Technical Assistance Guidelines for State Agencies
This web-based toolkit offers best practices to help State agencies evaluate options, make key decisions, and avoid pitfalls as they develop effective technical assistance programs. While State agencies are the primary audience for the Technical Assistance Guidelines, other stakeholders seeking to provide or receive technical assistance will likely find the manual useful. Mandated by SB 1072, SGC developed this resource in collaboration with 13 State agencies and incorporated public input from diverse stakeholders into the final version of this guidance.
RePlan, the Regional Conservation and Development Planning Tool developed by California Strategic Growth Council, aligns and advances regional planning programs and processes across California. This web application integrates current environmental, social, and economic datasets with planning tools to implement State and regional conservation, development, and resilience goals.
Review of California Conservation Lands
Developed through the Strategic Growth Council’s Integrated Regional Conservation and Development Program, this application gathers 121 regional conservation projects into a common data platform.
UrbanFootprint is open source software designed to help land use planners, the public, and decision makers understand the impacts and trade-offs of land use decisions
Community-Based Planning for a Sustainable California
Read fourteen case studies of inspiring sustainable community planning initiatives from across California – that were funded through the SGC’s Sustainable Communities Planning Grant and Incentives Program.
Affordable Housing & Sustainable Communities
The Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program builds healthier communities and protects the environment by increasing the supply of affordable places to live near jobs, stores, transit, and other daily needs. In West Sacramento, an extensive community engagement process driven by strong collaboration between the City and the housing developer resulted in affordable homes next to major transportation improvements.
Transformative Climate Communities
The Transformative Climate Communities Program empowers the communities most impacted by pollution to choose their own goals, strategies, and projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and local air pollution. In its first year, and through a competitive process, the Strategic Growth Council awarded grants to three recipients in three locations: $70 million to the City of Fresno, $35 million to the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, and $35 million to the City of Ontario.