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.
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.
$19-33 million to reduce methane emissions from dairy and livestock operations other than through dairy digesters (which are handled by a separate program).
The grant program will deploy scalable clean transportation and mobility strategies for reducing GHG emissions from schools in disadvantaged communities. Strategies may include electric vehicles and electric vehicle supply equipment in schools (K – 12), car sharing for staff at schools to rotate using zero-emission vehicles, and outreach to students, parents and the community.
Grants and affordable financing to help low-income Californians purchase a new or used hybrid or electric vehicle. $2,500 grants are available for hybrid vehicles or $5,000 grants for plug-in hybrid or electric vehicles. Battery electric vehicles can also include a charging unit and its home installation.
Rebates of up to $7,000 to help buy or lease a new, electric, fuel cell car or plug-in hybrid car or truck.
Rebates of up to $15,000 for the purchase of new, eligible zero-emission and plug-in hybrid light-duty vehicles.
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.
$17.1 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.
$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.
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).
$61-75 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.
Funding for local projects and activities that address the risk of wildfire and reduce potential wildfire risk to forested and forest-adjacent communities. Projects could include hazardous fuel reduction, fire planning, and fire prevention education.
$30 million to accelerate the adoption of advanced energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies at California food processing plants, demonstrate the reliability and effectiveness of these approaches, and help California food processors work towards a low-carbon future.
$5,750,000 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.
$155 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. Additionally, up to $2.5 million will be awarded to research-only applications through the Forest Health Program.
$85 million for agricultural harvesting equipment, heavy-duty trucks, agricultural pump engines, tractors, and other equipment to reduce emissions from the agricultural sector. Investments in the first year will be directed primarily to agricultural projects that have been successfully implemented in other incentive programs, such as the Carl Moyer Program and the Air Quality Improvement Program.
$15 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. Grants up t0 $250,000 (Type A projects) and $100,000 (Type B projects).
$15 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. The maximum grant award is $75,000.
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.
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.
$24 million to lower greenhouse gas emissions by increasing capacity to compost or digest food scraps and green materials into products like soil amendments and biofuels rather than sending them to landfills.