President Joe Biden and Palo Alto Mayor Lydia Kou during a stop at the Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Interpretive Center and Preserve in Palo Alto on Monday, June 19.

Nearly $600 million will help coastal and Great Lakes communities to prepare for flooding and other impacts

Standing outside amid blustery winds, Biden announced the latest funding: nearly $600M for climate resilience through the launch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s “Climate Resilience Regional Challenge,” and $2 billion for building the electrical grid, a move that would also create jobs, he said.

Biden arrived by motorcade at the Baylands at about 1 p.m. after landing on Air Force One at Moffett Federal Field. California Gov. Gavin Newsom, U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, Santa Clara County Supervisor Susan Ellenberg and Eugene Tu, center director of NASA Ames Research Center, greeted him at the airport, according to the publication The Hill.

At the interpretive center, he viewed the Safer Bay Project salt-marsh-preservation program. The San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority spearheads the project, which aims to protect people, property and infrastructure from flooding from Bay tides and projected sea level rise.