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Help with Energy Conservation, Cutting Your Electricity Bill and Improving Your Community

Whether you’re a community group looking to plant trees or expand clean transit, or a family  looking to cut your electricity bill, find electric car rebates or get help with energy conservation, this page will show how California’s climate investments can help. By checking the boxes below, you can filter these results in a variety of ways. If you’re not sure where to start, click Guided View to be taken through a series of questions that will help you find the resources you need.

Statewide Resources

Active Transportation Program

$440 million to encourage increased use of biking, walking and other active modes of transportation.

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Affordable Housing & Sustainable Communities

Grants and affordable housing loans for compact, transit-oriented development and related infrastructure and programs that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. These projects are designed to make housing, employment centers, and key destinations accessible via walking, biking, transit and other low-carbon transportation options.

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Agricultural Water Use Efficiency & State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP)

$6 million for projects that help use water more efficiently and cut greenhouse gas emissions by helping water suppliers to enhance and upgrade the supplier’s water conveyance, delivery and water measurement system to allow on-demand and flexible farm-gate deliveries, reduce spills and losses, increase efficiency, and improve water management. A water supplier’s proposed project must generate State benefits to be eligible for grant funding.

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Alternative Manure Management Practices

$9-16 million to reduce methane emissions from dairy and livestock operations other than through dairy digesters (which are handled by a separate program).

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Clean Vehicle Rebate Project

Rebates of up to $7,000 to help buy or lease a new, electric, fuel cell car or plug-in hybrid car or truck.

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Clean Vehicle Rebate Project: Public Fleet Pilot Project

Rebates of up to $15,000 for the purchase of new, eligible zero-emission and plug-in hybrid light-duty vehicles.

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Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program

Funds for climate adaptation and resiliency projects. At least 60% of the funds will be made available to acquire perpetual conservation easements and long-term conservation agreements that conserve natural and working lands for at least 50 years for the benefit of climate adaptation and resilience for wildlife. The remainder of the funds may be used to develop and implement natural and working lands adaptation and resiliency planning that prioritizes the conservation and management of these lands, provides technical assistance for natural and working land managers, and supports efforts that improve rural-urban coordination on climate change adaptation.

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Climate Change and Solid Waste Management Greenhouse Gas Reduction Loan Program

The purpose of this noncompetitive loan program is to lower overall greenhouse gas emissions by providing loans to expand existing capacity or establish new facilities to process California-generated waste materials into new value-added products. Provides funds to support new or expanded organics infrastructure, such as composting and anaerobic digestion facilities, as well as for facilities that manufacture fiber, plastic or glass waste materials into beneficial products.

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Climate Change Research

$11 million for climate change research projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, in areas including clean energy, adaptation, and resiliency. Research projects should demonstrate how state investments can advance California’s climate change goals while building innovative, outcome-driven partnerships between the State, the research community, and non-traditional research partners.

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Community Air Grants Program

$5 million to support community-based organizations to build their own capacities to become active partners with government to identify, evaluate, and ultimately reduce air pollution and exposure to harmful emissions in their communities.

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Community Air Protection Program

This year, funds are available for voluntary incentive grants through the Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program (Carl Moyer Program), for fleets to replace or repower heavy duty engines—both on-road and off-road—and support clean vehicle infrastructure. Funds are also available for clean truck projects through the Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program (Proposition 1B).

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Dairy Digesters and Research Development Program

$29-36 million for the implementation of dairy digesters that capture methane from cow manure to be used as fuel, thus cutting methane emission into the air by California dairies; technologies should minimize or mitigate adverse environmental impacts.

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Financing Assistance for Lower-Income Consumers (Financing Assistance Pilot Project)

$6 million to administer and implement the Financing Assistance Pilot Project, which is intended to encourage and accelerate the adoption of on-road light duty zero and near-zero emission vehicles in lower-income households.

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Food Waste Prevention and Rescue Grant Program

$5 million to help reduce the amount of wasted food that gets sent to landfills, either by reducing waste or by rescuing unused food for distribution to people who need it.

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Forest Health

$200 million to restore forest health. Projects must focus on large, landscape-scale forestlands, and may include tree planting, reduction of excess and hazardous vegetation that can fuel fires, pest management, conservation, and use of biomass.

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FY 2017-18 Zero- and Near Zero-Emission Freight Facilities Project

Up to $150 million for projects that deploy emission-reducing technologies used in freight movement and freight facilities. Elements of an eligible project can include but are not limited to on-road vehicles, equipment, supporting infrastructure, energy generation and storage, facilities improvements, system efficiency upgrades and strategies and education and outreach.

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Healthy Soils: Demonstration Projects

$3 million for on-farm demonstration projects that showcase farm conservation management practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase soil health, and help to promote widespread adoption of conservation management practices throughout the state.

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Healthy Soils: Incentives Program

$3.75 million in financial incentives to California growers and ranchers for agricultural management practices that sequester carbon, reduce greenhouse gasses released into the air, and improve soil health. Maximum grant award is $50,000.

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Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project

The Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) provides vouchers for California purchasers and lessees of hybrid and zero-emission trucks and buses on a first-come, first-served basis., with increased incentives for zero-emission trucks and buses located in or benefiting disadvantaged communities. Trucks and buses that are equipped or repowered with engines meeting the 0.02 g/bhp-hr optional low NOx standard are also eligible for vouchers.

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Low Carbon Transit Operations Program

Allocations to provide operating and capital assistance for transit agencies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve mobility, with a priority on serving disadvantaged communities. Approved projects in LCTOP will support new or expanded bus or rail services, expand intermodal transit facilities, and may include equipment acquisition, fueling, maintenance and other costs to operate those services or facilities, with each project reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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Low-Income Weatherization Program: Multi-Family Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Provides energy efficiency, solar thermal and solar PV upgrade opportunities for large multi-family properties. Incentives cover 30-80% of energy efficiency upgrades and 50-100% of solar installations.

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