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Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program (ICARP) Adaptation Planning Grant Program


Opportunity Category: Grant Program


Funder/Agency Name: The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR), through the Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program (ICARP)


Description of Opportunity: This program provides funding to help fill local, regional, and tribal planning needs, provides communities the resources to identify climate resilience priorities, and supports the development of a pipeline of climate resilient infrastructure projects across the state. As communities in California experience more frequent, prolonged, and severe impacts of climate change, many are faced with planning for and responding to ongoing and worsening hazards such as extreme heat, flooding, wildfires, drought, extreme weather events, and sea level rise. Furthermore, many jurisdictions lack the capacity, tools, guidance, and resources to effectively prepare for these climate impacts. This capacity gap hinders the ability of communities to develop and implement plans that build resilience and reduce future risk.

Eligible applicants may include, but are not limited to:


• Local Public Entities, including cities, counties, Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), Joint Powers Authorities (JPAs), Regional Transportation Planning Agencies (RTPAs), and Councils of Governments (COGs). Public entities may also include California institutions of higher education, districts, public authorities, public agencies, political subdivisions, and public corporations (California GC § 811.2). All public entities mentioned above applying for projects targeted at benefitting vulnerable communities in their constituencies should partner with at least one community-based organization.


• California Native American Tribes, including federally and non-federally recognized tribes or tribal-serving organizations


• Disadvantaged Unincorporated Communities (DUCs) are encouraged to apply. A DUC is defined as an inhabited and unincorporated community that includes 10 or more dwelling units in proximity or where 12 or more registered voters reside and have an annual median household income that is 80 percent or less of the statewide median housing income (SB 244 [Wolk, 2011)].


• Community-Based Organizations, including, but not limited to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, non-governmental organizations, philanthropic organizations, foundations, and other organizations with a history of representing vulnerable communities. Such organizations need not be 501(c)(3) organizations but should be legal entities authorized and empowered to enter contracts and hold funds. Community-based organizations should partner with a local public entity as listed above. For-profit entities are not eligible to apply as lead applicants or fiscal agents but can be subcontracted to provide research or other services.


Due Date Note: Deadline for Submitting Applications by 5:00 p.m. December 16, 2022


Total Amount Available: $25,000,000


Minimum Award: $25,000


Maximum Award: $600,000


Cost Share/Match Requirement: 0%


Webinar or Briefing Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDOYslciwTY


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