implement Urban Greening and Vegetative Barriers project

Agency: San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District
State: California
Type of Government: State & Local
Category:
  • F - Natural Resources and Conservation Services
  • Z - Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property
Posted: Jan 23, 2023
Due: Mar 9, 2023
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  • Request for Proposal (RFP): The District is requesting proposals from eligible entities to implement Urban Greening and Vegetative Barriers projects in the Shafter AB 617 Community. The Urban Greening Request for Proposal (RFP) will provide a total grant amount of up to $50,000 and the Vegetative Barriers RFP will provide a total grant amount of up to $1,000,000 to the selected applicant(s) that can demonstrate the ability to efficiently and effectively implement greening projects by working with the community to reduce emissions and to provide several key co-benefits.

    Proposals are due by March 9, 2023 at 5:00 PM.
    Urban Greening Request for Proposal
    Vegetative Barriers Request for Proposal

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    The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control
    District is seeking proposals from entities to
    implement Urban Greening projects in the
    Shafter AB 617 Community.
    REQUEST FOR
    PROPOSALS
    Shafter Community Emissions Reduction
    Program: Urban Greening
    Shafter Community Emissions Reduction Program
    RFP for Urban Greening
    Contents
    Introduction ..................................................................................................................... 2
    Background ..................................................................................................................... 2
    Qualitative Benefits ......................................................................................................... 3
    Community Support for Urban Greening ......................................................................... 3
    Schedule ......................................................................................................................... 4
    Funding Available............................................................................................................ 4
    Contract Period ............................................................................................................... 4
    Applicant Eligibility........................................................................................................... 5
    Project Eligibility .............................................................................................................. 5
    Location........................................................................................................................... 7
    Emission Reductions..................................................................................................... 10
    Proposal Requirements and Process ............................................................................ 10
    Proposal Submittal ........................................................................................................ 11
    Administration ............................................................................................................... 12
    Insurance ...................................................................................................................... 13
    Reporting Requirements ............................................................................................... 13
    Informational Meeting.................................................................................................... 14
    Contact Person ............................................................................................................. 15
    Attachments
    Exhibit A Urban Greening Application
    Exhibit B Urban Greening Tools – User Guides
    Exhibit C Helpful Resources
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    Shafter Community Emissions Reduction Program
    RFP for Urban Greening
    Request for Proposals
    Shafter Community Emissions Reduction Program:
    Urban Greening
    The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (District) is soliciting proposals from
    entities (applicants) to implement Urban Greening projects in the Shafter Community
    boundaries. This Request for Proposal (RFP) will provide a total grant amount of up to
    $50,000 to the selected applicant(s) that can demonstrate the ability to efficiently and
    effectively implement urban greening projects by working with the community to reduce
    emissions and to provide several key co-benefits. The Urban Greening Emissions
    Reduction Program is a Community Identified Project that has been included and
    prioritized in the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and District adopted Community
    Emission Reduction Program (CERP).
    Introduction
    Assembly Bill 617 (AB 617) requires CARB and air districts to develop and implement
    additional emissions reporting, monitoring, reduction plans and emission reduction
    measures in an effort to reduce air pollution exposure in disadvantaged communities.
    Shafter is one of the San Joaquin Valley (Valley) communities selected by CARB for
    investment of additional resources under AB 617.
    AB 617 provides mechanisms and resources to invest substantial funding in the
    community through voluntary incentive funding measures. Most importantly, these
    measures are guided by the shared experience and knowledge of local community
    members, through their input and involvement on Steering Committees for each AB 617-
    selected community.
    Background
    The Urban Greening Emission Reduction Program is a part of California Climate
    Investments (CCI), a statewide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to
    work reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, strengthening the economy, and
