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 assistance under select 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
The Summary of Postings (SOP) summarized the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) documents and federal grant assistance applications received by the State Clearinghouse during a bi-weekly period prior to March of 2019. Note: A chart of the total CEQA documents received annually is included in the SOPs, this chart is now available in document submission.
To view the CEQA environmental documents and notices information as provided in the summary of posting, please refer to our new database: ceqanet.opr.ca.gov. The new search functions allows you to browse documents by year, regional project location, end review periods, and a new custom search powered by Google. Please note that that the documents on CEQAnet have been posted in the manner they were received. OPR does not control the content of external, third party documents submitted to us. If you need assistance accessing content in an alternate format, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact us via phone at 916-322-2318.
The summarized information that was posted in the Summary of Postings (SOP) prior to March of 2019, please refer to our new database: ceqanet.opr.ca.gov or contact the State Clearinghouse email: email@example.com.
Federal grant assistance applications posted after January 1, 2019 can be found in the federal assistance SF-424 database.