Align Resources and Build Capital Stacks

Use this page to explore federal and state funding opportunities for your community & place-based strategic initiatives. Contact your CPBS regional economic recovery coordinator for funding navigation assistance.

Speak to the CPBS team directly for assistance locating and applying to various funding sources

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Federal & State Funding Portals

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California Grants Portal

The California Grants Portal is a one destination to find all grants and loans offered on a competitive or first-come basis by nearly 60 California State Agencies. Search by funding category, applicant type, or timeframe.
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Federal Grant Portal is the primary source and application platform for federal grant opportunities.

Innovative Financing

California hosts a multitude of place-based tools and districts to support our local community development practitioners in propelling their infrastructure, housing, transportation, or business needs. These tools and districts offer a range of financing, permitting, and resource alignment capabilities.
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Other Resources

Federal Grant Assistance

OPR provides technical assistance to state agencies, local governments, institutions of higher learning, and nonprofit organizations, on how to find, apply and manage federal grants.

State Grant Assistance

The California Grants Portal provides some state, federal, nonprofit, and academic resources to help grant writers search for and write competitive grant applications.

State Economic Development Programs

This issue brief authored by the Little Hoover Commission provides a preliminary compilation of major state programs and investments to support regional economic development.

California Foundations

Use this public data dashboard to gain an at-a-glance overview of institutional philanthropic information for California and its composite regions.

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Guidebook

The White House has provided a guidebook to aid communities across America know what to apply for, who to contact, and how to get ready to rebuild. The guidebook provides a funding roadmap and resources for state, local, tribal and territorial leaders.

CARB Funding Wizard

The Funding Wizard is a searchable database of grants, rebates and incentives available in California to help fund sustainable projects. Categories include energy, air quality, climate change, transportation, urban development, and water.

Local Infrastructure Hub

The Local Infrastructure Hub helps local leaders navigate and zero in on the nearly 400 funding opportunities available through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that aligns with community priorities.

Inflation Reduction Act Guidebook

The Inflation Reduction Act Guidebook provides an overview of the clean energy, climate mitigation and resilience, agriculture, and conservation-related tax incentives and investment programs available through the Act, including eligibility details.

Governor’s Office of Planning and Research Federal Grant Guidebook

This guidebook was developed to share concise information on an extensive selection of over 800 federal assistance programs available to individuals, governments, and all types of organizations to help address some of the biggest issues facing our state and country.

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