Grant Programs

California Climate Investments (CCI) funded by the Cap-and-Trade Program

The SGC Funded programs listed below are part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program 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. The cap-and-trade program also creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution. California Climate Investment projects include affordable housing, renewable energy, public transportation, zero-emission vehicles, environmental restoration, more sustainable agriculture, recycling and much more. At least 35 percent of these investments are made in disadvantaged and low-income communities. For more information, visit California Climate Investments.

Sustainable Communities Implementation Program

Finding it “necessary and in the public interest” to revitalize our communities and make them more sustainable and livable by investing in sound land use planning, local parks and urban greening; California voters passed the Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2006 (Proposition 84) authorizing $180 million to support Sustainable Communities Programs. In 2008, the Legislature allocated funds to be awarded through the Strategic Growth Council awarded for the following programs. In 2014, a final round of program funds was awarded:


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An application has been created to visualize the Proposition 84: Sustainable Community Planning Grant Program projects awarded through the SGC. This site provides Metropolitan Planning Organization and project level summary descriptions, categories, and funding amounts.

Web links allow the user to access additional information about the grantee and additional project documentation and reports.

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