May 12, 2022
The California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) invites Pre-Proposals for Round 1 of the Regional Climate Collaboratives Program (RCC). This new capacity building grant program funds community-rooted and cross-sectoral partners to develop the processes, plans, and projects that will drive and sustain climate action in their communities. In this first round, SGC has $8.35 million available for grant awards and applicants have flexibility in requesting their funding amount with the range of $500,000–$1750,000.
notice of funding availability
How to Apply
Multiple partners will form a collaborative and submit a single application based on a shared vision. Eligible applicants for RCC include, but are not limited to, the following:
- California Native American Tribes
- Community-based organizations
- Joint-powers authorities
- Local governments
- Nonprofit organizations
- Small businesses
- Other organizations with a history of community-based outreach and technical assistance.
Round 1 has a two-phase application process:
Pre-Proposal Phase: First, applicants will submit a pre-proposal that describes their initial idea for their project. The pre-proposals are not required, but they are strongly encouraged. The goal of the Pre-Proposal Phase is to help Applicants, TA providers, and SGC assess whether Applicants are on track to submit a complete, competitive application that meets all threshold requirements and to identify sections of the application that will need increased support. Pre-proposals are due at 5:00 p.m. PT Friday, July 15, 2022.
Full Application Phase: Following the pre-proposals, applicants will complete a full application. Applicants must submit application materials to SGC via a file-sharing platform by 5:00 p.m. PT on Friday, October 7, 2022. Full application materials, including application instructions and templates for the work plan and budget will be posted on or before the Pre-Proposal submission deadline on July 15.
All Applicants who submit a pre-proposal application will be eligible to receive no-cost technical assistance (TA), provided by a team of SGC-funded third-party TA providers. TA providers will be available to respond to questions and provide light support to Applicants on an as-needed basis during the Pre-Proposal phase. After Pre-Proposals are submitted and reviewed, SGC staff will assign Applicants to a TA provider to work with them on integrating feedback and developing a full RCC application. Applicants who do not submit a Pre-Proposal cannot be guaranteed TA.
Application Workshops & Networking Session
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 | 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Rural & Unincorporated Communities
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 | 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
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Attendance limited to Tribes and Tribal-serving organizations
Thursday, June 9, 2022 | 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
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Friday, June 10, 2022| 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
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