California Announces Nearly $200 Million to Build Resilience Centers to Protect Communities From Extreme Heat, Other Climate Impacts
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SACRAMENTO ~ In response to the record-breaking heatwave last summer and the increasing global temperatures, Governor Gavin Newsom has announced nearly $200 million in funding for the construction of Community Resilience Centers. The California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) is managing the program with $98.6 million available for the first round of funding.

Governor Newsom stated, "California is taking swift action to combat the climate crisis and protect Californians from extreme heat and other climate-driven extremes. These resilience centers are yet another tool we're using to save lives and adapt to our new climate reality."

The Community Resilience Centers program is part of a larger $270 million initiative from the state to support planning and construction of neighborhood 'community resilience centers' that provide shelter during extreme weather events. The program is funded through Governor Newsom's $48 billion California Climate Commitment. Once constructed, these centers will distribute resources and provide shelter during climate events as well as support social connectedness and community climate solutions through year-round programming.

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In addition, the California Department of Food and Agriculture has announced $89 million in grants for resilience centers at fairgrounds which will help support people and communities during disasters with safe-shelter space, kitchen and sanitation facilities, showers and other improvements.

The SGC website provides more information about the Notice of Funding Availability or how to apply while CDFA's website lists all awardees for this grant program.

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