Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program's Climate Adaptation Planning Grant



The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR), through the Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program (ICARP), received $25M to fund the Adaptation Planning Grant Program (APGP) through the State’s 2021-2022 Budget, which funded ambitious measures to build climate adaptation and resilience through planning, research, capacity building, restoration, and sustainable infrastructure. 


The APGP provides funding to help fill planning needs, provides communities the resources to identify climate resilience priorities, and supports the development of climate resilient projects across the state.   The key priorities of ICARP’s APGP are the following: (1) Help communities plan for and respond to multiple climate risks by supporting an all-risk approach to adaptation planning. These grants allow communities to conduct integrated planning activities. As California experiences accelerated impacts of climate change, many communities are faced with planning for and responding to cascading and compound impacts (e.g., flooding and landslides following wildfires, or riverine flood and sea level rise). (2) Support equitable outcomes and wide geographic and economic diversity in applicants. (3) Support much-needed integrated infrastructure planning to achieve community resilience. The program provides flexible funding to meet multi-sector/issue planning needs that intersect with climate risks, including but not limited to land use, transportation, housing, natural resource management, public infrastructure, and hazard mitigation issues. (4) Build community planning and capacity by supporting peer-to-peer learning, information sharing, and publishing replicable case studies in the State Adaptation Clearinghouse. 


Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Cities, counties, Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), Joint Powers Authorities (JPAs), Regional Transportation Planning Agencies (RTPAs), and Councils of Governments (COGs). Public entities may also include California institutions of higher education, districts, public authorities, California Native American Tribes, Disadvantaged Unincorporated Communities (DUCs) are encouraged to apply, Community-Based Organizations.

Eligible Geographies:


Matching Funding Requirement:

No match funding required.

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 '23
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
30 months

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.
$150,000 – $650,000
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Yes ( see Description for details )
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:

SB 170

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.


For questions about this grant, contact:
Abby Edwards, 1-916-758-0597,