Welcome to OPR

The Office of Planning and Research (OPR), created by statute in 1970, is part of the Office of the Governor. OPR serves the Governor and his Cabinet as staff for long-range planning and research, and constitutes the comprehensive state planning agency.


General Plan Guidelines Update Completed  08-02-2017

The California Governorís Office of Planning and Research is excited to announce the completion of the first comprehensive update to the General Plan Guidelines since 2003. Legislative changes, guidance documents, a data mapping tool, and additional resources have been incorporated into this new GPG. Additional information is on the OPR General Plan Guidelines website: https://www.opr.ca.gov/s_generalplanguidelines.php

OPR will conduct workshops around the State over the next year to engage communities on the new GPG. Stay informed about these meetings and other GPG related information by signing up for the GPG email list: https://www.opr.ca.gov/s_e-lists.php

PDM/FMA Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)  07-13-2017

The California Governorís Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has received the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) announcement for the 2017 Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) and the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Grant Programs. This includes $90,000,000 nationwide for the PDM Program and $160,000,000 nationwide for the FMA Program. These programs provide funding for the development of local hazard mitigation plans (LHMPs) and implementation of hazard mitigation projects. The NOFO and specific Cal OES information concerning the funding opportunities and NOI and application process may be accessed on the Cal OES Pre-Disaster and Flood Mitigation Division webpage at http://www.caloes.ca.gov/cal-oes-divisions/hazard-mitigation/pre-disaster-flood-mitigation .

The Notice of Interest (NOI) for both programs must be submitted to Cal OES by August 4, 2017. Please see the attached documents for more funding information.

For questions related to the 2017 PDM and FMA funding cycle, please contact the Pre-Disaster and Flood Mitigation Division at PDFM@caloes.ca.gov .

Updating California's Sea-Level Rise Guidance - Invitation to Online Listening Sessions in April  03-30-2017

On behalf of the California Ocean Protection Council and the California Ocean Science Trust, we invite you to actively participate in the State's process to update the State of California Sea-Level Rise Guidance Document, initially adopted in 2010, updated in 2013, and currently in the process of being updated again. read more...