Posts by Grace Kaufman

CivicSpark is Recruiting for Project Partners for 2017-18!

CivicSpark, a Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program, is dedicated to building capacity for local governments to address climate change and water resource management. Over the past 3 years, the CivicSpark Climate and Water Fellowship Program has provided over 130,000+ hours of project support to over 100 California local governments while implementing 80 Projects in support of state…

Apply by May 30 for 2017 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness (ICP) Awards

The application period for the 2017 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness (ICP) Awards is now open! The awards highlight innovative local practices and achievements by honoring individuals, organizations, and jurisdictions that have made outstanding contributions toward strengthening their community to prepare for, respond to and recover from a disaster. If you have taken action to prepare your…

Investing In Our Future: Taking Action for a Healthier Community

Our next factsheet about community health and well-being has been completed! This factsheet serves as a tool to engage leaders around the region on the impacts of climate change on health – particularly for vulnerable populations – and strategies to create healthier communities. View the Health and Well-Being factsheet here. This factsheet is part of a series of factsheets…

Save the Date – Aug. 24-25 for CA Climate Action Planning Conference

The 3rd California Climate Action Planning Conference is coming to San Luis Obispo on August 24th and 25th! Planned program content includes; the new Scoping Plan, pathways to deep de-carbonization, successful financing and implementation, community vulnerability assessment, and climate justice. Keep an eye out for registration opening in May. Visit http://planning.calpoly.edu/CCAPC for more information and…

PG&E Grants Available for Climate Change Resilience Planning

PG&E has launched their Better Together Resilient Communities grant program, which is requesting grant proposals that will build healthy and resilient forests and watersheds to help communities prevent and prepare for increasing wildfire risk. Eligible projects include research, planning or demonstration projects that better prepare communities for a future with more frequent and extreme wildfires. PG&E will award two…

Travel support awards now available for the National Adaptation Forum

Travel support to attend the National Adaptation Forum (May 9-11) in St. Paul, MN, is available in limited quantities and will be awarded via a competitive review process. Eligible applicants include staff from state, county and municipal government, tribal, non-profit organizations, community leaders, and university students working on or studying climate change adaptation. There are…

Advancing Health Equity Awards 2017: Highlighting Health Equity Practice in California Public Health Departments

This award will recognize and support innovative local public health department work that strives to achieve health equity. It will profile unique examples of work that go beyond the traditional scope of public health department programs and show promise of making significant progress in reducing health inequities. The most compelling example of work will receive…

Register for the Business of Local Energy Symposium

Registration is NOW OPEN for the Business of Local Energy Symposium at the Hyatt Regency in Long Beach on May 5th, 2017! Join government, business, and community leaders from across the state to accelerate California’s shift to a clean energy economy. Click here to register for this event: https://blesymposium2017.eventbrite.com Don’t miss this opportunity to network, exchange…

CA APA Conference – Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals is currently open for California APA conference, which will be held in Sacramento in September this year. Proposals should address the conference theme of Capitalizing on Diversity and include a diversity of viewpoints and speakers. Proposals are due January 31st. Learn more and submit a proposal online through the conference website…
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