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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
$800* million 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)
$381 million Rebuilding California Rail and Transit Grants: Applications due January 12, 2018
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
$135 million LCTOP Draft Guidelines Workshops: Comments due - November 22
Active Transportation Program (ATP)
  • 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
$570 million HCD AHSC Program Information

Third Round of AHSC Program Funding - Application Deadline: Workbooks due January 16, 2018


DOC SALC Program Information
Transformative Climate Communities (TCC)
  • Combined climate investments from multiple programs within a local area to achieve transformational improvements
$140 million Technical Amendments adopted - Releases TCC Final Program Guidelines: October 23

Planning Grant Funding for the TCC Program: Applications due November 30
Technical Assistance
  • Technical assistance to disadvantaged communities
$2 million
Climate Change Research Program
  • Research on reducing carbon emissions, including clean energy, adaptation and resiliency, with an emphasis on California
$11 million Workshops and requests for input on the new Climate Change Research Program:
Online Webinar - November 17
Oakland - November 27
Fresno - November 28
Los Angeles - November 29
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
$695 million Public Meeting for Approval of the Funding Plan for Clean Transportation Incentives for FY 2017-18: December 14

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 18 Projects Selected for DDRDP Awards: October 25
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
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 Now Accepting Proposals on New Management Practices for the Healthy Soils Program: Proposals due December 18
Department of Water Resources (DWR) State Water Project Turbines Program
  • Efficient hydroelectricity generation
Water-Energy Grant Program
  • 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

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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
$30 million
Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
(CAL FIRE)
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 GHG Reduction Loan Program - FY 15/16 Cycle 2A Funds Available

Public Workshop for GGRF Grant Program Appropriation for FY 2017-18: December 19

* 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 each May.

*** "Funding to Date" figures represent appropriations through Fiscal Year 2016-17 and have been rounded to the nearest million dollars. Appropriations from previous fiscal years may be retroactively adjusted to account for Budget Control Sections or for special legislation (e.g. Trailer Bills). As a result, reported cumulative appropriations may not reflect summations of Budget Act line items.

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