2017 Announcements

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On Tuesday, December 5th, the Strategic Growth Council (SGC) awarded $33,962,403 to fund 25 agricultural conservation easements and two strategy and outcome grants funded through the Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program (SALC).

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Assembly Bill 109 allocated $11 million in Cap-and-Trade funds to the Strategic Growth Council for the development of a climate change research program.

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The California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) brings together seven state agencies and departments to coordinate activities that support sustainable communities emphasizing strong economies, social equity and environmental stewardship. The SGC is hiring immediately for our groundbreaking programs funded by the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF).

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We are pleased to announce the creation of the Strategic Growth Council’s new Climate Change Research Program. We will release a draft version of the Research Investment Plan on November 15, which will describe how the Council plans to direct $11 million in competitive grant funding.

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The Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) Program received seven (7) Concept Proposals for Implementation Grants.

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The California Biodiversity Council (CBC) will hold their 2017 Fall meeting on Nov 13-14 in the South San Francisco Bay Area region near Gilroy and Hollister. The theme for this meeting is Mainstreaming the Integrated Regional Conservation and Development Program. The Integrated Regional Conservation and Development (IRCAD) program is being coordinated by the Strategic Growth Council to pave the way to an improved regional planning approach that makes better use of existing conservation information. This program has been supported through resolutions of the Strategic Growth Council and the California Biodiversity Council. This meeting will review the program and document the significant process that has been made to advance this initiative.

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The Transformative Climate Communities Program will be hosting a webinar on the application process for the Planning Grants.

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Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program Staff across the Strategic Growth Council (SGC), Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), and Air Resources Board (ARB) would like to announce that August Cap-and-Trade auction proceeds will be included in the Third Round of the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program (AHSC).

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Please join the Strategic Growth Council next Thursday, September 28, 2017, from 3-4PM for a webinar about how to apply for the Transformative Climate Communities Implementation Grant Program.

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You are invited to join the Strategic Growth Council (SGC) and the Department of Housing and Community Development

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The Strategic Growth Council adopted the Final Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) Program Guidelines at the August 24 Council Meeting.

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The agenda and meeting materials for the Thursday, August 24, 2017 Council Meeting have been posted. Adoption of the proposed final TCC program guidelines, overview of SB 1 programs and implementation and much more. Presentations and additonal materials will be posted prior to the meeting.

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The fourth revision of the Draft Guidelines for the Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) Program is being made available for public comment. This release presents a revised draft program framework that includes updated requirements applicants must meet for implementation and planning grants. This new draft does not represent the full proposed guidelines for the Program.

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AHSC program staff across the Strategic Growth Council (SGC), Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), and Air Resources Board (ARB) thank all those who provided feedback and recommendations to inform the upcoming 2016-17 round of the AHSC Program.

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The Strategic Growth Council (SGC) invites you to join us for a series of public workshops that will help inform the development of our new Transformative Climate Communities program.

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The SGC would like to announce the up comimng technical workshops for the 2016-2017 Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program.

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The Strategic Growth Council announces the release of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for SGC’s Affordable Housing & Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Technical Assistance Program. If you are interested in providing technical assistance to applicants for the AHSC program, please submit a response to the SGC no later than Friday June 2, 2017.

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As AHSC Program Staff work to further strengthen and simplify the AHSC program, various program requirements are considered and refined. One change under consideration could have significant implications for various projects across the state. Since the proposed change occurred after the formal April 14th public comment deadline, staff are initiating a separate comment period to collect feedback on this proposal prior to finalizing the 2016-2017 AHSC Program Guidelines.

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In Its Third Year, Cap-and-Trade Funded SALC Program Commits Millions to Shielding Agricultural Land from Development.

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The Strategic Growth Council announces the release of a Request for Information (RFI) for SGC’s California Climate Investments (CCI) Outreach & Technical Assistance Program. If you are interested in providing technical assistance to applicants for any of the State’s California Climate Investment programs, please submit a response to the SGC no later than April 20, 2017 at 4:00 pm. Failure to respond to this RFI does not preclude participation in any future solicitations associated with the CCI Outreach and Technical Assistance program, but your response is highly encouraged.

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Meeting Materials for the Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Council Meeting have been posted.

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You are invited to participate in the Strategic Growth Council’s (SGC) Affordable Housing Sustainable Communities (AHSC) 2016-17 Draft Guidelines Workshops to provide input and ask questions regarding the recently released draft guidelines for round 3 of the AHSC Program.

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Marlon Boarnet (University of Southern California) and Susan Handy (UC Davis) have finalized a paper that identifies potential policies and strategies the State can consider to reduce vehicle miles traveled (VMT) and help reach California’s ambitious goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.

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The Strategic Growth Council is accepting public comments on the draft fiscal year (FY) 2016-17 Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program Guidelines.

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The Strategic Growth Council(SGC) is proud to present our Revised Draft Scoping Guidelines for the Transformative Climate Communities Program.

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Sustainable AG Land Conservation Program Draft Guidelines Now Available for Public Comment.

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Meeting Materials for the Thursday, February 9, 2017 Council Meeting have been posted

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The Strategic Growth Council is pleased to invite you to the Transformative Climate Communities Stakeholder Summit on February 10, 2017 from 9:30 am – 4:30pm at the California Health and Human Services Agency East End Complex in Sacramento.

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