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SGC Sustainable Communities Planning Grants - DOC


Administrating Agency: Resources Agency
Bond: Proposition 84
Department Name: Department of Conservation
Bond Statute: 75065(c)
Implementing Statute:

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The Strategic Growth Council Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives Program is a competitive grants program created under the Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2006 (Proposition 84), administered by the Department of Conservation, on behalf of  the Strategic Growth Council.  The Strategic Growth Council is composed of agency secretaries from the Natural Resources Agency, The Environmental Protection Agency, the Business Transportation and Housing Agency, the California Health and Human Services Agency, the director of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, and a public member appointed by the Governor.  One of the SGC’s many objectives is managing and awarding financial assistance to cities, counties, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, Councils of Governments, Joint Powers Authorities, and Regional Transportation Planning Agencies, to support the planning and development of sustainable communities.

 

Program bond expenditures will be made based under the broad guidance of the Proposition 84 Bond Act; SB 732; Executive Orders S-03-05, S-06-06 and S-02-07; and direction from the Strategic Growth Council.

 

Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives program criteria were developed and vetted by the Strategic Growth Council, which received written comments and held public meetings before finalizing the criteria at a Public Hearing held March 17th, 2010, in the Governor’s Council Chambers.  The Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives program solicits applications for funding consideration.  A Solicitation Notice was published July 5th, 2010, initiating the first of three application cycles. 

The Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives Program staff at Department of Conservation screen applications for completeness and eligibility. The Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives Program Application Review and Ranking Committee, comprised of staff from the Departments and Agencies of the Strategic Growth Council, evaluates complete and eligible applications using the evaluation criteria contained in the grant guidelines.  Staff recommendations for awards will be presented to the Strategic Growth Council for approval at their Fall or Winter council meeting, depending on the number of applications received and the time needed to perform a thorough evaluation.  Final award recipients will be posted to the SGC website.

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Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives proposals selected for funding under the California Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives Program are required to spend grant funds according to the approved project scope and budget.  The Department of Conservation requires a minimum frequency of quarterly progress reports for all projects.  More frequent reporting is possible for larger, more complex projects.    Payment requests must include a certification by the grantee that each expense complies with requirements outlined in the grant agreement.  Grantees must also submit supporting documentation for each expense, with reimbursements approved only for eligible expenses pursuant to program guidelines and contained within the approved project budget.  The Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives Program Guidelines require the withholding of fifteen percent of each payment request to be released upon project completion.

 

Project status will be updated at least bi-annually on the Bonds Accountability Website. The Strategic Growth Council (SGC) is required to provide an annual report to the Legislature with specific information regarding the management of grants and loans.  Program assists in this endeavor by providing to the SGC information including, but not limited to, a list of applicants for financial assistance, identification of which applications were approved, the amounts awarded for each approved application, the remaining balance of available funds, a report on the proposed or ongoing management of each funded project, and any additional minimum requirements and priorities for a project or plan proposed in a grant and adopted by the SGC.

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All projects and plans funded via the Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives Program receive a close-out review conducted by the Department of Conservation at the time the project is complete and prior to releasing final grant funds.  The purpose of the close-out review is to ensure all project deliverables were completed according to program guidelines and the terms of the grant agreement, including project scope and budget.  All information generated for project deliverables and outcomes must be provided to the Strategic Growth Council for public dissemination.  All grantees must comply with current laws and regulations which apply to the project and submit documents summarizing total project costs and all additional funding sources.  Department expenditures of bond proceeds are subject to audit by the Department of Finance to determine whether the expenditures made from bond proceeds were made according to the established front-end criteria and processes, were consistent with all legal requirements, and achieved the intended outcomes.


