Announcement Public Comment Period Now Open on RCC Guidelines


Update, 2/25/2022: The public comment period end date has been extended to March 15, 2022, and a general meeting was added for March 9th.

The California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) is pleased to invite public comment on the Draft Round 1 Regional Climate Collaboratives Program (RCC) Guidelines. RCC is a new grant program that will support under-resourced communities to build the capacity needed to secure and implement funding for climate change mitigation and adaptation projects. The public comment period runs from February 8, 2022, to March 15, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.

This draft incorporates feedback received through four public listening sessions, focus groups, and key informant interviews conducted throughout Fall 2021. To understand the development of this draft, please refer to this overview memo and engagement summary report. Feedback received by the March 15, 2022, deadline will inform a final version of the draft guidelines, which SGC will post on its website in mid-April in advance of SGC’s public meeting on April 26, 2022.

Providing Public Comment

SGC is accepting written comments submitted to

SGC is also hosting a series of public workshop to gather feedback. There will be four regional workshops that include an optional networking session for attendees to meet and connect with potential co-applicants. The delineation of regions for the workshop is only a suggestion to better facilitate relationship building. Attendees are encouraged to participate based on their preference and are welcome to attend multiple networking sessions if their work spans multiple regions. The final workshop is open to all interested stakeholders who were unable to attend a prior workshop. (Updated 2/25/2022)

RCC Guidelines Overview and Q&A Webinar 

Tuesday, February 15 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Register for the Overview Webinar

Southern California Workshop

Thursday, February 17 | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Kern, Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Imperial, Santa Barbara, San Diego

Register for the Southern California Workshop

Bay Area & Central Coast Workshop

Wednesday, February 23 | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Solano, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Sonoma, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura

Register for the Bay Area & Central Coast Workshop

Inland California Workshop

Wednesday, February 23 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Colusa, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sierra, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba, Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Inyo, Mariposa, Mono, Tuolumne, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Fresno, Kings, Madera, Tulare, Kern, Riverside, San Bernardino, Imperial

Register for the Inland California Workshop

North State Workshop

Thursday, February 24 | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Colusa, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer

Register for the North State Workshop

General Workshop

Wednesday, March 9 | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Register for the General Meeting