UC ANR Strategic Initiatives
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UC ANR Strategic Initiatives

UC ANR Strategic Initiatives

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Making a Difference in California

Rising to the Challenge.
Our five Strategic initiatives (SIs) bring the power of science to deliver practical solutions to help California. The work addresses challenges, such as fire, water shortages, safe food, urban pests, college readiness and poor nutrition.

See SI Focal Areas and Grand Challenges (pdf)


Public Value. The work of the SIs helps build our state economy, protect our natural resources, build our people and communities and ensures we have safe food.

See our Public Value Statements for more. 

Partnerships are key. Our Strategic Initiatives help unify, communicate and advocate for the work we do; bringing together partners from the

with a range of collaborators from the private and public sectors.


Our structure. The SIs are the umbrellas for our

Workgroups and Program Teams.


The Strategic Initiative Knowledge Bank

"Solutions for you"


 SI Knowledge Bank

Sharing technical



SI Best Practice Hub

Sharing best



Learn from colleagues


Impact Stories

Learn how UC ANR is making a difference for Californians.

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UC Deliver Stories

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Spotlight webinars - what's in the pipeline




Funding opportunities


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Funding opportunities

Contracts & Grants


 Opportunity &
Matching grants

Small grants for urgent
time-sensitive needs


See also ANR Renewable Resources Extension Act (RREA) Program RFP


Strategic Initiatives

Explore our 5 initiatives using the links below.



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SI-related Blogs

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