California Consulting Releases Latest List of Municipal Grant Opportunities


Municipal Grant Opportunities  

Cal OES: Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) 

Deadline: Rolling deadline for NOI, Sub applications due 6/10/24 

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 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. 


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. 

San Joaquin Valley APCD: MANY OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE  Deadline: First Come, First Serve

Amount: Up to 100% off costs of equipment for public agencies 

Match: No 

The Zero-Emission Landscaping Equipment (ZELE) Voucher Program  

provides incentives for San Joaquin Valley landscapers, public agencies, and  businesses that perform their own landscape maintenance, to replace their old  gas-powered landscape equipment with new electric options. 

Amount: Small business and public agency applicants may be eligible for up  to 100% of the cost of new equipment, while large businesses may be eligible  for up to 85% of the cost of new equipment. Maximum funding amounts may  

be reduced for large businesses to ensure the 15% cost share requirement is  met. 

New Alternative Fuel Vehicle Purchase 

This component provides funding for the purchase of new alternative fueled vehicles (Electric,  Plug-In Hybrid, CNG, LNG, LPG, etc). Applications for this component are currently being  accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. For specific information about the requirements of  the component, please review the program guidelines.Maximum Funding: Up to $20,000 per  vehicle, with a limit of $100,000 per agency per year. 

FEMA: Public Assistance Program 

Deadline: Public Assistance begins with the Disaster Declaration Process. When an area has received a Presidential declaration of an emergency or major disaster, then its  state, tribal, territorial and local governments — and certain types of private non-profits — may  be eligible to apply for Public Assistance (PA). 

Amount: Varies 

Match: Yes, 25% 

The mission of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) Public Assistance  (PA) Program is to provide assistance to State, local, Territorial, or Tribal, and local (SLTT)  governments, and certain types of private nonprofit (PNP) organizations so that communities  

can quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the  President. Through the PA Program, FEMA provides supplemental Federal grant assistance for  debris removal, emergency protective measures, and the restoration of disaster-damaged,  publicly owned facilities and specific facilities of certain PNP organizations. The PA Program  also encourages protection of these damaged facilities from future incidents by providing  assistance for hazard mitigation measures. FEMA provides this assistance based on authority in  statutes, executive orders (EOs), regulations, and policies. 

OPR: Adaptation Planning Grant Program 

Deadline: Pre-Application Deadline: May 20th, 2024 

Main Application Deadline: June 3rd, 2024 

Amount: between $100,000 and $650,000 

Match: Not Required 

As communities in California experience more frequent, prolonged, and severe impacts of  climate change, many are faced with planning for and responding to ongoing and worsening  hazards such as extreme heat, flooding, wildfires, drought, extreme weather events, and sea  level rise. Furthermore, many jurisdictions lack the capacity, tools, guidance, and resources to  effectively prepare for these climate impacts. This capacity gap hinders the ability of  communities to develop and implement plans that build resilience and reduce future risk. The Adaptation Planning Grant Program (APGP) will provide $25 million to help fill local,  regional, and tribal planning needs, provide communities the resources to identify climate  resilience priorities, and support the development of a pipeline of climate resilient infrastructure  projects across the state. 

Key Priorities: 

Explicitly and meaningfully prioritize equitable outcomes, particularly in the most  vulnerable communities, by establishing an inclusive funding program that removes  barriers for Applicants and ensures that awardees represent a wide geographic,  economic, and population diversity. 

Encourage communities to equitably plan for and respond to multiple climate risks by centering the needs of vulnerable communities and supporting an all-risk approach to  adaptation planning. These grants encourage communities to conduct integrated  planning activities. As California experiences accelerated impacts of climate change,  many communities are faced with planning for and responding to cascading and  compound impacts (e.g., flooding and landslides following wildfires, or riverine  flooding due to sea level rise). 

