The Sustainable Communities Planning Grant and Incentives Program: Best Practices Pilot


The Strategic Growth Council (SGC) in partnership with the Office of Planning and Research is pleased to announce the release of the Sustainable Communities Planning Grant and Incentives Program: Best Practices Pilot, Guidelines and Application.


The Sustainable Communities Planning Grant and Incentives Program: Best Practices Pilot, is an effort to support local land use planning related to climate and the State’s statutory planning priorities. SCPGIP funding in the amount of $250,000 will be available for applicants to apply for up to $50,000.  These grants will support the development and/or implementation of a specific portion of a land use plan, land protection or management practice, or development project, that targets sustainable development and the State’s climate policies with the express intent of 1) implementation of that project or plan; and 2) identification of a best practice and creation of a Case Study to share amongst land use planning and policy peers.  This small grant is not intended to fund a long-range plan or project in its entirety. Proposed applications must support local implementation of state policies, with a focus on creating more resilient communities through climate adaptation and mitigation.


The new deadline for proposals for the SCPGIP Best Practices Pilot has been extended to February 9th.

An application information webinar for the program will be held on January 12th from 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

To watch the recording of the webinar click here.
SCPGIP Best Practices Application Information Session Slides

The webinar will provide applicants with an overview of the purpose and objectives of the program, application components, as well as ample time for questions.
Webinar materials will be posted shortly.

If you have questions or concerns please send them to SCPGIP@opr.ca.gov