2021 - Assembly Bill 943 (Garcia, Eduardo), Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund: Investment Plan (2-Year)
Would require State agencies administering competitive Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) grant programs to ensure preferential points for specified populations and provide an application period of at least three months. The bill would also require State agencies that administer competitive grant programs involving housing, forestry, urban greening, or planning to develop application scoring categories to account for differences among urban, suburban, and rural communities during the application review process. In addition, the bill would add eight additional co-benefits for GGRF-funded projects and required the California Department of Finance to report on additional elements of GGRF grants in the California Climate Investments Annual Report, including information on applications that did not receive funding. Was not heard in the Assembly Natural Resources Committee.