Support integrated social and physical infrastructure planning to achieve  community resilience. The program provides flexible funding to meet multi sector/issue planning needs that intersect with climate risks, including but not limited to  land use, transportation, economic, housing, natural resource management, public  infrastructure, and hazard mitigation issues. 

Build statewide capacity to plan for and implement equitable planning strategies by supporting peer-to-peer learning, communities of practice, information sharing, and  publishing replicable case studies in the State Adaptation Clearinghouse. 

Embed equity into the planning process, from project visioning through project  evaluation, by increasing opportunities for shared decision-making, utilizing inclusive  processes, and actively remedying historic underinvestment by fairly distributing access  to the benefits and privileges associated with community investment. 

BCSH: Encampment Resolution Fund 

Deadline: Application Window #3: 05/01/24-06/30/24  

Amount: Average grant size per jurisdiction is $2.5 million 

Match: Yes 


Specifically, funded activities should center around either 1) Providing interim shelter with 3 

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) 

CalFIRE: Urban and Community Forestry Grant 

Deadline: May 30th, 2024, 5:00 pm PDT 

Amount: $150,000 to $1.5M (or up to $3M if the project is regional) 

Match: No The Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program strives to increase the long-term benefits trees  provide, improve the public’s understanding and appreciation of urban trees, and advance urban  forest management and tree care. Projects MUST serve disadvantaged and/or low-income  communities. 

PG&E Better Together Nature Positive Innovation Grant Program 

Deadline: June 7, 2024 

Amount: $500,000 total this year – five $100,000 grants, one in each region of PG&E’s service  area 

Eligibility: governmental organizations, tribal governments, educational institutions, and  certified 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations California faces growing risks to its natural environment and unique biodiversity. Today, about  30% of California’s species are threatened with extinction―more than any other state. Climate  change is further threatening California’s natural environment―through direct impacts to  habitats and species and indirect impacts through climate-induced changes in resources such as  food, water, and habitat quality and availability. 

As one of the largest landowners in California, PG&E has a long history of responsible  stewardship of the natural environment. We are renewing our focus on environmental  stewardship and are pursuing opportunities to invest in partnerships that will promote  protecting and restoring land, water, and air in habitats and communities across our service  area. 

The Better Together Nature Positive Innovation grant program, funded by The PG&E  Corporation Foundation (Foundation), is requesting proposals of $100,000 to fund five projects  (one in each region of PG&E’s service area) in 2024 that address a specific environmental  stewardship focus area:

· Land Stewardship 

· Air Quality 

· Water Stewardship 

Local Parks Grant Program 

Deadline: June 14th, 2024 

Amount: Min $15,000, no max specified 

Match: Not required, but recommended for implementation grants 

Eligibility: 501(c)3 organizations, California Native American Tribes, Native 7871  Organizations, Land Trusts, Fiscally Sponsored Community Organizations, Foundations, and  Local Government Agencies (City, County, Regional). 

Local parks include land that is owned or managed by a local city, county, park or community  service district, land trusts, regional park or open space district, non-profit organization or  foundation, or any other entity other than federal and state agencies. Both indoor and outdoor  spaces can be considered. 

This new multi-year grant program intends to create local community connections to  California’s rich and diverse cultural history and natural areas outside of California’s state park  boundaries. Eligible projects will enhance connections to local cultural history, local parks,  open space or natural areas through community events, programming or installations that help  to build sustainable community connections, health and well-being. The Local Parks Grants  Program will be managed and administered by Parks California. 

This program supports the “Outdoor Access for All” initiative led by Governor Gavin Newsom  and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom, along with the Natural Resources Agency’s  “Outdoors for All” initiative, and California State Parks’ Reexamining Our Past Initiative. 

