Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program's Regional Resilience Planning and Implementation Grant Program

Details

Purpose:

The Regional Resilience Planning & Implementation Grant Program (RRGP) will help address local, regional, and tribal climate resilience needs and build a pipeline of climate resilient planning and implementation projects at the regional scale. The RRGP supports projects that improve regional climate resilience and reduce climate risks from wildfire, sea level rise, drought, flood, increasing temperatures, and extreme heat events

Description:

The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR), through the Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program (ICARP), received $25 million in Fiscal Year 2021-22 to fund the Regional Resilience Planning Grant Program (RRGP).

Available to local, regional, and tribal governments, the RRGP will support regions in advancing climate resilience through three major activities: capacity-building, planning, and project implementation. 

The RRGP's goals are to fill regional planning needs, provide communities with resources to identify climate resilience priorities, and help implement climate-resilient projects across the state. Additionally, the RRGP aims to advance ICARP’s statutory mission to develop a cohesive, equitable, and integrated response to the impacts of climate change through direct funding support for local, regional, and tribal adaptation planning across California.

The ICARP’s RRGP aims to: (1) Support regional projects aligned with ICARP priorities that improve regional climate resilience and reduce climate risks from wildfire, sea level rise, drought, flood, increasing temperatures, and extreme heat events. (2) Support projects or actions that address the greatest climate risks in the region, particularly in the most vulnerable communities. (3) Fill the gaps in climate resilience funding and support sustainable and cohesive climate resilient projects with regional collaborations. (4) Support equitable outcomes.

The RRGP will award funds based on project type (planning and implementation) and consider their respective capacity-building efforts. The RRGP aims to award funds to applications that encourage diverse regional-scale partnerships and collaboration. Planning grants will range from $150,000 to $650,000 and implementation grants will range from $1 million to $4 million. Letters of intent are required. 

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Important Dates

The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
Fall 2023
Anticipated Open Date
April 26, 2023

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$21,300,000
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.
20 – 30
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 – $3,000,000
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.
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:

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.

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
Dolores Barajas, 1-916-720-4439, dolores.barajas@opr.ca.gov