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 Us page.


2016 SGC Annual Report
Strategic Growth Council Staff are pleased to share the 2016 Annual Report to the Legislature with stakeholders.  The report shares important updates for our grant programs and initiatives.  If you have any questions please contact Strategic Growth Council Staff at


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SGC June 28th Council Meeting has been Cancelled
The June 28 Council meeting has been cancelled due to ongoing budget conversations at the Capitol.  The next Council meeting will be held, August 9th.


Fiscal Impact Analysis Workshops

We are pleased to announce a free SGC hosted workshops introducing Fiscal Impact Analysis.The Strategic Growth Council (SGC) is developing a number of projects aimed to support Proposition 84’s Sustainable Communities Planning Grant Program grantees and communities all through California to implement awarded planning activities. This valuable tool is used in all types of communities to objectively evaluate future land use alternatives, to communicate the costs and benefits of these alternatives to elected officials and the general public, and to make more informed decisions about future growth and its impacts on a community’s fiscal health.

Former California-based planner and Mayor, Bill Fulton, facilitates three workshops throughout the state, with presentations from national fiscal impact experts, TischlerBise Inc. The workshops are framed around information featured in the SGC-funded white paper, Fiscal Impact Analysis for California Communities


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SGC Council Meeting will be held on April 11, 2016
1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95812 ~ Byron Sher Auditorium from 1-4pm


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SGC and HCD announce the FY 2015-16 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) and Application for the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program.


A copy of the NOFA is available at Application access is available through the Financial Application Assistance Statewide Tool (FAAST): (search for 2015-16 Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program.)

Concept proposals are due via the FAAST system by 5:00 pm, Wednesday, March 16!

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2015-2016 AHSC and SALC Final Program Guidelines have been posted.


The Final 2015-16 Affordable Housing & Sustainable Communities Program Guidelines, including final GHG Quantification Methodology, can be found here.

The FY 2015-16 SALC Program, grant application forms, and supporting material have been posted. Please click here for all the materials.

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In the Spotlight

Thumbnail image of the Regional Conservation Assessments map depicting California.
Regional Conservation Assessments in California

SGC has released the Review of California Conservation Lands data platform to inform conservation and development planning decisions. The platform integrates 121 regional conservation assessments, which describe and map selected, science-based conservation values, providing valuable information for regional planning efforts and the implementation of statewide planning goals. Click the map to access the data visualizer.