CA DOT: Active Transportation Program 

Due: June 17th, 2024 

Amount: Unspecified 

Match: No, but might be a match if applying to funds from MPO 

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: program/cycle7 

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: Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A)

Deadline: Planning and Demonstration Grant applicants have three deadlines:  Thursday, April 4, 2024, 5:00 PM (ET) 1st Deadline for planning 

Thursday, May 16, 2024, 5:00 PM (ET) Deadline for implementation, 2nd deadline for  planning 

Thursday, August 29, 2024, 5:00 PM (ET) Final deadline for planning applications Unsuccessful Implementation Grant applicants may apply for a Planning and Demonstration  Grant application in the final application round on August 29, 2024 by 5:00 PM ET.  Amount: $100,000 to $10 million 

Match: Yes 20% 

Planning and Demonstration Grants provide Federal funds to develop, complete, or supplement  a comprehensive safety action plan. The goal of an Action Plan is to develop a holistic, well defined strategy to prevent roadway fatalities and serious injuries in a locality, Tribe, or region.  Planning and Demonstration Grants also fund supplemental planning and/or demonstration  activities that inform the development of a new or existing Action Plan. The Department  encourages including demonstration activities in an application. 

Federal Highway Administration/DOT: Active Transportation Infrastructure  Investment Program (ATIIP) 

Deadline: June 17, 2024 

Amount: $15,000,000 min for implementation, $100,000 min for planning Match: 20% - FHWA expects the period of performance to be no more than 2 years for  Planning and Design grants and 5 years for Construction grants. 

Eligibility: Local or Regional Governmental Organizations; Multicounty Special Districts;  State; Multistate Group of Governments; or An Indian Tribe.  


Purpose: The innovative new ATTIP grant program is keen to fund: 

• Investment that is uniquely contracted to enable communities to plan and construct  connected active-transportation systems. Priority will be given to local governments  and communities that are planning and building connected active-transportation  networks—making it safer and more convenient for people to get where they need to  go on foot, by bicycle and by wheelchair. Local governments know that this  investment is critical to reduce transportation-related fatalities, strengthen their  economies, provide more transportation options to underserved communities and  reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

• Active transportation networks that connect people to everyday destinations like public  transportation, businesses, workplaces, schools and other community activity centers,  as well as active transportation/ trail spines that link communities and regions.

• Active transportation systems planned with community input or aimed at addressing  disparities in bicyclist and pedestrian fatality rates, with opportunities for a higher  federal share in disadvantaged communities. 

• A rule to be issued that will encourage the use of categorical exclusions, expedited  procurement techniques and other best practices to ensure that infrastructure is  constructed quickly and efficiently with as little impact as possible. 

Eligible projects include, but aren’t limited to: 

o Trail construction and maintenance equipment 

o Trail/highway crossings and intersections 

o Recreational trails 

o Trail bridges 

o Resilience improvements to pedestrian and bicycle facilities or to protect or enhance  use. 

o Spot improvement programs (programs of small projects to enhance pedestrian and  bicycle use) 

o Signing for pedestrian or bicycle routes 

o Signs, signals, signal improvements (including accessible pedestrian signals) o Shared use paths / transportation trails 

o Separated bicycle lanes 

o Sidewalks (new or retrofit) 

o Safety education and awareness activities and programs to inform pedestrians,  bicyclists, and motorists on ped/bike traffic safety laws 

o Stormwater mitigation related to pedestrian and bicycle project impacts 

California Ocean Protection Council: SB 1 Grant Program 

Deadline: Track 1 (Pre-planning and Planning) will be due Friday, March 22, June 28th, and  October 4th 2024 at 5:00 p.m. PT 

Track Two proposals (Projects in the Implementation Project Phase) will be accepted through a  competitive process starting in mid-late 2024 

Amount: Track 1: $200,000 - $1,500,000; Track 2: $1,500,000 - $10,000,000 Match: Encouraged, but not required 


In 2021, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 1 (Atkins, 2021) into law. Senate Bill 1 (SB 1)  directs the state to provide funding to local and regional governments to develop sea-level rise  (SLR) adaptation plans and implementation projects. In 2022 and 2023, OPC received $37.5  million and $54.5 million respectively to support the implementation of SB 1, with an additional  $10 million anticipated in the 2024-2025 budget. Ultimately, OPC’s SB 1 SLR Adaptation  Planning Grant Program (SB 1 Grant Program) aims to provide funding for coastal communities  to develop consistent SLR adaptation plans and projects to build resilience to SLR along the entire  coast of California and San Francisco Bay. 

