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New Sidewalks and Bicycle Lanes?

Provide your comments to Toyen Blake, Assistant Engineer, at tBlake@Indio.org or 760-391-4068


Urban Green Grant background information

Project goals

  • Reduce commute vehicle miles traveled by constructing bicycle lanes.
  • Provide pedestrian facilities that provide safe routes for travel between residences, workplaces, commercial centers, transit stops and schools

Proposed improvements are on the attached map.


Requirements for allocating funds to benefit disadvantaged communities are presented below:


• Maximize economic, environmental, and public health benefits to the State;
• Foster job creation by promoting in-State greenhouse gas emission reduction projects carried out by California workers and businesses;
• Complement efforts to improve air quality;
• Direct investment toward the most disadvantaged communities and households in the State;
• Provide opportunities for businesses, public agencies, nonprofits, and other community institutions to participate in and benefit from statewide efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions;
• Lessen the impacts and effects of climate change on the State’s communities, economy, and environment;
• Allocate at least 25% of the available proceeds to projects that provide benefits to disadvantaged communities; and
• Allocate at least 10% of the available proceeds to projects located within disadvantaged communities.

Per SB 859, disadvantaged community means a community identified pursuant to Section 39711 of the Health and Safety Code (SB 535 disadvantaged community) or pursuant to Section 75005 of the Public Resources Code (a community with a median household income less than 80% of the statewide average.) SB 859 directs Agency to allocate at least 75 percent of the funding available to projects located in, and that provide benefits to, disadvantaged communities.


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