the programs share many common characteristics, including:

  • Prioritizing disadvantaged communities,
  • Aiming to improve access to daily destinations such as jobs, education, healthcare, food, and recreation,
  • Fostering equitable development and restoration, and
  • Reconnecting communities by removing, retrofitting, mitigating, or replacing highways or other transportation facilities that create barriers to community connectivity, including to mobility, access, or economic development.

 

CalOES: Community Power Resiliency

Deadline: TBD. 

Amount: Maximum during the last cycle was $300k

Link:https://www.caloes.ca.gov/office-of-the-director/policy-administration/finance-administration/grants-management/community-resiliency-listos-grants/

Summary: The Community Resiliency Grant is the next generation of the Public Safety Power Shutoff Grant.  The grant is to help maintain the continuity of critical services that arel vulnerable to power outages, including Schools, County Election Offices, Food Storage and other locations. This grant is expected to be reissued by a new cycle has not been publicized at this juncture. 

 

U.S. Department of Transportation: INFRA (Nationally Significant Multimodal Freight & Highway Projects) Program

Deadline: TBD (Not released as of 10/2/23)

Amount: $5 million to $800 million (based on previous round)

Match: Yes

Eligibility: States, MPOs serving urbanized areas, local government, special districts or public authority with

transportation function, tribal governments, multistate corridor organization. The INFRA grant program funding will be made available under the MPDG combined Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).

Program URL: https://www.transportation.gov/grants/infra-grant-program

Summary: Program awards competitive grants for multimodal freight and highway projects of national or regional significance to improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of the movement of freight and people in and across rural and urban areas.

Eligible projects:

  • A highway freight project on the National Highway Freight Network
  • A highway or bridge project on the National Highway System
  • A freight intermodal, freight rail, or freight project within the boundaries of a public or private freight rail, water (including ports), or intermodal facility and that is a surface transportation infrastructure project necessary to facilitate direct intermodal interchange, transfer, or access into or out of the facility
  • A highway-railway grade crossing or grade separation project
  • A wildlife crossing project
  • A surface transportation project within the boundaries or functionally connected to an international border crossing that improves a facility owned by Fed/State/local government and increases throughput efficiency
  • A project for a marine highway corridor that is functionally connected to the NHFN and is likely to reduce road mobile source emissions
  • A highway, bridge, or freight project on the National Multimodal Freight Network

 

Caltrans: Local Roadway Safety Plan (LRSP)

Deadline: Application window currently closed. Will reopen when additional funding is available. Try Summer 2024

Amount: Based on population, centerline miles and lane miles. Maximum amount is $72,000.

Match: The LRSP funds must be no more than 90% of the total project cost.

Eligibility: Local agencies

https://dot.ca.gov/programs/local-assistance/fed-and-state-programs/highway-safety-improvement-program/local-roadway-safety-plans

A Local Road Safety Plan (LRSP) can be a means for providing local and rural road owners with an opportunity to address unique highway safety needs in their jurisdictions while contributing to the success of the SHSP. The process of preparing an LRSP creates a framework to systematically identify and analyze safety problems and recommend safety improvements. Preparing an LRSP facilitates the development of local agency partnerships and collaboration, resulting in a prioritized list of improvements and actions that can demonstrate a defined need and contribute to the statewide plan. The LRSP offers a proactive approach to addressing safety needs and demonstrates agency responsiveness to safety challenges. An LRSP provides a framework for organizing stakeholders to identify, analyze, and prioritize roadway safety improvements on local and rural roads. The process of developing an LRSP can be tailored to local protocols, needs, and issues.

 

Last Mile Federal Funding Account

Deadline: September 29th, 2024 at 4pm PDT

Amount: up to $25 million

Match: An application will receive credit based on the percentage of matching funds the applicant proposes to invest in its project and the variety of sources of matching funding provided by others. Applicants may include other funding sources such as other federal or state funds which are not duplicative. 

Eligibility: Consistent with federal guidelines, eligible projects must be designed to reliably offer, upon completion, speeds at or above 100 Mbps download and upload. In some cases, 100 Mbps symmetrical speeds may be impracticable and lower speeds of 100 Mbps download and 20 Mbps upload may be considered.

cpuc.ca.gov/industries-and-topics/internet-and-phone/broadband-implementation-for-california/last-mile-federal-funding-account#:~:text=The%20Federal%20Funding%20Account%2C%20administered,112%2C%20Statutes%20of%202021).

The Federal Funding Account, administered by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), is a $2 billion grant program for last-mile broadband infrastructure projects to connect unserved Californians. The program was established in accordance with 2021’s Senate Bill 156 (Chapter 112, Statutes of 2021). The Broadband Investments Package fact sheet provides more information on the SB 156 investments.

