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​FY 2016-17 Background Documents​

SALC Program staff would appreciate your feedback on the Draft FY 2016-17 SALC Program Guidelines and application process to inform revisions for the year ahead.  All public comments are due by close of business March 17, 2017.  Visit our Stakeholder Feedback page for ways you can participate.

The Final Guidelines will tentatively be posted on April 1, 2017, in advance of the April 11, 2017 Strategic Growth Council meeting.​

For examples of application forms and sample documents, please refer to FY 2015-16 below and the Managing Your Grant page​.

​FY 2015-16 Background Documents​ and Application Forms ​

​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.  

​Application Forms and Sample Documents​

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) ​

Please refer to the Managing Your Grant page for additional forms and templates.

FY 2014-15 Background Documents

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

Division of Land Resource Protection ​
Sustainable Agricultural Land Conservation Program Links