The Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund

On June 20th, Gov. Jerry Brown signed the FY 2014-15 California State Budget which includes an expenditure plan for cap-and-trade revenues. The expenditure plan has allocated $832 million towards programs that will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, with set-asides for projects benefiting disadvantaged communities.

SCAG, as part of its board-adopted 2013 and 2014 legislative priorities, has partnered with transportation, local government, business and environmental stakeholders from around the state to work closely with the legislature to ensure that equitable allocations of cap-and-trade revenues flow to transportation programs and policies reducing greenhouse gas emissions. These critical funding programs are expected to help local jurisdictions and SCAG’s partners implement the 2012-2035 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy.

The following information will provide partners and stakeholders with the most up-to-date information and resources available on funding opportunities.

2015-2016 Affordable Housing & Sustainable Communities Program

Register for AHSC Technical Assistance Sessions

Register here for Technical Assistance Sessions. Please select only ONE time slot per AHSC project. Sessions are free and intended for parties planning to submit an AHSC Concept Application in 2016.

California Gold: Partnerships for Cap-And-Trade Success

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
SCAG Main Office (with videoconference options)
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California Gold: Bringing Cap and Trade Dollars to Southern California

Thursday, August 6, 2015
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
SCAG Main Office

The Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program

The Sustainable Agricultural Land Conservation Program

Joint Meeting of SCAG Regional Council and Policy Committees

Thursday, November 6, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
SCAG Main Office