California’s Financing Coordinating Committee will be holding a series of Funding Fairs across the state this March, April, and May. The full schedule and details are here. Participating agencies include the California Department of Public Health, California Department of Water Resources, California Department of Housing and Community Development, California Infrastructure Bank, State Water Resources Control Board, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and U.S. Department of Agriculture.
For Network members that are positioned to demonstrate their ability to form multi-agency partnerships with local governments and other key entities, these Funding Fairs could provide a tremendous opportunity for organizations to begin the process of moving outside the traditional tree-planting project and discussing potential projects that maximize benefits to the community that include urban forestry as a critical component. From innovative projects revolving around water quality, conservation and supply; to building green infrastructure in or around new or proposed affordable housing units, the Funding Fairs will feature representatives from the key state agencies that could help advance and guide these objectives.
Each fair will have check-in at 8 a.m., agency presentations from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., and an opportunity to discuss projects from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Participating agencies may fund a broad scope of projects ranging from energy efficiency to flood management to community facilities.