$10 Million in Environmental Enhancement And Mitigation Grants Now Available
The California Natural Resources Agency and Caltrans are offering $10 million in grants to local, state, and federal governmental agencies and non-profits for environmental enhancements and mitigation projects.
Grants are awarded in four categories:
- Highway Landscaping and Urban Forestry Projects are designed to offset vehicular emissions of carbon dioxide through the planting of trees and other suitable plants.
- Resource Lands Projects are 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.
- Roadside Recreation Projects provide for the acquisition and/or development of roadside recreational opportunities.
- Mitigation Projects Beyond the Scope of the Lead Agency responsible for assessing the environmental impact of the proposed transportation improvement.