TRANSFORMATIVE CLIMATE COMMUNITIES PROGRAM
SIMPL is supported by California Strategic Growth Council’s Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) Program with funds from California Climate Investments, a statewide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment – particularly in disadvantaged communities.
The TCC Program invests in the development and implementation of neighborhood-level transformative climate community plans that include multiple, coordinated greenhouse gas emissions reduction projects that provide local economic, environmental, and health benefits. These plans draw from active resident engagement and advances solutions led by the people most impacted, in partnership with community members and stakeholders. The TCC Program has three important characteristics:
1. Place-based – These are effective neighborhood-level transformative ideas led by residents.
2. Integrated Strategies – Integrated climate strategies that combine greenhouse gas reduction activities to achieve multiple community benefits.
3. Collaboration – TCC grantees must establish multi-stakeholder partnerships, coordinated by the Grantee and governed by a partnership consisting of multiple stakeholders
In the TCC Program’s second round of Implementation Grants, the SGC awarded $23 million to the SIMPL Project, which is led by the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA) and implemented alongside its partners. Additionally, Sacramento agencies and organizations have invested an additional $180 million in local leverage for SIMPL.