Tag Archives: Grants and Funding

How to Secure Funding for Projects through California’s Climate Adaptation Planning Grant Program

California state law requires jurisdictions to integrate considerations for climate change and associated risk into General Plans, Climate Adaptation Plans, and Local Coastal Programs. The law also incentivizes the integration of adaptation in Local and Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plans. Collectively, these plans guide the development of long-term community vision, infrastructure investments, community health and safety,

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New Wildfire Crisis Strategy: 3 Targeted Ways the USFS Plans to Protect Communities at Risk

The warming climate, a proliferation of uncleared vegetation, and development near wildlands all combine to fuel devastating fire seasons that begin earlier and earlier each year, especially across the American West. In 2020, 10.1 million acres burned nationwide. To address this crisis, in January of 2022, the US Department of Agriculture Forest Service (Forest Service)

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New Bills Provide $1 Billion in Funding for Wildfire Hazard Reduction Activities

Record-high temperatures and rainfall levels approaching the record low in California have fueled devastating fire seasons that begin earlier and earlier each year. In an effort to prevent increasingly catastrophic wildfires, California Governor Jerry Brown signed several bills in September that prioritize land management activities focused on forest health, fuel management, and fire prevention. Senate

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4 Things to Highlight When Applying for a CAL FIRE Urban Forestry Grant

National City—a small, disadvantaged city in San Diego County—will expand its urban forest by planting 1,700 trees in city-managed properties with a $650,000 CAL FIRE grant. CAL FIRE’s Urban and Community Forestry Program focuses on using trees to provide neighborhoods the benefits of urban forests, such as sequestering greenhouse house gas, filtering airborne particulate for

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How to Get Funding for California Groundwater Projects

Water agencies seeking funding for California groundwater projects, including recharge and banking projects can be encouraged by the history of the SMARTWater program’s past awards supporting California groundwater projects. Funded projects included: Recharge and banking differ only by whose water is being recharged. Recharge is generally any surface water supply stored as groundwater for later

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Grant Funding for Plant Upgrades Through Fast-Tracked Design and Construction

City officials of Guadalupe, CA recently completed the successful upgraded of its wastewater treatment plant, securing state grant funding for the project by adhering to a tight completion schedule and using innovative procurement methods. Dudek engineers assisted the city by designing the major plant upgrade, administering the $4.5 million Proposition 50 grant, and assisting during

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4 Steps to Win Grant Funding and Administer Your Grant

Winning grant funding and administrating your grant efficiently and successfully can be accomplished through a four-step “conception-to-construction” approach. 1. Start with comprehensive, realistic project scoping Laying the proper foundation is essential to identify the correct funding agencies and programs for your project. It will also help to determine if you have the proper baseline documentation

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