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Funding Opportunities Catalog - May 2023

Funding Opportunites Catalog - May 2023

Get the latest updates on upcoming grant opportunities from the state and federal government, courtesy of CARPD's Legislative Advocates at Renne Public Policy Group.

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The Funding Opportunities Catalog is provided as a resource for CARPD Members to keep you all apprised of the most current and comprehensive information on competitive funding programs.

Highlights for this month include:

Parks and Recreation:

  • The Recreational Trails Program is currently accepting applications, with a due date of 6/15/2023. This program provides funds annually to develop non-motorized recreational trails and trail-related facilities.  
  • The Land and Water Conservation Fund is currently accepting applications, with a due date of 6/1/2023. LWCF grants provide funding for the acquisition or development of land to create new outdoor recreation opportunities for the health and wellness of Californians. 
  • The Outdoor Equity Grants program will be holding a competitive cycle this year as well. OEP provides funding to create outdoor programs targeted for underserved communities. Applications will be due no earlier than November 2023. 


  • The Local Transportation Infrastructure Climate Adaptation Project Program is now open. Project nominations are due 7/31/2023. Funding uses include the development and implementation of capital projects adapting local transportation infrastructure to climate change. 
  • As we enter the second fiscal year of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), RPPG recommends that municipalities begin preparing by considering potential projects that align with the Department of Transportation’s suite of transportation grant programs. These programs include INFRA, Bridge Investment Program, Railroad Crossing Elimination Program, Safe Streets and Roads for All Program, SMART, and Reconnecting Communities. U.S. DoT's NOFO schedule is available here

Housing and Homelessness:

  • The Encampment Resolution Funding program is currently accepting proposals for a second round of competitive grants. Applications will be reviewed in batches until funding is exhausted, with the third batch due 6/30/2023.  

Sustainability and Climate Adaptation:

  • The U.S. Forest Service has announced $43.2 million in federal funding for California for the Urban and Community Forestry Program. Applications will be due 6/1/2023. UCFP provides funding for urban tree-planting, urban forest planning and management, and related activities, with a focus on disadvantaged communities. 
  • The Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) Program is accepting applications for Round 5. Applications will be due 8/1/2023. For Implementation Grants, a pre-proposal must have been submitted by 5/1/2023. For agencies that are interested in Planning or Project Development grants, an application initiation form must be submitted by 7/3/2023. 
  • The California Energy Commission's Reliable, Equitable, and Accessible Charging (REACH) program is accepting applications until 8/2/2023. Proposed projects must include charger installations that will benefit and be used by Multi-Family Housing residents within disadvantaged communities, low-income communities, or a combination of both, and are encouraged to pursue installations for affordable housing. 
  • RPPG is tracking the numerous new programs that will be created under the Inflation Reduction Act. The following NOFO's are anticipated for 2023: Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund in early summer 2023, Environmental and Climate Justice Block Grant in late summer 2023, Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicle Program in late 2023, and Assistance for Latest and Zero Building Energy Code Adoption in late 2023. 

Public Safety:

  • BSCC’s Organized Retail Theft Prevention Program is accepting applications, with a due date of 7/7/2023. Funding is available to support local law enforcement agencies in preventing and responding to organized retail theft, motor vehicle or motor vehicle accessory theft, or cargo theft. 


  • The Bureau of Reclamation’s Water and Energy Efficiency Grant (WEEG) is anticipated to open in July 2023. This program provides funding for projects that result in quantifiable water savings, implement renewable energy components, and support broader sustainability benefits. 
  • The Bureau of Reclamation’s Drought Resiliency Projects (DRP) program is anticipated to open in May 2023. RPPG continues to monitor the program website. DRP supports projects that build long-term resilience to drought and reduce the need for emergency response actions. These projects are typically in the final design stage—environmental and cultural resources compliance may have been initiated, and the non-federal funding, necessary permits, and other required approvals have been secured. 


Reach out to Alyssa Silhi at RPPG ( with any questions about potential funding opportunities.

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