This grant program is designed to help Tribes meet the challenges of adopting energy or climate plans that integrate strategies to enhance their communities and create long-term prosperity. As the administering agency for this grant program, SGC will invest in energy-related Tribal climate planning activities that foster the development of sustainable tribal communities. Sustainable tribal communities shall “promote equity, strengthen the economy, protect the environment, and promote healthy, safe communities”.
Planning activities must be consistent with Tribal values and any applicable Tribal, general, or regional plan. Proposals must outline or lay out plans, processes, or practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide benefits that increase Tribes’ adaptabilities to climate change.
Specific goals for this program are to:
• Support planning activities that promote clean energy access and energy efficiency, with a focus on promoting public health, reducing emissions, and supporting climate adaptation and resiliency in Tribal communities. These planning activities can include increasing access to clean transportation and clean energy options, increasing agricultural energy efficiency, increasing energy affordability, increasing energy efficiency in buildings, and planning for climate impacts and risks to energy systems and community members.
• Support the State of California’s climate and energy policies through Tribal planning and analysis.
A total of two million dollars ($2 million) are available for grants awarded through this solicitation. The maximum award amount is $250,000, and the minimum award amount is $150,000 per funded proposal. Per State requirements, the State will enter into a cost reimbursement agreement with grant awardees that will compensate Tribes for allowable direct and indirect expenditures.
Solicitation Release 3/13/2020
Proposal Assistance Webinar 3/18/2020
Deadline for Written Questions* by 5:00 p.m. PDT 4/2/2020
Distribute Questions/Answers and Addenda (if any) to solicitation 4/10/2020 Deadline to Submit Proposals by 5:00 p.m.* PDT 5/22/2020
Anticipated Notice of Proposed Award Posting Date 6/22/2020
Anticipated Agreement Start Date July – August 2020