Building local climate resilience
From extreme weather to rising sea levels, the threat that climate change poses to communities across California is becoming all too apparent. In an effort to promote local resilience to climate change, PG&E is investing $1 million over five years through the Better Together Resilient Communities grant program to support local climate resilience initiatives.
2017 grant winners
In 2017, PG&E will award $100,000 each to the University of California, Merced, and the Karuk Tribe of California for projects designed to help communities prevent and prepare for increasing wildfire risk through building healthy and resilient forests and watersheds.
The results of the grants will be made publicly available to help communities better understand, plan for and respond to climate change risks and encourage partnership with others.
About the projects
The University of California, Merced, project will accelerate the pace and scale of forest restoration in Calaveras County by enabling partnerships focusing on lands that are a high priority for improving drought resiliency and reducing high-intensity wildfire risk, while enhancing both forest health and water-related benefits.
The Karuk Tribe will develop a plan for addressing critical infrastructure needs and protections in preparation for implementation of prescribed burns in Humboldt County, working with the U.S. Forest Service and others.
Eligibility and evaluation criteria
To be eligible for these grants, applicants must:
To assess grant proposals, PG&E will use the following criteria:
2018 Grant Program timeline
Please check back for details on the 2018 grant application process and project timeline.
In developing applications, PG&E encouraged organizations to consider the following background information:
All questions should be directed to CommunityRelations@exchange.pge.com. Please include "Resilient Communities grant program" in the subject line.