Projects
A Greater L.A: The Framework for Regional Climate Action and Sustainability
AAA Water and MT Sewer Project
Accelerating Local Implementation of Sacramento Region Metropolitan Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy
Advancing UrbanFootprint Public Health Modeling
AMBAG Sustainable Communities Strategy Implementation Prject (SCSIP)
Balboa Avenue Station Area Plan
BCAG MTP/SCS Transit and Non-Motorized Transportation Plan
Build the capacity of SCPGIP grantees to adapt to SB 743 and Green House Gas Quantification requirements.
Building Sustainable Communities in Southern California
Central Clovis Specific Plan Update
Central Coast Collaborative CAP Implementation and Monitoring Program
Chico Infill Development and Sustainable Design Project
City Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan
City of Antioch Downtown Specific Plan
City of Arvin’s Water Resources Element
City of Avenal General Plan Update and Sustainability Implementation Programs
City of Blue Lake Climate Action Plan and targeted General Plan/Zoning Ordinance Update
City of Burlingame General Plan Update
City of Colton Downtown Development Code and Design Manual
City of Gridley Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan, Development Code Update, and Infill Design Guidelines
City of Live Oak Downtown Reinvestment Plan
City of Merced Programmatic Climate Action Plan and Implementing Codes
City of Oroville's Sustainable Code Update and Climate Action Plan
City of San Jacinto Downtown Specific Plan
City of Watsonville Cilmate Action Plan
Climate Action Plan (CAP) & Form-Based Code to Implement General Plan
Climate Action Plan and General Plan Amendments - City of Brawley124002.39
Climate Action Plan, Agricultural Element and Targeted General Plan Update - City of Calexico
Coachella Valley Parkway 1e11
Coalinga Zoning Ordinance Update
Comprehensive Blueprint for Sustainability and a Low Carbon Future
Contra Costa County Renewable Resource Potential Study
County of Los Angeles Master Plan for Sustainable Parks and Recreation - Phase One
Development of a Sustainable Community Element for the City of Baldwin Park.
Disadvantaged Communities Infrastructure and Planning Policy Analysis
Downtown Hawthorne Specific Plan
Downtown/University Gateway District Plan
Driving to Net Zero: Decarbonizing Transportation in Silicon Valley
East Palo Alto General Plan and Zoning Code Update
ECO Village Revitalization Plan
Enabling Just and Sustainable Growth in Cudahy
Enabling Sustainable and Equitable Planning for Infill in Transit Priority Areas (Planning for Infill)
Enhancing the Tahoe Basin Sustainable Communities Program
Green Zones Program: Environmental Justice Ground Truthing in East Los Angeles and Florence-Firestone
Holtville General Plan and Service Area Plan Update
Identify and Disseminate Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives Program Projects’ Best Practices
Implementing a Sustainable Energy Roadmap for the San Joaquin Valley
Implementing the MTP/SCS: A Rural and Urban Approach - Sacramento Area Council of Governments
Implementing the SANDAG Sustainable Communities Strategy
Infill development and Sustainable land use alternatives.
Integrated Revitalization Program for Sustainable Progress
Intergovernmental Geographic Information Systems Collaborative for California
Mono County Sustainable Communities Policy Project
Monterey Bay Community Power - Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) Phase 1 Technical Study
Mountain View Zoning Updates
MPO/State Agency Working Group
North Coast Integrated Regional Planning - Healthy Communities, Functional Watersheds and Viable Economies
Oceano Eco-District
Pioneer Bluff Redevelopment Master Plan
Plan Bay Area Implementation
Plan Bay Area Implementation
Renewable Energy Overlay
Sacramento Intermodal Phase 3
San Francisco Railyard Alternatives and I-280 Blvd. Feasability Study
San Joaquin Valley Greenprint, Modeling and SCS Completion Project
San Jose Bike Plan Update Outreach
Saticoy Area Plan Update: Creating a Sustainable and Vital Community
Shasta County Regional SCS Collaborative
Shift Sonoma County
Silicon Valley 2.0: A Climate Action and Adaptation Plan for Strategic Growth, Reliable Infrastructure, Working Ecosystems, and a Healthy and Prosperous Region
SLOCOG Prop 84 - 2012 Grant Application
Solano Regional Climate Action Planning Program
Sonoma County Greenhouse Gas Reduction and Implementation Program (GRIP)
South Gate Specific Plan For Tweedy Mile And Hollydale Areas
Southeast Area Specific Plan (SEASP)
Sustainable Communities Planning Grant and Incentive Program
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG)
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - Butte County Association of Governments
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - City and County of San Francisco
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - City of Adelanto
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - City of Anaheim
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - City of Arvin
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - City of Calimesa
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - City of Calipatria
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - City of Capitola
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - City of Chino Hills
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - City of Clovis
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - City of Concord
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - City of Corcoran
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - City of Dana Point
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - City of Farmersville
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - City of Fresno
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - City of Fullerton
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - City of Los Angeles
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - City of Merced
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - City of Monterey Park
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - City of Morgan Hill
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - City of Richmond
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - City of Riverbank
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - City of San Bernardino
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - City of San Diego
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - City of San Luis Obispo
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - City of Santa Monica
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - City of South Gate
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - City of South San Francisco
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - City of Stockton
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - City of Victorville
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - County of Sacramento
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - County of San Luis Obispo
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - County of Santa Cruz
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - County of Yolo
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - Data - Vegetation
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - Data Project Management
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - FAAST Contract
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - Funding Wizard II
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - Healthy Communities Indicators
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - Infill Financing
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - Kings County Association of Governments
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - Mendocino County Health and Human Services Agency
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - MPO SCS Self Assessment
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - Protected Lands and Protocols
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - Sacramento Area Council of Governments
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - San Diego Association of Governments
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - San Joaquin Council of Governments
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - San Luis Obispo Council of Governments
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - Santa Barbara County Association of Governments
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - Shasta County Regional Transportation Agency
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - Southern California Association of Governments
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - Stanislaus County
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - Strategic Planning
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - Tahoe Metropolitan Planning Organization
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - Town of Mammoth Lakes
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - Western Riverside Council of Governments
Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives - Yuba County
Sustainable Communities Strategy Implementation in Southern California Through Sustainability Projects
Sustainable Highway Corridor Plan
Sustainable South Bay Transportation and Land Use Implementation Framework
Sustainable Strategy for Jobs, Housing, and Commuting
Technology Support for Development and Implementation of SCPGIP Grants
The Oakland Sustainable Neighborhoods Initiative
Tulare Improvement Standards (TIS) Update Project
Update to the Downtown Redding Specific Plan
Updated Area Plans for a Combined South Escondido Blvd/South Quince Street TArget Area
Urban Village Master Plan and Zoning Revisions for East Santa Clara Street and Alum Rock Avenue
WeHo ACTS: Active and Community-oriented Transportation Solutions
West Anaheim (Beach Boulevard) Corridor Specific Plan
West Carson Transit Oriented Development Specific Plan
Wildfire Resiliency - County of Sonoma