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Transformative Climate Communities

The Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) Program empowers the communities most impacted by pollution to choose their own goals, strategies, and projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and local air pollution.

Learn about Transformative Climate Communities in California

Going Deep

Going Deep

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Community Climate Coalition

The Transformative Climate Communities Planning Grant will support community-led planning activities where residents will be able to define their needs, research solutions, and decide how to best meet the needs of their community.


"The TCC planning grant represents a vital opportunity for community members to select local climate solutions that benefit those who are on the frontlines of climate impacts. We’re very optimistic about the

prospect of bringing in tens of millions in state and federal funding to the Pajaro Valley to implement the ideas chosen by our community."

Nancy Faulstich,

Executive Director of Regeneración

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The planning area was identified by local leaders as an immigrant frontline community of color that is low income, linguistically isolated, and likely to bear disproportionate impacts of climate change, but also includes opportunities for redevelopment and reinvestment along the Pajaro River levee and the Watsonville Junction.



Learn more about Reports from other communities that have received funding from the Transformative Climate Communities program.

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The County of Monterey’s Sustainability Program has been awarded a grant from the State of California’s Strategic Growth Council to implement a two-year community engagement process through a $300,000 Transformative Climate Communities Planning Grant.

Formation of our Community Climate Coalition

Pictures and footage from committee meetings and larger community meetings