The Strategic Growth Council Modeling Incentives Program is a competitive program created under the Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2006 (Proposition 84). The program, defined by the Legislature in the Budget Act of 2009 (AB 1 Section 45, Item 0540-101-6051) and further defined by the Strategic Growth Council, will be administered by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), with assistance from the California Natural Resources Agency.
Program bond expenditures will be made based under the broad guidance of the Proposition 84 Bond Act; SB 375; SB 732; Executive Orders S-03-05, S-06-06 and S-02-07; and direction from the Strategic Growth Council.
Modeling incentive criteria were developed and vetted by the Strategic Growth Council, which received written comments and held public meetings before finalizing the criteria and initiating an application period. Eligible applications for modeling incentives were reviewed by key staff to the Strategic Growth Council. Council members reviewed staff recommendations and made awards through a public process in late 2009. Final criteria and award recipients are posted at SGC Model Incentives Grant Program.