BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The California Natural Resources Agency announced a $76 million grant to fund 39 green infrastructure projects through the state's Urban Greening Program.
The grant will support projects that aim to reduce greenhouse gases by decreasing energy consumption, use of carbon, and reducing miles traveled by vehicles.
The projects also include efforts to transform properties into green spaces that improve air quality and provides walking, biking and recreation opportunities.
The Agency looked over 143 applications and recommended funding for 39 of them. 92 percent of the funding went to projects in disadvantaged communities.
California's Cap-and-Trade program, along with other state carbon reduction initiatives, hopes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent below 1990's levels by 2030.
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