General Plan Guidelines Update Request for Information
OPR staff plan to hire consultants to update the General Plan Guidelines in the timeframe of 2024-2026. OPR’s request for information (RFI) seeks input on updating the existing General Plan Guidelines and defining the consultant team’s scope of work.
Celebrating Native American Day: A Statement from OPR Director, Sam Assefa
On Native American Day and every day, we honor the Indigenous peoples that have stewarded this land since time immemorial and that continue to thrive in what we now call California today.
California’s Fifth Climate Change Assessment Announces Funding Opportunity for Tribally Led Climate Change Research
Funding is now available through the California Fifth Climate Change Assessment’s Tribal Research Grant Program to support projects focused on climate research, Indigenous Knowledge(s), and similar projects deemed a priority by California Tribes.
OPR Releases Updated Coastal Resilience Planning Guide and Case Study on the Adaptation Clearinghouse
To support local government, planners, and other community and regional representatives in coordinating their planning for coastal resilience, the Office of Planning and Research offers the Coastal Resilience Compass.
Governor Newsom Appoints Leaders to Racial Equity Commission
Today Governor Newsom appointed leaders to California’s first Racial Equity Commission, established through Executive Order 16-22 and housed within the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research.
OPR Director Assefa Issues Statement on 2023-24 State Budget
Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) Director Sam Assefa today issued a statement after Governor Gavin Newsom signed the infrastructure streamlining package on July 10 as part of the 2023-24 state budget.
Introducing Our 2023 Summer Interns
The staff of the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research and California Strategic Growth Council are excited to introduce our Summer 2023 interns.
Introducing a New Tool to Facilitate Housing Production: Site Check
To speed housing production in the state, the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research has released a free tool called Site Check, which will help developers and public agencies find parcels of land where housing projects may qualify for streamlining under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
In-Person Regional Workshops for California’s Fifth Climate Change Assessment
Join California’s Fifth Climate Change Assessment team for in-person workshops from July – September 2023 in each of the Assessment’s nine regions of the state!
Tribal Research Program Update and Listening Session
Update and listening session to hear about the latest updates and opportunities to engage in California’s Fifth Climate Change Assessment’s Tribal Research Program.
California Announces $9.4 Million in Funding to Combat Regional Climate Impacts
OPR announced today the first round of funding for the Regional Resilience Grant, which will fund planning and implementation projects that enhance climate change resilience on a regional scale.
California’s Fifth Climate Change Assessment Announces Solicitation to Fund Core Climate Research
Announcing a new solicitation to fund research that fills critical gaps in the scientific literature related to understanding and adapting to climate change impacts in California.
California Awards $8 Million to help communities strengthen resilience against growing climate impacts
The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research announced today $8 million in project awards through Round I of the Adaptation Planning Grant.
California Awards Nearly $40 Million for Communities to Build Industries of the Future
Today, OPR in partnership with the Governor’s Office, announced $39 million in state funding going to economic development projects across the state that support California’s transition to a low-carbon, green growth future.
Introducing the Inaugural Tribal Advisory Group of California’s Fifth Climate Change Assessment
The inaugural Tribal Advisory Group of California’s Fifth Climate Change Assessment will guide the Assessment’s Tribal Research Program and help ensure the Assessment will be meaningful and beneficial to tribal communities and support their work for climate resilience.
Listening Sessions Offer Community Members an Opportunity to Inform the New Extreme Heat and Community Resilience Program
To better understand community needs and perspectives, the Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program team is hosting a series of listening sessions for the Extreme Heat and Community Resilience Program from May 9-31, 2023.
Introducing the Extreme Heat and Community Resilience Program
The new Extreme Heat and Community Resilience Program coordinates the State’s comprehensive response to extreme heat and builds capacity for heat action planning and project implementation in the most heat-burdened communities by providing funding and technical support.
Regional Resilience Grant Program Intent to Apply and Request for Help Surveys Available
The RRGP has released the Intent to Apply Survey. Filling it out is the first step to applying to RRGP’s funding. The Request for Help Survey is for potential applicants that need support from RRGP Staff.
Additional $1.4 million Available for Adaptation Planning Grant Program Round 1 Awards: Apply by March 31
OPR staff have increased the total funding available for Adaptation Planning Grant Program’s first round of awards from $6,600,000 to $8,000,000. Ask questions during virtual office hours and apply for funding by March 31.
March 2023 Federal Grant Webinar Series
Join us for one or more of the four federal grants workshops we’re hosting this month to advance your organization's understanding and optimization of federal dollars as well as its strategic implementation of programs.
26 Research Topics identified for upcoming original research funding as part of California’s Fifth Climate Change Assessment
The Fifth Climate Change Assessment’s interagency team has identified 26 research topics to address California-specific climate research gaps. The team will fund original research on these topics through competitive funding programs.
Regional Resilience Grant Program Draft Guidelines Open for Public Comment
The Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program is pleased to invite public comments on the Draft Round 1 Regional Resilience Grant Program Guidelines.
CERF Economic Development Pilot Projects SFP
The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR), Labor & Workforce Development Agency (Labor Agency), and Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) are excited to announce the availability of up to $50 million in pilot project grants as part of the Community Economic Resilience Fund (CERF). The Economic Development Pilot will fund projects that have already emerged from existing regional processes or plans and are ready for implementation