CDFA Community Resilience Centers Program

Portal ID:
16796
Status:
Active
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:

Details

Purpose:

The purpose of the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Community Resilience Centers(CRC) Program is to build local resilience across California communities by improving community facilities. It is a priority of the CRC program to fund resilience center projects in disadvantaged communities and disadvantaged unincorporated communities, or sites serving these communities.

Description:

Recent and ongoing climate events and public health emergencies impact every part of California.Such events encompass shorter-term events like earthquakes, extreme heat, mudslides, flood,wildfires, power outages, and disruptions; they also include longer-term events like the COVIDpandemic, sea level rise, drought, and rising temperatures. Due to historic redlining and cycles ofunderinvestment, communities across California face differential access to local communityresilience opportunities including public health resources, clean energy infrastructure, andemergency response services. Given California’s range of geographies and biomes, diversepopulations and their needs, and existing infrastructure, building local community resilience offersthe most appropriate, comprehensive, and relevant approach for each community to achieveequitable outcomes in the face of climate impacts and disruptions. Since projects developed forand by community residents have greater success and are better designed to meet and effectivelyrespond to unique challenges and opportunities, community resilience center projects andprogramming must demonstrate robust, inclusive, consistent, and effective engagement withresidents throughout the ideation, development, implementation, and feedback processes.

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Community Resilience Centers(CRC) Program described here builds on this foundation, in alignment with California’s StatewideAdaptation Strategy and other efforts, to build local resilience across California communities. It isa priority of the CRC program to fund resilience center projects in disadvantaged communitiesand disadvantaged unincorporated communities, or sites serving these communities.

The CRC Program will focus on improving community facilities to enhance the state’s emergencypreparedness capabilities, particularly in response to climate change. Funding shall be used tosupport infrastructure for emergency evacuation, shelter, base camps during emergency events,and critical deferred maintenance. Elements for this infrastructure may include cooling andheating centers, clean air centers, and extended emergency evacuation response centers,equipped with community kitchens, shower facilities, broadband, back-up power, and othercommunity needs during an emergency or climate events.

A secondary goal of the CRC Program is to equip facilities to provide long-term, year-roundcommunity services and activities to enhance the community’s resilience through civic, social,educational, and economic development programming.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Business
  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Eligible Geographies:

The CRC program focuses investment on disadvantaged communities and disadvantaged unincorporated communities. Priority communities will be identified as defined by Section 39711 of the Health and Safety Code and identified through CalEnviroScreen 4.0 and by Section 65302.10 of the California Government Code and identified through the Disadvantaged Communities Mapping Tool for Transformative Climate Communities (TCC).

Important Dates

The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
Summer 2023
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
60 days

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$38,000,000
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.
1 – 10
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.
$5,000,000 – $38,000,000
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
No
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
No
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.
  • State

Funding Source Notes:

General Fund Allocation - Budget Act of 2021

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)

Funding Method Notes:

The CRC is a reimbursement grant program. CDFA will provide the grant recipient with the necessary grant award and invoicing documents for reimbursement process. CDFA will withhold 10 percent from the total grant award reimbursement until the verification requirement is complete and meets the expectations agreed upon in the scope of work.

How to Apply

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

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
Sofia Goss, 1-916-900-5135, crcprogram@cdfa.ca.gov