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.
DOE: Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program:
Deadline: For EECBG Formula, there are a few separate deadlines:
Pre-award information sheets are due no later than 7/31.
The full grant application deadlines are as follows
local governments, 1/31/24 is the final deadline for the full grant application.These dates apply to entities pursuing grants.
For those entities pursuing vouchers in lieu of grants, the process is still being finalized, with the application opening later this August/September.
EECS is due with full application for automatic allocation groups 1/31
Amount: Total appropriation is $550 million (Formula grants: $431.2M; Competitive Grants: $8.8M)
Match: Minimum of 20% cost sharing
Eligibility: For formula grants – Local Governments, Cities, Tribes, States, and Territories For competitive grants – Local Governments, Cities, and States
Purpose: The purpose of EECBG is to assist eligible entities in implementing strategies to:Reduce fossil fuel emissions created as a result of activities within the jurisdictions of eligible entities; and Reduce the total energy use of the eligible entities to improve energy efficiency in the transportation, building, and other appropriate sectors.
RTC Trails Grants Program (RTC)
Due: July 31st
Amount: between $5,000 and $25,000
Match: Depends on project and city
Purpose: Through our Trail Grants Program, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) emphasizes strategic investments that support significant regional and community trail development goals. Many of our funded projects are small in scope and scale and can be hard to finance within traditional funding streams. These projects are essential to building, maintaining and managing the trails that so many of us love and that communities rely upon for recreation, transportation and economic vitality. Through these relatively small investments, we are able to help complete and connect trails, improve the trail user experience and support local organizations dedicated to new and existing trails across the country.
California Transportation Commission Local Transportation Climate Adaptation Program (LTCAP)
Deadline: July 31st, 2023
Amount: Max $50 million
The primary objective of this program is to provide competitive grants to local agencies for the development and implementation of capital projects adapting local transportation infrastructure to climate change.
California Strategic Growth Council: Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) Grant
Deadline: August 1st, 2023
Amount: $300,000 to $105 million
Purpose: Planning Grants fund planning activities to prepare disadvantaged communities for future funding opportunities in programs that align with the TCC Program’s objectives. These include:
Funding the implementation of neighborhood-level projects with multiple, integrated projects; Empowering communities to choose their own strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and achieving community benefits; and Prioritizing CA's most disadvantaged communities, e.g., neighborhoods ranked in the top 25% of CalEnviroScreen.
EDA Regional Technology and Innovation Hubs (Tech Hubs)
Deadline: August 15, 2023
Amount: Up to $500,000
Eligibility: State, territorial, local, or Tribal governments or other political subdivisions of a State, including State and local agencies, or a consortium thereof
Purpose: The Tech Hubs Program drives regional tech growth, creating jobs and strengthening the economy. It invests in collaboration between public, private, and academic partners to foster innovation centers and enhance national security. With a budget of $10 billion over five years, it supports U.S. regions focused on key technology areas to secure future industries and jobs domestically.
CalRecycle: Tire-Derived Aggregate
Deadline: August 16, 2023 and December 6, 2023
Amount: Up to $375,000
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.
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
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.
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.
Amount: Varies depending on allocation amount
Match: Not required
Eligibility: Counties, cities, special districts and tribal governments. Law enforcement agencies, correctional agencies performing law enforcement functions, prosecutors’ offices, state/regional consortia supporting agencies
Purpose: JAG is responsible for distributing the critical funding necessary to support a range of program areas including:
● Law enforcement; prosecution and court;
● Prevention and education;
● Corrections and community corrections;
● Drug treatment and enforcement;
● Planning, evaluation, and technology improvement; and
● Crime victim and witness initiatives.
It also provides funding support for mental health programs and related law enforcement and corrections programs such as behavioral programs and crisis intervention teams
California Strategic Growth Council: Regional Climate Collaboratives (RCC) Program Round 2
Deadline: Pre-Proposals due September 6, 2023; Full proposals due December 6, 2023
Webinar: July 13 - July 26, 2023 - See RCC resource page to register:
Amount: $500,000 to $1.75 million
Eligibility: Local government agencies, JPAs, community-based organizations, nonprofits, small businesses, academic institutions, small businesses
Program URL: https://www.sgc.ca.gov/programs/cace/resources/rcc/
Summary: The Regional Climate Collaboratives (RCC) Program is a capacity building grant program for under-resourced communities. RCC funds community-rooted and cross-sectoral partners to deepen their relationships and develop the processes, plans, and projects that will drive and sustain climate action. The goal of the program is to strengthen local coordination, leadership, knowledge, skills, and expertise with a particular focus on increasing access to funding resources for project planning and implementation within under-resourced communities. RCC was designed to serve both emerging and established Collaboratives across the state, so Applicants can tailor their proposals based on their size and community context. RCC grant terms are three years.
California Strategic Growth Council: Community Resilience Centers Program
Deadline: September 18th, 2023
Implementation Grant Pre-Proposal Deadline: August 26th, 2023
Amount: Planning grants: $100,000 to $500,000; Project Development grants: $500,000 to $5M; Implementation grants: $1M - $10M
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
WaterSMART Applied Science Grant
Deadline: October 17th, 2023
Amount: up to $400,000
Match: Yes, 50%
Eligibility: States, Tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, and other organizations with water or power delivery authority. Category B applicants are eligible so long as they partner with a Category A applicant, including: Universities, nonprofit research institutes, federally funded research and development centers, and nonprofit conservation organizations.
