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.
Program overview and 2017 focus on wildfires
In 2017, PG&E will award two individual $100,000 grants―$200,000 in total―through a competitive process.
PG&E 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.
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.
How to apply
Apply here for PG&E's 2017 Resilient Communities grant program. All grant applications are due by midnight (PST) on Friday, May 12, 2017.
Review additional background on the program, including a sample version of the grant application.
PG&E encourages applicants to demonstrate how the grant funding will support locally-driven efforts to build greater climate resilience and that engage and inform stakeholders―both within and beyond your local community. Grantees will be expected to work with PG&E to share results publicly with key constituents and stakeholders to promote replicability and lessons learned.
PG&E also encourages applicants to include identified in-kind matching funds or services that will contribute to the overall magnitude and success of the project.
Eligibility and evaluation criteria
To be eligible for these grants, applicants must:
To assess grant proposals, PG&E will use the following criteria:
Grant Program timeline
The grant application process and project timeline is as follows:
In developing your application, PG&E encourages you 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.