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Grant Programs

California Farmland Conservancy Program

The California Farmland Conservancy Program (CFCP) seeks to encourage the long-term, private stewardship of agricultural lands through the voluntary use of agricultural conservation easements.  The Grant Categories page outlines the types of funding available through the program. 

All available CFCP grant application forms are located on this page.

Associated documents for managing your CFCP grant can be found here.

Sustainable Communities Agricultural Land Conservation Program

A new program to fund agricultural land conservation, with revenue from California's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, is under development.  The Department of Conservation is working in cooperation with the Natural Resources Agency and the Strategic Growth Council to implement the program, beginning in Fiscal Year 2014-15.  The Preliminary Draft Guidelines are available here

Watershed Program

The Department of Conservation (DOC) Statewide Watershed Program is currently administering the 2010 Watershed Coordinator Grants.  No new grants are available at this time.  Please check the Watershed Coordinator Grant Program page for additional information.

Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives Program

The Department of Conservation's Division of Land Resource Protection is administering the Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives Program on behalf of the Strategic Growth Council.  Planning Grants are awarded by the Strategic Growth Council at various times.  

Please see the Strategic Growth Council's Planning Grants page for more information or contact us with questions.