Purpose: The objective of this NOFO is to invite eligible non-Federal entities to leverage their money and resources by cost sharing with Reclamation on applied science projects (Project) to improve access to and use of hydrologic data, develop and improve water management tools, improve modeling and forecasting capabilities. Results from these projects will be used by water managers to increase water supply reliability, provide flexibility in water operations, improve water management, and support nature-based solutions. Project results must be readily applicable by managers—resulting in tools and information that can be used to support: water supply reliability, water delivery management, water marketing activities, drought management activities, conjunctive use of ground and surface water, water rights administration, ability to meet endangered species requirements, watershed health, conservation and efficiency, support for nature-based solutions and other water management objectives.Note: Projects that support nature-based solutions have been added to the NOFO objectives in this announcement.
Cal Advanced Services Broadband Adoption Account
Deadline: January 1st, 2024, 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%
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.
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.
UPCOMING GRANTS NOT RELEASED YET:
WaterSmart WEE Grant Program:
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.
California Department of Parks and Recreation: Outdoor Equity Grant Program (Round 2)
Due: November 2023.
The Outdoor Equity Grants Program (OEP) will increase the ability of residents in low income urban and rural communities to participate in outdoor experiences at state parks and other public lands. OEP grants will improve the health and wellness of Californians by connecting underserved communities to natural areas throughout California.
By Spring 2023, a draft Application Guide for Round Two will be posted here for public review and comment. The Round Two application deadline will be announced after the Application Guide goes through a public review and comment period.
U.S. Department of Transportation: Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Planning Grant
Deadline: May 2023 (exact date TBD)
Amount: $13 million is program total
Eligibility: State or local governmental authorities
URL: www.transit.dot.gov/funding/grants/fact-sheet-pilot-program-transit-oriented-developm ent-planning
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: Mega Grant Program
Deadline: Late Spring
Amount: Up to $300,000,000
Eligibility: a State or a group of States; a metropolitan planning organization; a unit of local government; a political subdivision of a State; a special purpose district or public authority with a transportation function, including a port authority; a Tribal government or a consortium of Tribal governments; a partnership between Amtrak and 1 or more entities described in (1) through (6); and, a group of entities described in any of (1) through (7).
Summary: The Mega Program (the National Infrastructure Project Assistance program) supports large, complex projects that are difficult to fund by other means and likely to generate national or regional economic, mobility, or safety benefits.
Caltrans: Reconnecting Communities
Deadline: Late May/Early June 2023
Amount: $149M for the entire program.
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. https://dot.ca.gov/programs/local-assistance/fed-and-state-programs/rc-h2b
California Parks & Recreation/California Natural Resources Agency: Urban Greening Grant
Deadline: Another round of funding has not yet been approved. Check back by the end of July to see if anything has changed.
Amount: There are no maximum or minimum grant amounts (Up to $6 million)
Eligibility: Grant Funds will be awarded to a city, county, special district, nonprofit organization, or an agency or entity formed pursuant to the Joint Exercise of Powers Act if at least one of the parties to the joint powers agreement qualifies as an eligible applicant.
Purpose: Eligible urban greening projects will reduce GHG emissions, mitigate the effects of extreme heat, and provide multiple additional benefits, including, but not limited to, a decrease in air and water pollution or a reduction in the consumption of natural resources and energy. Eligible projects will result in the conversion of an existing built environment into green space that uses natural and green infrastructure approaches to create sustainable and vibrant communities. It’s important to show how incorporating design elements such as decomposed granite sidewalks, rubber safety surfacing, shade structures, bio-infiltration areas, ornamental garden plantings, and a community garden will achieve measurable benefits as a result of:Acquiring, creating, enhancing, and expanding community parks/green spaces; and/or Using natural systems or systems that mimic natural systems to achieve multiple
Deadline: Summer 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).
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).
Thriving Communities Program:
Deadline: TBD late summer
Amount: Program has $25 million+ to give
Match: Unsure as of now
Eligibility: TBD (communities, 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.
Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC)
Deadline: Coming out in November, expected due date January 2024
Rural Fire Capacity (RFC) Grant:
Amount: $500 to $20,000
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.
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Proposition 64 Public Health and Safety Grant Program (Cohort 4)
Deadline: est. December 2023
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.
Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program (ORLP)
Deadline: est. Late 2023
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.
The Neighborhood Access and Equity Grant Program (NAE)
Amount: $3 billion available
Purpose: The Neighborhood Access and Equity Grant Program, which was established under the Inflation Reduction Act in 2022, will provide $3 billion over the next 5 years to improve connectivity in communities affected by divisive infrastructure. This new program is unique in that Congress explicitly included language from the Connecting America’s Active Transportation System Act—now known as the Active Transportation Infrastructure Investment Program—emphasizing active transportation as a key strategy for reconnecting communities. The Neighborhood Access and Equity Grant Program will fund projects designed to build or improve complete streets, multiuse trails, regional greenways or active transportation networks and spines. Projects located in economically disadvantaged areas will be prioritized and may receive a larger share of federal funds.
Rural Surface Transportation Program
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)
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
- 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 30, 2023, Next Round TBD
Amount: $500,000 to $15 million
Eligibility: Counties, cities, public housing authorities, special districts, IHEs, tribal governments
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.
Clean California Local Grant Program
Deadline: May 31st, 2023; Next Round TBD
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.
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: Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)
Deadline: June 1, 2023; Next Round TBD
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=30240
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.
California Department of Parks and Recreation: Recreational Trails Program
Deadline: June 15, 2023; Next Round TBD
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
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 15, 2023
Match: Yes - 1:1
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.