TFN - The Funders Network (TFN), in partnership with the Urban Sustainability Directors Network, is pleased to announce that Partners for Places is offering it’s second round of Mini Grants to help local governments, local foundations, and frontline community-led group(s) build relationships, align around project ideas, and ideally develop a proposal that centers on racial equity in water, sustainability, and/or climate action work. Mini grant applicants can receive up to $10,000 and are designed to strengthen the relationship between the three partners in order to aid in the development of a full and jointly developed P4P proposal. Applicants can request funding to hire expertise and/or to bring together local government water and/or sustainability department leaders, local funders, and frontline community-led group(s). Frontline community members may be compensated for their participation. Mini Grant applications are due on Sept. 30, 2020.
California Energy Commission’s Clean Energy Hall of Fame Awards
CEC - The California Energy Commission’s Clean Energy Hall of Fame Awards recognizes leaders advancing California’s clean energy goals. The awards honor individuals and entities making exceptional contributions to help California achieve a 100 percent clean energy future for all. To be considered, nominations must be submitted by the deadline of September 30, 2020.
SoCalGas to Award $150K in Planning Grants to Support Climate Adaptation and Resiliency
SoCalREN - Weather related natural disasters, from the Napa Valley fires to the mudslides in Montecito, have highlighted the critical importance of community hazard mitigation planning. To assist local governments in planning for these events, SoCalGas® is initiating the Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Planning Grant Program. In 2020, SoCalGas will award three grants of $50,000 through a competitive process. Local governments that are participating in vulnerability assessments, climate adaptation and resiliency plans, or updating their local hazard mitigation plans to address climate adaptation through their General Plan process are eligible to apply. Apply by September 25, 2020.
SoCalREN Public Sector Financing Survey SoCalREN - Calling all California public agency representatives! The SoCalREN Public Agency Programs are seeking input on a Public Sector Market Characterization Financing Study. Your unique insights will allow public sector program implementers to design energy efficiency programs that work for you and help you save energy and money. The survey should take less than 15 minutes to complete. Click here to make your voice heard → SURVEY LINK
Advanced Plug Load and Smart Exterior Lighting Systems
Clean Mobility Options Program accepting Mobility Project Voucher Applications starting October 20, 2020
CEC - The purpose of this solicitation is to fund applied research and technology demonstration projects to advance innovative technologies for controlling plug load and exterior lighting energy use. The solicitation will have three funding groups: 1) Analyze and Test Total Energy Consumption of Plug Load Devices to Support California Codes and Standards for Non-covered Products; 2) Demonstrate the Integration of Smart Plug Load Controls and Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) in Commercial Buildings; 3) Demonstrate Smart Exterior Solid-State Lighting in Low-Income or Disadvantaged Communities. Submission Deadline: October 05, 2020, 5:00 pm.
CMO - The Clean Mobility Options (CMO) Voucher Pilot Program is a statewide initiative that provides zero-emission shared mobility options to underserved communities in California. The CMO Voucher Pilot is available throughout California to eligible disadvantaged communities, as well as eligible low-income tribal and affordable-housing communities, to increase access to safe, reliable, convenient and affordable transportation options. There is now $20 million available for Clean Mobility Projects (up to $1 million per project). Of the total $20 million, $2 million is set-aside specifically for tribes.
Register for a Regional Workshop
ICARP is hosting a series of regionally focused, online workshops to get input on the online integration of the Adaptation Planning Guide into the Adaptation Clearinghouse. The workshops will highlight region-specific resources, lead participants through a virtual tour and interactive exploration of the site, and provide the opportunity to give feedback. Sign up below:
9/22 Central Coast, 1 - 2:30 pm | Register
9/23 North Coast and Inland North, 1 - 2:30 pm | Register
9/24 Inland South, 1 - 2:30 pm | Register
9/25 Los Angeles, 10 - 11:30am | Register
9/29 Sierra Nevada, 1 - 4 pm | Register (Includes Cal-Adapt workshop)