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Cities Can Apply for SoCalGas Grants for Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Planning

Applications due Aug. 15

July 13, 2018
SoCalGas will award grants of $50,000 each to two municipalities to support local planning efforts to prepare for climate-change risks.
 
Applications are due Aug. 15.
 
The competitive grant program is designed to help cities and counties reduce the impact of such threats, which are expected to increase over the next decade. These risks inlcude extreme heat, wildfires, drought, sea level rise, flooding and other extreme weather events. An advisory panel of planning and sustainability experts from the Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability (LARC), Climate Resolve, and the American Planning Association-California Chapter (APA-California) will select the winning applications from throughout Southern and Central California.
 
Criteria
 
Grant proposals will be assessed according to:
  • Collaboration: The extent to which the proposal reflects coordination and partnerships with a diverse range of stakeholders such as energy and water utilities, transportation and housing agencies, etc.
  • Co-Benefits: The extent to which the proposal identifies potential added benefits of the adaptation work, such as benefits to public health, air quality, reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, and the economy.
Application instructions are available on the grant program webpage.
 
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Headquartered in Los Angeles, SoCalGas® is the largest natural gas distribution utility in the United States. SoCalGas delivers affordable, reliable, clean and increasingly renewable natural gas service to 21.7 million customers across 22,000 square miles of Central and Southern California, where more than 90 percent of residents use natural gas for heating, hot water, cooking, drying clothes or other uses. Natural gas delivered through the company’s pipelines also plays a key role in providing electricity to Californians — about 60 percent of electric power generated in the state comes from gas-fired power plants.


 
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