    improving public health and the environment – particularly in disadvantaged communities.
    Urban Greening projects will use natural solutions to improve air quality and public health,
    while enhancing a community with drought tolerant and low maintenance greenery. While
    the main benefit of Urban Greening projects is GHG reductions, the projects can also
    reduce criteria air pollutant (CAP) emissions. Certain species of trees can help further
    decrease particulate matter (PM) and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions when
    strategically planted in a community.
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    Shafter Community Emissions Reduction Program
    RFP for Urban Greening
    Placement and choice of trees and vegetation can help reduce the impacts of heat
    islands, and maximize cooling benefits. Shade provided by trees and other vegetation
    prevents sunlight from reaching heat-absorbing surfaces such as sidewalks and parking
    lots, cooling the area by 1 to 9 degrees Fahrenheit. Furthermore, the reduction in water
    and electricity usage from some of these projects will benefit air quality and the
    community.
    Some of the key benefits of urban greening include the following:
    Reduces the impacts of climate change
    Protects our local air quality by reducing harmful pollutants
    Reduces emissions from the energy demand of cooling houses
    Reduces top soil runoff that protects local waterways and prevent water pollution
    Absorbs dust, wind, and sound while providing a natural view
    Qualitative Benefits
    In addition to reducing GHG and CAP emissions, Urban Greening projects will
    qualitatively benefit the surrounding communities. Urban Greening projects can provide
    shade to sidewalks and streets, which can encourage active transportation by making it
    more comfortable to walk or bike in those areas. This can improve the health and well-
    being of the community. Similarly, Urban Greening projects can shade buildings and
    reduce energy consumption by lessening the load on air conditionaling systems. When
    native and/or drought-resistant trees are planted and maintained using water efficient
    irrigation methods, Urban Greening projects can reduce water usage. In addition, planting
    more trees in certain areas, such as near freeways, may also help reduce noise pollution.
    Community Support for Urban Greening
    Community engagement continues to be an important part of the CERP development.
    District staff have routinely met with the respective Community Steering Committee (CSC)
    subcommittees. Through ongoing discussions with the Shafter CSC subcommittee for the
    vegetative barriers and urban greening measures, the subcommittee had expressed
    strong interest in providing funding to support the Urban Greening measure (UB.1). The
    Urban Greening measure has been discussed at CSC meetings in addition to the
    outreach activities conducted to inform residents of the program and requirements for
    participation. Following the outreach efforts, this measure received support from the
    Shafter CSC and was included in the adopted CERP. This RFP was developed and
    modeled after existing plans and resources for similar projects within the state of
    California and includes feedback received from the CSC to create a program that
    addresses the unique needs of the community.
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    Shafter Community Emissions Reduction Program
    RFP for Urban Greening
    Schedule
    Date
    Event
    January 23, 2023
    Release Request for Proposal
    Febuary 7, 2023 (11:00 AM) Informational meeting
    March 9, 2023 (5:00 PM)
    Proposal submission deadline
    Approximately 90 days
    Proposal review and Final selection
    Funding Available
    The total funding available for the Urban Greening Emission Reduction Program is
    $50,000 for projects within the Shafter AB 617 Community.
    The applicant must be in compliance with applicable State and/or federal conflict of
    interest laws. To be eligible to receive incentive funding, the applicant must agree to
    disclose additional funding sources that include, but are not limited to, federal, state, and
    third-party private sources as follows:
    1. Indicate if their organization has applied for or received funding from any other
    sources for this project.
    2. Indicate if you intend to apply for additional funding from other sources in the future
    for this project.
    3. Disclose the value of any current financial incentive that directly reduces the
    project cost including tax credits or deductions or other public financial assistance.
    For any additional funding that the applicant will receive or has already received
    for this project, the applicant will sumbit copies of letter(s) of financial
    commitment(s), agreement(s), or grant award letter(s). Information provided may be
    shared as required by federal, state, and local laws. Any owner, designee, or other third
    party who is found to have submitted multiple applications or signed multiple contracts for
    this project without proper disclosure may be disqualified from funding for that project
    from all sources within the control of the District. Applying for or receiving funding from
    other sources for this project does not necessarily preclude you from this RFP.
    Projects funded through existing initiatives within the community may be leveraged to
    expand existing projects in the Shafter AB 617 community. Applicants may use the grant
    awarded to them as leverage to raise matching funds for Urban Greening projects. Match
    funding is not required for this program.
    Contract Period
    Applicants selected through this RFP are required to commit to their projects for a
    minimum of 10 years. Trees may be planted in stages, but must be completed within the
    first three (3) years of the contract execution date. During the contract period, Applicants
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