CRC Application Materials 

Round 1 Application for CRC Planning, Project Development, and Implementation Grants Now Open

Applications to Round 1 the Community Resilience Centers (CRC) Program for Planning, Project Development, and Implementation Grants are now open! The due date for all final Planning, Project Development, and Implementation Grant Applications is Monday, September 18, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. PST. Access all CRC grant applications and materials on the Submittable platform.

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Application Q&A

After hosting the first round of virtual Office Hours and addressing a variety of questions about the Community Resilience Centers (CRC) Round 1 applications received in the CRC inbox, the CRC program team has released the first iteration of the CRC Round 1 Application Q&A Resource. In this resource, we have compiled questions we received during the current application period, along with their answers. We hope that prospective applicants find this resource helpful as they develop their applications. The CRC program team will periodically update this resource until the application due date.

CRC Round 1 App Q&A

Guidance Documents

The guidance documents in this section are referenced in the grant application questions on the Submittable application platform. These guidance documents provide further instructions, recommendations, and tips for applicants developing the required documentation for their applications to Round 1 of the CRC Program.

CRC Networking Hub

The CRC team is excited to announce the CRC Networking Hub! This hub on Milken Institute’s Community Infrastructure Center platform will give applicants and prospective applicants to the CRC program an opportunity to connect with other applicants and subject matter experts throughout the state! It will also allow folks to find other related events and funding opportunities. Sign up to be a part of the CRC Networking Hub at the button below.

CRC Networking Hub

Notice of Funding Availability

The California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) announced $98.6 million is available for the first round of funding for the Community Resilience Centers (CRC) program. The investment is part of $270 million in total funding from the state to support the planning and construction of neighborhood-serving ‘community resilience centers’ that provide shelter and build community preparedness as extreme heat days and other climate impacts worsen in California. Read more in the CRC R1 Notice of Funding Availability.

Download Notice of Funding Availability

Pre-Application Materials

Before applying, first identify which CRC grant type would be the best fit for you and your community by reviewing the CRC Grant Type Guide. This guide summarizes award amounts, funding activities, and eligibility requirements for each of the three CRC grant types.

Grant Type Guide

In addition to the CRC Grant Type Guide, SGC staff have also released an Intent to Apply Survey. The purpose of this 10-minute survey is to: (1) help CRC staff determine levels of interest in the available grants, (2) design tailored outreach, (3) gather information CRC staff need to create application materials and resources, (4) plan staffing and support, and (5) prepare technical assistance providers to better support applicants. We invite those who are interested in applying for a CRC grant in Round 1 to complete this brief survey.  

Intent to Apply Survey

Implementation Grant Pre-Proposal Form Due August 25, 2023

Each CRC Implementation Grant Applicant must submit a Pre-Proposal form by August 25, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. PST in order to submit a Full Implementation Grant Application. We have extended this form’s due date, which was originally June 16.

The Pre-Proposal form will clarify for applicants the complexity, timing, support, and expectations of the CRC Program. One eligible entity will submit a CRC Implementation Pre-Proposal Form describing the proposed CRC Implementation Project on behalf of their Collaborative Stakeholder Structure. The Pre-Proposal Microsoft form can be accessed by clicking on the button below or through the Implementation Grant Application on Submittable.

Pre-Proposal Form

We recommend drafting responses outside of the Microsoft Form before submitting as you cannot save progress or edit responses once submitted via Microsoft Forms. Please be mindful of the word count maximums listed in the questions and please share the extent of the current proposal to help the SGC team provide feedback that is most helpful. You can find the full list of questions below.

Pre-Proposal Questions

CRC Program staff will review Pre-Proposals to provide consistent, unscored feedback to applicants preparing their Full Applications and ensure applicants understand due dates and requirements for Implementation Grants. To ensure the team is able to offer feedback on your Pre-Proposal submission, we encourage you to submit your Pre-Proposal by the Priority Deadline of August 4, 2023.

Applicants are not beholden to project details submitted in the Pre-Proposal for their full application. This form is used to inform, but not disqualify, the applicants. You can find more information about the Pre-Proposal form in the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

CRC Round 1 Application Webinar Series

The staff of the California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) are excited to share the first video of four total in the CRC Round 1 Application Webinar Series! This series is intended to provide updated and relevant application information to potential applicants for all CRC grant types during the application window. Access the webinars in this series below:

Information in this video regarding the Pre-Proposal and TA Request forms has since changed. All CRC Grant applicants who would like to be considered to receive technical assistance (TA) during the application period are encouraged to submit the TA Request Form by June 23, at 11:59 p.m. PST. All CRC Implementation Grant applicants must submit the Pre-Proposal form to be eligible to submit a Full Application. This due date has been extended to August 25, at 11:59 p.m. PST.

After watching a webinar in the series, please complete the brief 5-minute Post-Webinar Survey linked in the description of that video to help the team identify ways we can improve future programming to ensure impactful and meaningful engagement with our diverse partners and collaborators. Submit any questions you have for the team via this survey or by emailing us at You can make language or translation requests on this survey as well.

This webinar series can also be found on the SGC YouTube channel in the CRC R1 Application Webinar Series video playlist.