California Strategic Growth Council Funding
This summer the California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) will open Round 2 of the Regional Climate Collaboratives (RCC) Program. RCC is a grant program designed to help communities establish partnerships, funding pathways, plan and policy readiness, and a local network of TA providers to pursue funding and implement climate projects. Eligible applicants include: California Native American Tribes, community-based organizations and nonprofits, local government agencies, small businesses, and organizations with a history of providing community-based outreach and technical assistance. You can learn more about the program by visiting our RCC resources page, where you can find the draft Round 2 guidelines, Round 1 grantee profiles, and other information and materials.
Program Timeline / Key Dates to Remember!
- June 19: Final Guidelines will be posted to the SGC website
- June 29: SGC adopts Final Guidelines during our public meeting
- July 6: SGC releases the Notice of Funding Availability and application
- September 6: Pre-Proposals are due
- December 6: Full Proposals are due
The following application support is available:
Office Hours: RCC staff and the technical assistance team will host weekly office hours on Wednesdays from 1-2pm via Zoom July 12-September This is a great opportunity to workshop initial project concepts and get clarity on program requirements. Registration links are available here.
Consultation Calls: The technical assistance team is conducting a limited number of 30-minute consultation calls with applicants. These are prioritized for applicants from rural, unincorporated, and tribal communities. These can be scheduled in advance of the NOFA release.
Application Webinar & Workshop Series: RCC program staff will host a webinar and multiple audience-specific application workshops July 13-July 26. Registration is now open:
- July 13: Application Overview Webinar
- July 18: Workshop for Tribal Communities #1
- July 20: Workshop for Rural Communities
- July 25: Workshop for all Audiences
- July 26: Workshop for Tribal Communities #2