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California Accelerates Critical Infrastructure
Governor Newsom’s certification of the Sites Reservoir project is part of a new CEQA streamlining program administered by the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research
Governor Newsom Appoints Leaders to Racial Equity Commission
Today Governor Newsom appointed leaders to California’s first Racial Equity Commission, established through Executive Order 16-22 and housed within the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research.
California Announces $9.4 Million in Funding to Combat Regional Climate Impacts
OPR announced today the first round of funding for the Regional Resilience Grant, which will fund planning and implementation projects that enhance climate change resilience on a regional scale.
California Awards $8 Million to help communities strengthen resilience against growing climate impacts
The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research announced today $8 million in project awards through Round I of the Adaptation Planning Grant.
California Awards Nearly $40 Million for Communities to Build Industries of the Future
Today, OPR in partnership with the Governor’s Office, announced $39 million in state funding going to economic development projects across the state that support California’s transition to a low-carbon, green growth future.
California Supports Workers and Fosters Bottom-Up Economic Resilience in Lassen County
Today, the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR), Labor & Workforce Development Agency (Labor Agency), and Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) – announced $1 million in state assistance to support workers and communities impacted by the closure of the California Correctional Center (CCC) in Susanville.
State Announces Funding to Support Sustainable and Resilient Regional Economies Across California
First round of Community Economic Resilience Fund (CERF) awards provides $5 million each to regional economic planning entities to chart equitable, resilient future for California’s economy.
California Hosts First-Ever Extreme Heat Symposium
On October 18, the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research and California Natural Resources Agency will host the first-ever California Extreme Heat Symposium for a forward-looking conversation about extreme heat trends and challenges as well as innovative solutions to address its wide-reaching impacts.
State Announces $65 Million for Inclusive, Regional Economic Planning
Today, OPR, in partnership with GO-Biz and LWDA, opened applications for $65 million in Community Economic Resilience Fund (CERF) Planning Grants to Create Sustainable, Climate-Resilient Jobs in California.
California Launches Updated Climate Adaptation Strategy to Protect Communities from Accelerating Impacts
The California Climate Adaptation Strategy connects the state’s existing and planned climate adaptation efforts, showing how they fit together to achieve California’s six climate resilience priorities.
Governor Newsom Proposes New Office of Community Partnerships and Strategic Communications as part of California Blueprint
As part of the 2022-23 proposed budget, Governor Newsom has proposed to create, within OPR, the new Office of Community Partnerships and Strategic Communications to take on the critical role of managing priority public education and community engagement efforts and provide ongoing support to community-based organizations.
California Releases Draft Extreme Heat Action Plan to Protect Communities Across the State
The draft action plan outlines a strategic and comprehensive set of State actions to adapt and build resilience to extreme heat. The public is invited to provide input on the draft during the January 24 public comment workshop.
OPR at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference
Week two of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference – The Office of Planning and Research and the European Institute of Innovation & Technology Climate-KIC announced a new peer learning partnership to catalyze California and Europe’s ambitious climate agendas. The agreement, signed this morning in Glasgow, Scotland, outlines a commitment to peer learning and project collaboration opportunities between California’s state agencies and Climate-KIC and the climate innovation and implementation partners in its network.
Adapting to a Changing Climate, State Asks for Public Comment
The draft California Climate Adaptation Strategy is designed to accelerate climate adaptation action across regions and sectors in California; identify how key state agency actions fit together to achieve these priorities; and build on the successes and lessons learned since the first climate adaptation strategy in 2009.
New California Investments for Adverse Childhood Experiences and Toxic Stress Research
Critical investments are part of Governor Newsom's broad-based California Comeback Plan to transform California’s behavioral health system for children and youth
Governor Newsom Proposes $750 Million to Build Economic Resilience in the Face of Climate Change
As part of his $100 billion California Comeback Plan, Governor Newsom has proposed a $750 million investment in a Community Economic Resilience Fund, to provide direct support to regions across the state as they build strategies not only to recover from the economic hit of the COVID-19 pandemic but also lean into the transition to a carbon neutral economy.