Public Resources Code – PRC § 71130

For purposes of this part, the following terms have the following meanings:

(a) “Capacity building” is the process of strengthening local coordination, leadership, knowledge, skills, expertise, and access to resources in under-resourced communities with the goal of helping to develop or increase the ability of that community to independently compete for grants and implement projects in the future.  Capacity building activities include, but are not limited to, identifying and planning for needed climate change mitigation and adaptation projects in a given region and identifying the tools and resources needed to successfully access, apply for, and receive grant funding.

(b) “Collaborative” means a coordinated body of regional stakeholder groups that are located in, serve, and represent the needs of the under-resourced communities within that region and that provide capacity building to those under-resourced communities within its region to access statewide public and other grant moneys for climate change mitigation and adaptation projects that maximize the benefits for the region.

(c) “Council” means the Strategic Growth Council.

(d) “Nonprofit organization” means a nonprofit corporation qualified to do business in the state and qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code  1

(e) “Stakeholder” includes, but is not limited to, community-based organizations, nonprofits, businesses, faith-based organizations, interested individuals, elected officials, and local government agencies.

(f) “Technical assistance” means the process of providing the necessary education and resources for climate change mitigation and adaptation projects for any of the following:

(1) Project development.

(2) Grant development and writing for state and federal grant programs.

(3) The successful and appropriate expenditure of grant moneys for the successful completion of climate change mitigation and adaptation projects.

(4) Post-application and project implementation assistance.

(g) “Under-resourced community” means a community identified pursuant to Section 39711 of the Health and Safety Code subdivision (d) of Section 39713 of the Health and Safety Code , or subdivision (g) of Section 75005 .