Announcement SGC Seeks Tribal Comments on Draft Solicitation:
Tribal Government Challenge Planning Grant Program


Funded by the California Energy Commission (CEC) and administered by the California Strategic Growth Council (SGC), the Tribal Government Challenge planning grant program will help Tribes conduct planning to identify solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve clean energy access, and advance climate adaptation and resiliency on Tribal lands and in Tribal communities.

The specific goals for this program are to:

  • Support planning activities that promote clean energy access and energy efficiency, with a focus on promoting public health, reducing emissions, and supporting climate adaptation and resiliency in Tribal communities. These planning activities can include increasing access to clean transportation and clean energy options, increasing agricultural energy efficiency, increasing energy affordability, increasing energy efficiency in buildings, and planning for climate impacts and risks to energy systems and community members.
  • Support the State of California’s climate and energy policies through Tribal planning and analysis.

SGC and CEC have released a draft solicitation for Tribal comment on the CEC’s website. The comment is open through March 3, 2020.

SGC and CEC will hold a webinar on February 19, 2020 to give an overview of the program and provide an opportunity for Tribes to ask questions and provide comments on the Draft Solicitation. More details on the webinar appear below.

Draft Solicitation Tribal Comment Webinar
February 19, 2020
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Meeting Number: 928 172 014
Call-in toll-free number: 1-866-469-3239

Submit comments electronically to by March 3, 2020