2022 California Climate Action Corps Funding Opportunity

Portal ID:
9410
Status:
Closed (1 total application submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:

Details

Purpose:

The 2022 Climate Action Corps Fellowship Program Funding Opportunity provides state and federal funds for an intermediary organization to collaborate with California Volunteers to design, launch, and manage the California Climate Action Corps. The selected intermediary organization will develop and deliver the next phase of the California Climate Action Corps: an annual deployment of approximately 195-250 AmeriCorps members.

Description:

In September 2020, California Volunteers launched the California Climate Action Corps, the country’s first statewide corps of its kind with the mission of empowering Californians to take meaningful action to protect their homes, health and communities against the harshest impacts of climate change.  As a foundational element of this new initiative, through 2021, California Volunteers deployed more than 300 AmeriCorps fellows to support local climate action projects in front-line and low-income communities across the state. All Fellows received a living allowance and were eligible for an education award upon completion of their term.

 The 2022 Climate Action Corps Fellowship Program Funding Opportunity provides state and federal funds for an intermediary organization to collaborate with California Volunteers to design, launch, and manage the Governor’s Initiative California Climate Action Corps. The selected intermediary organization will collaborate with California Volunteers to develop and deliver the next phase of the California Climate Action Corps: an annual deployment of approximately 195-250 AmeriCorps members split between full-time and part-time summer programming. 

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Nonprofit organizations and state and local government agencies are eligible to apply. All applicants must have active registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) at https://www.sam.gov/SAM/. Additionally, applicants must meet specific requirements to qualify for each of the priority initiatives:

Experience with AmeriCorps program implementation as a statewide intermediary
Experience working in the environmental field, preferably with a mix of community engagement, environmental education, and direct environmental project implementation experience
Experience working with and for frontline communities and/or on environmental justice issues
Strong history of recruitment and retention as an AmeriCorps program implementer
Capacity to expand staff support (directly or through subcontracting) as needed.

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantor.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
3/31/22
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
8/22 - 6/23

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$6,350,000
Expected number of awards A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Dependent
Estimated amount per award Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Dependent
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
No
Requires Matched Funding? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
No
Funding Source: The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • Federal and State
Funding Method: The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Reimbursement(s)

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
1-916-373-7646, funding@cv.ca.gov