California Consulting Releases List of Public Works Grant Opportunities


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List of Grant Opportunities


CORE Voucher Incentive Program

Deadline: First come, first serve

Amount: Rebate/incentive, about 70%


Eligible Equipment:

Check Funding:

The California Air Resources Board (CARB), in partnership with CALSTART, launched the Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project (CORE) to accelerate the purchase of zero-emission off-road equipment in California.

CORE, analogous to the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP), is a project intended to encourage California companies to purchase or lease currently commercialized zero-emission off-road freight equipment by providing a streamlined voucher process to offset the higher cost of such technologies.

CORE voucher amounts are based on the incremental cost difference between traditional equipment and new zero-emission alternatives. Additional funding is available for charging infrastructure, equipment deployed in pollution overburdened communities (DACs), and equipment purchased by small businesses.

**Landscaping Equipment Reserved for Licensed Landscapers


South Coast AQMD Voucher Incentive Programs (Fleet and lawn/landscaping equipment)

Deadline: First-Come, First-Served Basis (no application deadline; open until funds are exhausted)

Amount: Up to 85% discount will be provided, up to the funding caps listed below (whichever is less):; 20% match for fleet

Eligibility: Cities are welcome to apply as well as School Districts and licensed landscapers

South Coast AQMD offers a broad range of programs for businesses, the community, and local government that help to achieve cleaner air quality for all. Many of these programs offer financial incentives for implementing new clean air technologies. Some provide partnerships and new ways of addressing air quality issues throughout the South Coast Basin.



Due: CURRENTLY ACCEPTING LETTERS OF SUPPORT; The RAISE FY2024 NOFO will be published no later than November 30, 2023

Amount: Varies, competitive basis, per statute

Eligibility: any public entity


Purpose: The Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity, or RAISE Discretionary Grant program, provides a unique opportunity for the DOT to invest in road, rail, transit and port projects that promise to achieve national objectives. Previously known as the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) and Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Discretionary Grants, Congress has dedicated nearly $14.3 billion for fifteen rounds of National Infrastructure Investments to fund projects that have a significant local or regional impact.


Thriving Communities Program:

Deadline: LOI due November 15th, 202, Applications due by November 28, 2023 on

Amount: Program has $25 million+ to give

Match: No

Eligibility: cities, towns, etc


Purpose: This planning, technical assistance, and capacity building support will enable ***disadvantaged and under-resourced communities to advance a pipeline of transformative infrastructure projects that will increase mobility, reduce pollution, and expand affordable transportation options, connecting communities to the essential opportunities and resources that will help them thrive.


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): Climate Ready Workforce Funding Opportunity

Deadline: Letters of Intent are due November 30, 2023, at 11:59 pm EST 

Application submission is February 13, 2024, at 11:59 pm EST

Amount: $500,000-$10 million

Eligibility: State, Tribal, territorial and local governments, institutions of higher education, and non-profit organizations in coastal states or territories.


A climate-ready nation requires a climate-ready workforce. NOAA will assist communities in coastal and Great Lakes states and territories so they may form partnerships that train workers and place them into jobs that enhance climate resilience. This competition is designed to meet the emerging and existing skills needs of employers while helping workers enter good jobs, so that together they may enhance climate resilience. NOAA envisions making between 10-20 awards under this competition, at amounts ranging from $500,000 to $10 million each. NOAA is issuing this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for qualified organizations to form and support partnerships that will work collaboratively to support regional economies and their associated workforces by developing training programs that build in-demand skills, offering wraparound services that allow workers to successfully enroll in and complete training, and helping workers enter or advance into good jobs that enhance climate resilience. Wraparound services allow people to overcome barriers to participate in the program, especially individuals in underserved groups.


CalRecycle: Tire-Derived Aggregate

Deadline: December 6, 2023

Amount: Up to $375,000

Match: No

Eligibility: Cities, counties, school districts, special districts, JPAs, state agencies, IHEs, for-profits, nonprofits, tribal entities

Projects generally fall into one of five categories (see TDA Uses for more complete descriptions):

· Category 1: Mechanically Stabilized TDA (retaining walls).

· Category 2: Low Impact Development (stormwater mitigation including stormwater infiltration galleries).

· Category 3: Lightweight fill (slope stabilization, embankment fill, landslide repair, and retaining walls).

· Category 4: Vibration mitigation (under rail lines).

· Category 5: Landfill application (aggregate replacement projects such as leachate and gas collection systems, drainage layers, leachate injection).  Projects that are currently underway or that have been completed at the same location within the same facility within three years of application are not eligible.  Landfill application projects do not include use of shredded waste tires as alternative daily cover or alternative intermediate cover.


CalTrans: Sustainable Transportation Grant

Deadline: Due January 18th 2024 at 5pm pst

Amount: 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

NEW! 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


EPA: Climate Pollution Reduction Grants (CPRG)

Deadline: Optional Notice of Intent to Apply due to by February 1, 2024, applications due April 1, 2024 at 11:59 p.m

Amount: Between $2 million and $500 million

Eligibility: Limited to lead organizations for CPRG planning grants and other executive branch-level agencies, offices, and departments.


Recognizing the urgency to address GHG pollution contributing to climate change, the BidenHarris Administration and Congress established the $5 billion CPRG program as part of the 2022 IRA. EPA takes seriously its responsibility to protect human health and the environment as the United States faces the increasingly harmful impacts of climate change. Across the country, communities are experiencing more deadly wildfires and storm surges, more extreme drought and water scarcity, and dangerous levels of flooding, among other impacts. The Fourth National Climate Assessment found that intense extreme weather and climate-related events, as well as changes in average climate conditions, are expected to continue to damage infrastructure, ecosystems, and social systems that provide essential benefits to communities. If left unchecked, future climate change is expected to further disrupt many areas of life and exacerbate existing challenges to prosperity posed by aging and deteriorating infrastructure, stressed ecosystems, and long-standing inequalities. However, with this challenge comes an opportunity to invest in a cleaner economy that will spur innovation and economic growth while building more equitable, resilient communities. 


Economic Development Administration (EDA): PWEAA, Recompete, Build to Scale

Amount: $100,000 to $30 million. 

Due: Rolling basis, no deadline. 


Purpose: EDA solicits applications from applicants in rural and urban areas to provide investments that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA’s Public Works and EAA programs. Grants and cooperative agreements made under these programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets and support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities. EDA provides strategic investments on a competitive- merit-basis to support economic development, foster job creation, and attract private investment in economically distressed areas of the United States. 

***CEDS (Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy) needed for EDA grants


MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation: 

Due: Rolling basis, no deadline.


Purpose: Created to increase participation in and expand access to youth baseball and softball. Supports capital projects including building and renovating fields and practice facilities and installing lighting. It also supports baseball/softball programs and education initiatives. There is no funding range for grant requests. 


SRF Programs

Deadline: Ongoing

Amount: Varies Depending on Project

Match: Low Cost Loan with PF option



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