As communities in California experience more frequent, prolonged, and severe impacts of climate change, many are faced with planning for and responding to ongoing and worsening hazards such as extreme heat, flooding, wildfires, drought, extreme weather events, and sea level rise. Furthermore, many jurisdictions lack the capacity, tools, guidance, and resources to effectively prepare for these climate impacts. This capacity gap hinders the ability of communities to develop and implement plans that build resilience and reduce future risk.

The Adaptation Planning Grant Program (APGP) will provide $25 million to help fill local, regional, and tribal planning needs, provide communities the resources to identify climate resilience priorities, and support the development of a pipeline of climate resilient infrastructure projects across the state.

Key Priorities

  • Building community planning and capacity by supporting peer to peer learning and information sharing and publishing replicable case studies in the State Adaptation Clearinghouse. 
  • Support equitable outcomes and wide geographic and economic diversity in applicants. 
  • Support much-needed integrated infrastructure planning by providing flexible funding to meetcross-sectoral and multi-issue planning needs that intersect with climate risk and resilience  
  • Help communities plan for and respond to multiple climate risks simultaneously by supporting an all-risk approach and integrated planning activities.

Round 1 Timeline 

Spring 2022
Listening Sessions 
Summer 2022
Guideline Development 
Fall/Winter 2022
Guideline Workshops & Applications 
Winter/Spring 2023

Upcoming Events

After outreach to stakeholders and partners, ICARP is pleased to invite public comment on the Adaptation Planning Grant Program Draft Round 1 Guidelines. You can provide your feedback directly by joining a public workshop – see registration info below. If you are not able to attend, please consider submitting written comments to or mailing to “Office of Planning and Research, 1400 10th St, Sacramento, CA 95814” no later than October 28th at 5:00p.m.

View Draft Guidelines in Resources

Provide feedback by submitting written comments to, joining a public workshop, or mailing to “Office of Planning and Research, 1400 10th St, Sacramento, CA 95814” no later than October 28th at 5:00p.m. See registration info below. During the public comment period, staff will record an overview webinar to share with stakeholders and three additional, virtual workshops to gather feedback. 


For More Information

Abby Edwards
Abby Edwards is the Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program’s Adaptation Planning Grant Program Manager.