Funding Opportunity Updates

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Open Applications​

Riparian Corridor Restoration and Conservation Grants

October 2021 - The Department of Conservation’s Solicitation Notice and Application for: Riparian Corridor Restoration and Conservation Grants is now available.  These grants provide funds specifically to resource conservation districts to protect, restore and enhance riparian corridors on agricultural lands.  Applications are due December 6, 2021.

Awards 

​Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program

November 16, 2021--The California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) approved more than $65 million to fund 19 agricultural easements and three planning grants. The land acquisition projects comprise approximately 27,000 acres in 15 counties across the state. View a list of awarded projects. 


Sustainable Groundwater Management Watershed Coordinator Grant Program

January 2021-- The division is pleased to announce five awards totaling $1.7 million for watershed coordinators that will build broad coalitions of government, stakeholders, and communities to develop plans and projects to improve watershed health and meet California's groundwater sustainability goals. ​

Forest Health Watershed Coordinator Program

January 2021-- Seventeen responsive applications were received, scored, and ranked. Eight projects were selected for grant awards. 

​Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program

December 2020-- The California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) approved more than $52 million to fund 20 agricultural easements, the fee purchase of two parcels and the funding of 10 planning grants.  The land acquisition projects comprise approximately 16,853 acres in 19 counties.  View a list of awarded projects.

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Working Lands and Riparian Corridors Program​

November 2020-- $2 million was awarded to fund watershed restoration and conservation projects on agricultural lands in Marin, Sonoma, Kings and Ventura counties. Each grant went to a locally focused Resource Conservation District (RCD).

July 2020-- We received 12 applications for funding from RCDs throughout the state, requesting a total of $263,835. The $135,000 available was awarded to seven applicants.​

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