Long Beach, CA
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File #: 22-0668    Version: 1 Name: CM - Strategic Growth Council through the Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) planning grant program
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 6/2/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/21/2022 Final action: 6/21/2022
Title: Recommendation to adopt resolution authorizing City Manager, or designee, to submit a grant application to the Strategic Growth Council through the Transformative Climate Communities Planning Grant Program, in an amount not to exceed $300,000 to develop a Climate Action and Adaption Plan (CAAP) Implementation Plan; if awarded, accept an amount up to $300,000 for the completion of the CAAP Implementation Plan; and, execute all documents necessary to accept the funds and implement the project. (Citywide)
Sponsors: City Manager
Attachments: 1. 062122-C-5sr&att, 2. RES-22-0093.pdf
TITLE
Recommendation to adopt resolution authorizing City Manager, or designee, to submit a grant application to the Strategic Growth Council through the Transformative Climate Communities Planning Grant Program, in an amount not to exceed $300,000 to develop a Climate Action and Adaption Plan (CAAP) Implementation Plan; if awarded, accept an amount up to $300,000 for the completion of the CAAP Implementation Plan; and, execute all documents necessary to accept the funds and implement the project. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
The Strategic Growth Council administers the Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) Planning Grant Program in partnership with the California Department of Conservation. The purpose of the TCC Planning Grant is to further Assembly Bill (AB) 32 (Nunez, 2006) and AB 2722 (Burke, 2016), by funding climate resiliency efforts and projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and provide local economic, environmental, and health benefits to disadvantaged communities. TCC Planning Grants fund planning activities to prepare disadvantaged communities for future funding opportunities in programs.

With support from the TCC Planning Grant, the City of Long Beach (City) will develop a community-led implementation plan for climate-resilient infrastructure projects that reduce future carbon emissions and lessen climate change impacts on Long Beach residents disproportionately impacted by climate change and environmental justice issues. This grant-funded community-led planning effort will align with the recently developed CAAP, which proposes an equity framework for implementation.

The TCC Planning Grant will enable the City to plan for CAAP implementation by working with nonprofit, community-based and institutional partners focused on place-based climate mitigation projects that reduce GHG emissions to benefit communities in West, Central and North Long Beach most impacted by climate change and environmental justice.

The TCC Planning Grant proposal...

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