This page last reviewed December 09, 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 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 Board Meeting:
December 13 - Sacramento

Finance and Audit Committee Meeting:
December 13 - Sacramento

Small & Disadvantaged Business Workshop:
December 13 - Los Angeles

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
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 SGC's AHSC Lessons Learned Workshops
December 12 - Oakland
December 14 - Long Beach

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 SGC TCC Draft Scoping Guidelines:Comments due January 6
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 HVIP Grant Solicitation Applicant Teleconference (PDF):
December 13

Public Work Group Meeting on Fiscal Year 2016-17 Light-Duty vehicle Equity Pilot Projects (PDF):
December 15 - Sacramento

HVIP Grant Solicitation Open:
Application Deadline December 29

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
Community Solar
  • Solar Projects
$174 million LIWP Single-Family Energy Efficiency and Solar Photovoltaics Request for Proposal: Deadline to submit Final Proposal: December 9

Low-Income Weatherization Program Funds Available
Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA)
Dairy Methane Program
  • Dairy Digesters and Research Development Program (DDRDP)
  • Alternative Manure Management Practices
$62 million Draft DDRDP Program Framework Available:
Comments due December 15
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 2016 SWEEP Round II Awards:
Released November 28
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 (DWR) Water-Energy Efficiency
  • Efficient hydro energy turbines 
  • Water conservation and efficiency grants
$70 million
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 (CAL FIRE) Forest Health Program
  • Forest health
  • Reforestation
  • Fire risk reduction
$49 million CAL FIRE Landscape Scale Forest Health Program Workshops (PDF):
December 15 - Fresno
December 19 - Sacramento
December 20 - Webinar

CAL FIRE Releases Draft FY 2016-17 Forest Health Grant Guidelines
Comment period ends December 30
Urban and Community Forestry (UCF)
  • Planting and maintaining trees in disadvantaged communities
$33 million Urban and Community Forestry Grants Available - Applications due by December 16
Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) Waste Diversion
$71 million 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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