Meeting communities where they are
SGC’s Community Assistance for Climate Equity Program (CACE) provides technical assistance and capacity building services
to help under-resourced communities access critical funding resources, implement high-impact projects, and enact community-led initiatives.
The Community Assistance for Climate Equity (CACE) Program meets communities where they are, providing the support and additional expertise they need to foster successful climate projects.
The CACE Program works with many stakeholders across a number of capacity building programs that aim to help under-resourced communities meet their climate goals.
Increasing access to funding opportunities
Under-resourced communities across the state face capacity and resource barriers
to developing and implementing the climate-related projects that their communities need.
Regional Climate Collaboratives Program
The Regional Climate Collaboratives Program (RCC) is a new capacity building grant program that funds community-rooted and cross-sectoral partners to develop the processes, plans, and projects that will drive and sustain climate action in their communities.
The goal of the program is to strengthen local coordination, leadership, knowledge, skills, and expertise with a particular focus on increasing access to funding resources for project planning and implementation within under-resourced communities.
The BOOST program supports under-resourced local governments in building capacity, optimizing existing resources, strengthening community partnerships, and transforming their approach to address and fund climate activities. The program offers flexible and responsive technical assistance to address the varying and evolving capacity challenges of local governments, while also sharing best practices and lessons learned to help inform state programs.
Partners Advancing Climate Equity (PACE) is a capacity-building program for frontline community leaders from across California to connect and learn with peers, take their skills to the next level, and inspire transformative change. The PACE Curriculum is currently available online and includes a suite of resources intended to support other community leaders in their work.
Guidance for State Agencies
The CACE Program works with many stakeholders across a number
of capacity building programs that aim to help under-resourced communities meet their climate goals.