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



The Regional Resilience Grant Program (RRGP) funds planning and implementation projects that strengthen climate change resilience at a regional scale. The RRGP funds projects led by partnerships that involve multiple jurisdictions working together to address the most significant climate change risks in their regions, especially in communities that are most vulnerable to climate change impacts.


The Budget of Act of 2021 dedicated $25 million to support the RRGP. In Round 1, $9.4 million is available in grants. The RRGP funds two project types: planning and implementation. The RRGP also funds capacity-building efforts that support each project type. All projects must have a regional focus and support communities most vulnerable to climate change. The RRGP can fund a variety of projects and gives regional partnerships flexibility to propose projects that best meet their region’s specific climate resilience needs.

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 $650,000 to $3 million. Letters of intent are required.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

See final guidelines

Matching Funding Requirement:

The RRGP does not require match funding. Grantees may use RRGP funding to provide the required match funding for other grant opportunities. If the Grantee needs funding from sources other than the RRGP to execute the project, include those details in the budget, including the likely timescale for securing the additional funding.

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.
Late December 2023
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
12-30 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.
10 – 20
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.
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:
Dolores Barajas, 1-916-720-4439,