Pomona ACTS Transformative Climate Communities Coordination Planning
Dudek performed coordination planning for the City of Pomona’s Pomona ACTS (Activated for Community Transformation and Sustainability) Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) Planning Grant efforts. To position the City for a future TCC implementation grant application, Dudek investigated available leverage funding, identified and assessed potential projects, assisted with engagement, and advanced priority transportation projects.
- City of Pomona
- Los Angeles County, California
- Collaborated with City planners to determine grant-competitive projects
- Crafted a framework for the community to compare and prioritize projects
Pomona ACTS had assembled a planning team related to clean energy and community engagement but needed additional TCC experience to fill certain knowledge gaps, including the leverage funding landscape in the project area and projects in the transportation sector.
Dudek provided TCC expertise to support a future TCC implementation grant application. Our planners assembled a project map and summary table to help the public quickly compare and prioritize projects. In addition, we crafted project assessments that will allow decision-makers to more deeply understand which projects are most grant competitive. The analysis included in these deliverables can be translated into the future grant application, reducing the time and effort required for an application of TCC’s magnitude.
If a TCC implementation grant is awarded, it will provide more than 20 million dollars in funding for the City of Pomona, a severely disadvantaged community, to be spent on climate-resilient, GHG-reducing, community-driven projects. Additionally, this coordination planning work identified several shovel-ready projects, which positions the City well for other state grants.
City of Bakersfield Transformative Climate Communities Plan
The Bakersfield Transformative Climate Communities Plan identifies projects that support the development of housing, employment, and active transportation through Cap and Trade, as well as other state-level funding sources. Dudek led a qualitative and GIS-based review of City plans and policy to identify the most competitive projects for grant funding based on their defensible greenhouse gas reductions and community support.View Project