Planning Grant

In 2018, the City of Stockton was awarded a Planning Grant in the amount of $170,000 by the Strategic Growth Council (SGC) to support planning activities in the Downtown and South Stockton region. Local partners within the project area will co-create a neighborhood-level blueprint for sustainable development (Sustainable Neighborhood Plan), update the city's existing tree inventory, and facilitate a community leadership program that will train residents in the area on climate-related topics. 

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By August 2019 Rise Stockton will present a Sustainable Neighborhood Plan (SNP) to Stockton City Council. The SNP will be developed collaboratively by the Stockton residents who are at the frontlines of climate change and who are experiencing the modern and historical impacts of environmental and social injustices. The SNP will include neighborhood priorities and a list of shovel-ready projects and investments for environmental and economic opportunities. 

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The Climate Leaders Forum (CLF) is a series of nine public climate impact information and training sessions. The series boasts informative and engaging sessions hosted by Rise Stockton partners, community residents, state and regional agencies, and field experts from academic, public, and private supporters. CLF kicks off at 5:30pm on April 8, 2019 at Stribley Library in South Stockton. Check our calendar for other dates and Rise Stockton CLF community events. 

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The Stockton Tree Census is a sample inventory of three sites across the Rise Stockton project area. Through rigorous data analytics and fieldwork, residents engage in understanding the locations of city maintained trees, find examples of various species and learn how to identify healthy trees and their benefits to the community. Project partners will kick off resident fieldwork sessions in mid-April when the foliage returns to the trees.


Project Supporters

Our TCC project supporters span a diverse cross-section of academia, nonprofit and public sector organizations -- all of whom are committed to build a resilient community.


Greenlining Institute

Greenlining is the solution to redlining. Their work centers the advancement of economic opportunity and empowerment for people of color through advocacy, community and coalition building, research, and leadership development.


Stanford University

To support this TCC work, we have engaged a team of Stanford students to help articulate broader green economy opportunities for Stockton. The first phase of research is focused on 3 key areas:

  • Aiding the analysis of Stockton’s tree census as a measure of environmental health over time

  • Studying Stockton’s vacant parcels & brownfields for applicability to community solar 

  • Exploring the intersections of Opportunity Zones and green economy investments



FUSE is a national nonprofit that partners with local government to help urban communities thrive. They work with cities and counties on a range of issues, including economic and workforce development, healthcare, public safety, climate change, and education.


Implementation Grant


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Rise Stockton has brought together a coalition of community-based organizations across Stockton to further the city’s climate resilience goals. As the planning activities culminate in the summer of 2019, we look forward to broadening the coalition of organizations who are committed to a healthy and resilient Stockton. In early fall of 2019, this coalition will be gearing up to be competitive for a more significant TCC implementation grant.