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Auction Proceeds Funded Programs and Events 

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The Legislature and Governor appropriate auction proceeds from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) to State agencies and programs through the Budget process, consistent with the implementing legislation.   Additional information on the current and previous budget appropriations, including the individual budget summaries, can be found on the Budget Appropriations page.

Transportation and Sustainable Communities Funding Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Funding         Natural Resources and Waste Diversion Funding

The tables below contain information on agencies that are investing GGRF monies and links to each agency's webpage for further information.  ARB has also created a three-page printable summary table of programs and state agencies that have been appropriated GGRF monies.

Transportation and Sustainable Communities Funding

Agency / Department Program and Potential Investment Types Funding To Date***   Upcoming Events
High Speed Rail Authority (HSR) High Speed Rail**
  • Planning, design, and right-of-way acquisition  of the initial operating segment
  • Construction of the initial operating segment
$707* million Small Business Certification Workshop: February 28 - Bakersfield

Contracts Currently Out For Bid
California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP)**
  • Connectivity to existing/future rail systems by adding new rail cars/engines
  • Increased service and reliability, and decreased travel times of intercity and commuter rail systems
  • Rail integration (e.g. integrated ticketing and scheduling)
$343 million
Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP)**
  • New/expanded bus, rail services, or expanded intermodal transit facilities
  • Service or facility improvements, e.g. equipment, fueling, and maintenance
$116 million LCTOP Allocation Request Workshops: February 22 - San Bernardino
February 23 - Santa Monica

Allocation Requests Due Date: - March 30
Active Transportation Program
  • Bike facilities
  • Pedestrian facilities
$10 million
Strategic Growth Council (SGC)
Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities
Program (AHSC)**

  • Transit-oriented development
  • Intermodal affordable housing
  • Transit capital projects
  • Active transportation/complete streets
  • Local planning and implementation
Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program (SALC)
  • Agricultural land preservation
$496 million HCD AHSC Program Information

SGC SALC Guidelines Public Hearing: March 2 - Sacramento

Draft FY 2016-17 SALC Program Guidelines Released: Comments due March 17

DOC SALC Program Information

Transformative Climate Communities (TCC)
  • Combined climate investments from multiple programs within a local area to achieve transformational improvements
$140 million TCC Program Workshops: February 22 - Los Angeles February 23 - San Bernardino
Technical Assistance
  • Technical assistance to disadvantaged communities
$2 million
Air Resources Board (ARB) Low Carbon Transportation
  • Zero and near-zero emission passenger vehicle rebates
  • Heavy duty hybrid/ZEV trucks and buses
  • Freight demonstration projects
  • Pilot programs (car sharing, financing, etc.) in disadvantaged communities
$688 million FY 2017-18 Heavy-Duty Investments Work Group Meeting: February 23 - Sacramento

ARB Enhanced Fleet Modernization Retirement and Replacement (EFMP) Plus-Up Work Group: February 24 - Sacramento

Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) - Ongoing

Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) - Ongoing

Work Group Meetings

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Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Funding

Agency / Department Program and Potential Investment Types Funding To Date*** Upcoming Events
Community Services and Development (CSD) Low-Income Weatherization Program (LIWP)
  • Single and multi-family low-income energy efficiency and renewable energy projects
$174 million Low-Income Weatherization Program Funds Available
Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA)
Dairy Methane Program
$62 million
State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP)
  • Water and energy use efficiency

SWEEP - DWR (Prop 1) Joint Project
  • Water conveyance enhancements
  • On-farm agricultural water use efficiency improvements
$68 million 2017 SWEEP Applicant Assistance Workshops: Statewide through March 8

2017 SWEEP Grant Application Period Open: Applications due March 14

CDFA and DWR Joint Agricultural Water Efficiency Funding Available: Applications due April 21
Alternative and Renewable Fuels Program
  • Specifications for low carbon renewable biofuels derived from agricultural waste
$3 million
Healthy Soils Program
  • Soil management practices
$8 million CDFA's Healthy Soils Program Framework: Comments due March 1
Department of Water Resources (DWR) State Water Project Turbines Program
  • Efficient hydroelectricity generation
Water-Energy Grant Program
  • Water conservation and efficiency grants
Air Resources Board (ARB) Woodsmoke Reduction Program
  • Consumer incentives program for wood burning device replacement and alternatives to green waste burning
$5 million
California Energy Commission (CEC) Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings
  • Energy audits
  • Building retrofits for energy efficiency
  • Energy generation
$20 million This program is currently on hold.

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Natural Resources and Waste Diversion Funding

Agency / Department Program and Potential Investment Types Funding to Date*** Upcoming Events
California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) Urban Greening Program
  • Capture, infiltrate, and store storm water
  • Greening of public lands and structures
  • Urban heat island mitigation
  • Non-motorized urban trails
  • County parks and open space
$80 million
Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) Wetlands and Watershed Restoration
  • Delta coastal wetlands
  • Mountain meadows
  • Water use efficiency in wetlands
$27 million
Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Forest Health Program
  • Forest health
  • Reforestation
  • Fire risk reduction
$49 million
Urban and Community Forestry (UCF)
  • Planting and maintaining trees in disadvantaged communities
$33 million
Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) Waste Diversion
$71 million Organics Grant Program: Application questions will be accepted until February 23

Organics Grant Program (FY 2016-17) Funds Available: Applications due March 9

GHG Reduction Loan Program - FY 15/16 Cycle 2A Funds Available

* In addition to the figure shown above, Senate Bill 862, 2014 states that $400 million shall be available to the High Speed Rail Authority beginning in Fiscal Year 2015-16, as repayment of a loan to the General Fund. This money shall be repaid as necessary, based on the financial needs of the High-Speed Rail project.
** Beginning in Fiscal Year 2015-16, these programs receive continuous appropriations from the Cap-and-Trade auctions, based on the percentages identified in statute. The actual dollar amounts are not known until after the fourth auction is conducted.
*** All "Funding to Date" figures have been rounded to the nearest million dollars.
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