Application Forms and Background Documents
The application window for the FY2015-16 SALC Program grant cycle has now closed.
(For additional information on the FY2015-16 grant cycle, please refer to the SALC Program Guidelines and application materials on our Application Forms page. For information about future funding cycles, please contact that Department of Conservation at (916) 324-0850.)
FY 2015-16 Application Forms and Background Documents
The FY 2015-16 Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program (SALC Program), grant application forms, and supporting materials are posted below. The FY 2015-16 Guidelines below serve as the Request for Grant Applications (RFGA) for two components of the SALC Program: Agricultural Land Strategy and Outcomes; and Agricultural Conservation Easements.
Disadvantaged Communities (DAC) Status
A Disadvantaged Communities Benefits Checklist specific to the 2015-16 SALC Program Guidelines is available
here. Applicants claiming to provide a benefit to a disadvantaged community need to complete this Disadvantaged Communities Benefits Checklist. Please use
ARB's DAC map of the top 25th percentile Disadvantaged Communities under SB 535, to determine whether the proposed project lies within a DAC. Also available via this link is ARB’s Half-Mile Zones around DACs and ZIP Codes containing DACs.
Census tract data can also be used
in table format. See the ‘SB 535 List of Disadvantaged Communities’ Excel spreadsheet on this page:
Agricultural Land Strategy and Outcome Grants
Sustainable Agricultural Land Strategy and Outcome Grants Application Form
Strategy and Outcome Grants Pre-proposal Worksheet
Signed Resolution from Governing Bodies--for projects linked to an ACE
Signed Resolution from Governing Bodies--for projects not linked to an ACE
Agricultural Conservation Easements (ACEs)
Sustainable Agricultural Lands ACE Application Form (now corrected to year application due and stewardship footnote)
ACE Pre-proposal Worksheet
(now for 2015-16 Guideline projects)
ACE Sample Documents and Supporting Material
(most recently available documents)
Sample Landowner Letter of Support
Sample Neighboring Landowner Notification
Sample Newspaper Documentation of Public Notice
Sample Local Government Resolution of Support
Conflict of Interest Requirements and Sample of Conflict of Interest Resolutions
Grant Agreement Insurance Requirements 2014
SALC Program 2014-2015 Model Easement Template
The Overview and Preparation of Agricultural Conservation Easement Appraisals can be found on the CFCP web page under "About CFCP and Agricultural Easements."
Preparing Your 2015-16 SALC Program Application Powerpoint (updated 3/10/16)
Please contact the SALC Program staff at (916) 324-0850 with your questions.