Posted by: Lauren Michele | July 7, 2010

Prop 84 Grant Opportunities Announced

California’s Strategic Growth Council announced that it is now accepting applications for its $22.3 million Proposition 84 competitive planning grant program.  The grants will reimburse cities, counties, MPOs, Joint Powers Authorities, Regional Transportation Planning Agencies, Councils of Governments, individually or in partnerships for the cost of developing sustainable community plans. Applications are due by August 31, 2010.  Specific activities to which the grants may be applied include development, update, adoption, or implementation of General Plan updates and elements, specific plans, infill plans, zoning ordinances, climate action plans, regional blueprint plans, interregional plans, and SB 375 Sustainable Community Strategies or Alternative Planning Strategies.  Individual grants may range from $100,000 to $1 million.  For detailed information click here, and for the FAQ sheet click here.

Policy in Motion is offering a “Sustainable Community Grant Navigation” package to assist local governments in optimizing successful grant submissions for both the five federal grant opportunities totaling $748 million, and the California Proposition 84 grant awards totaling $22 million this cycle.  Consultancy service for the Navigation package includes:

  1. overview of how federal and California policy direction ties into the scoring criteria for federal and California planning grants, and
  2. custom consultation for applicant on which grants to pursue and how to prepare grant materials through strategic planning submissions.

For more information contact Lauren Michele at lauren.michele@policyinmotion.com.

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