Community Adaptation Planning Pilot Projects

Pilot Project Funding Interest Guidelines and Application Released!

The application period closed on May 22, 2019;
Applications are currently under review

As part of the SB-1 Caltrans Adaptation Planning Grant awarded to the County of San Mateo Office of Sustainability, the County will fund two pilot projects of up to $60,000 each to assess and plan for climate change impacts and develop neighborhood or community specific adaptation plans to increase community resilience to the changing climate. Project examples include the following:

  1. Community planning for climate adaptation:
    • Work collaborative with city planning and other efforts to identify climate risks and strategies to promote resilience to climate change in underserved neighborhoods such as food access and food security; housing stability and health; evacuation planning and emergency preparedness, creating community managed communications systems .
    • Provide education on topic of climate change and resilience and develop viable local solutions to address the crisis within a neighborhood.
    • Develop a plan for the creation of a Resilience Hub, which are defined as community-serving facilities that support residents and coordinate resource distribution and services before, during or after a disaster event.
  2. Emergency Preparedness Action Plan
    • Work with neighbors and community organizations to develop an emergency preparedness action plan specific to a neighborhood or community (such as Resilient Sunset).
  3. The County Office of Sustainability has also funded a number of Community Resilience Grants recently, including two that focused on equity and inclusion at the neighborhood scale. Please click here to read more about the two project listed under “South County”.

The County will also provide significant technical assistance through a consultant team in the design and development of the selected pilot projects, use and understanding of climate data and science, community capacity building training and facilitation support and development of a community specific adaptation plan.


Pilot projects will start in summer 2019 and must be completed by January 2020.

We invite you to review the Funding Interest Guidelines and complete and submit a brief Pilot Project Funding Interest Application. Please download the 'Funding Interest Materials' available in the box in the upper right hand corner of this page. Review the Community Adaptation Pilot Funding Interest Guidelines first and use the fillable Funding Interest Application to submit your project idea. Be sure to also check out the Funding FAQ's.


KEY DATES AND NEXT STEPS

Deadline: Interest applications must be submitted by May 22, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Attend the next Climate Ready SMC Collaborative Convening 'Moving from Vision to Action on April 30, 2019 to

  • Hear and learn more about the Community Adaptation Planning Pilots opportunity through in-person presentation and ask clarifying questions
  • Participate in In Person Office Hours to discuss and get early feedback on project ideas.

Click here for more information about the April 30, Climate Ready SMC Collaborative Convening.

For support or questions, please contact: Jasneet Sharma jsharma@smcgov.org and Hannah Doress hdoress@smcgov.org.

Pilot Project Funding Interest Guidelines and Application Released!

The application period closed on May 22, 2019;
Applications are currently under review

As part of the SB-1 Caltrans Adaptation Planning Grant awarded to the County of San Mateo Office of Sustainability, the County will fund two pilot projects of up to $60,000 each to assess and plan for climate change impacts and develop neighborhood or community specific adaptation plans to increase community resilience to the changing climate. Project examples include the following:

  1. Community planning for climate adaptation:
    • Work collaborative with city planning and other efforts to identify climate risks and strategies to promote resilience to climate change in underserved neighborhoods such as food access and food security; housing stability and health; evacuation planning and emergency preparedness, creating community managed communications systems .
    • Provide education on topic of climate change and resilience and develop viable local solutions to address the crisis within a neighborhood.
    • Develop a plan for the creation of a Resilience Hub, which are defined as community-serving facilities that support residents and coordinate resource distribution and services before, during or after a disaster event.
  2. Emergency Preparedness Action Plan
    • Work with neighbors and community organizations to develop an emergency preparedness action plan specific to a neighborhood or community (such as Resilient Sunset).
  3. The County Office of Sustainability has also funded a number of Community Resilience Grants recently, including two that focused on equity and inclusion at the neighborhood scale. Please click here to read more about the two project listed under “South County”.

The County will also provide significant technical assistance through a consultant team in the design and development of the selected pilot projects, use and understanding of climate data and science, community capacity building training and facilitation support and development of a community specific adaptation plan.


Pilot projects will start in summer 2019 and must be completed by January 2020.

We invite you to review the Funding Interest Guidelines and complete and submit a brief Pilot Project Funding Interest Application. Please download the 'Funding Interest Materials' available in the box in the upper right hand corner of this page. Review the Community Adaptation Pilot Funding Interest Guidelines first and use the fillable Funding Interest Application to submit your project idea. Be sure to also check out the Funding FAQ's.


KEY DATES AND NEXT STEPS

Deadline: Interest applications must be submitted by May 22, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Attend the next Climate Ready SMC Collaborative Convening 'Moving from Vision to Action on April 30, 2019 to

  • Hear and learn more about the Community Adaptation Planning Pilots opportunity through in-person presentation and ask clarifying questions
  • Participate in In Person Office Hours to discuss and get early feedback on project ideas.

Click here for more information about the April 30, Climate Ready SMC Collaborative Convening.

For support or questions, please contact: Jasneet Sharma jsharma@smcgov.org and Hannah Doress hdoress@smcgov.org.