California Strategic Growth Council
California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) brings together agencies and departments within Business, Consumer Services and Housing, Transportation, Natural Resources, Health and Human Services, Food and Agriculture, and Environmental Protection, with the Governor's Office of Planning and Research to coordinate activities that support sustainable communities emphasizing strong economies, social equity and environmental stewardship. For more information about the SGC, please visit the About page.
AnnouncementsSustainable Agricultural Land Conservation Program Workshop Friday, August 14, 2015
California Natural Resources Building, 1416 9th Street - Main Auditorium, Sacramento, CA 95814 for meeting agenda click here.
“Lessons Learned: Round One” Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program Workshop
July 2, 2015
SGC will be holding two workshops to discuss common policy issues that were faced in the inaugural year of the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program. The first workshop will be held in Sacramento, in the Sierra Hearing Room in the CalEPA building (Directions) from 2pm-5pm. The second workshop will be held in Los Angeles at the CalTRANS building(Directions) room D7 from 9am-12pm. For meeting agenda, Click here.
Strategic Growth Council Approves Over $126 million in Grants and Loans for Affordable Housing, Transit, and Agricultural Lands Protection
June 30, 2015
The California Strategic Growth Council today unanimously approved $121.9 million in competitive grants and loans to 28 housing and transit-friendly infrastructure projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions contributing to climate change. Additionally, the Council unanimously approved $4.6 million in grants for agricultural land protection strategies and conservation easements. These projects collectively, totaling over $126 million in awards to projects throughout California, will reduce greenhouse gas emissions contributing to climate change by creating opportunities for more compact infill development patterns, encouraging active transportation and mass transit usage, and protecting agricultural land from conversion to more intensive development.
Today’s awards are part of the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program, which is administered by the Department of Housing and Community Development in coordination with the Strategic Growth Council and California Air Resources Board. The Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program, which implements the farmland protection component of the program, is administered by the Department of Conservation and the California Natural Resources Agency. California Climate Investments are programs funded by the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund using proceeds from the state’s cap-and-trade auctions.
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