This page last reviewed October 7, 2016

Auction Proceeds Funded Programs and Events 

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 two-page printable summary table of programs and state agencies that have been appropriated GGRF monies as well as a two-page printable program status table for implementation of FY2014-15 funding.  

Transportation and Sustainable Communities Funding

Agency / Department Program and Potential Investment Types Funding To Date***   Upcoming Events
High Speed Rail Authority High Speed Rail**
  • Planning, design, and right-of-way acquisition  of the initial operating segment
  • Construction of the initial operating segment
$707* million HSRA Board Meeting - October 11 - Sacramento

Finance and Audit Committee Meeting - October 11 - Sacramento

Transit-Land Use Committee Meeting - October 11 - Sacramento

Contracts Currently Out For Bid

California State Transportation Agency 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 FY16/17 LCTOP Guidelines Workshops
October 12 - Irvine
October 13 - Fresno
October 18 - Sacramento
October 20 - Oakland
Active Transportation Program
  • Bike facilities
  • Pedestrian facilities
$10 million
Strategic Growth Council
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 SGC Council Meeting
- October 11 - Sacramento

Provide feedback on the FY2015-16 SALC Program Guidelines and application process - Comments due by October 21

SGC Public Hearing on proposed Transformative Climate Communities Program - November 7 - Fresno

HCD AHSC Program Information

DOC SALC Program Information

Transformative Climate Communities
  • Combined climate investments from multiple programs within a local area to achieve transformational improvements
$140 million
Technical Assistance
  • Technical assistance to disadvantaged communities
$2 million
Air Resources Board 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 Public Meeting to consider the Funding Plan for Low Carbon Transportation and Fuels Investments and the Air Quality Improvement Program
October 20 - Fresno

HVIP Work Group Meeting
October 27 - Sacramento

CVRP Grant Solicitation Documents Released
Application Deadline November 4

Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP)

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

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 Low-Income Weatherization Program (LIWP)
  • Single and multi-family low-income energy efficiency and renewable energy projects
Community Solar
  • Solar Projects
$174 million CSD Releases Amended FY 2014-15 Low-Income Weatherization Program (LIWP) Guidelines
September 29

Public Hearing on Draft FY 2015-16 LIWP Guidelines
October 7 - Sacramento

Low-Income Weatherization Program Funds Available

Department of Food and Agriculture
Dairy Digesters and Research Development Program
  • Dairy digesters
  • Non-digester dairy methane management strategies
$62 million
State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP)
  • Water and energy use efficiency
$68 million
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
Department of Water Resources Water-Energy Efficiency
  • Efficient hydro energy turbines 
  • Water conservation and efficiency grants
$70 million Guidelines and PSP for 2016 Released
Applications due by November 7

Air Resources Board Woodsmoke Reduction Program
  • Consumer incentives program for wood burning device replacement and alternatives to green waste burning
$5 million
California Energy Commission 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 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 Wetlands and Watershed Restoration
  • Delta coastal wetlands
  • Mountain meadows
  • Water use efficiency in wetlands
$27 million
Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Forest Health Restoration
  • Forest health
  • Reforestation
  • Fire risk reduction
$49 million
Urban Forestry
  • Planting and maintaining trees in disadvantaged communities
$33 million
Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) Waste Diversion
$71 million GHG Reduction Loan Program - FY 15/16 Cycle 2A Funds Available

Workshop to Discuss CalRecycle's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Grant Programs and their Relationship to Disadvantaged Communities
October 20 - Sacramento
October 26 - Fresno

* 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 up to the nearest whole dollar.
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