Established in 1973, the State Clearinghouse (SCH) coordinates the state-level review of environmental documents that are prepared pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). As a division of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR), the SCH is at the center of state agency involvement in the CEQA environmental review process. Operation of the SCH is governed and defined by the CEQA Guidelines (California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Sections 15000-15387), which describes the SCH’s roles and responsibilities regarding environmental review.
The SCH also functions as the “State Single Point of Contact” for coordinating state and local review of applications for federal grants or loans under select state programs (Presidential Executive Order 12372 ). In this capacity, the SCH coordinates state and local review of federal financial assistance applications, federally required state plans, direct federal development activities, and federal environmental documents. The purpose of the process is to afford state and local participation in federal activities occurring within California. The Executive Order does not replace public participation, comment, or review requirements of other federal laws, such as the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), but gives the states an additional mechanism to ensure federal agency responsiveness to state and local concerns.
Federal Grant Administrator
The Federal Grant Administrator helps state agencies, local governments, institutions of higher learning, and nonprofit organizations, find, apply and manage federal grants by working with a statewide federal grant network, which includes a primary point of contact in each state agency, to provide resources and assistance on all aspects of federal grants. The Federal Grant Administrator identifies new funding opportunities and facilitates the provision of in-person and online training to encourage and improve the ability of interested parties to pursue and manage federal grants.
Summary of Recent Postings
This Summary of Postings summarizes the environmental documents and federal grant applications received by the Clearinghouse during a bi-weekly period.
A chart of total documents received annually is included in the SOPs.
|Month||Postings by Date||Grants by Date|
|2017 November||1-15, 16-30||1-15, 16-30|
|2017 October||1-15, 16-31||1-15, 16-31|
|2017 September||1-15, 16-30||1-15, 16-30|
|2017 August||1-15, 16-31||1-15, 16-31|
|2017 July||1-15, 16-31||1-15, 16-31|