State or Federal?
Eligible urban greening projects will reduce GHG emissions and provide multiple additional benefits, including 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, and will incorporate green infrastructure solutions that improve the sustainability and function of existing urban hardscapes and landscapes.

Per statute, all projects must do at least one of the following:
1. Acquire, create, enhance, or expand community parks and green spaces, and/or
2. Use natural systems or systems that mimic natural systems to achieve multiple benefits.

Examples include: Establishment, enhancement, and expansion of neighborhood parks and community spaces; Greening of public lands and structures, including schoolyards; Non-motorized trails that provide safe routes for travel between residences, commercial centers, and schools.
Eligible Entities
Local Public Agencies, Nonprofit Organizations
Eligibility Notes
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.
Most Recent/Current Due Date
May 01, 2017
Due Date Notes
Applicants may email an optional one-page concept proposal to the address below by April 11, 2017.
Most Recent RFP Release Date
Mar 03, 2017
Annual or Multi-Year?
Preliminary Items
An optional technical assistance workshop will be held:
March 28, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Lynwood Civic Center Complex
Bateman Hall
11331 Ernestine Avenue
Lynwood. CA 90262

Applicants are encouraged to attend.
Match Required?
Match Notes
Matching funds are not required, however, projects leveraging other funding may be more competitive.
California Natural Resources Agency
Total Amount Available for All Grants
Competition Notes
There are no minimum or maximum award amounts.
At least 25 percent of funding will be allocated to projects located within and benefiting disadvantaged communities.
Further Information
Program Staff
(916) 653-2812
Link to Further Information
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