SB 1 Grant Program 

The SB 1 Grant Program contains two funding tracks: one for pre-planning and planning phases 7 

(Track One), and one for the project phase (Track Two). 

Track 1 

Track One proposals (projects in the Pre-planning, Data Collection, and Planning Phases) are now  being accepted through a rolling, quarterly process. 

See the SB 1 Grant Program Solicitation (PDF) for details on this funding opportunity. Applicants  must use the SB 1 Track 1 Proposal Template and Instructions (.docx), and be sure to address the  minimum criteria listed in the SLR Adaptation Criteria. 

CPUC: Cal Advanced Services Broadband Adoption Account 

Deadline: July 1st 2024, Jan 1st 2025 

Amount: The CASF Adoption Account is authorized $20.024 million for fiscal year 2023- 2024 to provide grants to increase publicly available or after-school broadband access and  digital inclusion. 

Match: Yes, 15% 

Link: services-fund/casf-adoption-account 

Purpose: Pursuant to Public Utilities (Pub. Util.) Code section 281, moneys in the CASF  Adoption Account are available to the Commission to award grants to increase publicly  available or after-school broadband access and digital inclusion, such as grants for digital  literacy training programs and public education to communities with limited broadband  adoption. The Commission is required to give preference to programs and projects in  communities with demonstrated low broadband access, including low-income communities,  senior citizen communities, and communities facing socioeconomic barriers to broadband  adoption. 

USBR: WaterSmart Small-Scale WEE Grant: 

Deadline: 7/9/2024, 1/14/2025, and 7/8/2025 

Amount: up to $100,000 

Match: Yes 50% 


Through the WaterSMART Small-Scale Water Efficiency Projects Reclamation provides 50/50  cost share funding to irrigation and water districts, tribes, states and other entities with water or  power delivery authority for small water efficiency improvements that have been identified  through previous planning efforts. Projects eligible for funding include installation of flow  measurement or automation in a specific part of a water delivery system, lining of a section of a  canal to address seepage, or other similar projects that are limited in scope. 

EPA Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicles Program 

Deadline: July 25th, 2024 


Commented [1]: Or until funds are exhausted

Match: Yes, 20-70% match depending on vehicle 

Eligibility: 1. States, including U.S. territories; 2. Municipalities, including public school  districts; 3. Indian Tribes; and 4. Nonprofit school transportation associations.  Link: 

Vehicles eligible for replacement under the Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicles Grant Program  include: 

● · Class 6 and Class 7 school buses 

● · Other non-school bus Class 6 and Class 7 vehicles, including (but not limited to): ● · Refuse Haulers/Dump Trucks 

● · Class 6/7 Transit Buses 

● · Delivery Trucks 

● · Utility Trucks 

● · Bucket Trucks 

● · Other Box Trucks

Eligible activities and costs for the Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicles Grant Program include: ● · The incremental cost of replacing a non-zero-emission Class 6/7 heavy-duty  vehicle with a Class 6/7 zero-emission vehicle. 

● · The purchase and installation of fueling infrastructure that will support vehicles  replaced under this program. 

● · Driver/mechanic training related to the maintenance and operation of new  vehicles and supporting fueling infrastructure, and vehicle warranties. 

● · Costs directly related to the implementation, management, and oversight of the  project, including recipient and subrecipient personnel and benefits, contractual  services, consulting on vehicle deployments, travel, supplies, and indirect costs. 

USDOT FHA: Bridge Investment Program  

Deadlines: The NOFO establishes these immediate application deadlines -- ● March 19, 2024 for Bridge Projects (FY '23 & '24 funding). 

