Other California Tribal Funding Opportunities

Find more funding opportunities from entities other than CalEPA.

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CA Energy Commission (CEC)

The California Energy Commission offers a variety of funding opportunities to advance the state’s transition to clean energy and transportation through innovation, efficiency, and the development and deployment of advanced technologies.

  • Tribal Government Challenge Planning Grant Program. Funded by the California Energy Commission (CEC) and administered by the California Strategic Growth Council (SGC), the Tribal Government Challenge Planning Grant Program will provide funds for California Tribes to conduct planning to identify solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve clean energy access, and advance climate adaptation and resiliency on Tribal lands and in Tribal communities. Application deadline: June 2, 2020.

CA Public Utilities Commission

Tribal Technical Assistance Grant Program California Tribes interested in technical assistance to improved communications (for example, voice and broadband) to serve Tribal communities can apply for the Commission’s Tribal Technical Assistance grants to develop market studies, feasibility studies and business plans. The California Advanced Services Fund (CASF) has funds available to support Tribal broadband needs and increase access. Grants may be applied on reservations, trust lands, and surrounding areas. Grants shall not exceed $150,000 per Tribe, per fiscal year. The aggregate amount available for awards (to all Tribes) shall not exceed $5,000,000 or until funds are replenished and/or exhausted. Applications may be submitted at any time. However, the Commission will consider applications submitted until the funding is exhausted.

CA Office of Emergency Services (CalOES)

The ​CalOES Grants Management Section is responsible for administering more than $2 billion in funds for homeland security, emergency management, justice programs and victim services, a majority of which are distributed to local and regional entities to enable the most effective prevention, detection, response and recovery efforts. Building partnerships with Tribal governments is essential in California emergency management​ planning, response and recovery.  Effective relationships with Tribes are a necessary step in working together to build more resilient and better prepared communities.

CA Financing Coordinating Committee

The California Financing Coordinating Committee (CFCC) was formed in 1998 and is a state/federal committee made up of eight funding members: five state and three federal entities. CFCC representatives facilitate and expedite the completion of various types of infrastructure projects helping customers combine the resources of different agencies. Project information is shared between representatives so additional resources can be identified.

CFCC representatives conduct free funding fairs statewide each year to educate the public and potential customers about the different member agencies and the financial and technical resources available. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the fairs will be held virtually until further notice.