This page last reviewed July 23, 2015

Auction Proceeds Workshops and Public Meetings

Upcoming Meetings:

Public Workshops on Investment Plan Concepts and Draft Funding Guidelines

The State of California held a series of public workshops to receive input on a Concept Paper for the Second Investment Plan and the Draft Funding Guidelines for Agencies Administering California Climate Investments.

Seven workshops covering the same material were held across the State. In each location, representatives from the Administration provided an overview of our early thoughts for investment priorities and heard public comment on both potential future investments and the draft Funding Guidelines. Workshop details are provided below:

Workshop Schedule



Meeting Place

August 3, 2015
1:00 – 5:00 PM Sacramento
CalEPA Headquarters Building
1001 I Street, Byron Sher Auditorium
Sacramento, California 95814

August 4, 2015
4:30 – 7:30 PM Fresno
San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District
1990 East Gettysburg Avenue
Fresno, California 93726

Alternative locations with live video stream:

4800 Enterprise Way
Modesto, California 95356

34946 Flyover Court
Bakersfield, California 93308

August 6, 2015
6:00 – 9:00 PM Oroville
Southside Oroville Community Center
2959 Lower Wyandotte Road
Oroville, California 95966

August 10, 2015
5:00 – 8:00 PM Oakland
Elihu M. Harris Building
1515 Clay Street
Oakland, California 94612

August 12, 2015
10:00 AM– 1:00 PM Fontana
Hilton Garden Inn
10543 Sierra Avenue
Fontana, California 92337

August 12, 2015
6:00 – 9:00 PM Los Angeles
Junipero Serra Building
320 W. 4th St (at Broadway)
Los Angeles, CA 90013

August 13, 2015
5:00 – 7:00 PM San Diego
San Diego Association of Governments
401 B Street, 7th Floor, Board Room
San Diego, California 92101

Workshop Materials:

Archived Meetings:

Funding Guidelines for Administering Agencies

State law requires ARB to develop guidance for all State agencies that receive appropriations from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, including guidance on reporting, quantification methods, and maximizing benefits to disadvantaged communities. To comply with this law, ARB is developing Funding Guidelines to help these agencies use their appropriations in a way that reduces greenhouse gases, furthers the purposes of AB 32, maximizes benefits to disadvantaged communities, and meets the other statutory requirements.

The June 16, 2015 discussion draft of the Funding Guidelines is posted below.  On July 13, ARB posted additional supplemental text to the discussion draft that identifies potential changes for public discussion. A workshop to receive public comment on the discussion draft was held June 22, 2015 in Sacramento. A second public workshop was held Thursday, July 16, 2015 in Los Angeles.  The workshop details are provided below:

Workshop Schedule



Meeting Place

July 16, 2015
6:00 – 8:00 PM Los Angeles
Carmel Room Auditorium
Junipero Serra Building
320 W. 4th St (at Broadway)
Los Angeles, CA 90013
June 22, 2015
1:00 – 3:00 PM Sacramento and Webcast
CalEPA Headquarters Building
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Workshop Materials:

Board Hearing

September 18, 2014

On September 18, 2014, ARB adopted the Interim Guidance for Investments to Benefit Disadvantaged Communities to meet    SB 535 requirements to maximize the benefits of investments to disadvantaged communities. 

SB 535 Workshops

August/September, 2014

In August and September 2014, the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) and the Air Resources Board (ARB) conducted public workshops to discuss the investment of Auction Proceeds in disadvantaged communities, the identification of disadvantaged communities, and the criteria for determining benefits to disadvantaged communities in accordance with SB 535.

Investment Plan

April 25, 2013

The State held a public hearing on the Cap-and-Trade Auction Proceeds Investment Plan: Fiscal Years 2013-2014 through 2015-2016.

February 2013

In February 2013, the State held public workshops to provide input on the development of the draft Cap-and-Trade Auction Proceeds Investment Plan for Fiscal Years 2013-14 to 2015-16. The workshops were held in Fresno, Sacramento, and Los Angeles; each workshop covered the same topics.

May 24, 2012

Public Consultation on Investment of Cap-and-Trade Auction Proceeds

For questions, please contact:
Matthew Botill at (916) 324-2828