​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​$7.5 MILLION AVAILABLE FOR
FARMLAND CONSERVATION EASEMENTS

The Department recently closed Rounds I and II of this grant program and is reviewing applications for grant funding. The program covers the cost of the stewardship endowment and does not require match funding.  Please check back in the future for new rounds of funding.  In the meantime, click here​ to view the last Request for Grant Applications to gain familiarity with this program.  Interested landowners should contact the California Council of Land Trusts at (916) 497-0272 to connect with a land trust to begin the process.  Department staff is available for questions and assistance.

WHY SHOULD I PUT MY FARMLAND UNDER A CONSERVATION EASEMENT?

  • To protect your farm from development.
  • To receive significant tax breaks.
  • To leave a legacy for your family for generations.
  • To pay off debt, build retirement income, or take advantage of an investment opportunity.
  • To contribute to the nation’s long-term food security.

KEY DEADLINES

Round I Applications:   February 15, 2017 - CLOSED

Round II Applications:  May 22, 2017 - CLOSED


To apply, the land trust must submit application materials through the Department’s Box.Com account. Land trusts will need to reach out to ALMP@conservation.ca.gov to create an account.

 
Applications
To apply, applicants must submit the following documents by May 22, 2017:

Supporting Documentation

Applicants must submit the following documents before the Department can provide funding.

Contacts

For application inquiries:
Tim Bryant
(209) 742-6191
Timothy.Bryant@conservation.ca.gov

To establish a Box.Com account:
almp@conservation.ca.gov