Newsom Launches $1.1 Billion Effort to Clean and Revitalize California Neighborhoods
This week, Governor Gavin Newsom launched a statewide day of action to highlight his Administration’s $1.1 billion initiative to revitalize California’s streets and public spaces through litter abatement and local beautification projects.
Entitled “Clean California,” the initiative is anticipated to expand existing state and local litter abatement efforts and generate an estimated 10,000 to 11,000 jobs over three years, including for people exiting homelessness, at-risk youth, veterans, those reentering communities from incarceration, local artists, and students. The statewide program will include potential projects in all 58 counties with nearly one-third of the funds being directly invested into local governments to clean and enhance local streets and public spaces.
California will award $296 million in matching grants for projects on local streets and roads, tribal lands, parks, and pathways and transit centers in underserved communities. The initiative additionally includes funding for a public education campaign to foster a sense of shared responsibility for litter prevention to protect the environment, public safety, and health.
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