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Central Coast Community Energy (3CE)

Central Coast Community Energy (3CE)

As a public agency and electricity provider, 3CE is uniquely positioned to research, explore, pilot and launch innovative, scalable programs to accelerate the electrification of California’s Central Coast. 3CE reinvests back into the community through their energy programs by providing education and financial resources to the transportation, building and agriculture sectors. Additionally, 3CE provides energy resilience funds to eligible private and public entities.

Forest Resilience Bond

Forest Resilience Bond

The Forest Resilience Bond (FRB) seeks to overcome the funding gap for forest restoration, not through increases in public or philanthropic sources, but by allowing private capital to play a role in supporting public land management.

Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission Grants

Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission Grants

The RTC is responsible for selecting projects to receive certain state, federal, and regional funds in order to optimize transportation and infrastructure in Santa Cruz county. For example, they have funded the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), Local Partnership Program-formula (LPP-f), Highway Infrastructure Program (HIP). Also, highlight other funding sources.

Climate Change Research Grants

Climate Change Research Grants

EPA funds climate change research and modeling tools to improve knowledge of the health and environment effects of climate change, and provide sustainable solutions for communities to effectively manage and reduce the impacts of a changing climate.

U.S Climate Resilience Toolkit

U.S Climate Resilience Toolkit

The U.S Climate Resilience Toolkit offers a variety of funding opportunities for local climate adaptation and resilience projects that draw on a range of public and private financing. For instance, groups may apply for federal grant funding, work through public/private partnerships, and/or fund projects through local taxes.

Monterey Bay Air and Resources Districts Grants

Monterey Bay Air and Resources Districts Grants

The Monterey Bay Air and Resources District administers a wide variety of grant programs to incentivize projects that clean our air and reduce health impacts. Funding is primarily focused on mobile source projects that reduce or eliminate pollution from cars, trucks, marine vessels, agricultural equipment, construction equipment and for projects that encourage the use of low emissions or zero emissions transportation such as vanpools and electric vehicle replacements.The grants included are: The Monterey Bay Electric Vehicle Incentive Program, The Deisel Engine and Equipment Replacement Program, Public Agency Grants, Zero Emisson School Bus Program and the Wood Stove Change Out Program

High Road Training Partnerships

High Road Training Partnerships

The High Road Training Partnerships (HRTP) initiative is a $10M demonstration project designed to model partnership strategies for the state. Ranging from transportation to health care to hospitality, the HRTP model embodies the sector approach championed by the California Workforce Development Board — industry partnerships that deliver equity, sustainability, and job quality.

State Energy Program

State Energy Program

The U.S. Department of Energy’s State Energy Program (SEP) provides funding and technical assistance to enhance energy security, advance state-led energy initiatives, and maximize the benefits of decreasing energy waste.

Weatherizations Assistance Program

Weatherizations Assistance Program

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program reduces energy costs for low-income households by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes, while ensuring their health and safety. The program supports 8,500 jobs and provides weatherization services to approximately 35,000 homes every year using DOE funds.

TAMC Monterey County Funds

TAMC Monterey County Funds

TAMC is the local planning agency for the Monterey County region that programs and distributes state and federal money for local and regional transportation projects. The Transportation Agency is responsible for distributing money for public transit, rail, local street and road maintenance, highway, bicycle and pedestrian facilities.