About ICARP

The Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program (ICARP) (PRC 71350-71360) drives California’s response to climate impacts, prioritizing equitable approaches that integrate mitigation and adaptation. ICARP’s home within the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) enables the State to coordinate across local, regional, and state efforts to support cohesive strategies. ICARP achieves this statutory directive through four primary workstreams:

  • Policy and Programmatic Alignment: ICARP aligns and coordinates adaptation at all levels of government via the Technical Advisory Council, the California Climate Adaptation Strategy, long-term disaster recovery and resilience, and more.
  • Climate Services: ICARP supports a statewide community of adaptation practitioners through direct technical assistance at the local and regional levels; decision-support tools such as the Adaptation Clearinghouse, Vulnerable Communities Platform, and Cal-Adapt; and coordinating with other State agencies to align climate adaptation guidance and other resources.
  • Actionable Climate Science: ICARP coordinates the California Climate Assessment, a Science Advisory Group, and other state-funded climate science research, data, tools, and initiatives.
  • Direct Investments: ICARP manages three new climate resilience grant programs, and supports state and federal funding and finance alignment through a Cooperative Technical Partners agreement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

To learn more about each of these program areas, find support for planning and adapting to climate change, or other information on the State’s climate adaptation and resilience initiatives, contact ICARP staff at icarp@opr.ca.gov.

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Sloane Viola
Sloane Viola is the Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program's Council Program Manager.