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The Office of Planning and Research (OPR), created by statute in 1970, is part of the Office of the Governor. OPR serves the Governor and his Cabinet as staff for long-range planning and research, and constitutes the comprehensive state planning agency.


Governor Brown Directs First Ever Statewide Mandatory Water Reductions  04-01-2015

SACRAMENTO - Following the lowest snowpack ever recorded and with no end to the drought in sight, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced actions that will save water, increase enforcement to prevent wasteful water use, streamline the state's drought response and invest in new technologies that will make California more drought resilient. read more...

CivicSpark is currently recruiting for climate change capacity-building projects for our 2015-16 service year  03-10-2015
CivicSpark is currently recruiting for climate change capacity-building projects for our 2015-16 service year. Join us on March 19th or April 2nd for a short webinar to learn more. Please register for the webinars in advance at the following links:

Public Review Draft of California’s Application to the National Disaster Resilience Competition has been Posted, Public Hearing 3/2 and Webinar 3/3  02-25-2015
The NDRC is a $1 billion program being administered by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. The NDRC is designed to provide grants to communities to rebuild in a more resilient way following major disaster. States that had presidential disaster declaration in 2011, 2012, or 2013 are eligible to apply. This competition encourages American communities to consider not only the infrastructure needed to become resilient, but also the social and economic characteristics that allow communities to quickly bounce back after a disruption. For example, applicants need to consider how their projects will promote community development goals, ensure meaningful public engagement and participation, and build collaborations with neighboring jurisdictions and stakeholders who are critical partners in preventing, mitigating, and recovering from disasters.


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