Governor Announces Availability of $300M through Clean California Grant Program
The Newsom Administration on Wednesday announced the availability of nearly $300 million in Clean California grants, calling on local communities to apply for funds to support projects to clean and beautify local streets, tribal lands, parks, and transit centers throughout the state. The new grants are part of Governor Gavin Newsom’s Clean California Initiative, which invests $1.1 billion over multiple years to remove trash, create jobs, and engage communities to transform public spaces.
According to the Newsom Administration, Clean California is an expansion of existing litter abatement efforts that will remove 1.2 million cubic yards of trash from state highways yearly. Up to 11,000 jobs are anticipated to be created, including for people exiting homelessness, at-risk youth, veterans, those reentering society from incarceration, local artists, and students.
Local governments can now submit proposals of up to $5 million to beautify their communities and address trash and debris. Caltrans anticipates receiving proposals from agencies in all 58 counties and will award approximately 200 grants to projects statewide. The state will match local investments and address the needs of more severely underserved communities to meet a goal of funding 300 local projects throughout California over the three-year program.
Additional information from the Governor’s Office is available here.