Updated information sheets cover:
The low-income home energy assistance program;
Wetlands and watershed restoration;
Agricultural energy and operational efficiency;
The energy efficiency retrofit state revolving fund;
Waste diversion; and
Timberland environmental impact report and fuel reduction.
In July, the League rolled out its Cap-and-Trade
Hot Issues webpage and began tracking for cities the first real appropriations from cap-and-trade auction revenues being doled out as part of the FY 2014-15 budget.
The budget divvies up $832 million in cap-and-trade auction proceeds to 11 state agencies, with $630 for sustainable communities and clean-transportation programs, including high-speed rail, $110 million for energy efficiency and clean-energy programs, and $92 million for natural resources and waste-diversion programs.
In future years, 40 percent of cap-and-trade revenue will go toward water and energy efficiency programs, 35 percent for public transit and affordable housing and 25 percent toward high-speed rail, under a deal hashed out between Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature.
The League regularly updates the Cap-and-Trade Hot Issues webpage to keep cities abreast of meetings and funding application details. Please also see “Strategic Growth Council and Air Resources Board to Hold Workshops on Cap-and-Trade Funds
” in the Oct. 23, 2014 edition of CA Cities Advocate
for information on upcoming w