2023 California Climate Action Corps Expansion Funding Opportunity

Published: November 14, 2022 
Application Due Date: December 5, 2022 
CFDA Number: 94.006 
Contact Information:Funding@cv.ca.gov 

Grant Description

In September 2020, California Volunteers launched the California Climate Action Corps, the country’s first statewide corps of its kind with the mission of empowering Californians to take meaningful action to protect their homes, health and communities against the harshest impacts of climate change.  As a foundational element of this new initiative, through 2022, California Volunteers deployed more than 400 AmeriCorps fellows to support local climate action projects in front-line and low-income communities across the state. All Fellows received a living allowance and were eligible for an education award upon completion of their term.

The 2023 California Climate Action Corps Expansion Funding Opportunity provides state and federal funds for an intermediary organization to collaborate with California Volunteers to expand upon the Governor’s Initiative California Climate Action Corps. The selected intermediary organization will collaborate with California Volunteers to develop and deliver the next phase of the California Climate Action Corps: an annual deployment of approximately 282 full-time equivalent AmeriCorps member positions.

Eligible Applicants

To be eligible to apply, the applicant must be a current grantee of California Volunteers that is operating a California Climate Action Corps program in 2022-23. Nonprofit organizations and state and local government agencies are generally eligible to apply. All applicants must have active registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) at https://www.sam.gov/SAM/. Additionally, applicants must meet specific requirements to qualify for each of the priority initiatives:

  • Experience with AmeriCorps program implementation as a statewide intermediary
  • Experience working in the environmental field, preferably with a mix of community engagement, environmental education, and direct environmental project implementation experience
  • Experience working with and for frontline communities and/or on environmental justice issues
  • Strong history of recruitment and retention as an AmeriCorps program implementer
  • Capacity to expand staff support (directly or through subcontracting) as needed
  • Capacity to expand staff support (directly or through subcontracting) as needed 

Application Deadline

The complete application is due to CV by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, December 5, 2022.

Technical Assistance Opportunities

For technical assistance with this application, please contact funding@cv.ca.gov.