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State Announces $65 Million for Inclusive, Regional Economic Planning
Today, OPR, in partnership with GO-Biz and LWDA, opened applications for $65 million in Community Economic Resilience Fund (CERF) Planning Grants to Create Sustainable, Climate-Resilient Jobs in California.
California Launches Updated Climate Adaptation Strategy to Protect Communities from Accelerating Impacts
The California Climate Adaptation Strategy connects the state’s existing and planned climate adaptation efforts, showing how they fit together to achieve California’s six climate resilience priorities.
Governor Newsom Proposes New Office of Community Partnerships and Strategic Communications as part of California Blueprint
As part of the 2022-23 proposed budget, Governor Newsom has proposed to create, within OPR, the new Office of Community Partnerships and Strategic Communications to take on the critical role of managing priority public education and community engagement efforts and provide ongoing support to community-based organizations.
California Releases Draft Extreme Heat Action Plan to Protect Communities Across the State
The draft action plan outlines a strategic and comprehensive set of State actions to adapt and build resilience to extreme heat. The public is invited to provide input on the draft during the January 24 public comment workshop.
OPR at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference
Week two of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference – The Office of Planning and Research and the European Institute of Innovation & Technology Climate-KIC announced a new peer learning partnership to catalyze California and Europe’s ambitious climate agendas. The agreement, signed this morning in Glasgow, Scotland, outlines a commitment to peer learning and project collaboration opportunities between California’s state agencies and Climate-KIC and the climate innovation and implementation partners in its network.
Adapting to a Changing Climate, State Asks for Public Comment
The draft California Climate Adaptation Strategy is designed to accelerate climate adaptation action across regions and sectors in California; identify how key state agency actions fit together to achieve these priorities; and build on the successes and lessons learned since the first climate adaptation strategy in 2009.
New California Investments for Adverse Childhood Experiences and Toxic Stress Research
Critical investments are part of Governor Newsom's broad-based California Comeback Plan to transform California’s behavioral health system for children and youth
Governor Newsom Proposes $750 Million to Build Economic Resilience in the Face of Climate Change
As part of his $100 billion California Comeback Plan, Governor Newsom has proposed a $750 million investment in a Community Economic Resilience Fund, to provide direct support to regions across the state as they build strategies not only to recover from the economic hit of the COVID-19 pandemic but also lean into the transition to a carbon neutral economy.