Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation (EEM) Grant Program
California Natural Resource AgencySuggest an update
Grant amount: Up to US $500,000
Anticipated deadline: Jun 17, 2020 5:00pm PDT
Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit Indigenous Group
Funding uses: Project / Program
Location of project: California
Location of residency: CaliforniaView website Save
The EEM Program was established by the Legislature in 1989 and amended on September 26, 2013. It offers $7 million each fiscal year for grants to state, local, federal and nonprofit organizations. Eligible projects must be directly or indirectly related to the environmental impact of the modification of an existing transportation facility or construction of a new transportation facility (CA Constitution, Art.XIX, Sec.1).
The EEM Program encourages projects that produce multiple benefits which reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase water use efficiency, reduce risks from climate change impacts, and demonstrate collaboration with local, state and community entities.
Grants are awarded in the following categories:
- Urban Forestry Projects: designed to offset vehicular emissions of carbon dioxide through the planting of trees and other suitable plants.
- Resource Lands Projects: for the acquisition, restoration, or enhancement of resource lands (watersheds, wildlife habitat, wetlands, forests, or other significant natural areas) to mitigate the loss of or detriment to such lands within or near the right of way for transportation improvements.
- Mitigation Projects Beyond the Scope of the Lead Agency responsible for assessing the environmental impact of the proposed transportation improvement.
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