Announcement Request for Proposals: Capacity Building for Local Governments


The California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) is pleased to release a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking technical assistance (TA) providers to support our latest capacity building effort. This program will provide tailored assistance to under-resourced local governments, helping advance their sustainability and equity goals. The program aims to equip 5–7 under-resourced communities with the necessary skills, tools, and resources to achieve local objectives related to: climate mitigation and greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction; climate adaptation and resiliency; environmental justice and racial equity; COVID-19 recovery; and community-engaged planning.

The selected TA provider will develop a capacity building roadmap and implementation strategy for each community, which will include the scope of TA activities to be provided. These include:

  • Trainings
  • Partnership development
  • Community engagement and planning support
  • Grant application assistance
  • Communications support

The deadline to submit proposals is May 3, 2021 by 5:00 p.m. PT.

Access the RFP

To learn more about this RFP, join SGC's informational webinar on Monday, April 5 at 10:00 a.m. PT. Please submit questions about the RFP in advance of the webinar by emailing them to on or before Monday, March 29. If time permits, SGC staff will also respond to questions asked during the webinar, but sending questions in advance is preferable.

Please contact Ena Lupine, Community Assistance Program Manager, at with questions.