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​​​​​​Background Documents​


The FY2015-16 SALC Program application submittal period is closed. The Strategic Growth Council approved funding totaling $37.4 million for twenty-one FY2015-16 SALC Program projects on August 9th, 2016.

For information on this year's funded projects and press release, please visit the Funded Projects page​​.

SALC Program staff would appreciate your feedback on the FY2015-16 SALC Program Guidelines and application process to inform revisions for the year ahead. Visit our Stakeholder Feedback page for ways you can participate.​


​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 served as the Request for Grant Applications (RFGA) for two components of the SALC Program: Agricultural Land Strategy and Outcomes; and Agricultural Conservation Easements.  

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​ ​

ACE Pre-propos​al Worksheet

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."

Disadvantaged Communities (DAC) Status
Disadvantaged Communities Benefits Checklist 

ARB's DAC map of the top 25th percentile Disadvantaged Communities​ (per SB 535) ​

Additional Information

Preparing Your 2015-16 SALC Program Application P​owerpoint​ (updated 3/10/16)


FY 2014-15 Background Documents

The Guidelines were approved by the Strategic Growth Council (SGC) on January 20, 2015.  Please see the SGC web site​ and the SALC Program Funded Projects page linked below for additional information.

(Served as Request for Grant Applications (RFGA) for two components of the SALC Program: Agricultural Land Strategies, and Agricultural Conservation Easements)

(January 20, 2015)
Division of Land Resource Protection ​
Sustainable Agricultural Land Conservation Program Links