Provide your comments to Toyen Blake, Assistant Engineer, at tBlake@Indio.org or 760-391-4068
Urban Green Grant background information
Proposed improvements are on the attached map.
Requirements for allocating funds to benefit disadvantaged communities are presented below:
• Maximize economic, environmental, and public health benefits to the State;
• Foster job creation by promoting in-State greenhouse gas emission reduction projects carried out by California workers and businesses;
• Complement efforts to improve air quality;
• Direct investment toward the most disadvantaged communities and households in the State;
• Provide opportunities for businesses, public agencies, nonprofits, and other community institutions to participate in and benefit from statewide efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions;
• Lessen the impacts and effects of climate change on the State’s communities, economy, and environment;
• Allocate at least 25% of the available proceeds to projects that provide benefits to disadvantaged communities; and
• Allocate at least 10% of the available proceeds to projects located within disadvantaged communities.
Per SB 859, disadvantaged community means a community identified pursuant to Section 39711 of the Health and Safety Code (SB 535 disadvantaged community) or pursuant to Section 75005 of the Public Resources Code (a community with a median household income less than 80% of the statewide average.) SB 859 directs Agency to allocate at least 75 percent of the funding available to projects located in, and that provide benefits to, disadvantaged communities.