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California Department of Food and Agriculture

Media Contacts: Steve Lyle (CDFA), 916-654-0462 ,

California Department of Food and Agriculture
Release #23-037
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SACRAMENTO, March 3, 2023 - CDFA is extending the application period for the 2022 Community Resilience Centers (CRC) Program. The program is now accepting grant applications until March 10, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. PT, to encourage participation by allowing allow additional time for applicants to connect with community leaders and submit the required documents. 

The CRC Program was appropriated through the Budget Act of 2021, the $38 million available for the CRC program will focus on improving community facilities to enhance the state’s emergency preparedness capabilities, particularly in response to climate response.  

This funding will be used to support infrastructure for emergency evacuation, shelter, base camps during emergency events, and critical deferred maintenance. Elements for this infrastructure may include cooling and heating centers, clean air centers, and extended emergency evacuation response centers with community kitchens, shower facilities, broadband, backup power, and other community needs due to wildfires, floods, and other emergencies or climate events. 

Eligible entities can apply for a minimum of $5 million in CRC funds. Funds awarded through this competitive grant process will be distributed to eligible entities for implementation projects over a maximum three-year period. Up to one year from the grant award date will be allowed for pre-development activities, if necessary, and two years for implementation/construction activities.  

CDFA is working with a third-party consultant to provide technical assistance throughout the application process. Additional information, including program guidelines, Technical Assistance Provider’s contact information, and a link to the application can be found on the program website at
In February, the CRC Program held an informational Q&A Workshop. To view the Workshop, click here
Only electronic applications through the AmpliFund platform will be accepted. Applications will not be accepted after 5 p.m. on March 10, 2023. If an application has already been submitted and changes would like to be made, please contact Sofia Goss at For additional information please visit the CRC Program website or for technical assistance, please contact Jasmeene Heden at



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