The purpose of the California Tribal Gap Analysis (CTGA) is to identify tribal priorities, needs, and barriers in the areas of clean energy and climate change adaptation and resilience, and to provide recommendations for the development and enhancement of State of California programs, funding, technical assistance, and other support to address tribal needs and priorities. The California Tribal Gap Analysis also seeks to advance collaboration and build relationships between Tribes and State agencies to support current and future Tribal-State partnerships and grant programs. All California Native American Tribes, regardless of recognition status, are invited to participate.
The lead contractor for the CTGA project is Prosper Sustainably, LLC (woman-owned certified small business). Prosper’s team includes the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Luskin Center for Innovation, GC Green (Native American woman-owned certified DVBE and small business), Sage Energy Consulting, and Dr. Shasta Gaughen (independent contractor). The CTGA contract is being administered by the California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) funding from the California Energy Commission (CEC) that expires in 2022. The SGC and CEC make up a State Committee overseeing the CTGA project.
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Tribal perspectives are needed to inform State clean energy and climate change programs for Tribes. CTGA recommendations will be based on input from participating Tribes and are anticipated to have a meaningful impact on future State funding and assistance for Tribes.
California Tribes are invited to participate in upcoming events where the CGTA Team will share project information (click the link to register). Recordings and slides from past events are also shared below, if available.
California Tribal Energy and Climate Exchange Kickoff Meeting (click here to register)
July 19, 2021 from 11:00am-12:00pm
May 19-20, 2021
May 5, 2021
Caltrans Native American Advisory Committee Quarterly Meeting (click here to download slides)
March 3, 2021
Energy and Resilience Opportunities and Resources for California Tribes (click here to download slides)
California Tribal Gap Analysis Webinar
November 10, 2020
Intertribal Panel - Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) Annual Symposium (you must register to view the recording)
October 19, 2020
Tribal EPA Region 9 Annual Conference
October 13, 2020
More project information and events will be added to this website on an ongoing basis.
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The CTGA Team will be seeking the input and involvement of California Tribes beginning in the fall of 2020 through early 2022. We encourage any person or Tribe interested in the California Tribal Gap Analysis to sign up for the CTGA Newsletter by going to the CTGA Email Newsletter Signup Form.