The Community Resilience Centers Program (CRC) funds planning, development, construction, and upgrades of local facilities to serve as Community Resilience Centers, providing shelter and resources during climate and other emergencies. The program will also fund ongoing year-round community services and programs that build overall community resilience.


CRC Planning Grants are intended to help communities in initial stages of CRC project development by funding planning and pre-development, community engagement and coordination, site preparation, and other activities necessary to prepare for future CRC rounds of funding and other related funding opportunities. CRC Project Development Grants and Implementation Grants support pre-development and implementation activities to prepare for future implementation funding opportunities (see separate Grants Portal entries).

Eligible planning activities include:  

-Preparing Applicants to apply to a CRC Implementation Grant or other similar grant Identifying and preparing project sites for future development into Community Resilience Centers

-Completing fiscal analyses and studies

-Building capacity both internally, among staff and departments, as well as externally, among stakeholders

-Evaluating, updating, and streamlining various policies and codes currently enforced by the Planning Department and other local departments

-Preparing or updating local jurisdictional plans

-Designing or enhancing community engagement that results in innovative and meaningful programs and practices built upon the input and expertise of local public agency staff, community-based organizations, workforce development boards, and overburdened individuals and groups. 

Each CRC Grant application must include a Collaborative Stakeholder Structure (CSS) that includes organizations and residents involved in developing and implementing the grant. One Lead Applicant will submit an application on behalf of their CSS, alongside Co-Applicants. The CSS should also include residents and community-nominated members such as CBOs that are not Co-Applicants.

If you anticipate needing Application Technical Assistance (TA) to apply for the CRC Planning Grant, Project Development Grant, or Implementation Grant please submit the CRC Application TA Request Form by 11:59:59 p.m. PST on Friday, June 23, 2023. Submissions received past June 23, 2023, will only receive TA if resources remain to support additional applicants. Completion of the CRC Application TA Request Form does not guarantee application TA; please note that TA resources are limited and will be awarded on a competitive basis. CRC program staff will prioritize applicants from priority communities for application TA. For further detail on priority communities, please reference Section 2.3 “Priority Communities” in the CRC Round 1 Final Guidelines. 

To demonstrate interest in applying for a CRC Planning Grant, Project Development Grant, or Implementation Grant, all prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to submit an Intent to Apply Survey as early as possible. This form closes at 11:59:59 p.m. PST on Tuesday, September 5, 2023. 

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Business
  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Eligible Applicants include but are not limited to community-based organizations, local governments, nonprofit organizations, philanthropic organizations and foundations, faith-based organizations, coalitions, community development finance institutions, community development corporations, joint powers authorities, councils of governments, and California Native American Tribes (see Section 6.2 Eligible Applicant Types of the CRC R1 Guidelines).

Eligible Geographies:

All CRC Planning Grant Applicants are required to define a Planning Area and justify selection through discussion of relevant strategies and activities within that Planning Area. The Planning Area must contain a specific CRC Facility site, which is the primary focus of the CRC Planning Grant proposal. See Section 6.4, Planning Area and Site Identification of the CRC R1 Guidelines for more information. 

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.
Winter 2023
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
2 years

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
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.
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.
$100,000 – $500,000
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another 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.
  • State

Funding Source Notes:

General Fund

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).
  • Advances & Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

Grantees may request reimbursement from SGC on a quarterly basis (every three months). Projects where the lead applicant is a qualifying community-based organizations may receive up to 25% of the total award as advance payments. 

How to Apply

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


For questions about this grant, contact:
Jessica Cervantes, 1-916-323-4982,