 

EDA Recompete Pilot Program

Deadline: October 5th, 2023

Amount: Amount requested and awarded will depend heavily on the types of interventions a particular place needs, efforts to create jobs may require larger investments in public assets, and efforts to connect workers to existing jobs may be more programmatic and thus cost less

Match: Not req. In Phase 1, but will be part of phase 2 evaluation criteria

Eligibility: Eligible applicants include: (i) a unit of local government;

(ii) the District of Columbia; (iii) a territory of the United States; (iv) a Tribal government;

(v) political subdivisions of a State or other entity, including a special-purpose

entity engaged in economic development activities; (vi) a public entity or nonprofit

organization, acting in cooperation with the officials of a political subdivision of a

State or other entity described in (v); (vii) an economic development district; and

(viii) a coalition of any of the above entities that serve or are contained within an

eligible geographic area.

Link: https://www.eda.gov/funding/programs/recompete-pilot-program

Purpose: The Distressed Area Recompete Pilot Program (Recompete Pilot Program) will invest $200 million in persistently distressed communities to create and connect people to good jobs. This program will create renewed economic opportunity in communities that have for too long been forgotten. To do so, the program targets areas where prime-age (25-54 years) employment significantly trails the national average, with the goal to close this gap through large, flexible investments. As part of EDA’s place-based economic development approach, the Recompete Pilot Program aims to meet communities where they are by offering grant opportunities that ensure sustainable and equitable economic growth across the United States.

 

Equitable Community Revitalization Grant (ECRG)

Deadline: October 9th, 2023

Amount: $85 million available

Match: TBD

Link: https://urlisolation.com/browser?clickId=E7B8BEDE-90CC-4D04-A0F6-7D6254E19617&traceToken=1686854574%3Bscdtsc_2_hosted%3Bhttps%3A%2Fcclr.us12.list-manage.com&url=https%3A%2F%2Fdtsc.ca.gov%2Fecrg%2F%3Fmc_cid%3D3d023b59b5%26mc_eid%3D4e59ab8fa2

Purpose: The program gives California communities an unprecedented opportunity to address historic environmental injustices and set a new path for land use that will have immediate and lasting benefits, such as recreational uses (parks and other green spaces), commercial enterprises and housing.

  1. Community-wide Assessment Grant ($350k*): First steps or early stages to learn about environmental conditions of at least three sites in a defined area where reuse is being planned. Activities may include Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Phase II Environmental Site Assessments or Preliminary Endangerment Assessments, and may also include community engagement for sites being assessed/investigated. In addition to assessment or investigation, activities may also include developing an inventory of brownfield sites, including GIS mapping, and other activities that will facilitate reuse planning.

*Funding: Fixed amount of $350,000, which may include up to $50,000 for CWA-related activities conducted by grantee, such as community engagement.

  1. Site-specific Investigation Grant ($150k to $7M): and/or cleanup planning at a specific site that is slated for reuse. Work includes All Appropriate Inquiries (AAI) or Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, Preliminary Endangerment Assessments (PEA), supplemental or other necessary site investigations, health and ecological risk assessments, work to evaluate different cleanup methods, pilot tests to assess a potential remedial technology, and preparation of a cleanup plan. 
  2. Site-specific Cleanup Grant ($300k to $10M): This includes planning, implementation and reporting costs for the cleanup, pilot tests and sampling/analysis to design the cleanup, public engagement and cleanup-related California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) activities. A regulatory-approved cleanup plan is highly recommended for a Site-specific Cleanup Application.

 

U.S. Department of Transportation: Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Planning Grant 

Deadline: October 10th, 2023

Amount: $13 million is program total 

Eligibility: State or local governmental authorities 

URL: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=349790&utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email

Purpose: TOD focuses growth around transit stations to create compact, mixed-use communities with easy access to jobs and services. TOD capitalizes on public investments in transit and supports transit systems. Sustainable Community Strategies that help meet the regional targets established by CARB. 

 

U.S. Department of Transportation: Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Grants Program

Deadline: October 10, 2023 at 5:00 PM ET

Amount: Up to $2 million

Match: No

Eligibility: States, political divisions of a state, tribal governments, public transportation authority or agency, public toll authority, MPOs

https://www.transportation.gov/grants/SMART

Program is open to Stage 1: Planning and Prototyping projects. The SMART Grants Program funds projects that focus on using technology interventions to solve real-world challenges facing communities, always with a focus on purpose-driven innovation and supporting technologies that provide clear, near-term benefits. A SMART grant may be used to carry out a project that demonstrates at least one of the following: 

·        Coordinated automation

·        Connected vehicles

·        Sensors

·        Systems integration

·        Delivery/logistics

·        Innovative aviation

·        Smart grid

·        Traffic signals

 

Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program (SPP)

Deadline: TBD, check back Jan 2024; every deadline is different

Amount: request up to $10mil

Match: No

https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=29939

The principal goal of the Conservancy's Prop 68 grant program is to support purposes set forth in the Conservancy's governing statutes and strategic plan, including stewarding Conservancy lands and protecting Basin communities from wildfire; restoring the resilience of Basin forests and watersheds; providing public access and outdoor recreation for all communities; and fostering Basinwide climate adaptation and sustainable communities.