And these future application deadlines – 

● August 1, 2024 for FY ‘25 funding 

● October 1, 2024 for Planning Grants (FY '25 funding). 

● November 1, 2024 for Bridge Projects (FY '25 funding). 

● October 1, 2025 for Planning Grants (FY '26 funding). 

● November 1, 2025 for Bridge Projects (FY '26 funding). 

Amount: $50,000,000-$3,000,000,000 

Eligibility: State governments, City or township governments, County governments, Special  district governments, Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"  for clarification), Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) Match: Yes, varies depending on project size and other funding sources 

Large Bridge Project funds will be awarded on a competitive basis for bridge replacement,  rehabilitation, preservation, and protection projects with total eligible costs of greater than  $100 million that: (1) improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of the movement of  people and freight over bridges; and (2) improve the condition of bridges in the United States  by reducing (a) the number of bridges, and total person miles traveled over bridges, that are  in poor condition or that are in fair condition and at risk of falling into poor condition within  the next 3 years, or (b) the number of bridges, and total person miles traveled over bridges,  that do not meet current geometric design standards or cannot meet the load and traffic  requirements typical of the regional transportation network. In addition, a Large Bridge  Project that receives a BIP award of not less than $100 million is eligible for a multiyear  grant, in which DOT can award available funds to a project over the course of several years  in accordance with an agreement and in alignment with its schedule. Applications submitted  under one funding opportunity may receive funding under a different funding category than  identified in the application based on FHWA’s review of the project schedule and total  project cost, see Section A.1.b.  

USBR: WaterSmart WEE Grant Program: 

Deadline:Oct 30, 2024 

Match: Yes 50% 

Amount: up to $5 Million 

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: 

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. 

EPA: Environmental and Climate Justice Community Change Grants Program Deadline: November 21, 2024 

Amount: Awards under Track I are expected to be between $10-20 million each and cannot  exceed $20 million. Awards under Track II are expected to be between $1-3 million each and  cannot exceed $3 million. EPA expects to award approximately $1.96 billion for about 150  Track I awards, including those under the Target Investment Areas described below in B, and  approximately $40 million for about 20 Track II awards.  

Match: No cost-sharing or matching is required as a condition of eligibility under this NOFO. Eligibility: Consistent with CAA §138(b)(3) and Assistance Listing 66.616, applicants eligible  to apply and receive grants under this NOFO are (1) a partnership between two community based nonprofit organizations (CBOs) as defined below, or (2) a partnership between a CBO  and one of the following: a federally recognized Tribe, a local government, or an institution of  higher education. These types of partnerships for eligibility purposes are known as Statutory  Partnerships. Further eligibility requirements are described below. 

Link: grants-program 

The Community Change Grants are the final and most comprehensive piece of EPA’s  implementation of ECJP IRA funding. The Community Change Grants will complement grant  programs that EPA launched in 2022 and 2023, including those for the Collaborative Problem Solving, Government-to-Government, and Thriving Communities Grantmaker programs.  Collectively, these programs will empower communities and their partners to design, develop,  and implement multi-faceted community-driven projects. These programs will address the  diverse and unique needs of disadvantaged communities by: 1. Reducing and preventing  pollution; 2. Building resilience to climate change and mitigating current and future climate  risks; 3. Enhancing meaningful involvement in government processes related to environmental  and climate justice; 4. Expanding access to high-quality jobs and economic opportunity through  workforce development; and 5. Bolstering community strength by ensuring that local residents receive the benefits of investments and have the opportunity to build on them for current and  future generations. 

Economic Development Administration (EDA): PWEAA, Recompete, Build to Scale Due: Rolling basis, no deadline.  

Amount: $100,000 to $3 million.  

Match: No 


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. 

Amount: Average $40k 

Match: No 


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.  

**Must be a DAC 

SRF Programs 

Deadline: Ongoing 

Amount: Varies Depending on Project 

Match: Low Cost Loan with PF option 

Funding for Drinkingwater, Wastewater, and Stormwater projects.