The Department of Transportation Division of Transportation Planning is on a fast track to develop a grant guide and launch the new Senate Bill 1, The Road Repair & Accountability Act of 2017, planning grant funds. SB 1 will provide $20 million for climate adaptation projects. Here is the schedule of workshops for SB 1, and more information about the bill. The discussion drafts are also now available for public review and comment; grant applicants are encouraged to begin considering possible applications based on the discussion drafts, available here.
Final draft comments due August 31, 2017.
This program supports creative place-making projects that help transform communities into lively, beautiful, and resilient places - achieving these community goals through strategies that incorporate the following:
- Arts Engagement, Cultural Planning, and Design Projects: These projects represent the distinct character and quality of their communities. These projects require a partnership between a nonprofit organization and a local government entity, with one of the partners being a cultural organization. Matching grants range from $25,000 to $200,000.
- Projects that Build Knowledge About Creative Place-making: These projects are available to arts and design service organizations, and industry, policy, or university organizations that provide technical assistance to those doing place-based work. Matching grants range from $25,000 to $100,000.
Applications due September 11, 2017.
NOAA announced funding for climate research programs to improve observations and monitoring of the climate system, advance understanding of the climate, improvements in modeling and prediction, community engagement related to climate change, and research on interactions between climate and society. Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education, other nonprofits, commercial organizations, international organizations, and state, local and Indian tribal governments. Federal agencies interested in receiving financial support for projects should contact the appropriate competition manager.
Applications due September 11, 2017.
Cap-and-Trade Auction Proceeds: 2017 Community Meetings to Discuss Draft Updates to CARB's Funding Guidelines
You are invited to participate in a series of community meetings and a statewide webcast later this month to provide input on the draft updates to the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB or Board) Funding Guidelines for Agencies that Administer California Climate Investments (Funding Guidelines). California Climate Investments is a statewide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment-particularly in disadvantaged communities. A live webcast of the Sacramento meeting will also be available. For more information on these community meetings and the public comment period, see the detailed community meeting notice.
Final draft comments due September 15, 2017.
The application period for 2018 Climate Leadership Awards is now open! Award categories include Organizational Leadership, Individual Leadership, Supply Chain Leadership, Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management, and Innovative Partnership.
Applications due September 26, 2017.
The goal of this program is to promote sustainable engineered systems that support human well-being an that are also compatible with sustaining natural systems that provide ecological services vital for human survival. All proposed research should be driven by engineering principles, and be presented explicitly in an environmental sustainability context. Research efforts supported by the program typically consider long time horizons and may incorporate contributions from the social sciences and ethics. The program supports engineering research that seeks to balance society's need to provide ecological protection and maintain stable economic conditions.
Proposal window: October 1 - October 20, 2017.
PG&E and the American Institute of Architects, California Council announced the seventh annual Architecture at Zero competition for zero net energy building designs. The competition is open for entries from students and professionals worldwide.
Deadline: January 30, 2018.
The USDA's ACEP provides financial and technical assistance to help conserve agricultural lands and wetlands and their related benefits. Under the Agricultural Land Easements component, NRCS helps American Indian tribes, state and local governments and non-governmental organizations protect working agricultural lands and limit non-agricultural uses of the land. Applications are welcomed anytime (with the exception of wetlands reserve easements, as the deadline has passed for this component).
Applications accepted on a rolling basis.