California Consulting is pleased to announce the release of the California Natural Resource Agency (CRNA): Urban Greening Grant Program.
California Natural Resources Agency (CRNA): Urban Greening Grant Program
Deadline: April 11, 2017 (for optional concept proposals); May 1, 2017 (for online application)
Amount: $76 million is available for urban greening projects for one grant cycle There are no minimum or maximum grant amounts for this program.
Eligibility: Cities, counties, special districts, nonprofit organizations, or joint powers authorities.
The Urban Greening Program, funded by the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, will fund projects that transform the built environment into places that are more sustainable, enjoyable, and effective in creating healthy and vibrant communities by establishing and enhancing parks and open space, using natural solutions to improving air and water quality and reducing energy consumption, and creating more walkable and bike-able trails. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis. This program emphasizes, and gives priority to, projects that are proposed by and benefit the State’s disadvantaged communities.
Examples of eligible urban greening projects include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Establishment, enhancement, and expansion of neighborhood parks and community
- Greening of public lands and structures, including schoolyards, and which may include
- incorporation of riparian habitat for water capture and provide for other public and wildlife
- Green streets and alleyways
- Non-motorized urban trails that provide safe routes for travel between residences,
- workplaces, commercial centers, and schools
- Urban heat island mitigation and energy conservation efforts
All eligible projects must result in GHG reductions by including at least one of the following activities:
- Sequester and store carbon by planting trees
- Reduce building energy use by strategically planting trees to shade buildings
- Reduce commute vehicle miles traveled by constructing bicycle paths, bicycle lanes or pedestrian facilities that provide safe routes for travel between residences, workplaces, commercial centers, and schools.
If you or your entity is interested in California Consulting LLC writing this applicaiton, please contact our Southern California Office at (323)728-9002.