The staff of the California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) are pleased to invite public comment on the Draft Round 2 Regional Climate Collaboratives (RCC) Program Guidelines. The RCC Program supports under-resourced communities in building the capacity to secure and implement funding for climate change mitigation and adaptation projects. The public comment period runs from March 15, 2023, to April 15, 2023.
The Draft Round 2 RCC Guidelines incorporate feedback RCC Program staff received during the Program’s first round of funding, including feedback from an applicant survey. Submit feedback by the April 15, 2023 due date to inform a final version of the guidelines, which SGC staff will post on the RCC webpage in mid-June in advance of SGC’s public meeting on June 29, 2023.
In addition to the Draft Guidelines, staff prepared a summary document outlining proposed changes. This is to help highlight updates between Round 1 and Round 2.
Providing Public Comment
You may email your public comments to email@example.com or provide public comment during a workshop. RCC Program staff will host a series of four public workshops to gather feedback, including one workshop for tribal communities and one for rural communities. During each workshop, RCC Program staff will give a general overview of the Program and facilitate discussions around activities and costs, the collaborative stakeholder structure, project area requirements, and the application process.
Webinar & Workshops on the RCC Program Draft Round 2 Guidelines
Workshop for a General Audience
Tuesday, April 4 | 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Workshop for Tribal Communities
Wednesday, April 5 | 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Workshop for Rural Communities
Thursday, April 6 | 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Capacity Building Office Hours
The RCC Program application technical assistance team (TA team) is hosting capacity building office hours every other Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. through July 19. These office hours serve as a space for previous and prospective applicants to learn more about Program objectives and to workshop application concepts. Join us every other Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. through July 19! You can register in advance or day of by using the link below.
Please note that the April 5 office hour overlaps with the Workshop for Tribal Communities. The TA team will still host this office hour for those who are not from tribal communities and may want to join the office hour.