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Strategic Growth Council and Air Resources Board to Hold Workshops on Cap-and-Trade Funds

October 23, 2014
This week the Strategic Growth Council (SGC) began a series of workshops to discuss preliminary draft guidelines for the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) program, which will be funded by cap and trade auction revenues.
SGC also announced that a satellite workshop location will be available in San Diego on Monday, Oct. 27. 

Written comments on the guidelines are due on Friday, Oct. 31. The purpose of the AHSC program is to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through projects that implement land use, housing, transportation, and agricultural land preservation practices to support infill and compact development, and that support related and coordinated public policy objectives. For more information, see “Comment Period Opens for Recently Released SGC Cap-and-Trade Funds Draft Guidelines,” CA Cities Advocate, Sept. 29, 2014
Low Carbon Transportation Investments
The Air Resources Board (ARB) has scheduled a kickoff workshop to begin developing the FY 2015-16 Funding Plan for the Air Quality Improvement Program and Low Carbon Transportation Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Investments.
The meeting will be held on Friday, Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Cal/EPA Headquarters in Sacramento. It will also be webcast for those unable to travel to Sacramento.
ARB staff will seek input on existing project categories being funded through these programs, potential new project categories, and recently signed legislation affecting the implementation of these programs.
Cities are strongly encouraged to comment on these programs that could provide significant funding for projects that reduce GHG emissions and meet the objectives of SB 375.

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