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Urban Greening

CA Natural Resources Agency



October 9, 2023



November 20, 2023




Dependant on number of submissions received, application process, etc.

Award Floor:


Match Required?




Entity Types:

Nonprofit, City or township governments, County governments, Independent School Districts

Funds will be awarded to a city, county, special district, nonprofit organization, or an agency/entity formed under the Joint Exercise of Powers Act [Chapter 5 (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. CA Native American tribal governments are eligible if they have a nonprofit corporation as defined.





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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 improve air and water quality and reducing energy consumption, and creating more walkable and bike-able trails.;   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. 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 Additional points will be given to projects that meet two of the following: 1. Provides park or recreational benefits to a critically underserved community or disadvantaged community 2. Proposed by a critically underserved community or disadvantaged community 3. Develops partnerships with local community organizations and businesses in order to strengthen outreach to disadvantaged communities, provides access to quality jobs for residents of disadvantaged communities, or provides access to workforce education and training 4. Uses interagency cooperation and integration 5. Uses existing public lands and facilitates the use of public resources and investments, including schools This program intends to award funding to disadvantaged communities with a minimum of 75% of funds to projects located within and benefiting disadvantaged communities.

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