TCC Round 5 Program Guidelines Round 5 Closed

The California Strategic Growth Council has released the final versions of the Round 5 TCC Program Guidelines and the TCC Mapping Tool. The Notice of Funding Availability and Application Materials were released on March 8, 2023, and can be found on the Applications webpage. Please reach out to TCC staff at with any questions.

The Guidelines

SGC released the Draft Guidelines in November 2022 for a 30-day public comment period. These comments informed the Round 5 Final Guidelines, which were adopted by the Council in February 2023. The TCC Round 5 Guidelines Staff Report contains a summary of the significant changes to the Guidelines between Round 4 and Round 5.

To stay informed on the TCC Program and the Round 5 application period, please register for the TCC News & Update Announcement List.

Round 5 Final Guidelines

Round 4 Implementation Grant Agreement Template

Round 4 Planning Grant Agreement Template

Mapping Tool

The TCC Mapping Tool is designed to help applicants determine whether a proposed Project Area is eligible under the Round 5 Guidelines. Applicants from tribal communities and unincorporated communities have additional options for establishing eligibility. Please see section 6.4 of the Round 5 Guidelines for more information on Project Area eligibility.

Access the Round 5 Final TCC Mapping Tool that helps determine Project Area eligibility.

Additional Resources

  • Story Map that explains each data layer in the TCC Mapping Tool
  • Video tutorial on how to use the TCC Mapping Tool

Quantification Methodology

The TCC Quantification Methodology provides guidance on estimating the greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions and co-benefits.

You can also use the Calculator Tool (Updated July 11, 2023), which estimates the net GHG benefit and selected co-benefits.

Public Workshops

To collect feedback on the Draft Guidelines, TCC staff held in-person informational workshops in Tulare, San Jose, and Riverside, and a virtual workshop in December 2022. SGC also held virtual drop-in hours on December 16, 2022, and December 20, 2022. You can access a recording of the virtual workshop in the section below titled Recordings of Previous Workshops & Links to Accompanying Materials.

Virtual Workshop

  Tuesday, December 6, 2022

  1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Workshop

  2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Networking and Q&A

View the virtual workshoprecording

In-Person Workshop: Tulare

Tulare Public Library – Olympic Room
475 N M St, Tulare, CA 93274

  Thursday, December 8, 2022

  1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

In-Person Workshop: San Jose

African American Community Services Agency
304 N 6th St, San Jose, CA 95112

  Monday, December 12, 2022

  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

In-Person Workshop: Riverside

Community Settlement Association
4366 Bermuda Ave., Riverside, CA 92507

  Thursday, December 15, 2022

  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Virtual Drop-In Hours

  December 16 and December 20, 2022

  All day

Register for a 15-minute timeslot

This will be an opportunity for community members to learn about the program as well as provide feedback on the Round 5 Draft Program Guidelines.

Attendance is not required to provide public comments. SGC will accept public comments through December 21, 2022. Please send all comments to as an email, Microsoft Word document, or PDF.

The virtual workshop will be recorded in both English and Spanish and will be posted on this website afterwards.