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UC ANR Strategic Initiatives

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Making a Difference in California

Helping unify, communicate and advocate for the work we do.

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Strategic Themes

Connecting is Key

Find Practical Answers: Knowledge and Skills

Telling Our Story

Funding Opportunities


Strategic Themes

Addressing Major Challenges

Our Strategic initiatives (SIs) bring the power of science to deliver practical solutions in California.

Issues Being Pursued

Initiative Themes and Grand Challenges (pdf)

Visions of the Future (pdf)

See our Public Value Statements for more.

Community Resilience

Concept Note: Building Resilience Across California's Communities

DEI in Urban Areas

Concept Note: Building California’s Urban Community

Concept Note: Urban pest management safety network

Extension of the Future - Meeting Urban needs

Concept Note: Working Cross State and Cross Institute

Working to Ensure Relevance 


Concept Note: Fire Advisors Network

Fire Summit 

Fire Resources and Information

Food Systems

Concept Note: Food Systems

Spotlight Webinars

Food Systems Elements (diagram)


Concept Note: Health Equity

Concept Note: Climate and Health

Concept Note: Food and Drinking Water Security

Concept Note: Health Resilience Network (revised)

Prop 63 - Mental Health Services Act (Prop 63 specific concept note)

Community health CDC Vaccination Toolkit

Virtual Reach

Integrated Web Platform (Summary Overview) (The IWP is a strategic plan goal. Input is being broadly collected)

Video: How to Make How-to videos

Webinars: Create Engaging Webinars 


Concept Note: Water Resilience

Connecting is Key

Workgroups and Program Teams (web)

Drawing on members from:

And working with hundreds of collaborators from the private and public sectors.

Find Practical Answers: Knowledge and Skills

  "Solutions for you"

Learn from colleagues

Knowledge Bank 
Knowledge Bank

Sharing technical solutions

Best (Extension) Practice Hub 

Sharing best practices

Learning and Development

Build your skills

Telling Our Story

UC ANR: Making a difference in California. Here's topics often sort after by news outlets: Wildfire and other natural disasters, climate change, economic development, drought, food security, food distribution, food system resiliency and diversity

UC Deliver Stories

Submit New Impact Stories (For UC ANR personnel)

Blogs - tap UC ANR's Blogs

Knowledge Stream"

"News you can use"

Submit your stories

Stories will typically include educational content and will give names/faces to particular topics within ANR (For UC ANR personnel)

Spotlight Webinars & More

Spotlight webinars are short talks highlighting impactful work and important issues across the state.


What major items are in the news?

(Got a topic of concern? Contact your SI leader to develop)

Funding Opportunities

2022 Call for the Presidential Chairs for Tree Nuts

See the 2022 call (applications due by April 4, 2022)

Funding Opportunities

Contracts & Grants (UC ANR)

Investment Program (2020) (UC ANR)

Opportunity & Matching Grants

Small grants for urgent time-sensitive needs

Renewable Resources Extension Act (RREA) Program RFP

SI Activities supported

The SIs have some funds for cross-cutting activities. Here are the criteria to help guide what is supported.

Examples to date include workshops, think-tanks and clinics to build our Fire, Video, and Food System presence and strategies.

Partial Webinar Support

Partial Webinar Support from the SIs

PSU fees

PSU event application form

Strategic Initiatives

Explore our 5 initiatives using the links below.

What do SI Leader do? Here's the TOR


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SI-related Blogs