The staff of the Strategic Growth Council has issued recommendations for the awarding of a total of $20.7 million for Urban Greening Grants to communities throughout the state. Funded by Proposition 84, the Urban Greening Grants complement the Sustainable Communities Planning Grants, which are also awarded by SGC. This is the second of three rounds of funding, to total $90 million.
SGC staff evaluated 270 proposals and have recommended funding for 67 projects and plans. Project funding would directly fund the implementation of greening projects, such as tree planting or park construction, whereas plan funding enables agencies and municipalities to draw up long-term strategic plans. Roughly 75% of the recommended funding goes to plans.
The Trust for Public Land will receive the largest grant, of $1 million, to acquire property for wetland restoration in Santa Barbara County.
For a complete list of recommended awards, please click here (pdf).