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 requested grant proposals that will build healthy and resilient forests and watersheds to help communities prevent and prepare for increasing wildfire risk. Eligible projects included research, planning or demonstration projects to 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
The application period for 2017 is now closed.
Review additional background on the program, including a sample version of the grant application.
PG&E encouraged applicants to demonstrate how the grant funding will support locally-driven efforts to build greater climate resilience and engage and inform stakeholders―both within and beyond the 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 encouraged 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 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.