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California Climate Resource Guide

While many community action agencies (CAAS) and community economic development (CED) organizations are aware of climate change as a threat multiplier, there has been little acknowledgement of how we can prepare low to moderate income (LMI) communities for climate adaptation. The California Climate Resource Guide was produced to shed light on opportunities presented to CED agencies in the climate change space. This Resource Guide is geared towards CAAs and CED agencies that are looking to address climate change in their communities while using a “Climate Adaptation” lens. Agencies looking to implement low-cost-high-impact climate change initiatives will be able to utilize this guide effectively. 


The New Green Economy is continuing to emerge. The California Climate Resource Guide takes a deep dive into several concepts that the New Green Economy presents for agencies and provides case studies to make real world connections. The California Climate Resource Guide is based upon research and identification of products and services, as well as policies and state programs that can be leveraged for CAA and CED projects—be it affordable housing, community development projects or climate advocacy initiatives. CCEDA hopes this resource guide will help you create new or advance current climate change initiatives or help you create your own community-based climate change initiatives.

Roberto Barragan           Jahmeel Walker                             Alan Tratner

Executive Director          Program and TA Manager           Lead Consultant 

CCEDA                                 CCEDA                                               Green to Gold


Pacific Premier Bank was founded in 1983, with headquarters in Irvine, California. As one of the strongest-performing and fastest-growing banks in the nation, Pacific Premier supports businesses and individuals throughout the United States with custom banking solutions. 


We also recognize the significance of the social and environmental challenges facing our communities. In 2020 alone, we provided over $2.8 million in corporate giving and volunteered over 9,000 hours with nonprofit organizations that foster diversity and economic inclusion. Through our partnership with California Community Economic Development Association (CCEDA), we are supporting equitable climate solutions that address opportunities for community investment, financing strategies, policy advocacy, and leadership within the low- and moderate-income communities across California. Sponsoring adaptive climate change strategies in disenfranchised neighborhoods reflects our broader commitment to help strengthen the communities we serve. 


The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed on this website are those of CCEDA. They do not purport to reflect the views, thoughts, or opinions of Pacific Premier Bank. Pacific Premier Bank makes no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, correctness, suitability, or validity of any information presented and will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information. Pacific Premier Bank is a Member FDIC.


CCEDA’s is comprised of organizations actively engaged in revitalizing California’s neighborhoods, including resident-driven community development corporations, local governments, community action agencies, and faith based institutions. CCEDA members produce results through a full range of community building strategies including real estate development-housing, retail and commercial-business assistance, and lending, social services, and job training and creation. CCEDA provides its members with a clearinghouse for information and action that advances the field of community economic development through training and continuing education, technical assistance, and advocacy on public policy.


Submitting New Resource for Climate Adaptation

To register, please take the time to fill out the information below.


244 San Pedro St # 412,

Los Angeles, CA 90012 

Tel: (213) 625-0105

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This project was made possible with funding from the California State Department of Community Services and Development.
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