The 2021 Grant Program is now open!

UPDATE (9/14/21): The California Resilience Challenge 2021 Grant Program Request for Proposals is now closed. Applicants can expect to learn the status of their proposals by mid November 2021.

Climate change is pushing California’s already volatile climate towards greater extremes. Over the past decade, record droughts, floods, wildfires, and extreme heat events have threatened communities across the state. The California Resilience Challenge is a statewide effort, led by businesses and a diverse range of partners, to build local climate resilience and support a shared vision for a resilient California in the face of increasing climate threats.

Climate change is causing California’s already volatile climate to produce increasingly extreme droughts, floods, heatwaves, and wildfires.

Fire

Five of the six largest wildfires in state history burned simultaneously in 2021 as wildfires burned a record 4 million acres.

Drought

California is once again in a drought emergency, and state officials estimate the Sierra snow pack, the source for over one-third of California’s water, will shrink up to 65 percent by 2100.

Flood

Sea levels are projected to rise between 7-23 inches by 2050, and more extreme storms will cause inland flooding.

Heat

August 2020 was the hottest month in state history and saw the hottest temperature ever recorded on the surface of the earth, threatening vulnerable populations.