 

U.S. Department of Transportation: Promoting Resilient Operations for Transformative, Efficient, and Cost-Saving Transportation (PROTECT) Program (Part B): Resilience Improvement Grants - FY 2022/2023

Deadline: August 18, 2023

Amount: Depending on category, $100,000 to no maximum.

Match: Depending on category, No match to 20% match.

Eligibility: States, MPOs, local governments, and Indian Tribes

Program URL: https://www.transportation.gov/rural/grant-toolkit/promoting-resilient-operations-transformative-efficient-and-cost-saving

Summary: The vision of the PROTECT Discretionary Grant Program is to fund projects that address the climate crisis by improving the resilience of the surface transportation system, including highways, public transportation, ports, and intercity passenger rail. Projects selected under this program should be grounded in the best available scientific understanding of climate change risks, impacts, and vulnerabilities. They should support the continued operation or rapid recovery of crucial local, regional, or national surface transportation facilities. Furthermore, selected projects should utilize innovative and collaborative approaches to risk reduction, including the use of natural infrastructure, which is explicitly eligible under the program.

Categories: There are four categories of funding under the PROTECT Discretionary Grant Program. One category is for Planning Grants. The other three categories are for Resilience Improvement, Community Resilience and Evacuation Routes, and At-Risk Coastal Infrastructure projects.

 

U.S. Department of Transportation: Multimodal Project Discretionary Grant Opportunity (MPDG)

Deadline: August 21, 2023

Amount: INFRA: $3-3.1 billion; Mega: $1.8 billion; Rural: $650-675 million

Eligibility: State, MPO, local government, tribal governments, and other combinations. 

URLwww.transportation.gov/grants/multimodal-project-discretionary-grant-notice-funding-opportunity  https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/2023-06/MPDG%20NOFO%202023-2024%20Final_0.pdf

Purpose: The purpose of this notice is to solicit applications for three funding opportunities: the National Infrastructure Project Assistance grants program (Mega), the Nationally Significant Multimodal Freight and Highways Projects grants program (INFRA), and the Rural Surface Transportation Grant program (Rural). MPDG provides Federal financial assistance to highway and bridge, intercity passenger rail, railway-highway grade and separation, wildlife crossing, public transportation, marine highway, and freight and multimodal projects, or groups of such projects, of national or regional significance, as well as to projects to improve and expand the surface transportation infrastructure in rural areas.

Rubberized Pavement Grant Program

Deadline: September 13th, 2023

Amount: The maximum grant award is $250,000 for individual applications, $350,000 for joint applications, and $500,000 for Qualifying Tribal Entities

Match: No, funds based on amount of rubberized pavement needed (weight)

Eligibility: Local governments (cities, counties, or cities and counties) as defined in PRC section 48617. Other local governmental agencies (including regional park districts, special districts, and Joint Powers Authorities (JPA) [where all participating entities are otherwise eligible]). Qualifying Tribal Entities (see Proposed Changes). State Agencies (only for Class 1 bikeways, greenways, and disability access projects at parks).

Link: https://calrecycle.ca.gov/tires/grants/pavement/fy202324/

Purpose: The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) administers a program to provide opportunities to divert waste tires from landfill disposal, prevent illegal tire dumping, and promote markets for recycled-content tire products. The Rubberized Pavement Grant Program is designed to promote markets for recycled-content surfacing products derived from only California-generated waste tires. It is aimed at encouraging first-time or limited users of rubberized pavement in two project types – Rubberized Asphalt Concrete Hot-Mix (Hot-Mix) and Rubberized Chip Seal (Chip Seal).

 

California Department of Housing & Community Development: Homekey:

Deadline: July 28th, 2023 

Amount: Capital Award Per Door - $150,000 to $200,000; Operating Award Per Unit - $1,000 to $1,400 (per Assisted Unit per month). 

Opportunity to develop a broad range of housing types, including but not limited to hotels, motels, hostels, single-family homes and multifamily apartments, adult residential facilities, and manufactured housing, and to convert commercial properties and other existing buildings to Permanent or Interim Housing for the Target Population. 

Link: https://www.hcd.ca.gov/grants-and-funding/homekey 

 

California Department of Parks and Recreation: Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)

Deadline: June 2025

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 https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=21360

Project must be acquisition or development, combination projects are not eligible. Development of recreation features must be for outdoor recreation, not indoor recreation. See the list of recreation features in the application guide. 


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