Accepting Applications to Contract with CARB to Co-develop Community Engagement Curriculum and Resources

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.


January 10, 2023

Accepting Applications to Contract with CARB to Co-develop Community Engagement Curriculum and Resources

Applications due at 5 P.M. PST on March 16, 2023  

en español 

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is seeking fifteen community experts that will lend their expertise, through verbal and written recommendations, to CARB’s Community Engagement Capacity Building Workgroup (CECB) by ground truthing CARB’s Draft Plan, Implement, and Close Race and Equity Focused Community Engagement Model (PIC Model) and associated training curriculum.

In 2022, CARB established the CECB Workgroup to collaborate with community experts to co-develop community engagement curriculum and resources (PIC Model) that will be used to sufficiently train all CARB staff. It is critical that community expertise is not only obtained, but intentionally woven into the development and foundation of the PIC Model. Once complete, the PIC Model will guide CARB’s community engagement efforts.

Interested applicants must submit the following three requirements: application form, statement of interest, and resume or curriculum by March 16, 2023. Visit the Community Engagement Model Webpage to review all the information for community experts interested in contracting with CARB to co-develop the PIC Model.

CARB will host an introductory virtual meeting on January 19, 2023 from 6-8 P.M. PST to begin the conversation about our community engagement effort, answer questions, and provide additional information about this community expert application process.

Solicitation Information & Application


On October 22, 2020, the Board adopted Resolution 20-33 to establish and advance racial equity and social justice proactive measures in all CARB actions. In this resolution, the Board committed to advance racial equity and social justice by calling for all staff to identify and implement best practices for community engagement to treat communities without prejudice, bias, and contempt. This commitment emphasizes the importance for staff to reevaluate our relationships with communities and how we engage with them through all CARB actions. 

Across CalEPA Boards, Departments, and Office (BDOs), programs are being transformed to embed racial equity and uplift community voices, as directed by the Governor's Executive Order N-16-22. Community engagement and open public processes are commonly leveraged by BDOs to set priorities and drive program needs. There is a clear need for a more collaborative process—designed and driven with communities at the forefront—to ensure that community engagement is not a "check the box" exercise. The Governor’s Executive Order and the Board Resolution underscore the need for robust community engagement. CARB is committed to expanding and co-developing its public engagement efforts, understanding that it will need to continually improve its engagement process.

We encourage you to join us on January 19, 2023, from 6-8 P.M. PST to learn more about this process. Applications must be submitted by 5 P.M. PST on March 16, 2023, to be considered. All applications that are submitted by the due date will be reviewed by CARB CECB staff. Due to budget limitations, we are only able to select fifteen community experts from the application pool to move forward in this process. For full details about the application process and requirements, visit the Community Engagement Model Webpage.

More Information