The Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program is developing three new grant programs authorized in the 2021 State Climate Budget to fund local, regional, and tribal climate adaptation and resilience efforts across the state:

  • The ICARP Adaptation Planning Grant Program will invest $25 million over multiple funding rounds for local, regional, and tribal governments to support climate adaptation and resilience planning activities.
  • The ICARP Regional Resilience Planning and Implementation Grant Program will invest $250 million over multiple funding rounds to scale regional climate resilience solutions.
  • The ICARP Extreme Heat and Community Resilience Grant Program will support local and regional heat adaptation by investing $100 million in extreme heat and urban heat island mitigation activities.

Future program information, timelines, and news will be updated in the sections below.

Programs

Adaptation Planning Grant Program

Background

In 2021, OPR, through ICARP, received $25M in the state budget to fund the Adaptation Planning Grant Program to support local, regional, and tribal adaptation planning across California.

As communities in California experience more frequent, prolonged, and severe impacts of climate change, state, regional, local, and tribal governments are undertaking adaptation and resiliency planning. However, many jurisdictions lack the capacity, tools, guidance, and resources to effectively prepare for climate impacts. This capacity gap hinders the ability of communities to develop and implement plans that build resilience and reduce future risk.

To meet this need, the Adaptation Planning Grant Program provides funding to help fill planning needs, provides communities the resources to identify climate resilience priorities, and supports the development of a pipeline of climate resilient infrastructure projects across the state.

Key Priorities of ICARP’s Adaptation Planning Grant Program:

  • Build community planning and capacity by supporting peer to peer learning, information sharing, and publishing replicable case studies in the State Adaptation Clearinghouse.
  • Support equitable outcomes and wide geographic and economic diversity in applicants.
  • Support much-needed integrated infrastructure planning to achieve community resilience. The program provides flexible funding to meet multi-sector/issue planning needs that intersect with climate risks, including but not limited to land use, transportation, housing, natural resource management, public infrastructure, and hazard mitigation issues.
  • Help communities plan for and respond to multiple climate risks by supporting an all-risk approach. These grants allow communities to conduct integrated planning activities. The program supports communities that are faced with planning for and responding to cascading and compound impacts of climate change (e.g., flooding and landslides following wildfires, or riverine flood and sea level rise).
Regional Resilience Planning and Implementation Grant Program
This program will support regions in advancing resilience through capacity-building, planning, and project implementation.
More information coming soon.
Community Resilience and Heat Grant Program
This program will help communities prepare for the impacts of extreme heat.
More information coming soon.

Schedule

Check here for future updates on each program’s timeline.

Adaptation Planning Grant Program

For More Information

Abby Edwards
Abby Edwards is the Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program’s Adaptation Planning Grant Program Manager.
Dolores Barajas
Dolores Barajas is the Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program’s Regional Resilience Grant Program Manager.
Nuin-Tara Key
Nuin-Tara Key is Deputy Director for Climate Resilience at OPR and Chair of the Technical Advisory Council for the Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program.