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CA: Urban Greening Grants Now Available (Deadline 3/28/22)

Opportunity Title: Urban Greening Grants


The Urban Greening Program will fund projects that reduce greenhouse gases while also transforming the built environment into places that are more sustainable, enjoyable, and effective in creating healthy and vibrant communities. These projects will establish and enhance parks and open space, using natural solutions to improving air and water quality and reducing energy consumption, and creating more walkable and bike-able trails.


Grant Funds will be awarded to a city, county, special district, nonprofit organization, or an agency or entity formed pursuant to the Joint Exercise of Powers Act [Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 6500) of Division 7 of Title 1] if at least one of the parties to the joint powers agreement qualifies as an eligible applicant, notwithstanding the Joint Exercise of Powers Act. Nonprofit organization means any nonprofit corporation qualified to do business in California and qualified under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. California Native American tribal governments are eligible to apply if they have a nonprofit corporation as defined.

Eligible urban greening projects will reduce GHG emissions, mitigate the effects of extreme heat, and provide multiple additional benefits, including, but not limited to, a decrease in air and water pollution or a reduction in the consumption of natural resources and energy. Eligible projects will result in the conversion of an existing built environment into green space that uses natural and green infrastructure approaches to create sustainable and vibrant communities. A competitive project will maximize opportunities to reduce GHG emissions through project design and implementation as well as incorporate green infrastructure solutions that improve the sustainability and function of existing urban hardscapes and landscapes. In addition to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, SB 859 requires all projects to achieve measurable benefits. Per statute, all projects must do at least one of the following – • Acquire, create, enhance, or expand community parks and green spaces, and/or • Use natural systems or systems that mimic natural systems to achieve multiple benefits.

Award Details:

Total Amount Available: $47.5M

Submission Details:

Application Deadline: 3/28/22

Workshop Schedule:

In order to RSVP, please complete this online form: Workshop Registration Form. Questions regarding registration can be sent to

February 22, 2022 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

February 23, 2022 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

February 28, 2022 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

March 2, 2022 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

March 3, 2022 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

Grant Management Associates has years of experience with opportunities like this one. Contact us today for a consultation.

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