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wEEkly update
 June 15, 2020






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A trainer works with a student at a 2019 solar install in Washington, D.C. overseen by GRID Alternatives, a national nonprofit that makes renewable energy and job training accessible to underserved communities.
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Inside Climate News - This industry is providing economic opportunities, but the benefits are not distributed fairly across races and income levels. Predominantly white and affluent communities are getting most of the jobs in the solar industry, and also most of the clean air and financial benefits of having solar on their homes.
Sustainability best practices during the COVID-19 crisis
ILG - In response to the unprecedented impacts local governments are facing due to the COVID-19 crisis, ILG developed a curated list of practical actions local governments can pursue immediately to continue their commitment to sustainability and build resilience to future disasters and public health crises.
Strategic Growth Council - The California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) held its inaugural Climate Change Research Symposium on November 5, 2019. This Symposium focused on actionable science – research informed by meaningful community engagement, referred to throughout this report as “Science to Action.”
NJ Spotlight - Beyond cutting energy use, advocates say the program will reduce consumers’ utility bills, curb pollution, particularly in low- and moderate-income communities, and create thousands of new jobs in a sector that already employs 38,000 in New Jersey.

SEEC Announcements

 
As the SEEC program sunsets, this survey is designed to capture the perspective and experiences of local government practitioners that have participated in SEEC programs and resources, as well as to gain insight into ongoing local energy and climate needs. While there will not be dedicated funding to support ongoing activities of SEEC after 2020, the organizations that have administered SEEC continue to remain committed to pursuing resources to provide the most valuable ongoing or new services in energy efficiency, climate action planning, and sustainable solutions. Take the survey.

11th Annual SEEC Virtual Forum:

Opportunities

Funding: Urban Greening
California Natural Resources Agency - The California Natural Resources Agency has updated deadline for proposal submission for the Urban Greening Grant Program. Proposals must be submitted by July 15, 2020 at 5:00 pm. The California Natural Resources Agency will be accepting proposals for the Urban Greening Grant Program via the System for Online Application Review (SOAR). $28.5 million in awards will be funded by this program. Applicants submitting the most competitive proposals will be invited to participate in the next level of the competitive process. View the final guidelines. 
CivicSpark - Apply today to receive project support to address emerging environmental and community resilience challenges. In response to the scale and urgency of COVID-19, CivicSpark is prepared to focus Fellow support on recovery activities such as: supporting development of responsive programs or connecting community members with resources. Hosting a Fellow is a cost-effective way to bolster response efforts. Explore potential recovery activities by contacting Kif Scheuer (kscheuer@lgc.org), or visit our website below to learn more about the application. https://civicspark.lgc.org/join-civicspark/project/

Beacon Program Request for Award Consideration 2020
ILG - The Beacon Program recognizes the measurable achievements of cities and counties working to address climate change. These awards, called Beacon Spotlight Awards, are given in five distinct award categories. Within each award area, a participant can earn silver, gold or platinum – based on the level of achievement. To win the highest honor, a full Beacon Award, participating agencies are required to demonstrate achievements in all five areas. If you would like to apply for award consideration in any of the five categories or for the full Beacon Award, please complete this form by July 1, 2020.

 
Funding Resource - The California Department of Housing & Community Development (HCD) released the first of two Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) announcements for the Permanent Local Housing Allocation Program. The first NOFA is for formula funding - formula amounts by jurisdiction can be found in Appendix A in the NOFA, here. Don't wait to apply - the deadline for formula funding is July 27, 2020! *Keep a lookout for the NOFA for the Permanent Local Housing Allocation Competitive Program, which is anticipated to be released August 2020.* Learn more about the Permanent Local Housing Allocation Program by visiting our website at: https://www.fundingresource.org/affordable-housing/

Top Resources

  1. Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) Eligibility (BPC)
  2. Issue Brief: Local Natural Gas Emission Reduction Options (BPC)
  3. Best Practices for Virtual Engagement (LGC)
  4. State and Local Planning for Energy (SLOPE) Tool (DOE)
  5. Weatherization and Home Improvements: A Promising Path for Improving Health and Reducing Medical Costs for Older Adults (ACEEE)
  6. SEEC 2019 Legislative Update (SEEC)
  7. Energy Efficiency Funding Opportunities (SEEC)

Job Announcements

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